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Tips for More Nutritious Meals

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Friday, 03 Feb 2017 04:13 PM Current | Bio | Archive

When it comes to creating a team that delivers a full menu of talents, the Cleveland Cavaliers' acquisition of 6-foot-7 Kyle Korver didn't quite fit the bill.

"We still got a couple more things we need to do. We got to get a point guard," said LeBron James. Seems when you try to prepackage a championship, you have to make sure all the power positions (backing up LeBron, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love) are filled with top-flight talent.

In the same way, you want to make sure you're dishing up meals that deliver the full menu of nutrients it takes to have a winning breakfast/lunch/dinner.

Unfortunately, in 2014, Americans spent nearly $14 billion on frozen prepared foods, many of which would be better off benched.

A recent study explains why many folks rely on high-fat, high-sodium, calorie-packed, sugar-laced, prepackaged, frozen meals: 57 percent say that quick prep meals both parents and children can zap is the attraction.

Also, parents often are more confident in prepared food than in their own cooking, and they think they're cutting costs (which is not usually true).

To deliver championship meals, try these tricks:

• Learn a few great recipes. Go to www.doctoroz.com for quick and easy recipes and 30-minute meals. Cook-once, serve-twice meals — like soups, stews and casseroles — reduce cooking time and costs.

• Don't ditch quick-to-fix frozen veggies. They're nutrition-filled. (But, no buttery, sauced-up versions!)

• Supplement prepared meals with fresh produce. If you do dish up a prepared meal, make a fresh salad and add some walnuts or steamed veggies to go with it.

 

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