I try to make the right decisions when it comes to my health
but sometimes I'm tempted by things that I know aren’t very good for me… like
fried rice.I'm a total sucker when it
comes to fried rice.I can’t help
it.I ask for it to be made with brown
rice when it’s available and I get the “vegetable” fried rice but let’s be
honest, there aren’t many vegetables in there.
So, when I do indulge in fried rice, I add some of my own sautéed vegetables
to make it healthier.
This way I’m getting more nutrients, I feel better about eating it and it increases the portion so I have some leftover for the next day.
Of course this only works if you make your fried rice at
home, get take out or if you bring home leftovers when you dine out. But, this philosophy of making an indulgence healthier
can apply to whatever your weakness is.For example, if you love spaghetti and meatballs, use whole wheat, spinach
or spelt pasta and blend bell peppers, spinach, carrots, celery and fresh herbs
into your sauce.If you can’t live
without ice cream, limit it to 1-2 scoops of the best organic ice cream you can
afford and top it off with some almonds or almond butter so you’re getting some
protein and fiber as well as slowing down the absorption of the sugar.
We don’t make the best decisions all of the time, that’s
just human nature,
but we can try to make our less than perfect choices better.