5 Healthy & Tasty Foods

Eat by Stars is back to the grocery this week with 5 healthy choices.  All of which are also quite tasty.  THIS is how to eat.


Per 2 cups (a small salad): calories 10, fat <1g, carbs 1.5g, protein 1g

You may know arugula as the lettuce looking stuff on top of a pizza at one of those upscale type pizzerias.  I know it as a great way to add a peppery depth of flavor to a salad.  Toss with olive oil and lemon, top with gorgonzola and walnuts and you may have the world’s healthiest lunch.


Per cup: calories 62, fat <1g, carbs 14g, protein 2g

If you fight a hefty sweet tooth, switching to fruit to scratch that itch is a monumental way to eat healthier.  Blackberries are a great example of Mother Nature’s candy.  You may never look at a gummy bear the same again.

Snack Sensations Pack®

Per pack: calories 180, fat 8g, carbs 21g, protein 6g

Grapes, apples, and cheese aren’t found encased in plastic together in nature, but no matter, this snack gives a solid mix of fats, carbs, and protein.  Making a good for you snack convenient is a rare way our food system helps us eat healthier.  Take advantage.

Babybel Cheese®

Per piece: calories 70, fat 6g, carbs 0g, protein 5g

Another entirely easy way to have a healthy snack.  Baby bell cheese gives you a good shot of protein to keep you feeling full longer.  And the three ingredients (pasteurized milk, salt, microbial enzymes) are how cheese has been made since, like, a really long time ago.

Perdue Individually Wrapped Chicken Breasts®

Per breast: calories 140, fat 1.5g, carbs 0g, protein 29g, (salt 15%)

This packaged chicken type is swimming in salt water so it doesn’t reach 5 star territory.  Nonetheless, it’s an easy way to add lean protein into your diet.  Don’t let great be the enemy of good.

Disclaimer: I take all these pics myself at local markets.  Unless specifically noted(®), I am not attempting to single out a specific brand or company.  One company’s product is not different or better than another’s similar product. I get all my nutritional info from the package.  For items without packages I consult fitday.com and the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory website.


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