Fill Up – Not Out
Heard the saying "A minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips"? If you do not want that statement to come true, you should follow a healthy eating plan by making a few adjustments to your diet.
100 Extra Calories a Day
A pound equals 3500 calories. Just one hundred extra calories a day can cause a 10 pound weight gain over the course of a year. All the extra bites we take during the course of a day can quickly add up. For example: that extra tablespoon of butter on top of the baked potato added 100 more calories to your diet. Maintaining a healthy weight is a matter of balance: calories in=calories out.
Ways to Cut 100 Calories
Baked Chicken with Vegetables
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Place potatoes, carrots and onions in large roasting pan.
3. Put chicken pieces on top of the vegetables.
4. Mix water, thyme and pepper. Pour over chicken and vegetables.
5. Spoon juices over chicken once or twice during cooking.
6. Bake at 400 degrees for one hour or more until browned and tender.
Yield: 6 servings
Per Serving: 190 calories, 3.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 75 mg cholesterol, 135 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 5 g dietary fiber, 6 g sugars, 26 g protein
July is UV Safety Month
Protecting your skin and eyes while in the sun is the best way to prevent skin cancer and UV-related eye damage. UV (ultraviolet) light is intensified when reflected off water, snow, and pavement; this can be the most dangerous type of UV light.
Suggestions on ways to limit exposure to harmful UV rays:
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture