Try these delicious and nutritious Egg and Veggie Muffins. They are a great nutrient-packed and protein-rich breakfast idea.
Egg and Veggie Muffins
1 cup red pepper, chopped
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
4 cups fresh spinach
½ tsp garlic powder
2 dashes pepper
½ tsp turmeric
1. Preheat oven to 425F. Place 12 muffin cups in muffin tin
2. Sauté pepper and mushrooms for about 3 minutes until crisp-tender. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
3. Add vegetables to 12 muffin cups.
4. Whisk eggs and spices together and pour into 12 muffin cups. It’s ok if they only fill half-way because these will expand in the oven.
5. Place in oven and bake about 30 minutes, or until eggs have set. Enjoy!
Eat well - Stay active - Live happy and enjoy a Healthy Body for Life!
It’s common for people to think that when they skip breakfast, they are ‘saving’ calories. Have you ever thought this way? Many of us, at one point or another in our lives, have fallen into the 'no breakfast' trap. So, what's wrong with skipping breakfast?
You've heard it said before, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!"
If managing your weight is your goal, then listen to this.
How? Your body needs fuel to function, and food is that fuel. When you skip breakfast, first of all you slow down your metabolism, a big no-no. Then you feel super hungry and reach for whatever is in front of you...doughnuts, chips, candy, for a quick snack to quiet the hunger. True? Willpower is no match for the hunger pangs. You fail, you feel guilty, and give up on your goal!
If you find yourself running out of steam mid-morning or mid-afternoon, ask yourself, "Did I remember to eat breakfast this morning?"
Here is a beautiful quote by Tony Robbins, "The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results."
Starting your day with a healthy breakfast will lead to more energy and better productivity throughout your day. You feel great, you accomplish more and you have energy for exercise! A win-win all around.
Are you feeling stressed? It could be that you did not have breakfast.
How long has it been since you last had food? If you ate dinner at 6:00pm and it's now 10:00am the next day and you have still not eaten anything, you have essentially fasted for 16 hours. Your blood sugar drops, causing cortisol (the stress hormone) to be released as the body perceives a stressful situation. This contributes to lower energy and weight gain.
Breakfast tips and a recipe
Try these fabulous Egg and Veggie Muffins. Make them ahead of time to have on-hand as an easy grab-and-go breakfast for those busy mornings. They are delicious, nutrient packed and high in protein. Enjoy, and remember what your Mamma told you..."Eat your breakfast!"
Sesame Beef, Broccoli & Carrot
Makes 2 large servings
2 tbsp sesame oil, divided
12 oz beef strips
2 tbsp liquid aminos (a gluten-free and healthier replacement for soy sauce)
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ cup vegetable broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups broccoli
2 cups carrots
1. Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in large skillet, add beef and cook until browned.
2. In a cup, mix together liquid aminos, lemon juice & broth.
3. Remove beef and set aside.
4. Add remaining sesame oil and garlic to pan. Cook garlic until tender (2-3 mins).
5. Add broccoli & carrots, and stir with garlic.
6. Add liquid mixture to pan and coat.
7. Cook until desired tenderness is reached.
8. Add beef back to pan, stir until well coated and heated through.
Serve and enjoy!
What is real food? It’s food that is unprocessed or minimally processed. If you’re not sure, you can ask yourself if the food is something you would find in nature; 'whole foods'.
Real food comes packaged with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients our bodies need to thrive. These are the types of foods that give us energy instead of leaving us feeling hungry again a short time later.
They can also help with our overall health and feeling of well-being, as well as weight loss or maintenance.
Some examples include:
Most people don’t get nearly enough vegetables in their diet, so maybe that’s a good place to start.
What whole foods can you add to your diet this week?