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Getting My Daily Eats Back on Track

Just because a food is considered “healthy,” doesn’t mean you can go at it whole-hog! I tend to eat a well-rounded diet (remember food is neither good nor bad — unless we’re talking over-processed stuff); it’s that moderation thing that sometimes can get out of control.
When it’s time to rein it in and get back on track, this is my sample plan of attack.


For a no-brainer breakfast I’ll eat high-protein Greek yogurt and berries topped off with my homemade granola. DIY granola is super-easy to make and a big batch ensures a hearty, well-balanced breakfast for the entire week.


I make mine with whole oats, nuts, dried fruit and coconut. It makes a great snack, too!


Eggs are nature’s perfect pre-packaged food; high in protein, their single serving size guarantees you won’t overindulge. An egg salad made with avocado (vs. mayonnaise) makes this lunch a nutrient-filled satisfier.


Open-faced on toast is the only way to go with egg salad. Crunchy, creamy and it doesn’t squish out of the bread.

Dinner In

Plain baked chicken breast and salad sans dressing is a penance, not a meal. Boring entrées only leave me wanting more. This scallop scampi recipe takes about 15 minutes to make and feels like an indulgence.

Dinner Out

Dinner out doesn’t automatically give you a pass to overindulge. Bill and I often share small plates; it gives us a chance to sample more of the chef’s offerings, it’s usually less expensive, and, with the addition of salad, it’s the perfect amount of food.


Seasons 52 does it right with a Sonoma goat cheese torta, Tandoori-style grilled chicken skewers and caramelized grilled sea scallops served in a cute little shell.

When I’ve wandered off the healthy eating path, I don’t panic. I do a little planning and tune back in to my body. Knowing when enough is enough is the key.
How do you gauge your hunger level? The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet Hunger and Fullness Scale works like a charm. —Karen

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