Morning Inspiration…Eating lunch doesn’t have to look like the traditional salad with a side of chicken breast and a little fruit. Why not have several sliced veggies with hummus and some almonds or walnuts? For dessert you could try sliced strawberries with a tablespoon (or two) of nutella. Yum!! The combos are endless…celery and peanut butter, apples with greek yogurt. Have fun with your lunch!-blackwomendoworkout
This peanut butter and banana sandwich is a healthier version of “The Elvis,” since it was one of the King of Rock’s favorite meals when topped with bacon. We left out the meat and added fresh blueberries on the side.
- Spread each half of a toasted whole wheat English muffin with 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- Top each half with ¼ c sliced banana
- Eat as an open-faced sandwich with a side of 20 blueberries
Total calories: 406
recipe and calorie count courtesy of: http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-recipes/400-calorie-breakfasts?s=2&?cid=social_20140709_27405316
Have you seen those packages of pre-sliced apples you can buy at store, they are totally great for a healthy snack on the go but the price can add up.
Did you know that you can make your own by slicing apples, soak in cold water for 3-5 minutes, then soak in a lemon-lime carbonated soda (such as 7-up or sprite) for 3-5 minutes. Divide into snack size portions and store in Ziploc bags in the fridge. The lemon-lime soda will keep the apples from browning and make them last longer.
Nutrition Tip courtesy of Fit-tabulous on facebook.com
What does your body really need every morning?
Protein is critical for maintaining muscle mass and brain power. Proteins are part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies. They are constantly being broken down, and thus need to be replaced via food. Protein also helps you to feel satisfied longer.
- A vegetable omelet and whole-grain toast
- Yogurt with granola or cereal
- Plain yogurt-based fresh or frozen fruit smoothies
- Oatmeal and eggs
- Whole wheat English muffin with eggs, peanut butter or almond butter
Don’t forget the fruit!
Try to include a serving of fruit on your breakfast menu, such as grapefruit, oranges, apples, pears or berries, for a healthy dose of vitamins.
Article courtesy of http://blackdoctor.org/235677/what-is-the-best-breakfast/10/
Nutritional Facts per serving