1 T organic virgin coconut oil
1/4 red onion, sliced
2 large handfuls organic spinach leaves
4 oz extra firm tofu, cut into small cubes
1 T hot curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 T water
Heat skillet over medium heat. Place coconut oil in hot skillet. Add red onion and saute until transparent. Add spinach leaves and cover for 2 minutes. Remove lid and stir with a large spoon. Add tofu cubes on top of the spinach leaves; sprinkle with curry powder, cumin, sea salt & ground pepper. Stir all together, until spinach leaves are totally soft. Add 1 tablespoon water to help seasonings release from bottom of pan, simmering for about 1 minute more. Transfer to plate and ENJOY!
1 cup ice
6-8 oz. almond milk
1 frozen banana OR frozen dark cherries or berries(1½ cups)
1½ cups of organic kale
1 scoop multi collagen vanilla protein powder
Just throw it all together in a blender and voila! Instant breakfast! Makes 2 servings.
GREEK YOGURT PARFAIT
1 container of nonfat plain greek yogurt, handful of berries, Bear Naked Fit Granola
2 cups low fat cottage cheese
6 Tbsp. strawberry preserves
1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
1/8 tsp sea salt
Peel and cut each banana lengthwise. Place 2 banana halves in a shallow dish Place 1/2 cup cottage cheese over center of banana and top with 1 1/2 Tbsp preserves, 1 Tbsp. peanuts and pinch of salt. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 3 more Breakfast Bananas. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 255, Fat: 6 g., Sugars: 25 g., Protein: 17 g., Carbs: 44 g.
People who are experiencing unusually high levels of stress may benefit from specific dietary guidelines. They are as follows:
o Eliminate or restrict the intake of caffeine
o Eliminate or restrict the intake of alcohol
o Eliminate or refined carbohydrates from the diet
o Increase the potassium-to-sodium ratio in the diet
o Eat regular planned meals in a relaxed environment
o Control food allergies
It is well known that during times of chemical, emotional, psychological, or physiological stress, the urinary excretion of vitamin C is increased, signifying an increased need for vitamin C during these times. I would suggest that you try and increase your dietary intake of vitamin C-rich foods, such as green or red peppers, oranges, grapefruit juice, broccoli, OJ, to name a few.
It is also important to try and keep your blood sugar levels as balanced as possible. As suggested above, try and keep highly refined foods to a minimum and make sure you are drinking enough water….at least 64 ounces/day.