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Tip 1 : Keep up the good work! Fruits are an important part of your everyday meals and snacks.
Tip 2 : Try a whole-grain pancake or waffle mix to start off your day. If made from scratch, use whole-wheat flour for half the flour.
Tip 3 : Applesauce isn't just for snacks! Use it in place of some oil when baking. Experiment--replace some oil with the same amount of applesauce!
Tip 4 : Add halved grapes to your chicken salad. Serve on a bed of greens or in a pita sandwich.
Tip 5 : Replace refined grains with whole grains. Buy whole-grain versions of foods like bread or pasta.
Tip 6 : To thicken stews and soups use pureed, cooked vegetables such as carrots, onions or potatoes.
Tip 7 : Get your whole grains by adding brown rice to soup for a hearty meal.
Tip 8 : Dairy foods can reduce the risk of low bone mass or osteoporosis--so keep eating them throughout your life.
Tip 9 : Sprinkle fiber rich, whole-grain cereal on top of low-fat yogurt for a snack.
Tip 10 : If you are lactose intolerant--try lactose-free milk or calcium-fortified soymilk (soy beverage).