Friday, November 28, 2008

Tips on Simple Slimming-Down

If you eat a diet that contains predominantly foods with a low glycemic index, it doesn't matter much if you secrete insulin quickly or slowly, as these foods won't provoke a rapid insulin response.
Whether you go to a farmer's market or a supermarket, shopping for meals can be a treat. With such fresh, fragrant fruits and vegetables, you don't need to do much to them.
Here are 3-course meals with whole foods low in fat and low on the glycemic index.

  • Steel-cut oatmeal with fresh berries and bananas or an egg with omelet with fresh vegetables.
  • Toasted stone-ground whole grain bread.
  • Orange wedges
  • French vegetable soup with basil
  • Arugula salad with corn and red onions
  • Sliced fresh peaches
  • White bean salad with zucchini, tomato and basil
  • Spring vegetable stir-fry with tofu or whole-wheat pizza with roasted eggplant and peppers
  • Fruit salad with lime and mint.
Bon Appetit!