Editor’s Note: “Feel Rich” is our partnership with QD3, the talented son of music legend Quincy Jones. “Feel Rich” is all about creating a healthy lifestyle for Hip-Hop culture – both the artists and the fans. Enjoy!
Junior M.A.F.I.A. rapper Lil Cease sat down with Feel Rich to talk about taking personal time to workout, and how the image of being healthy has changed. As a kid, he grew up eating cheap and unhealthy food, but now, paying attention to good health has changed his body and mind for the better.
Here are a few tips on how you can save money and keep your calorie count down.
For breakfasts, the quick sugary solutions tend to be a bowl of cereal and milk. So a box of cereal can average to be about $4.50 and a gallon of milk at $2.00, when the better choice would be a carton of eggs that are about $2.99. Eggs are a high source of protein and are low in refined carbohydrates. Also, the eggs will give you energy to get through your day. So the choice is clear – eggs over cereal. You save money and you will get better results that will make you feel rich.
For lunch, salad. When selecting the base of your salad, choose cabbage over romaine lettuce because of cost and nutrients. Cabbage costs about $0.62 a pound, and romaine lettuce costs about $1.90 a pound. In fact, one cup of cabbage gives you more than half of your daily vitamin K requirement – and it’s $1.29 less per pound than Romaine.
For snack, eat carrots over celery. Both are about the same price per pound, but one serving of carrots has two times as much fiber as celery – and 43 times as much Vitamin A.
For dinner, chose a poultry that is lean and packed with nutrients. It’s best when eating chicken to chose the leg over the chicken breast. A dark chicken leg will save you 89 cents a pound—and it scored higher in nutritional value.
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