Eating healthy and making conscious food choices feels great, but it can also be difficult. Deciding what to buy and prepare can be daunting especially when we’re busy with work and family. Here are some easy on-the-go ideas. There are things you can prepare ahead of time or the same morning.
1. Chia Pudding
According to Medical News Today, “Despite their small size, chia seeds are full of important nutrients. They are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and they provide fiber, iron, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise HDL cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol that protects against heart attack and stroke.”
All you need is chia seeds, milk (or your milk substitute like almond or rice milk) and some sweetener like honey. Top with your favorite fruit like bananas or high antioxidant blueberries. See the recipe here.
2. Ricotta Toast
Ricotta cheese can be a healthier option than most other cheeses because it contains less salt and less fat – 10 per cent fat, of which 6 per cent is saturated. Add some local honey on whole grain toast and you have a match made in breakfast heaven! Get the recipe here. Try toast with avocado and a poached or hard-boiled egg as well – another quick and easy option!
3. Healthy Morning Muffins
According to Martha Stewart: “These muffins are surprisingly moist, even though they’re low in fat, thanks to nutritious, flavorful add-ins like banana, carrots, oats, and raisins.” These are great because you can bake a week’s worth ahead of time and just grab and go! Get the recipe here.
At Physicians Weight Control and Wellness, we utilize the nutritional science of today while learning from the mistakes of the past. Everyone’s metabolism and responses to certain foods and macronutrients is different. We take all factors (science, environmental and cultural) into account in creating a customized nutrition plan for the individual patient. There is no one-size-fits-all in medicine and certainly not in managing weight and wellness.
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