Want to get more out of your nutrition plan?
Many people think they need to eat nothing but chicken, brown rice, and salads to shed fat and get a clean bill of health.
This isn’t the case!
There are plenty of ways to turn foods you’re already eating into nutrient superstars.
All it takes is one or two added ingredients or a smart substitution here and there.
Here are 6 effortless diet tweaks that will help you get more from your nutrition plan.
1. Top Your Oatmeal With Walnuts
Oatmeal is a great way to start your day but there’s just one problem: it’s low in fat content.
You need healthy fat to fire up your metabolism for the day. To bring the healthy fat content up, try topping your bowl of oats with a sprinkling of walnuts.
Walnuts will add healthy omega-3 fatty acids. These are important for brain and heart health, as well as for helping ward off diabetes.
2. Sprinkle Chia Seeds On Yogurt (or almost anything)
Another great healthy protein and fat addition to your snack of yogurt during the day is a sprinkling of chia seeds.
Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients including:
fiber, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B3, potassium, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2.
These nutrient packed seeds will also provide a hearty dose of omega-3 fatty acids. It's just one more reason to sprinkle them on almost anything.
3. Add Diced Avocado To Your Smoothies
Whipping up a smoothie? Add some sliced avocado into the blender.
Avocado is a fantastic source of vitamin E. It will help make your skin and hair look healthier while fending off inflammation.
It’ll also add a creamier consistency to the smoothie without altering the taste all that much.
4. Swap Protein Powder For Flour In Your Baking
If you’re making a batch of healthy muffins or cookies, replace some of the flour with protein powder. Often baked foods are lacking in protein, so this will help balance out your recipes.
Plus, the protein powder will add some bone-building calcium. This can help you recover faster between your workout sessions.
5. Use Oats Instead of Bread Crumbs In Turkey Burgers
Turkey burgers are a healthy alternative to ground beef. But, if you’re making them with traditional bread crumbs, you’re adding some unhealthy carbs to the mix.
Instead, try using oats. Oats taste great in place of bread crumbs. Oats give you cholesterol-lowering fiber and help keep you energized in the hours ahead.
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6. Use Collard Greens Wraps Instead of Whole Wheat
Finally, another quick substitute is to use collard greens for wraps in place of flour based wrap. Simply remove the hard stems from a collard green leaf and then boil for a few seconds.
Once slightly softened, remove from the steam. Then wrap as you would any other wrap, overlapping the edges.
Collard greens are a perfect source of antioxidants!
They also offer plenty of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, vitamin C, fiber, calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, iron, and magnesium.
So keep these small nutritional tweaks in mind. Incorporate them into your day and you’ll be eating healthier in no time.
Yours in Health,
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