Go are foods that you can eat daily.
Slow are foods that you should only eat once or twice a week.
Whoa foods should only be eaten once or twice a month.
It’s a small taste of the recommendations given to the eight Utah families competing in this year’s Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute’s My Heart Challenge: Family Edition.
So what are Go, Slow and Whoa foods? Here’s a list of each of the foods and how often they can be consumed.
These foods are not very healthy and should only be eaten once a month or less. They include:
- Fried foods
- Processed meats
Foods in this category should only be eaten once or twice a week and include:
- Refined grains
- Lean, ground meats
- Low-sugar cookies & cakes
- Jelly, Mayo and honey
The foods listed in this category are always the best option and should be consumed daily. They include:
- Whole grains
- Healthy proteins
- Milk, cheese, yogurt
- Vegetables: Mini carrots, snap peas, cucumber slices, broccoli and cauliflower florets, celery sticks
- Fruit: Apples and applesauce, bananas, grapes, oranges, fruit cups in juice (not syrup), kiwis, peaches, berries, melons and nectarines
- Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, natural peanut butter
- Cheese: Low-fat cheese and string cheese
- Fat-free cottage cheese mixed with fruit
- Light yogurt with fruit
- Whole-grain crackers
- Baked chips
- Popcorn (air popped)
- Popsicles (sugar free)
- Smoothies: Blend light yogurt with fresh or frozen fruits or vegetables