There seems to be one common theme with my clients right now and it’s that they currently don’t have the time or energy to prepare healthy foods during the week. Let’s face it, fall is a busy time of year; kids are back in school, the holidays are coming up, and our calendars seem to be full all the way to next year! I totally get it and am in the exact same boat!
One of my go-to sources of fast and easy protein is eggs. You can whip them up in less than 5 mins and they will go with just about anything! This week I made a huge pot of plain quinoa just to have on hand. So this morning for a late breakfast/early lunch, I decided to make a quick quinoa bowl with 2 eggs over easy and 1/2 of a small avocado. I added whole, golden flax seeds to the quinoa since they are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, B1, fiber, manganese, and selenium.
The avocado provides monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid. Monounsaturated fat is considered to be a “good fat” which reduces levels of bad cholesterol in your blood and lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease. Avocados are also an excellent source of potassium (containing more per weight than bananas). In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin K, Vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E.(source)
I’ve talked extensively about the health benefits of free range eggs and the taste simply can’t be beat. I like my eggs to be a little runny and just look at how bright orange that yoke is!! Typically the darker and more orange the yoke, the more nutritious it is!
Top it all off with a little (or a lot!!) of Cholula hot sauce, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper and you’ve got yourself a FAST, DELICIOUS, and SUPER NUTRITIOUS meal in minutes!!
Try not to put too much pressure on yourselves to cook elaborate meals. Simple meals like this pack in serious nutrition, are filling, and easy to make! Plus, they are great anytime and will work as a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal. Bonus points if you add baby spinach, arugula or kale to the mix too!
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