Are mornings a struggle? Is making breakfast just one more thing to do? Try overnight oats! Easy, fast & nutritious! Recipe here.
Go Good Fat, Not No Fat! Fat is as great anti-inflammatory food and aids in recovery post workout! Try some trail mix with nuts or seeds:
2 cups air-popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups unsweetened whole-grain oat dry cereal
1/4 cup golden raisins
3 Tbsp. dried blueberries
3 Tbsp. dried cranberries
3 Tbsp. dry-roasted almonds, coarsely chopped
3 Tbsp. chopped dried pineapple
2 Tbsp. roasted pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp. dry-roasted sunflower seeds
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup unsalted almonds
1/2 cup dried apple pieces
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup oat circles
1/2 cup bran cereal flakes
Put all the ingredients into big bowl. Stir well with wooden spoon. Divide into six equal amounts in small resealable plastic bags.
Over 40% of Americans don’t get enough calcium. It’s easy to meet your calcium needs with good old dairy. Milk and other dairy products are great sources of protein as well as calcium, vitamin D and potassium (not to mention vitamin A and riboflavin). But what if you don’t tolerate dairy? Consider, almonds, oranges, broccoli, sardines or canned salmon, mustard or collard greens as some alternatives.
Physiology and biochemistry are only two of the many factors that influence our appetite. Play loud music and we eat faster, eat in a brightly lit restaurant and we eat more. We eat more when we eat with our hands; BBQ, wings or fried chicken anyone. Eating is complex -- let’s stop trying to make it simple.
When you eat is as important as what you eat. Fuel your body during the day, when it needs the energy; frequent, smaller, planned meals/snacks are optimal. This can help prevent overeating, keeps the metabolism finally tuned, lean up those muscles and promote a strong immune system.