Get More From Your Meals

Turn plain ol' snacks and meals into nutrient-packed powerhouses with these simple swaps (13 Photos)

Camille Noe Pagn on Feb 14, 2011 at 4:02PM

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Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs

Smart swap: Exchange regular eggs for the omega 3-fortified kind, suggests Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitian and author of the book, Eat Your Way to Happiness. “Most women fall short of the 900 mg of omega 3 fatty acids they need daily for optimal brain health,” says Somer. “But fortified eggs contain several hundred mg each, and numerous studies show that these essential fatty acids are crucial for heart health and reducing the risk of depression.”

Make it even better: Scramble your eggs with half a cup of frozen spinach and you’ll get more than a milligram of iron, a nutrient that’s crucial for energy but that many women don’t get nearly enough of, says Somer.

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