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Workshop 1 Transcript

(FEMALE ACTOR) LESLIE:
Food should be healthy!

(MALE ACTOR) RUSSELL:
Food has to taste good!

LESLIE:
Healthy!

RUSSELL:
Tasty!

LESLIE:
Healthy!

RUSSELL:
Tasty!

LESLIE:
So who says

BOTH:
you can’t have both?

RUSSELL:
Yes, foods can be both healthy and tasty. Leslie and I have found ways of keeping all the flavor in foods while still eating healthy.

LESLIE:
Instead of buying processed meats like cold cuts or hot dogs --

RUSSELL:
-- loaded with salt. We’re making more meals from scratch using lean meats spiced with herbs. We use fresh or frozen veggies, or canned vegetables with no sodium added. We lowered the salt --

LESLIE:
-- but not the taste!

RUSSELL:
To cut back on sugar, we replaced soft drinks with water or unsweetened iced tea, flavored with lemon.

LESLIE:
Thanks Russell! Again, that’s no sugar but plenty of taste. And no extra calories either.

RUSSELL:
Dessert? A piece of fresh fruit and my sweet tooth is happy. And, I actually prefer it to sugary cookies and pies.

LESLIE:
What did you say?

RUSSELL:
Nothing, honey.

LESLIE:
Maybe the biggest change was choosing healthier fats.

RUSSELL:
Now we stir-fry, broil, bake, or grill lean meats. We add flavor to our fish with herbs, veggies, and a bit of healthy oil like olive or canola.

So we brush on the oil, add the tomatoes, the green peppers, the onions, and sprinkle on the herbs, Mmm.

ESLIE:
Pop it in the oven: easy and delicious.

RUSSELL:
Now, I never thought I’d say this: But eating healthy does not mean losing flavor. If I can do it, you can too.

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