Friday, January 8, 2010

I Need MUFAS????

MUFAs (Monounsaturated Fats) have been creating a lot of buzz lately thanks to the Flat Belly Diet book. A diet rich in monounsaturated fatty acids may help reduce belly fat, aid overall weight loss, reduce cholesterol, and lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. To add more MUFAs to your diet, add small quantities of them to each meal throughout the day. Use the ideas below to get started, and share your ideas below.


* Sprinkle a few nuts in oatmeal or yogurt
* Add some dark chocolate chips to berries
* Add a small amount of flax seed oil to a fruit smoothie


* Add MUFAs to salads by adding oils, olives, sliced avocado, or nuts
* Replace mayonnaise on sandwiches with hummus, pesto, or olive tapenade
* Revive a childhood favorite and pack a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch


* Dip vegetables in Hummus made with tahini (sesame seed paste)
* Spread nut butters on crackers or celery sticks
* Have tortilla chips with guacamole


* Toss pasta in olive oil rich pesto sauce
* Stir fry meat and vegetables in canola oil
* Replace bread crumbs with crushed nuts when breading meat


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