Women Diets: Healthy Lunchbox Makeovers
Think what's in your brown bag would pass muster with a professional nutritionist? You might be surprised to learn how poor your diet really is
The "Victim": Tracy H., Social Marketing CoordinatorThe meal: PB/J sandwich on whole grain bread, with Trader Joe's flax seed peanut butter and organic raspberry fruit preserve, organic fruit, hummus and dark chocolate with almonds and sea salt.
Kimberly Snyder's assessment: "I think it's great that Tracy starts with the organic fruit, and I would encourage her to make sure she is waiting at least 20 to 25 minutes before eating the other foods, or having the fruit as a late morning snack for optimal digestion of the fruit.
There are some good items in this lunch, but there are also a lot of different food groups jumbled together -- starch (whole grain bread), protein (peanut butter), protein and starch together (hummus, which contains chickpeas, has both). There is also an absence of dark leafy green vegetables, which are among our most important foods. We should ideally strive to incorporate them into every meal in some form."
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