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Cut back on the salt gradually by shaking that salt shaker only half the amount you’d normally add. Use herbs and spices such as Mrs. Dash to create flavor.
High cholesterol? Try adding soluble fiber to your diet. This will help flush cholesterol out. Foods such as oats, beans, apples, carrots, and nuts are good sources of soluble fiber.
Having a healthy snack after school will help your child from overeating at dinner. Have them grab something small like an apple with peanut butter or string cheese.
Eat your calories instead of drinking. For example, instead of apple cider, slice an apple and drizzle on honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. For an extra treat, bake it in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 F.
Stuck inside due to the cold weather? Make a family favorite movie physically active by making a rule to do 10 jumping jacks every time a frequently used word is spoken or 5 crunches every time something appears.
Lighten up mashed potatoes by substituting milk with evaporated milk, chicken stock for 1/2 the butter, and using cauliflower for ½ the potatoes.