Following up with the healthy eating, here are two great SUPERFOOD meals to kick off your new year! YUM!
Spinach & Kale (SUPERFOOD!!) – http://www.kalesuperfood.com/what-is-kale/
Avocado – healthy fat! we are learning how important it is to include healthy fats into your diet, plus they keep you satiated throughout the day, helping to regulate your blood sugar.
Chia Seeds (SUPERFOOD!) – great source of Omega 3’s http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/content/en/dave_foreman/chia.jsp
Cacao Nibs (SUPERFOOD!) – huge way to get magnesium into your diet – http://livesuperfoods.com/raw-cacao-nibs.html
Parsly – yep, just a few springs torn up add some in! .Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. It contains iron and folate and is loaded with flavonoids. It has more vitamin C than an orange! It’s mostly in the stems so don’t throw those out.
Almonds – healthy fat
*then toss in whatever else you like in your salad – carrots, celery, dried fruit. IF you add some chicken, salmon, or a hard boiled egg this becomes a complete meal! Protein, fat, and carbs!
Steel Cut or Rolled Oats, cooked
Frozen or Fresh Blueberries: wonderful antioxidants
Almonds – healthy fat!
Chia Seeds (SUPERFOOD!) See above!
Raisins or Dried Fruit – add if you want something to replace your sugar
Cacao Nibs (SUPERFOOD!) – adds some extra caffeine to your meal, see facts above!
Pat of Butter – helps regulate the carbohydrates, keeps your blood sugar from spiking and keeps you fuller longer!
Whole Milk – chose whole, not low fat. Low fat milk is packed with sugar to make up for the loss of flavor in fat. It is also very processed to remove the fat, and powdered milk flakes are added back into it to make it look like “milk”. Whole milk is not processed like this – what you see is what you get. Plus you need less to feel full if you drink a higher fat content milk. Preferably go with grass fed, but of course that’s harder to find! Read more … http://flaxandhoney.com/2012/10/02/dairy/