Ask a Health Coach

raspberryiesQ: I’m trying to eat healthy, but there isn’t much fresh fruit available in the winter. Any other options?

You’re right. The fresh fruit options can be pretty limited this time of year, depending on where you live and what your grocery store offers. But, frozen fruit is also delicious and great for you. Most stores offer a nice selection of frozen berries, pineapple, peaches, and other fruits.

Just let it thaw and eat it, or add it to recipes. Canned fruit is a good option, too, but be sure to choose the kind that is in the fruit’s natural juices. Avoid cans with heavy syrup— they include too much added sugar and empty calories. Give these options a try and hang in there—the spring and summer fruits will be here before you know it!”

Looking for healthier lunch options? Check out some helpful tips in the What’s for Lunch? post.

What’s for Lunch?

deli sandLunch is an important meal. Just as breakfast is wearing off, lunch gives you the energy you need to make it through the rest of the day. Packing your own lunch is the best way to include a variety of healthy foods that will give your body the nourishment it needs. Ditch the greasy burgers and fries and try a few of the options recommended by our health coaches.