February is American Heart Month, which is a great reminder that every snack choice is an opportunity to take baby steps toward better heart health. Small and simple swaps add up and can make a big difference over time.
Here are a few examples of small, realistic changes that help encourage better overall eating choices.
Instead of chips, try air popped popcorn or kale chips
Instead of popsicles, try frozen grapes
Instead of french fries, try sweet potato fries
Instead of sweetened “fruit” cereal, try oatmeal with berries
Instead of ice cream, try banana ice cream (look for the recipe in our recipe section!)
Instead of chocolate chip cookies, try celery w/ peanut butter and chocolate chips
Instead of a milkshake, try a kale and fruit smoothie
Instead of a sandwich with white bread, try a sandwich with whole grain bread
Instead of fruit snacks, try sliced fruit with a fruit dip (look for the recipe in our recipe section!)
Instead of frosted shredded wheat cereal, try plain shredded wheat cereal
Instead of full fat yogurt with added sugars, try plain, low-fat yogurt with fruit
Instead of nachos, try sliced cucumbers and carrots with hummus
Instead of soda, try sparkling or fruit-infused water