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    Tips for eating smart during Easter brunch

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Every month we like to showcase some healthier eating options out there and now with Easter right around the corner, it's a good time to think about how not to ruin your eating habits with all those Easter goodies.

    Registered dietitian Kristen Rowe has some alternatives you might want to consider before endulging in an Easter brunch.                                                                    

    Main Dishes
    Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise                                                                  
    670 calories, 48 g. fat
    Vs.
    Egg white omelet with veggies
    290 calories, 14 g. fat

    Pastries and Side Items
    Blueberry Muffin
    510 calories, 16 g. fat
    Vs.
    2 slices of toast, 1 Tbsp. Jam
    200 calories, 2 g. fat

    Bacon & Cheese Grits
    320 calories, 28 g. fat
    Vs.
    Yogurt with fruit
    1 cup yogurt 140 calories, 4 g. fat
    Fruit 60 calories, 0 g. fat
              
    Drinks
    Mimosa
    200 calories, 0 g. fat
    Vs.
    Coffee w/o cream or sugar
    0 calories, 0 g. fat

    Additional Tips
    -Have a well-balanced meal- lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and fruit or veggie
    -Avoid meal full of simple carbohydrates
    -Steer clear of items loaded with fat and sugar such as French toast, pancakes, sausage, crepes, etc.

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