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Healthy Eating Tips


Joe Gonzalez
Branch Manager
1st Metropolitan Mortgage
Phone: 610-351-7510
Fax: 610-351-7810
It seems that every time we turn on the television, there is another report about the health challenges facing Americans. Almost two-thirds of the adult population is overweight, and people are starting to take notice. Fast food restaurants have begun adding lighter fare to their menus. Sesame Street® has introduced vegetable Muppets® to its cast, and even Cookie Monster® is conceding that cookies should be a "sometime food!"

It can be difficult to say no to that piece of office birthday cake, or opt for fruit rather than fries with that sandwich at lunch. However, there are some ways that you can cook and eat healthier which only require a little bit of sacrifice!
Cooking Tips
  • Use herbs, spices, lemon, vinegar, or salsa to add flavoring.
  • Steam, grill, broil, stir-fry, or roast meats rather than frying.
  • Allow juices to drip away from meat during cooking. Use wine, fruit juice, or a light marinade to maintain moisture.
  • When cooking vegetables, try steaming or microwaving instead of boiling to keep nutrients intact.

Shopping Tips
  • Read labels and compare! Calories, fat, and salt content can vary widely.
  • Select low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, and salad dressings.
  • Purchase whole-grain breads, pastas, and cereals.
  • Pick lean cuts of meat and remove all visible fat prior to cooking.
  • Choose fruit juices rather than fruit drinks which usually contain added sugar.
A Recipe for You: French Niçoise Salad (Serves 2 people.)

Arrange the salad ingredients on a plate in an aesthetically appealing way. First put the lettuce greens down and then in a circle around the perimeter, place the eggs, tomatoes, olives, avocado, potatoes and green beans. Mince the tuna and form it into a ball. Place half in the center of each plate. Combine the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk rapidly with a fork. Season to taste and drizzle all over the salad. Enjoy!

If you have a favorite healthy cooking technique or recipe, please share it with me!

For help or questions contact:

Joe Gonzalez

Senior Loan Consultant -  NMLS #126036
GMH Mortgage Services, LLC
625 W. Ridge Pike, Building C, Suite 100 | Conshohocken, PA  19428 | Direct: 610-355-8039 |  Cell: 610-739-6563

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Comment balloon 1 commentJoe Gonzalez • June 17 2008 10:28AM


Thanks Joe, I agree and think that we all need to be proactive about our eating choices. I have 3 young kids and try very hard to make sure they eat the right thing but its hard when you have fast food resturants on every corner waiving at my kids. I will give you receipe a try.



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