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Go wild with protein.
If elk and venison aren't high on your grocery list, you can still eat the Nordic way with grass-fed beef, pork, or lamb. (Game is often available at local farmers' markets and even Costco is carrying bison these days.) "Think of these foods as sides, not the star of the meal," says Ansel. "Limit them to a few times a week, a few ounces per serving." Enjoy four ounces of oily fish (salmon, herring, mackerel) three times a week, and don't forget low-fat dairy for calcium-rich protein. A few breakfast ideas: Start your day with a parfait layered with nonfat yogurt, berries and oatmeal; top salmon with a generous dollop of cucumber-dill yogurt; or, if you're in a hurry, grab a cup of skyr, an Icelandic yogurt.