There are lots of key variables in the food equation including genetics, exercise, sleep, and diet. When it comes to factors you can control, what you eat really matters think high fiber, lots of protein, and healthy fats. We have a few ideas to get you started. Eat clean and healthy with these recommended meals that will keep you full, energized and happy.
Oatmeal – Cook 1/2 cup rolled oats in 1 cup low-fat milk (or unsweetened dairy alternative, such as almond milk). Stir in 1 cup mixed berries. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp nuts or seeds (2 tbsp if using a dairy alternative). Drizzle with 1 tsp maple syrup.
Or you can try: Whole-wheat Wraps with Grilled Veggies, Feta & Hummus – Whole wheat wraps are a good start, and the grilling of the vegetables makes them taste far better than just about any other cooking method. The feta cheese adds a bit of tartness, but also has its own healthy benefits. The hummus is made from chickpeas, which help you feel full and satisfied all day. They even manage to squeeze in zucchini and eggplant for good measure.
Super Veggie Bowl – Roast 1 cup sweet potato chunks. Sauté 1 1/2 cups kale and 1 tsp chopped garlic in 1 tsp olive oil. Toss together with 1/4 avocado, sliced, 2/3 cup chickpeas and vinaigrette made with 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper.
Or you can try: Tofu Scramble for Two – If you like tofu and have been wanting to get more of it into your diet this is a way to do it. This is a vegan option that does away with all animal products, and even animal byproducts. The end result is an eggless scrambled meal that contains plenty of superfoods including kale, bell peppers, and a tomato. It’s a fast and easy dish you can make again and again and never get tired of.
Power Salmon- Broil 4 oz salmon with lemon and dill. Serve with 3/4 cup cooked quinoa drizzled with 1 tsp olive oil and 7 asparagus spears roasted (or grilled) with 1 tsp olive oil.
Or you can try: Green Quinoa Salad – A few green hued vegetables and avocado is all that’s needed to turn this quinoa a different shade. This salad is colorful and also really good for you with the use of celery, a superfood meal and something you should really be eating more of, especially the fellas out there. The avocado supplies healthy monounsaturated fats, and also a nice texture to complement the quinoa.
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