Change Your Choices

Change Your Life…Tips for a healthier you

It’s June! Please let Summer Begin!

on June 1, 2011

We are celebrating lots of great stuff in June:

  • National Iced Tea Month-  While drinking unsweetened ice tea is a great alternative to calorie laden beverages, did you know that drinking too much iced tea can lead to the formation of kidney stones? Ice tea should not be the drink of choice for people with a family history of kidney stones. Option: water with lemon
  • Turkey Lovers’ Month- I love turkey in all forms, I’m sure some turkey recipes will make an appearance this month.  Low fat, high protein, helps you sleep- what’s not to love?
  • National Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Month- Yay!  Farmers Market time!
  • National Dairy Month- non-fat and low fat dairy products are a great source of calcium and protein. 
  • National Soul Food Month- I’m going to Detroit in a few weeks, hope I can find some good soul food! (although I don’t think it is very healthy)
  • Also coming up in June:
    -National Applesauce Day- watch the Nu Val scores as applesauce varies widely in nutrional value.  Opt for the plain, natural, unsweetened.  The more things that are added like cinnamon, the more it becomes like candy in terms of nutrition.
    -Chocolate Ice Cream Day- YUM!!  Try some Edy’s Slow Churned 1/2 fat but keep in mind that the serving size is 1/2 cup.  Seriously, let me know if you only eat 1/2 cup!!

     Some food related days comoing up…Eat Your Vegetables Day, Chocolate Eclair Day, and and Chocolate Pudding Day are also in June.  Looks like I better test some healthy chocolate recipes! 

    Also in June…

  • Gay Pride Month
  • National Accordion Awareness Month
  • National Adopt a Cat Month
  • Wow- looks like a crazy month- let’s start celebrating!

    Because I am a Cheesehead, Dairy Month gets and extra shout out!

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