Up for a Challenge? Winner Gets Skinny and Healthy!

20 Feb

In addition to providing you with lots of easy and healthy recipes we also want to share the latest information about nutrition with you. We have the tendency of sticking to the same old boring food choices (ex: broccoli and chicken) but we recently learned about some “exotic” foods that provide an efficient way to get all of the necessary nutrients without eating 6 servings of broccoli.

So our challenge to you and to ourselves is to try and create a meal with at least one of the following ingredients.  We hope to share some of your ideas as well as ours in the coming weeks. Trust us we are just as skeptical/scared as you are. Some of these ingredients we admit sound absolutely awful but hey no one said being skinny would taste good.

1. Kale – one of the world’s top sources of Vitamin A, also good source of Fiber and Vitamin C

2. Sardines – we know this sounds gross but they are one of the best sources for mood-boosting omega-3 fats

3. Pomegranate – full of antioxidants that can help fight of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer

4. Oatmeal – 4 grams of fiber per cup and is a “slow-releasing” carbohydrate…in English this means that if you eat oatmeal a couple of hours before you work out you will burn more fat

5. Quinoa – loaded with fiber and protein which the combination of this makes you feel fuller longer

6. Kefir – great for your immune system and comes in many different fruit flavors

7. Lentils – may sound boring but goes great with any dinner and your BUDGET!! Also loaded with protein and fiber

It is important to remember that we not only want to watch our calories but we want to make sure that our bodies are getting all of the vitamins and nutrition they need! Start your cooking and don’t forget to share your recipes and pictures! Grub Healthy

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One Response to “Up for a Challenge? Winner Gets Skinny and Healthy!”

  1. Rischmöller Real Estate February 21, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    This is an excellent post. Actually, sardines are pretty good, and not as bad as their reputation in cartoons has led us to believe. 😉 Also, quinoa is an excellent superfood and I am so glad you have included it on here! For anyone wanting a little more info and background on it, you can read more on our blog here:

    http://rischmoller.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/quinoa-the-incan-superfood/

    and some easy recipes

    http://rischmoller.wordpress.com/2012/02/10/recipes-of-the-week-all-things-quinoa/

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