When perusing a menu, it can be difficult to always know how things are being prepped back in the kitchen. The following are a few terminologies to be aware of as it affects how your food is being prepared (with salt and fats).
Avoid any anything that says “fried”, “au gratin”, “crispy”, “scalloped”, “pan-fried”, “sautéed”, and/or “buttered”.
Instead look for or ask for… “Steamed”, “broiled”, “baked”, “grilled”, “poached”, and/or “roasted”.
Bonus tip: And always ask for no-salt/no butter in your prep. You can always control the salt seasoning at the table. Many foods come pre-prepped in salty brines or salt seasoning to give them a longer shelf life from where they originate until they come out of the cooler at the restaurant. Your daily allotment for salt should be around 1500 mg according to the National Heart Association. Do your due diligence before you head into a restaurant and know which items are higher in sodium content.
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It’s time for our next “Eat THIS instead of THIS”!
Check out the following infographic on why you should be swapping out that white rice for quinoa! And that includes reading those supposedly “gluten-free” ingredients on boxes… Remember, every day you can change your life one bite at a time!
I grew up eating spoon full of peanut butter out of the jar as a quick after school snack. Check out the following graphic to see why you should replace almond butter in your pantry. One change a day, one bite at a time makes a difference!
Make this one change in your diet today and you’ll get:
MORE: Potassium, Magnesium, Cooper, Calcium, Iron, Riboflavin, Vitamin E, Fiber, and Monounsaturated Fats, and Omega-3.
COSTS: Almond Butter runs about $10 – $12 a jar (as of April 2016) whereas Peanut Butter (Jif), runs about $5-7 per jar. You can lower the cost of almond butter by making it at home and buying almonds bulk. I purchase mine at Sams Club presently for $17 a bag and I can make about 8 jars of almond butter (I add walnuts and other ingredients for additional health benefits) for about $2.50 a jar + a half hour of my time.
VERSITILITY: Not only can you use almond butter on crackers or eat by the spoonful, you can also use it in cooking gluten-free baked goods! Check out our dessert recipes on this blog.
The benefits of eating almond butter far outweigh peanut butter in our opinion. YOU can change your life and get your PCOS under control one bite at a time. Add almond butter to your pantry and keep peanut butter out of your grocery cart.