Local produce equals healthy eating in Switzerland
What happens when a registered dietitian has to leave sunny San Diego, and relocate to Switzerland, for her husband’s job? Amazingly healthy lunches, that’s what. “For lunch, the Swiss offer a wide variety of fresh salads (insaladas) at every restaurant, filled with local produce. By starting my meal off with a bowl of veggies, I begin to get satiated quickly from all the fiber. But, in order to still enjoy some of the delicious cheese, and bread, that’s in abundance in this country too, I’ve taken to splitting a pizza with the whole table. The pizza crust in Switzerland is so paper thin, that it’s just the right portion of delicious carbs to satisfy my fix without over doing it!” explains nutrition consultant, Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT. Birchermüesli, made especially healthy with high protein Swiss yogurt, and fruit, such as apples, and bananas, is another popular on-the-go lunch meal in this country.