I don’t know about you, but when the seasons change, so do my habits and that includes the way I eat. For one thing, the weather is hotter. I’m usually more active with outdoor workouts, and also it’s hotter out! I tend to want to eat lighter, energizing meals that will keep me satisfied between meals.
It’s good to eat according to the seasons, because whatever happens to be in season will be more readily available and reasonably priced. What I’m loving right now is summer berries and heirloom tomatoes.
I’ve created 3 awesome recipes that you can make in just minutes! They recipes are vibrant in color signifying that they are anti-oxidant and nutrient rich. If you happen to try any of the recipes, please let me know!
Many have gathered the notion that if a food is low calorie, it is healthy and if there are a lot of calories– it is not. It really is not this simple. We need a balance of vitamins, minerals, fat, protein, and of course the right amount of calories. The best foods tend to be really dense in nutrients, but also low in calories. Kale is a good example of this, but I didn’t use any kale in this recipe. 🙂 You will simply buy a good quality blueberry muffin mix (to me this means one that doesn’t use cheap ingredients like animal shortening) and follow the instructions, but with my additions and replacements. You will need:
Quality blueberry muffin mix
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp lemon zest
Coconut milk (replace water in recipe)
Flavorless oil (I used grapeseed)
3 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 egg (other 2 eggs replaced with flax)
In a separate bowl, add 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed meal with 8 to 9 tablespoons of warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes and you will see it take on a gel like texture. Mix all ingredients until flour lumps are nearly gone. Bake according to instructions, but note it may take 5 to 7 minutes longer to bake! Watch this quick 2 minute video to see how it comes together!