Nourishing yourself before a busy day doesn’t need to be difficult
Take a look at this simple, yet delicious, breakfast idea which will save your precious time in the mornings.
All you need to prepare a healthy, high protein, low-fat breakfast for your family is a few simple ingredients and some oven-safe mugs.
Eggs are a very flexible choice for breakfast because they may be baked with a variety of delicious and healthy goods in the mixture.
In this recipe, the egg is mixed with a tomato-basil base, although you may easily roast some vegetables and set aside the veggies in small containers in the fridge, to add a different mixture to your eggs every day.
For example, you may enjoy your eggs with any combination of sweet potato, mozzarella, roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, spinach and much more.
Instead of grabbing a boring granola bar in the morning and feeling hungry half an hour later as you’re on your way to work, try this quick and easy no-cook overnight oats recipe to fill you up with fiber, protein and vitamins from your favorite fruit.
the recipe is simple, with natural, healthy ingredients which can be varied throughout the whole week.
While granola bars and other grab-and-go breakfasts are usually loaded with artificial sweeteners and a long list of ingredients you can’t pronounce (warning sign), overnight oats are a great way to prepare for a quick breakfast without wasting your precious morning time.
Keep a stock of fresh fruits, oats, honey, peanut butter, yogurt and milk, along with any additional toppings you like such as sugar-free granola, raisins, mixed nuts and more.
If you’re looking to increase the amount of protein in your breakfast – add a tablespoon of chia seeds! They will swell up in the liquids for a thick texture.
Meet Sarah Lynn. She’s a certified personal trainer who LOVES inventing healthy recipes, and she has a special passion for dessert recipes in particular.
The uniqueness in her desserts is that they are gluten free, high protein and simple – meaning they are very minimalist in ingredients – you won’t find unhealthy additives to her recipes, no matter how mouth-watering, chocolatey and mesmerizing the end results are.
You won’t believe that these are actually good for you!
What’s the best way to eat healthy when you’re not at home all day?
Prepare your food ahead of time, of course!
Sitting long hours at the office or running in between meetings can often leave you with making poor food choices.
You don’t want to waste time or too much money, so you end up buying lunch at the nearest venue.
When you eat out too often, it becomes nearly impossible to track the nutrition of your day’s meals.
Prepare some healthy grain-based meals at home and you will be able to make sure you are consuming your daily needed vegetable, grains and proteins without the sneaky sugary sauces of restaurants and fast food joints.
This recipe is simple and easy to make in large amounts for more family members.
Simply pop a range of veggies in the oven, prepare brown rice and quinoa separately to mix it up, and make your own, healthy, simple sauce.
These bowls don’t need to be heated, so you can eat them on the go!
A sedentary lifestyle can cause detrimental health issues
If you work long hours at a desk job, you are more likely to be frequently sick than a similar person who incorporates more movement into their daily life.
Sitting down all day puts you at high risk for inflammations – and furthermore, you are likely to feel hungry more often and over snack, leading to weight gain which is already hard to put off when you aren’t active.
While there are some foods that will help naturally boost your body’s immunity, they are not a replacement for physical activity.
If your busy lifestyle makes it difficult for you to find time to workout for a full hour in the morning or evening – try to incorporate physical activity into your lifestyle, little bits at a time.
Simple changes in your daily routine such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or taking a 5 minute break to do some stretching and plank on your office floor can keep your body in a much better physical state then if it sits the entire day, taking only bathroom and lunch breaks.
Take a look at the foods that you should incorporate to help fight the sedentary lifestyle inflammatory responses:
Saving time doesn’t mean eating the same meal every day
Food prepping has become a major hit amongst busy workers and healthy eaters because it allows you to efficiently plan ahead your weekly food budget as well as monitor your calorie and nutrient intake to satisfy a healthy, but not expensive, lifestyle.
Although most of the beautiful food prepping pictures you see on Instagram boast an array of suburban-neighborhood-type of uniformity amongst the meals – it really doesn’t have to be that boring.
You can choose one common base for all of your meals (such as ground turkey, chicken breast, stir-fried tofu, beans, etc.) and mix it up with the rest of the meal’s ingredients.
That way, you don’t spend too much time cooking several different proteins but you are also able to quickly whip up several days worth of food.
If you want our advice, those Instagram-worthy photos of a seven-day meal plan may look appetizing the moment the picture is taken, but please don’t eat meals that have been sitting for an entire week in the fridge – especially not if they include a chopped salad or a fried egg.
Some things are just meant to be eaten fresh, and nothing should be eaten after more than a few days – you will be losing both nutritional value and savory taste.
Take a look at this mix of meals which can alternate between lunches and dinners – as they are not identical!
Making your own tailored ice cream at home is much easier and quicker than you think!
No, this isn’t a magical recipe for calorie-free ice cream – it’s not going to be very dietetic, but it sure will be healthier than most of the brands you will find in the stores.
The ice cream you buy from the supermarket is often loaded with unhealthy ingredients – all it takes is a small peek at the ridiculously long list of ingredients which may often include, to name a few of the most unhealthy: Mono and diglicerides, disodium phosphate, benzyl acetate, mono stearate, propylene glycol, sodium benzoate, polysorbate 80, potassium sorbate, modified corn starch and soy lecithin.
Moreover, although you are likely to put sugar in your own homemade ice cream, you can control the amount and opt for healthier sweetening options such as honey or pure maple syrup.
If you can make your treat a little bit healthier and still enjoy a luxurious taste – why not?
Remember – whichever flavor you choose to create – it’s always best to rely on natural ingredients.
For example, try making your own cookie dough with natural cocoa instead of premade cookie dough.