Overland Park Nutrition Tip:
If you missed the previous acronyms here is a recap: ABS DIET and now POWER
All these suggestions come from the ABS DIET 🙂
There are foods that, though they get a bad rap in some circles, should be included in a healthy diet. They are nutrient powerhouses. They are satisfying and control cravings. They provide important functions in the body and shouldn’t be eliminated.
P is for Peanut Butter- yes, you can have Peanut Butter! Choose Natural trans-fat free peanut butter with no added sugar – great spread on sliced apples or in your oatmeal! Peanuts are rich in omega 3.
O is for Olive Oil – add flavor to dishes with this healthy fat – Great in salad dressings for your greens. Add fresh herbs and seasoning to make it more flavorful.
W is for Whole GRAIN Bread – The more seeds, nuts, and grains you see the better. Keeping the grain whole increase fiber, healthy fats, and micronutrients that are destroyed when they are processed. Replace typical bread used for toast, sandwiches, grilled cheese, and more!
E is for Extra Protein! Some good sources are
*Whey Powder – simply add a scoop to almond milk, natural peanut butter and some frozen strawberries. Sneak it in pancake mix, oatmeal, or muffins to boost nutrition and flavor.
*Eggs and Egg Whites- replace whole eggs in recipes with egg whites 1/1 exchange.
*Greek Yogurt is loaded with protein. Choose low fat options for the best balance of protein carbs and calories. Be aware of flavored varieties. They’re often full of sugar. Instead sweeten plain low fat yogurt with honey, berries, natural vanilla, cinnamon, unsweetened jam, or Stevia (or sweetener of your choice).
R is for Raspberries and other berries- strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and cherries are rich in antioxidants, and vitamins. Don’t shy away from “fresh frozen” fruit! It can allow you to eat healthy in all seasons. Avoid sweetened varieties. Add to oatmeal, protein shakes, and yogurt!
Hopefully these acronyms have helped. Now all you have to remember is “ABS DIET POWER”