Kick off the New Year!
When January hits, many people are looking for ways to reset their eating habits. That’s why we have partnered with these brands to bring you a list of great ideas that keep the flavor while adding a better-for-you twist on meals.
Along the Gulf coast some of our favorite meals are pasta with sauce and beans with rice. So, of course, we are including some great options for these. Additionally, it’s a good idea to start the day with a great breakfast. Don’t forget to hydrate throughout the day!
Pasta with Sauce
Our highlighted items for pasta with sauce are Red Gold Tomatoes and It’s Skinny Pasta.
Red Gold Tomatoes are perfect for making homemade sauce or add Red Gold Tomatoes to your pasta sauce for a delicious and nutritious ingredient. Canned tomatoes like Red Gold are rich in lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant.
It’s Skinny Pasta is a low calorie, low carb pasta that is made from konjac, a high fiber root vegetable. These noodles not only taste great but are zero carbs, gluten free, and only 9 calories.
Beans and Rice
Of course, beans and rice are a staple in the South! However, how can we make this traditional dish even better?
Blue Runner Dry Beans is a local company product of Louisiana that is a staple in many households. Beans are an excellent source of protein and dietary fiber and a good source of iron.
Parish Rice is a proud Louisiana grown rice from Eunice, LA. Not only is Parish Rice local, but it is also 53% higher in protein than other rice and has a low glycemic index.
Easy Breakfast Ideas
If you are looking for easy breakfast ideas, Atkins Shakes and Catalina Crunch are simple to keep on hand for those busy mornings.
Atkins Shakes are gluten free, low glycemic, and only 2 grams net carbohydrates. Additionally, one Atkins Shake has 15 grams protein.
Catalina Crunch cereal is a low carbohydrate, high fiber cereal. It is low in sugar and easy to combine with other ingredients to make a snack mix as well.
Reaching proper hydration levels is ideal for helping us to work toward our fitness goals.
La Croix is a refreshing beverage that is perfect for enjoying a flavored beverage with no added sugar. It is also versatile for making mocktails.