Monday, May 9, 2011
Admittedly I've fallen off the healthy eating wagon. I have moments and glimmers of good eating but sadly ice cream and other sweets call my name. Cooking has become more of a chore than a joy but I know that I have to make some changes. That is why when I was invited to try Healthy Choice, I was excited. Yes, it is frozen food but with meals that are less than 400 calories and my personal choices are full of protein (I choose the shrimp entries) I figured why not try it? Especially when I learned that in a study done when 10 meals a week were replaced with Healthy Choice options, participants lost an average of 6 pounds over a 30 day period. Sounds good to me!
And I must admit that after tasting the meals, I am hooked. I really enjoyed the Garlic Herb Shrimp. It was a steam in the carton entree with asparagus, zucchini, shrimp and a light sauce. It was delicious with a light kick. I will certainly be eating it again. And the Shrimp Diablo was also enjoyable. Adding healthy choice for my lunch will be a great idea for me.
Of course, I am also going to up my vegetable and fruit intake. I usually have a banana in the morning with my breakfast smoothies but I have to eat more fruit. And my body is craving salad. For Mother's Day I had an amazing Kale Salad with a homemade balsamic vinegar and lemon dressing with Mandarin oranges that was delightful!
I am happy to report that I have been exercising at least 3 times a week for the past couple of weeks and I plan to continue. I am starting a training plan for my half-marathons coming up in the fall so I'm excited to add healthy eating to my program. I will keep you up to speed on how things are going with my exercise and eating, hopefully in a month I'll have lost at least 6 pounds!
OH, and I almost forgot! With the purchase of specially marked Healthy Choice Meals, a meal will be donated to End Child Hunger. It is simple, you just visit the website and add the code on the box. Healthy Choice making a great choice for myself and helping others at the same time!
Disclosure: This is a compensated post sponsored by The Motherhood and Healthy Choice.
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