Learn more about healthy nutrition and make healthy food choices.
- Find nutrition information for recipes with calculators at recipenutrition.com and recipe.sparkpeople.com
- Find healthy recipes at NHLBI, free printable cookbook “Keep the Beat Recipes.”
- Plan healthy menus with mealsmatter.org and healthyeating.org
- Shop for healthy foods
- Learn to read food labels
- Keep healthy snacks handy
- Eat more fruits & veggies
- Control food portions with the Great Plate at Michigan Universityand a printable serving size card (pdf) Another from WebMD
I’ve discovered two templates at Google Docs that keep my recipes and menu plan at my fingertips, on the computer and on my smartphone. 1) Search “recipes” and choose the template by Mikelle Auman Williams. This template has tabs along the bottom for different categories of recipes. To print them two to a page I needed to insert a row at the bottom of each recipe. 2)Then search “vertex42 weekly meal planner” for the menu planner. Once I learned Google Docs has mobile apps, it blows any other note-taking app out of the water.
Track your diet this week…It’s been clinically proven that keeping track of what you eat is the #1 most effective method for controlling and reducing your daily caloric intake.
Mine: Foldable Food Diary (pdf) with 6 forms per page, close to 3 x5 size
see also Learning About a Low Carb Diet with a customizable shopping list
The goal for this week:
I will make healthy food choices by planning a healthy menu for the week on Sunday morning for this week. I will track the nutrition of the food I eat this week with a food diary.
This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.