Balance is something I aim for in all areas of my life….sometimes I do well, sometimes not so well. With food, balance affects how we feel and how our bodies work.
Have you ever eaten a low-fiber cereal, like cornflakes for breakfast? And, a couple of hours later you feel hungrier than if you hadn’t eaten. That is because, carbohydrates on their own, are digested fairly rapidly (unless they’re really high in fiber), so you get a quick rise in your blood sugar, a quick burst of energy, and then as your blood sugar falls, you’re left feeling lethargic and starving.
Adding protein, fiber, and a little healthy fat to your meals, helps to slow down the absorption of carbohydrate, keeping you feeling full longer, and keeping your blood sugar more steady, which leads to more stable energy levels all day.
So, for breakfast this morning, I was thinking about balance….I decided on an egg + toast + fruit. I love Eggland’s Best eggs because they have a good amount of omega 3 (healthy) fats.
- egg (protein + healthy fat)
- double fiber toast (high fiber carbohydrate)
- strawberries (fiber + vitamin C + delicious)
- coffee (energy + YUM)
This breakfast should get me though the morning with energy to spare!
And, check out our herbs – they are growing like crazy!! We use basil and cilantro quite a bit, but I’ve never cooked a lot with parsley and oregano.
Do you have a favorite recipe that uses parsley or oregano that you’d like to share??
P.S. If you have any strength training questions, check out my co-worker Adam’s new blog, Breakthrough Strength.
Have a great day, everyone!