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Is Eating Fruit only for breakfast healthy? – think again, brought to us from Krista Sheehan, DEMAND MEDIA
Is Eating Fruit for Breakfast Healthy?
by Krista Sheehan , Demand Media (thank you Krista and Demand Media for this informative article)
Fruit should have a prominent place at your morning meal. but……
If your breakfast consists of a cup of coffee and a banana, you’re missing the mark. The importance of the morning meal can be found in the word itself — it “breaks the fast” and replenishes your body with energy and nutrients after a long night’s sleep. Understanding the components of a healthy breakfast is crucial for building a better breakfast — and while fruit is a healthy choice, it shouldn’t be the only food that fills your empty stomach.
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A Better Breakfast
To build a balanced breakfast, MayoClinic.com recommends filling your plate with complex carbohydrates, fiber, protein and some healthy fat. Complex carbohydrates come from whole-grain breads and cereals, which also deliver a healthy dose of fiber. To fill up on protein, choose low-fat dairy products, like skim milk and low-fat yogurt and cheese. Protein can also come from lean meats, eggs and peanut butter. Fruits and vegetables should finish the meal, as they’re excellent sources of minerals, vitamins and fiber.
Fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals, which help keep the body functioning at its optimal level. The sweet treats are also filled with fiber, which helps promote normal digestive patterns and contributes to lower cholesterol levels. When choosing fruit, select fresh or unsweetened frozen varieties when possible. Although canned fruits will suffice in a pinch, they tend to be a bit higher in sugar and sodium. Some fruit juices are also filled with sugar and sodium, so always check the nutrition label before gulping a glass.
Quick and Easy Ideas
A healthy breakfast is possible even if you’re running out the door in the morning. Top a whole-wheat pancake or waffle with peanut butter and bananas for an easy treat to enjoy on your morning commute. Or, stuff a whole-wheat pita pocket with egg whites, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers and feta cheese. If you eat breakfast at the office, choose plain oatmeal topped with low-fat yogurt and fresh fruit. A fruit smoothie is another great idea, as it only takes a few minutes to blend before you’re out the door. Combine low-fat yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit, a handful of spinach and a splash of skim milk. Either toss a spoonful of wheat germ into the mix or pair the smoothie with whole-wheat toast to round out the meal.
If You Have More Time
If you have a bit more time to get ready in the morning, spend a few extra minutes preparing your morning meal. Use a whole-wheat tortilla to make a morning pizza topped with salsa, diced veggies, black beans and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Diced veggies can also be mixed into scrambled eggs or egg white omelets, while spinach leaves and cucumber slices can be tucked into a breakfast sandwich.
“You Gotta Try This!“
Happy Final days of summer good foodie friends,
Meatery B to B is a flavor alert must get to!
Do you remember Chef Krissy from Pig on the Street? At the very least you may remember her out of this world flavors?
I can’t write this first blog without mentioning Pig on the Street as that is where I first met Krissy and tasted her fantastic creations.
Pig on the Street continues to be successful serving up great unique flavor packed sandwiches full of bacon and flavorful sauces & Krissy is now on to creating another flavor wonderland!
The Meatery (B to B) is located in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village. They are specifically located in the ever popular North Shore fixture Windsor Meats who have been serving fine cuts of meats for over 60 years!
The partnership of these two concepts is so natural and so aligned with the equal desire to supply quality and flavors that are a perfect fit to enhance each other and what they serve! The bonus of being located right in Windsor meats is that you can shop before, while waiting for your lunch or for after your meal and grab whatever you need for your dinner, BBQ or next great creation…. What could be better?
On to the Meatery…..
Special smoked chicken thigh with chipotle lime, guac, Pico De gallo and chipotle mayo on house made fresh bread.
I can’t even explain the layers of textures and flavors in this tender sandwich….. But all I know is I would eat it again and again.
Next up …..
Roast pork served with “cracklings(the crunchy bits from the top of the roast pork…Yum) served with spicy Italian sausage and artichoke aioli… “Out of this world!”
Did I mention the culinary love that is applied in making these mouth watering sandwiches? Truly food from the heart and soul!
Lastly you can’t leave before trying the Hand made butchers sausage roll!
Delectable beyond words…… As one fellow foodie was heard saying….”you had me at puff pastry” … You know who you are and by the way…. I totally agree with you.
This tasty treat is served with house made stout infused mustard and a hot sauce to add that little kick
Make sure to take a trip Edgemont or double the pleasure and do the grouse grind an then head in for lunch and visit Krissy and her wonderful partners in flavor town and top off your visit with grabbing your dinner from Windsor meats… Special mention goes to their Turducken sausage! A must try!