I hope you all had a wonderful, healthy week! Mine was disrupted by a mid-week stomach bug, but I am slowly starting to feel better, and after a few days off I finally returned to the gym today. Today was back and bi’s, I wasn’t as high energy as I would have liked, but I did my best. I did a great interval workout on the stair machine during my lunch break, which gave me energy to get through the rest of the work day.
I have some big posts coming, A LOT has been going on in my life these days. Tonight, however, I just want to relax and share a few products I have been loving lately. Feel free to share yours in the comments!
Some things I love lately…
While I prefer to eat my veggies whole, I was craving something sweet to drink today, and seltzer just wasn’t cutting it. Juiced vegetables are a delicious and convenient way to sneak extra vegetable in! I think I need to invest in a juicer. I purchased this carrot/spinach/ginger juice at my local natural foods market, but they are pricey!
– Juicing is a great option if you want the benefits and nutrients from eating vegetables (which you should!!), but you don’t have time/don’t like veggies.
Reasons to eat sprouts:
– They’re inexpensive (you can even grow your own!)
– Loaded with protein and fiber
– They are considered a “super” food, loaded with vitamins and amino acids!
– Sprouts contain essential fatty acids
– Add them to ANYTHING for a nutritional punch (salads, burgers, soups, basically any entree)
**I purchased these for only $1.99!
Mung Bean Benefits:
– Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, USDA Certified Organic- something for everyone!
– Contains 25g protein, 11g fiber, and only 180 calories per serving!
– Low in sugar (6g)
– Low in cholesterol, and loaded with soluble dietary fiber, which has shown to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol
– Contains isoflavanoids which help regulate hormonal activity. May aide in the relief of hot flashes
I used the mung bean fettucini in place of pasta. Unlike traditional white-flour pasta, mung beans are a low glycemic index food, which promotes healthy blood sugar! An excellent option if you don’t feel like preparing a spaghetti squash.
Egg Whites as Dessert:
I don’t know why, but I freaking love egg whites with some cinnamon and nut butter. I guess since I can’t have dessert right now, this is a close substitute. Its kind of like a crepe or a pancake, and I have been having this as my evening meal, and its SO GOOD!! Sounds weird, but give it a try!
What are you loving today??
For more info about the benefits of sprouts and greens: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/04/08/eating-sprouts.aspx?e_cid=2ndBestOfNL_art_3&et_cid=DM40911&et_rid=529356969