The meaning of “breakfast” is literally breaking the fast since you would have last eaten dinner the night before and would not have eaten for 6-9 hours. Breakfast has so many benefits, which is why we always hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy breakfast should provide you with 20-25% of your total daily nutrient requirements. It is important to have a variety of foods in your daily diets, especially at breakfast, and it is important to check the labels as some breakfast products may have added sugar or salt in them.
Importance of Breakfast
It helps restore the energy that you have lost while you were asleep
It helps give you energy for your morning activities
It helps you consume fibre, vitamins, and even some minerals
It is important to set a regular time to eat breakfast (and all your other meals as well) as it has shown to:
Whether you are a student or a mom, snacks can make up a huge part of your day. In fact, some people may get most of their calories from snacks instead of meals. When snacks are such a big part of your daily food intake, you want to be sure that they are healthy for you.
Foodies and nutritionists around the world are finding new ways to make classic foods healthier but one particular way is by adding or substituting unhealthy ingredients with lentils. Today, I will be talking about one specific type of lentil: chickpeas.
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are popular in Mediterranean, South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine. They can be bought dried or canned and are a great substitute for meat. However, the best part about these peas are the nutrients they are packed with.
Chickpeas are a great source of:
So if you are wondering what awesome snacks you can make using chickpeas, here is a round-up of delicio...
As you plan your menu, I would like to share a delicious kofta recipe that you may want to add to your weekly menu! This Malai Kofta Curry features ground turkey meatballs and a smooth luscious sauce.
I am sure you have had kofta curry before, but if you haven’t tried it with ground turkey, you are missing out! The spices complement the turkey beautifully creating a delicious flavour profile. This makes it ideal for a summer dinner party and will leave all of your guests asking for the recipe!
I used ground turkey thigh for this recipe and blended it with onions and spices for juicy meatballs. Along with being a flavourful choice, turkey is packed with protein – perfect after a period of fasting. It’s a delicious way to feel energized and satisfied, and keeps your muscles healthy and happy. Turkey is a lean protein, even the dark meat, providing 30 grams of high quality protein for every 100-gram serving!
I want to introduce a new three part series - Beautifying Foods. Let me start off by expressing that beauty is obviously much more than what is on the surface, and there is definitely no one definition or measure of beauty. This series isn’t about vanity, but it is about highlighting how external beauty is a reflection of our health. I mean who doesn’t like to feel radiant, both on the inside and outside?
Today’s post is all about skin and foods that will help keep your skin glowing. Do you know that our skin is actually our largest organ! It’s true! Our skin cells actually renew themselves every 28 days(1). This means that by adding skin loving foods into your diet, you can see a difference in as little as 28 days!
Here are three key things to add to your day that will keep your skin healthy:
The first skin loving food I recommend, isn’t actually a food, its WATER! Water is such an important and simple thing that everyone can add to their beauty routine and is important for...