Posts Tagged ‘Fruits’

My Perfect Healthy Breakfast

March 23rd, 2011

breakfast healthy yes or noBreakfast today is very different than it was back in the days of the four food groups. With the invention of low-carbohydrate diets and the food pyramid, what we eat has changed. We are no longer eating as many fried foods, fat or pork as we once did. Overall, the amount of food we eat for breakfast is decreasing, but we are focusing more on nutrition. I like to focus on a meal that is high in protein, rich in complex carbohydrates and low in fat and cholesterol. Whenever possible, I buy natural and organic foods that are rich in nutrients and delicious. Below are my choices for my perfect healthy breakfast that will leave you feeling full and contribute to better health.

A breakfast that I eat often consists of two eggs with light cheese, two slices of wheat toast and an apple. I buy organic whenever I can because the food will be free of pesticides, free of hormones and will not be genetically modified. The eggs I buy are from free-range hens that are fed an organic diet of vegetarian food. I also buy organic apples of different varieties, depending on what is fresh and available. My favorite apple varieties are Granny Smith or Pink Lady. I love these varieties for their textures, flavors and colors. The toast and apple provide complex carbohydrates for energy to get you going in the morning, and the eggs and cheese provide protein to build muscle and leave you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. Sometimes I skip the toast and add even more protein by adding two strips of either soy or turkey bacon. Both of these options are rich in protein, have great smokey flavor, a crunchy texture and are low in fat. Breakfasts that are low in fat but high in protein and unrefined carbohydrates will leave you feeling energized and ready to take on your busy day.

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Some Practical Tips to Help You Pick the Freshest of Fruits and Vegetables

April 10th, 2009

Fresh Fruits

If you have decided to live and eat healthy, you may find this guide useful when you push your cart along the aisles of your grocery or when you rush to the farmers market every weekend.

You get the best of fruits and vegetables when you get those which are at their best condition. Here are some useful tips:

Raspberries and Blackberries

Go for raspberries and blackberries that have that shine without any discoloration or molds. If you will not eat it right away, you can put it in a plastic container and refrigerate. They’ll be good for around 2 days. Don’t forget to wash them before consumption. They will be great with if you are baking some stuff or just in addition to those yummy dishes.

Plums, Apricots, Peaches

Go for the cleanest of skin, meaning, no bruises or wrinkles. The fruit should also be taut and firm to touch. You can ripen these fruits at room temperature and refrigerate them once they are ripe. You can serve plums, peaches, or apricots with dishes of pork, chicken, or duck. Read more…

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