By: Claire LeGresley, RHN
What does “eating healthy” mean to you? Think about it, does it make you cringe a little bit? Does it make you feel like you’d be missing out, and you’d have to make gigantic changes to your diet and lifestyle?
In this series I hope to re-frame your ideas of what “eating healthy” means, not by taking anything away – but by adding the goodness in. It’s time to ditch your hang ups, and confusion about paleo, gluten and grains – from this point on – it’s simple, we’re just adding goodness in.
Breakfast: add in a Protein + a Fiber
Protein: Fuel your body with protein after a long nights slumber, and look forward to increased feeling of fullness and stabilized blood sugar levels. This will in turn help to control food cravings and instigate one marvelous mood.
1) Whole eggs
For the busy morning: Hard boiled eggs are where it’s at! Prepare half a dozen on Sunday night and your breakfast of champions awaits you. Sprinkle with paprika (or your favorite spice), pair with whole grain crackers or toast (see fiber) and you are on your way to a super charged morning.
2) Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is strained extensively to remove much of the liquid whey, lactose, and sugar- giving it its thick and creamy consistency. Prepare yourself, Greek yogurt contains twice the protein of any other regular yogurt and with very little sugar. This means you will be feeling fuller for longer, ensuring an improved mood and more stable energy levels – who wouldn't want that?
Fiber: The indigestible part of plant food keeps you regular (wink), helps to lowers cholesterol levels, stabilizes blood sugar levels, and supports weight management goals.
3) Avocado Toast
Swooping in as a surprising source of fiber (9 grams for ½ an avo), this fruit pairs perfectly on a slice of whole grain toast, topped off with a dash of sea salt and pepper – hello fiber goodness. Going gluten free? There are many gluten free breads on the market, so keep your eye out for those containing whole grains (such as millet) and with limited ingredients. Now go forth and spread that avocado love.
4) Quinoa Flake Porridge
It’s time to switch up typical oatmeal and breakfast cereals – variety is the spice of life, no? Quinoa flakes are just quinoa that’s been rolled to create a thin flake. It cooks in a flash (90 seconds) and provides 4 grams of fiber – double that by adding one tablespoon of chia seed – and you’re left with twice as much fiber than in bran flakes. Can I get a high – five?
This is gonna be good,
For the full blog post, and more tips on adding goodness in, visit www.clairelegresleyrhn.com
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