We at Transform Personal Training certainly DO!
Join us for 1 Week Best Food Picture Challenge! We want you to have fun with your cooking and experiment with some new ingredients and challenging recipes. We are very excited to see your cooking creation and the winner of your challenged will be announced on Friday 8th winning an exciting price!
1. Cook something Healthy & Nutritious
2. Take a picture of your divine cooking creation
3. Post your picture & recipe HERE (link to HAVIT Fitness Facebook page)
AND here is some inspiration – our 5 BEST recipes are:
Here are some Healthy Cooking Tips:
1. Use Smart Fats
Not all fat is bad. Opt for unsaturated (e.g., olive oil) over saturated fats such as butter. But still use them in moderation because all fats are loaded with calories.
2. Go Unrefined
Pick whole grains over refined grains. Whole grains like brown rice and bulgur have their bran intact and thus have more fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and other nutrients.
3. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
Most people don’t get enough! Aim for 4 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Pick produce in a variety of colours to get a range of antioxidants and vitamins. A serving size is 1/2 to 1 cup depending on the fruit or vegetable.
4. It’s Not All About the Meat
Meat is a great source of protein but it’s also a big source of saturated fat in many people’s diets. So eat small amounts of lean meat, fish and poultry. Fill up the rest of your plate with healthy vegetables and whole grains.
5. Keep Portions Reasonable
Even though we would all like a magic bullet for weight control, it really boils down to calories. One of the easiest ways to manage calorie intake is by eating healthy portions.
6. Use Sweeteners Judiciously
Sugars of any kind, whether corn syrup, white sugar, brown sugar, honey or maple syrup, add significant calories without any nutritive value.
7. Keep an Eye on Sodium
Whether you have high blood pressure or not, it’s wise to watch your sodium intake. The USDA’s dietary guidelines for Americans recommend consuming less than 2,300 mg (about 1 teaspoon salt) daily.