Monday, September 27, 2010


We all know that stressed spelled backwards spells out desserts. However, there are other ways to help counter the effects stress has on your body. If you are particularly stressed, try this Stress-Busting Meal Plan.

1 banana
1 cup cereal containing at least 5g of fiber per serving, mixed with 1 cup DHA-enriched yogurt
2 cups green tea

1 slice low-fat cheese
1 slice whole-grain bread
1 cup blueberries

1 cup navy-bean soup
4 ounces grilled chicken breast
2 cups green salad with 2 teaspoons vinaigrette

Late-Afternoon Snack
1 cup low-fat milk
2 graham crackers
1 sliced apple

4 ounces baked salmon
1 cup spinach sauteed with 1 minced garlic clove
1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup strawberries dipped in 1 tablespoon melted dark chocolate (containing at least 60% cocoa)

Bedtime Snack
1 cup low-fat yogurt
2 graham crackers

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