Nutrition general

Linda steeles simple snacks

No two people have the same nutritional needs. You can talk with a registered dietician to learn how to plan and prepare meals and snacks that will enhance your recovery. The following tips will help you get started:

  1. Don’t miss breakfast—you will feel healthier, be less hungry, and snack less. Try not to graze.

  2. Move the salt shaker off the table. Try adding herbs like coriander and basil, or spices like paprika, chili, and black pepper to season your food. Try to grow your own herbs. Many prepared meals and snack foods contain huge amounts of ‘hidden’ salt – so check the food labels.

  3. Eat high-fiber foods. To lower your cholesterol eat more high-fiber foods likes beans, peas, nuts and oily fish (salmon, sardines and mackerel), as well as whole grains, such as oats. Porridge is great.

  4. Use olive oil-based spreads rather than butter and try grilling your food rather than frying it. Always drain away excess oil or fat.

  5. Make the switch. Switch white pasta and rice for whole grain equivalents. You’ll feel full for longer and lower your risk of stroke.

  6. Make it easy. Keep a bowl of fruit or cleaned vegetable snacks handy. That way, you'll always have healthy snacks to munch on. (Cherries, Grapes, Apples)

  7. Keep a food diary. A food diary can be a great way to keep track of what you are eating. You can use it to see what adjustments you need to make and to motivate you.

  8. Trick your brain. Use smaller plates and bowls to stay in control of your portion sizes!!

  9. Drink plenty of water and fruit juice.

Simple Snacks

Every week our celebrity chef and Fitness Master Linda Steele shows how to prepare something tasty and good for you in her video spot on
www.ukhealthradio.com website. In TheWayForward
section. Receipe lists are available info@TheWayForward.org.uk