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Heading to the Market? Read These Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips!

February 26, 2015 6:03 pm

You’re committed to a healthy eating plan, and your first stop is the local supermarket. Here are a few simple, smart tips to help steer you away from the sweets aisle and toward the fruit and vegetables.

  1. Make a list. It may seem obvious, but making a list and sticking to it can work wonders when you actually come face-to-face with your favorite brand of cookies. Include things like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and head for the checkout once every item is checked off.
  2. Check the nutrition labels. Even if something is labeled “low-fat” or “all natural,” you should still check the nutrition labels on pre-packaged food items to make sure that there aren’t any unwelcome or unnatural surprises.
  3. Purchase at least half whole grains. Replacing only half of your bread or cereal intake with whole grain alternatives can make a big difference in your health. Make sure that these products say “100% whole grain” on the label.
  4. Choose healthier dairy products. Switch out your usual full fat milk, yogurt, and cheese with non-fat or low-fat options.
  5. Shop for lean meats. Instead of purchasing hamburgers or sausages, go for lean meats like turkey, fresh fish, and skinless chicken breast.
  6. Snack smarter. If you love to have snacks on hand, grab a bag of unsalted nuts or some dried fruit for a quick boost.

Try These Tips for Heart-Healthy Grocery Shopping [American Heart Association]
27 Foods to Ban From Your Shopping Cart [Reader’s Digest]
Build a Healthy Diet with Smart Shopping [Nutrition.gov]
Healthy Grocery Shopping [Medline Plus]

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Supunnahong Thai Restaurant: Tasty Thai Cuisine

February 18, 2015 5:03 pm

What’s not to love about a tasty little Thai restaurant with great food, friendly, attentive service and reasonable prices? Join the fans of Supunnahong Thai Restaurant at this flavorful Asian eatery. Spring Rolls, Chicken & Beef Satay, Steamed Dumplings and Fried Wontons are on the appetizer menu. Try a bowl of Tom Yum Seafood Soup with shrimp, scallops, squid, mushrooms and herbs for a flavorful melding of ingredients. Entrees include Basil Eggplant with lightly fried eggplant in a spicy basil sauce, Thai Style Steamed Snapper with fresh garlic, and Pad Prik Khing with pork, peppers and lime leaves. Fried rice, curries and noodle dishes are also on the menu, as are beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Friday, dinner only on weekends.

Supunnahong Thai Restaurant
9945 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
(954) 431-1008

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Happy Presidents’ Day!

February 16, 2015 4:04 pm

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