Fill-out the nutrition portion of our How-healthy-are-you quiz for a healthy-eating score out of 10, and get guidance on the number of servings from each food group that you should be eating every day.
Pre-washed baby carrots, fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt and a fast-food bean burrito (sans sour cream) are all great food choices that require no prep at all. Or, if you have two minutes, make whole wheat toast and a boiled egg. One egg delivers vitamin A, B and D and has only 1.5 grams of saturated fat. For more fast and healthy ideas, try our Low-fat meal plan and our Heart-healthy meal plan.
More and more studies indicate that eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and calcium-rich dairy products actually helps maintain a healthy weight. Researchers in Hawaii and Indiana found that women who consumed dairy products regularly had a lower weight and less body fat than those who didn’t. If you’re eating good foods but still gaining pounds, find a registered dietitian in your area to talk about portion sizes and sustainable weight-loss strategies.
If you’re tired of ordering in but have no time for cooking classes, you can still eat healthy meals at home. Visit the detailed search section in our Recipe File and select the ‘No cook’ option under the cooking style category. You’ll find fabulous, no-sweat recipes that you can whip together in minutes—from Black-bean and corn salad to Smoked chicken rolls. Bon appetit!