Easy Veggies Help Keep Weight Loss On Track
(NAPSA) - Bob Greene declares one of the goals of his best-selling book 'The Best Life Diet' is to get dieters to eat more vegetables because, simply put, vegetables are one of the best foods to include as part of an overall healthy diet for weight loss and good health.
While the USDA recommends five to 13 half cup servings of vegetables and fruits a day depending on calorie needs, that goal may seem nearly impossible to many. Greene suggests getting creative by roasting vegetables, cooking them in flavorful broth, or serving them with a splash of olive oil and seasoning. Any meal can benefit from a touch more veggies as an appetizer, side or addition to soup, pasta or protein.
'I recommend keeping frozen and canned vegetables like Green Giant on hand,' said Bob Greene. 'Beyond convenience, they also look and taste as wonderful as their fresh counterparts, and frozen vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh.'
Vegetables are one of the best sources of disease-fighting nutrients, and the healthy bonus for those trying to lose weight is that they have fiber and are water rich, so they can help fill you up on fewer calories.
Start your day with this Best-Life approved Spinach and Cheese Omelet and you'll be well on your way to meeting your day's veggie and calorie goals. One serving delivers 160 calories and provides 19 grams of protein. For more Best Life Diet-approved meal ideas and tips, visit www.eatbet teramerica.com/bestlife.