I'm back from vacation, and I must admit eating healthy at restaurants can be rather tricky. While most places offer a main course of meat with baked potato, white rice or fries, and bread, I'm more than tempted to flavor the baked potato with butter, sour cream, cheese, and bacon bits; and white rice is...well...white because it has been stripped of all its nutritional value.
I have discovered that sweet potatoes yield a delicious flavor without adding calorie-laden toppings. Loaded with vitamins A and C and potassium, sweet potatoes are also high in fiber and beta-carotene, which has been linked to preventing heart disease and cancers. Brown rice is more flavorful than white and is an excellent source of fiber and certain minerals that reduce the risk of colon cancer.
So, my most recent subtle change, and challenge to you, is to eat more sweet potatoes and brown rice. Your body will thank you!