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Wellness Wednesday: Colorful Carbohydrates

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Ashley Coleman Thayer
Ashley Coleman Thayer
Ashley Coleman Thayer is a spokesperson/model/host, former Miss Teen USA, and a health & fitness blogger. She lives in Delaware with her husband and three daughters; where she enjoys yoga, cooking & baking, running, and of course, reading bedtime stories. To find more of her work, visit SelfSoulSpace.com.

Recently, at meal time, the Thayer family has been making a major substitution on our our plates… And I thought I would share it as a Wellness Wednesday tip. Instead of reaching for white carbohydrates or starches, we’ve been choosing color! We’ve always eaten whole-wheat (brown) bread & pasta…But we’ve decided to get more bang for our bite with our starches. Yes, white potatoes are rich in potassium, but try sweet potatoes or purple potatoes for even more vitamins per bite.

Some other great substitutions that won’t leave you craving a baked potato or white rice:

Corn

Squash (acorn, butternut, etc.)

Peas

Yams

Beans

Brown rice

Barley

Quinoa

Whole-wheat pastas & breads

Try these simple swaps, you will not only be satisfied after your meal, but your diet will be full of all the good things your body likes… Like beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, antioxidants, fiber, and protein. And remember to stay away from the refined carbohydrates…White bread, sugar, white pasta, high fructose corn syrup, etc. Stay well this and every Wednesday!

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