An avid fly fisherman, Kavin Austin Blake understands that healthy eating is a prime component of his success. He encourages his fellow outdoorsmen to examine nutrition labels carefully in order to ensure the label’s serving size matches the amount of food consumed. In his experience, this step-by-step meal planning guide has been a big hit with people of all ages.
Instead of potato chips and creamy dips, try snacking on some asparagus before a big meal. It’s delicious lightly steamed or raw, says Kavin Austin Blake. Use a handful of asparagus stalks to accentuate a vegetable platter, which can also include broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms and tomatoes.
If the only option in your refrigerator is full-calorie salad dressing, blend it with a portion of lemon juice or vinegar to reduce calories and fat. Kavin Austin Blake points out that the body requires fat in order to feel full, and healthy fats have been proven to metabolize a number of vitamins.
For a diet-friendly pizza, purchase a whole-wheat crust and sprinkled it with shredded light mozzarella, low-sodium spaghetti sauce, sliced red pepper and onion or any of your favorite veggies. Kavin Austin Blake recommends reading the baking instructions located on the crust package for best results.
Sweet potatoes are one of the most nutrient-rich vegetables we can eat, according to Kavin Austin Blake. With fiber, potassium, vitamin C and carotenoids, sweet potatoes are the ultimate side dish. Mix in crushed pineapple or unsweetened applesauce for some added sweetness and moisture.
For a simple and tasty vegetable, steam a pot of fresh spinach for two or three minutes. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese or drizzle some balsamic vinegar on the cooked spinach. Nutritional yeast, which tastes just like parmesan, is loaded with the vitamin B-12 and leaves diners asking for seconds.
For the perfect capper to a delicious dinner, Kavin Austin Blake suggests whipping up a delicious sorbet by freezing 4 cups fruits – berries or melons are prime choices – and blending them with about half a cup of orange juice in a food process processor or blend until smooth.