To fuel your hard working body throughout a round of golf, find healthy snacks that are both tasty and satisfying. Steer clear of cookies and chips and go nuts…and fruits and cheese. A handful of almonds, or apple and cheddar slices not only fill you up, they add to your nutritional bank account. Stay the course with these smart tips and recipes from national partner, Cabot Creamery Cooperative!
Start your day by fueling your body. A balanced breakfast is the foundation of any healthy eating plan. Be sure that your breakfast choices will help fuel your activity throughout the day. And remember that eating breakfast stimulates your metabolism. Skipping breakfast can hinder weight loss. http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/recipes/recipe.php?id=508&catID=54
Plan ahead. Take time over the weekend to plan meals for the week. Make a list and shop for what you’ll need. Try making larger batches of nutritious meals – then put them in portion-controlled containers for later in the week. Wash and cut up fresh fruits and veggies so they’ll be handy for cooking and snacking. Stock your pantry with whole grain cereals, protein-enriched pasta, and beans. http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/recipes/five-day-planner.php
Say Cheese…and Greek yogurt…and lean meat, beans, fish, and nuts. A nutritious diet for most women calls for about 45 grams of protein per day, so it is important to include protein rich, nutrient dense foods into your diet. Lean cuts of meat and poultry are great sources of protein as are beans and nuts. Fish is another excellent source of protein and its oils help protect against heart disease. Using Greek yogurt instead of regular yogurt adds extra protein too. http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/recipes/recipe.php?id=448
Lighten up! Just because you’re watching calories and fat intake doesn’t mean you have to give up old favorites. Learn how to make substitutions for high calorie, high fat or high sugar ingredients. You can replace the oil in some cake recipes with applesauce. Even your favorite comfort foods, like Mac & Cheese, can be made a healthier way. http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/recipes/recipe.php?id=365
You’ve got to move it, move it! A sensible, balanced diet plays a huge role in maintaining a fit, healthy lifestyle. But diet alone won’t do the whole job. A consistent plan of aerobic exercise and strength training, will add years to your life…and life to your years. Make exercise a priority for you and your family. Find ways of working out that work for you, whether you like to bike, swim, walk, run or go to the gym. Find a fitness buddy to help keep you motivated. Listening to music or an audio book is another way to keep a workout fresh.
Sample the delicious assortment of Cabot Cheddar Cheeses at all of the Women on Course Signature Events!