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
Instead of the sandwich every day, at least a few times a week she should have a large green salad topped with carrots and other veggies, and use the hummus as a thick salad dressing, or as a side dish with one piece of the aforementioned bread. The almond butter could come later in the afternoon with some celery sticks as an afternoon snack instead.
Dark chocolate plain without almonds digests better with all food groups, and she is getting enough nuts already in her diet with the almond butter. Tracy, please make sure you eat the chocolate in moderation -- one to two ounces a day is enough! Remember dark chocolate, while containing flavonoid antioxidants, still contains added sugar, which causes inflammatory responses in our body and may contribute to wrinkles. Try some of my raw cacao recipes, like my Happy Cow Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate, which contain raw cacao for antioxidants, and stevia and other natural sweetener alternatives."
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