Make Over Your Diet in One Week: 7 Days of Healthier Meals

Stocking your fridge and pantry with the right foods is crucial for eating better, but you also want to keep your menu from getting stale or boring. So, we asked nutrition experts for a week of meal ideas that meet the government's dietary standards, and are delicious and fresh too. Now get cooking!

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TaraKLundrigan
TaraKLundrigan

People shouldn't drink milk....there are other alternatives for it. Drinking milk DOES NOT make sense. Milk is for the nursing period. There is almond milk and hemp milk, but instead you suggest fat-free milk??? 

octopus.and.peony
octopus.and.peony

These recipes are dreadful.  Overly complex, requiring a lot of specialty foods most households don't have to hand and may not find locally, and then don't know what to do with. Baked Tofu? Almond butter? Forbidden rice? And a lot of these ingredients are really expensive. 


How about healthy food in half an hour? Stir-fry lean meat cut into strips with a little soy sauce, garlic, onions and peppers, pepper & salt. Separately stir-fry an asortment of in-season veg, and serve with quinoa, brown rice, or wholegrain couscous. Leftovers in a wrap for lunch the next day.

Have fresh fruit sliced up in tuperware in the fridge for quick snacks, serve carrot sticks and sugar snap peas to the kids who don't like salad. 

If you're in a hurry, the pre-packed stirfry veg are a good mix, and not too pricy, add whole grain straight-to-wok noodles, and slice up a chicken breast for protein, and you can have a one pot (one wok) meal in 15 min.

Lose Weight
Lose Weight

It's challenging to overhaul the eating habits of the entire family even just for one week. But you need to begin somewhere or else it will be more difficult to teach the little kids about healthy foods. You will never go wrong with fruits and veggies.

Emy Bassey
Emy Bassey

I need more detail on woman's health

Jasmine Marfurt
Jasmine Marfurt

The reason for the rise in obesity in America probably isn't in the "quinoa and tofu eaters splurging on a glass of red wine with dinner" set.

If you really want to write an article that might actually help someone, use items that the average person facing this challenge might have access to.  It's pretty hard to find steel cut oats in some corner convenience store in Detroit but they might be able to find "old fashion oats".  Maybe it's not as good of a whole grain but it's better than fruit loops.  Explain the differences between the different levels of ground beef and make a good case to some Midwestern suburban blue-collar family why they should buy the one marked "96% lean" and some tips on how to prepare that so that it doesn't turn out dry and tough.  You can buy cheap dried lentils in any inner-city Hispanic grocery and most take foods stamps.  Lentils are great and an easy to cook protein source if only more people knew how. 

The real way to address the "obesity epidemic" is focusing on bottom level basics.  Writing articles for the tofu crowd is just preaching to the choir.

davee44
davee44

The food was changed in the USA, UK and Australia 30 years ago when dangerous food chemicals from the USA was allowed into Europe. The food today causes stubborn insulin If you have stubborn insulin you hold fat and have a hard time losing weight. You can eat very little and the weight still does not come off. Stubborn insulin will hold fat and diets won’t work. When researchers used a specialized diabetes diet on overweight people all lost weight even those who did not have diabetes.

just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

Alex Kogan
Alex Kogan

I believe that the only diet that really works is the one

that each individual creates for her/himself. I lost 10 pounds in two weeks

with a diet I devised for myself. It included two treats a day, which I eat in

the evening when I would otherwise tend to break my diet and overeat. At lunch,

when I am at work, I usually eat protein and vegetables.  I am gradually losing weight and overcoming

my craving for sweet things. I recommend the recipes on the website: http://www.naturally-up-to.com...

 

proletaria
proletaria

Can you back any of that pseudo-scientific conspiracy with something better than "google this?"