Healthy Foods of Summer 2021:
Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means: it’s time to start thinking about healthy food! It can be hard to come up with ideas for meals that will last all summer long, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. You’ll never go hungry again with these delicious options!
Breakfast: oatmeal with fruit and maple syrup, or a bowl of plain yogurt topped with granola and seasonal berries.
Lunch: A salad packed full of fresh vegetables, protein (chicken breast), and fat-free dressing – this is a great meal to pack up for work. Add some crunchy croutons on top!
Dinner: Grilled salmon seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and dill weed; pan roasted chicken breasts in olive oil; grilled veggies cooked in the same flavorings you used for your chicken breasts. Delish!
A note about prep time: these recipes take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour depending on what you’re cooking, so plan accordingly.
In between these meals you can snack on whole fruits like apples, oranges or bananas.
Occasionally you can treat yourself with some tasty snacks, but be sure to choose healthy options, such as peanuts and popcorn.
Ice cream, juices and soda are not healthy options and should be avoided.
Alcohol, cigarettes and coffee also have a negative impact on your body.
If you do choose to drink, be sure to limit yourself and not overdo it.
This is the time of year when we want to enjoy all life has to offer, but make sure you’re doing so in moderation!
For other useful tips you can consult with your doctor or with your insurance agent.