Hello! Happy Tuesday. Since I’m following a workout plan that I did not write, I figured I’d talk to you about my second love: FOOD. With that, here are my top 5 foods, without which I’d drop dead (or possibly something less dramatic).
I eat oats pretty much every day. My breakfast is almost always the following:
- .33 cup rolled oats
- .66 cup water
- .25 cup liquid egg whites
- .5 banana
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Cook oats in water in microwave for 1 minute. Whisk in egg whites, zap for additional 30 secs. Top with banana, PB, and chia seeds.
Oats are awesome because they are a good source if soluble fiber, which has been shown to reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure. That fiber also keeps you full longer than other cereals, plus it tastes damn good (in my bumble opinion). Source
2. Speaking of peanut butter: Peanut Butter:
I’ve raved about the benefits of this delicious butter of the gods, but in case you forgot:
“Each 2-tablespoon serving of peanut butter contains more than 8 grams of protein, nearly 2 grams of dietary fiber, 208 milligrams of potassium, more than half a gram of iron, 24 micromilligrams of folate, 188 calories and 3 grams of sugars. The fat content is 16 grams per serving, but only 3 grams of those are saturated. The rest of the fats are mono- and polyunsaturated, which have proven benefits for heart and muscle health. While the amounts of protein and fiber are not large, every bit counts when managing your macronutrients.” Source
Real talk: I’m addicted to coffee. Not even good coffee. Just any resemblance of coffee-like drink will do. I’m no snob (although I would never say no to coffee!). I start every day with my eggy oats and exactly 2 cups of black coffee. My brain doesn’t function otherwise. Caffeine is a stimulant, and there have been numerous studies confirming the benefits of coffee from increased energy to lower risk of Parkinson’s! Check out this article for more! (You can trust HuffPost. They only publish really awesome articles by very good looking people ;))
Ok, I know this makes me a total #basicbitch, but if I had to marry a food it would be hummus. I eat it by the bucketful.
A 2-tablespoon serving of hummus contains 50 calories, 2 grams of protein, 3 grams of fat and 4 grams of carbohydrates, including 2 grams of fiber. Only 0.4 grams of fat is saturated. This combination of protein and fiber will help keep you feeling full for longer than a high-fat dip that doesn’t contain much fiber, such as a full-fat ranch dip. Source
Some say there are health benefits to champagne. Honestly, I don’t care. I just wanna drink bubbles all day, everyday.