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Tips For a Healthy Breakfast in This Fast Paced World

These days breakfast often times gets pushed aside with early morning routines and rushing out the door for work. ‘Convenience’ is the new market for breakfast companies, which leaves you the option for a quick, easy processed and packaged meal that does your body no good, only expiring you through the day… Take notes from these tips below from Lynda Griparic,   a qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher with over 13 years of experience in the health industry who specializes in detoxification, food cravings and fat loss:

Use leftovers.

Make double the amount for dinner and consume the leftovers for breakfast. This may seem unusual at first, but anything that combines protein, vegetables, and healthy fats is a good way to start the day.

Think about digging into these in the morning:

Keep it super simple.

There’s no better way to get an injection of nutrients first thing in the morning than with a smoothie, especially on those busy days when fast and nutritious is what the body and mind are calling for.

Smoothies are also perfect for those who simply want to shed “those” extra pounds or are transitioning from an unhealthy diet to one that’s cleaner and more rewarding. All one needs is a blender.

Give these a try:

Use a basic formula for making better choices when eating out.

I have the following formula in my head when eating breakfast out:

A palm portion of protein + vegetables + 1 to 2 tablespoons of healthy fats.

For example, your protein may be poached eggs, bacon, or a fillet of fish with vegetables like spinach, asparagus, sautéed cabbage, kale, and healthy fats such as avocado, seeds, nuts, and olive oil.


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Vegetarians: 8 Protein Packed Meals To Shut Up The Meat Heads

If only you had a dime for how many times you get asked, “do you even get enough protein bro?” (And yes, they’ll even call you ladies bro). Although it’s an extremely annoying question, it is super important to keep in mind that your protein intake is vital in maintaining your strength and high performance ability. If you’ve crossed meat out of your diet for the long haul, below are 8 protein packed meal ideas to keep you healthy and strong… AND under 400 calories. Take that meat heads!

1. Salsa Verde Lentil Tacos With Mango-Pomegranate Pico

Two tacos = 389 calories and 15.9 grams of protein. Nom nom nom.

Get the recipe here, via Ambitious Kitchen

2. Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Omelet Sandwich

Skip your regular drive-thru breakfast sandwich — this guy’s 149 calories and packs 22.8 grams of protein.

Get the recipe here, via The Healthy Foodie.

3. Cheesy Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Poached Eggs

365 calories, 19 grams of protein, and so much cheesy goodness.

Get the recipe here, via How Sweet It Is.

4. Kale, Chickpea, and Fennel Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

The perfect packed lunch = 398 calories and 22.1 grams of protein.

Get the recipe here, via BuzzFeed’s 2015 Clean Eating Challenge.

5. Baked Zucchini Fritters

Each fritter has only 89 calories and 7 grams of protein, so treat yo’self to a nice stack.

Get the recipe here, via My Purple Spoon

6. Roasted Fennel, Asparagus, and Red Onions with Parmesan and Hard-Boiled Eggs

This one is a little over, at 446 calories, but with the 33.5 grams of protein it packs, it’s worth it.
Get the recipe here, via BuzzFeed’s 2015 Clean Eating Challenge.

7. Blackberry Yogurt Parfait

314 calories and a whopping 30.1 grams of protein. Gooood morning.

Get the recipe here, via BuzzFeed’s 2015 Clean Eating Challenge.

8. Cream of Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Each bowl has 180 calories and 16.6 grams of protein.

Get the recipe here, via The Healthy Foodie.


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