You may not be a morning person, which also may make you a light morning eater. Breakfast is a vital part of your daily nutritional intake. Eating a balanced diet is important; what you eat is as equally important as to when you eat. So breakfast is first in line to maintaining your healthy eating habits and keeping you on track each day. Choices can include; an omelet with fresh veggies, whole grain bread with peanut butter, Greek yogurt with granola and fresh fruit. Focus on low sugar, high protein, and fiber for the winning combination.
All the cool kids still brown bag it. Packing your lunch is a quick and simple way to regulate your intake and will have money saving benefits over time. The evening before is a good time to prepare your meal for the next day. One suggestion would be while you are cooking dinner, plan your lunch option and prep or cook items needed. Preparing your meat option, veggies, and even rice or other grains ahead of time, will also assist in portion control.
You might even consider making your lunches for the week on Sunday. A way to make it fun is to create your menu around having options that include various flavors, shapes and textures. Some ideas might be pita bread and hummus, fresh veggies, apple slices (add lemon juice to the container to avoid browning) and yogurt, cheese chunks or slices, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, a salad with your favorite toppings or a side dish such as three-bean salad.
Now, let’s talk about – What’s for dinner? For your last meal of the day, it’s important to make the right choice; there will be about ten hours before you eat breakfast. Make certain you incorporate a steady supply of glucose, as you need this to strengthen your body while you sleep. To meet this goal make healthy food choices with a solid combination of proteins, such as meat, eggs, lentils or beans and carbohydrates, such as pasta, potatoes, rice, vegetables, and fruit. This practice will help prevent your sleep from being interrupted and your body will get the shot of glucose it needs. Another source your body will welcome is tryptophan, which includes: chicken, turkey, fresh tuna, soya beans, nuts, seeds, and bananas. Your body will appreciate that you ‘eat to sleep’ and your mood will thank you too!
Enjoy figuring out what’s for dinner? - breakfast and lunch too! Happy Nutrition and working towards your daily healthy eating habits. Everyone benefits from getting to the HEART of what matters! Please like and share this post!
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