Snack Healthy – Eat this Not That

Snack Healthy – Eat this Not That
May 2, 2016 logrofarms
baked apple slices

After a long day at work you’re tired, so you reach for something to eat that is ‘delicious’ and ‘easy.’ Your tummy is rumbling – without thinking, you quickly choose something sugary and simple. That may mean woofing down handfuls of Doritos or grabbing some fast food on the drive home.

Perhaps you are a mom or dad who is on the go constantly. It’s difficult to find time to yourself – let alone time to eat right. You eat unbalanced meals and have a tendency to grab junk food because it’s quick.

No matter your situation, health and sustainability are vital to addressing our consumption as a society. Cravings come and go, but their impacts last much longer. At Logro Farms, we specialize in the production of gourmet, mushrooms, natural produce and other grown-at-home food products. We are passionate about organic, local, healthful and sustainable farming that can be delivered and grown in your home.

Before you go grabbing those cookies, Moon Pies or powdered doughnuts, read over our guide for some healthy nourishment alternatives. They may require a bit more effort, but the extra energy is well worth it.

 

Healthy Alternatives

McDonald’s French Fries vs. Baked Green Bean Sticks

A 5.4 ounce (153 gram) large order of fries contains 500 calories and more than 38 percent of your recommended daily fat intake. We recommend baked green beans sticks instead for that crunch you are looking for. Toss your fresh green beans in olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and a bit of freshly grated Parmesan. Pop them in the oven at 375 F until they’re nice and crisp.

green bean sticks baked

Snickers vs. Baked Apples

If you have a sweet tooth that just won’t quit, this snacking alternative is for you. Snickers are hard milk-chocolaty treats to resist, but they can have some disastrous effects on your diet if they are eaten with any frequency. One 2.07 ounce (58.7 gram) bar is packed with 280 calories, 130 of which come from fat. Bake some delicious apples instead. Sprinkle with cinnamon and pop them in the oven for the same sweet taste you crave with significantly less sugar and calories. Add some low-fat, plain yogurt as a dip.

baked apple slices

Mac and Cheese vs. Danished Glazed Mushrooms

While we can appreciate the cheesy goodness of this American classic, the average side order of mac and cheese at chain restaurants has 436 calories, 24 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat and 1,082 milligrams of sodium. Opt for fresh, sautéed mushrooms, which deliver important nutrients like vitamin D, potassium and ergothioneine. For the full recipe, visit food.com.

Danished Glazed Mushrooms

Photo courtesy of food.com

Looking for some more grow-at-home vegetable options to improve your eating habits? Logro Farms is offering easy to use Mushroom Kits, Wheatgrass Kits and Microgreen Gardens created to grow and enjoy in any sized space. Incorporate better foods and foster an environment where you can include healthy, organic foods at every eating occasion.

Grown Your Own

 

SOURCES

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2104472_2104473_2104489,00.html

http://www.stack.com/a/unhealthy-side-dishes

http://www.food.com/recipe/danished-glazed-mushrooms-135210

http://www.mushroominfo.com/benefits/