Moms First: Healthy food for a new year

The Boston Medical center reports 45 million Americans diet each year.

We spend over 30 billion on weight loss products.

A local expert to came up with quick, inexpensive, low-calorie and mouthwatering meals.

Kristin St. Clair is a health and wellness advisor at Martin's. After the holidays everyone wants to kick start our new yeaoff r with being healthy and in shape. St. Clair gave WSBT 22 some great ideas that people can start with

"Focus on a lot of fruits and vegetables and whole grains," St. Clair said. "Eating healthy doesn't have to cost a lot, and it doesn't have to take a lot of time."

St. Clair's first advice was about breakfast.

"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," she said.

"Smoothie is a really fun way, and Dole has this great product that has a fruit and veggie blend," St. Clair said. "You just take the frozen fruit and just throwing it in. You can mix with water fruit juice."

Then, you blend it up.

"Something really quick and easy is quinoa. Focusing again on whole grains and very high in proteins -- great way to make your lunch or meal satisfying," St. Clair said. "Throw in some toasted almonds and then add dried cranberries for a little bit of sweetness, a little bit of onions, and if you have leftover roasted chicken breast you can always toss that in and some white beans as well."

St. Clair also adds a dressing made out of orange juice, olive oil, butter, milk and then you whisk it together.

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