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Eat this not that

Simple food substitutions can make any meal a bit healthier. Here are suggestions from Catherine Staffieri, RD, a registered dietitian at Greenwich Hospital.

  Eat This Not That Why
When Cooking: Onion, garlic, lemon Salt For lower
blood pressure
On Toast: Avocado Butter For lower
saturated fat intake
Snacking: Walnuts (unsalted) Peanuts For increased
omega-3 fatty acids
Lunch: Vegetable & bean soup New England clam chowder For increased
fiber, potassium
Salad Dressing: Olive oil & vinegar Low-fat dressing For lower added
sugars; increased
healthy fats
Dessert: 1 oz. dark chocolate 2 low-calorie cookies For increased
magnesium
To Drink: Unsweetened tea (iced or hot) Soda or sports drinks For lower
added sugars