Each Tuesday, I'm inviting readers to share a brief healthy living tip in the comment section of this blog. It doesn't have to be profound or even original--just something you have found helpful.
It could be a product, food, or easy recipe, a website you like, a quote that motivates you, a smart phone app you track exercise on, a habit you have cultivated, or pretty much anything that others might like to know (or be reminded) about.
Here's my "Tuesday Tip" for this week:
It's a food product I learned about at a Weight Watchers meeting several years ago, although it's not a Weight Watchers product. Unfortunately, this won't be helpful to those of you going the low-carb or gluten-free route, but if you are on a more traditional low-cal and/or low-fat eating plan and you like bagels, check out The Alternative Bagel by Western Bagel.
They are a little on the small side and not quite as dense as regular bagels, but they are quite good for 110 calories each (and much better than the Weight Watcher's brand, IMHO... Do they still make those?). Alternative Bagels are high in fiber and low in sugar and fat, with no trans fat and no high fructose corn syrup. They are available in six varieties: country white, roasted onion, sweet wheat, cinnamon spice, very blueberry, and Italian herb. All have less than half the calories of their traditional counterparts.
I get mine at Publix, in the bakery/deli area, but if you can't find them at your local grocery store it is also possible to order them online at www.westernbagel.com. They do freeze well, in case you want to buy some extras once you find them or when they are on sale. (Last week, they were buy one - get one free at Publix!)
How about you? What tip can you pass along this week that has helped you in establishing a healthier lifestyle?
Please encourage others to leave tips in the comments, as well. I look forward to your ideas!