Healthy breakfasts on the go!

Healthy Breakfast on the go!

I am deeply excited about being a part of Snow-Motion and doing health tips for this television show.  The first episode was “Healthy Breakfast Before Skiing.”  This can be translated to a healthy breakfast to start your day or before exercise. 

Reasons to eat a nutritious and healthy breakfast:

  1. Need to refuel our systems and start our metabolisms to give energy to our brains and muscles.
  2. Helps us to perform optimally by replacing our glucose stores which fuels our brain and our muscles.

It is important to have a balanced breakfast that combines protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats.

Protein is needed to build and repair muscle tissue and carbohydrates are needed to fuel our bodies.  Fats are an additional source of energy.  The ratio of protein to carbohydrate can vary greatly for individuals and depends on the duration of exercise.  The best way to approach this is to make sure you are eating nutritionally rich food.  The most important of which are your carbohydrates.  Just any carb won’t do.  For example, white bread is nutritionally poor versus something like a whole grain bread that has complex carbohydrates which can be broken down into quick glucose for quick energy as well as stored as glycogen for later use.

So…. this is what I suggest:  nutritionally rich organic food.  I also recommend experimenting we are all different and what fuel’s one person may not work optimally for the next.

Here is some interesting information:

Eggs:  eggs are a total protein containing all 9 of the essential amino acids.  They are low in calories and high in the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthine.  Bottom line they are an amazing source of protein and other nutrients.

Avocado:  Avocado’s are considered a super food supplying rich in healthy monounsaturated oil (18 to 30 percent oil in each avocado)

One of the most nutrient-dense foods, avocados are high in fiber and, ounce for ounce, they top the charts among all fruits for folate, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium.

Dave’s Killer bread with seeds it contains 5 grams of protein per slice, 700 mg of omega 3 and 25 grams of Carbohydrate

  • Eat with peanut butter, cashew butter or almond butter, turn it into a sandwich and add some organic no sugar added jelly
  • Smear with avocado to add healthy fats
  • Make a serious protein packed sandwich with some eggs, canadien bacon and cheese

Love grown super oats with chia and quinoa:  this has 7 grams of protein per serving and 26 grams of carbohydrates

Steel cut oatmeal:  5 grams of protein per serving and 28 grams of carbohydrates.

  • For both oat meals add a pat of butter and some organic honey
  • Eat with some fresh fruit

Here are some great healthy breakfast ideas:

Healthy Breakfast

  1. Breakfast one would be an egg sandwich on Dave’s killer bread with any of the following toppings: avocado, cheese or canadien bacon or all three
  2. Love Grown Super Oats with a pat of butter and some organic honey, a bit of avocado sliced on the side
  3. Avocado on Dave’s killer bread
  4. Two slices of whole grain or Dave’s killer bread with peanut butter, cashew butter or almond butter, add some organic no sugar added jelly
  5. Whole grain pancakes made with organic eggs, this gives you the carbs, protein from the eggs and milk and some fats from the butter you make them in. Add some organic maple syrup and you have the perfect blend of protein, carbs and fats.

Disclaimer:  I am a certified Health and Wellness Coach, any products mentioned or recommended on behealthybehappybewell.com are my personal opinion based on nutritional content as is claimed by the product themselves.  I have not been paid or received any goods in trade for my recommendations.

 

 

 

Welcome to Simply Health: Be Healthy, Be Happy, Be Well

Welcome to my website, I look forward to going on a journey with each and every one of you, that will lead you to being healthy, happy and well.  An important part of the journey is learning what in our lives causes us to go out of balance and the best ways to re-establish our equilibrium.

 

Life Balance Approach:

Be Balanced!

balance-life

Simply Health’s Life Balance Approach takes into account that each area of our lives affects how we feel about ourselves.  In order to “Be Empowered,” we have to learn how to keep each dimension of our lives balanced.  It is essential to understand that when one of our circles (Physical Environment, Nutrition, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Movement, Mind-Body Connection, or Personal Growth and Development) is affected the other circles need to activate to keep the circle in balance.  

 

Real life vignette of getting out of balance:

 

This is a super embarrassing story but what better way to connect than to bare my own faults.  Last Friday I drove from my home in Vail, Colorado to Boulder, Colorado.  I was looking forward to having dinner with my son that evening, attending a board meeting the following morning and then heading to Denver to help my daughter move.  Well… upon arriving at the hotel they could not find my reservation.  At approximately the same time I received an email responding to an earlier message I had sent telling me I was in Boulder a week too early for the Board Meeting.  I was already feeling like I was juggling too many balls in the air as I was working on setting up my business, taking care of my husband who just had back surgery and filming my first episodes for Snow-Motion, as well as keeping up with exercising, eating healthy and the myriad of other responsibilities we all have in our lives.  

 

For a brief moment I stood at the check-in desk at the hotel in complete embarrassment and disbelief (tears brimmed momentarily).  Wow, big mess up.  A few deep breaths (Mind-Body Connection)  and I arranged for a room at the hotel that evening, discovered I had some extra time and could go for a run in the beautiful 73-degree weather (physical movement) and could also be available to help my daughter for the entire next day not just the afternoon (Interpersonal Relationships).  This sojourn also gave me some much needed “me” time.  

 

It is difficult to balance all the parts of our lives but without the 6 dimensions in our lives we are not balanced.  The goal is to use the different dimensions to take up the slack when one is lacking. Once I regrouped I felt Empowered and was able to face the rest of my day with confidence and humility.

 

Be Healthy, Be happy, Be Well!