Tips on Food for Change

Good afternoon beautiful people! How are you keeping your nutrition goals in check this month? One idea is to focus on high fiber and balancing your meals. I eat a majority of fiber rich foods in my meals, I love dark leafy greens, fava beans and oranges, I would eat these three ALL the time if I could! What about you, what are some of your favorite fiber rich foods that you would eat everyday? When is the last time you ate them?

Do you know how much fiber you are consuming daily? It is so important for us to have healthy amounts of fiber daily, Fiber helps regulate our blood glucose levels, keeps us filled quicker and the feeling of being sustained longer, meaning that we are not as hungry as fast as with other foods. Additionally, Fiber keeps your digestive system regulated, reduces your body’s LDL cholesterol levels, the BAD Cholesterol.

Fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the best sources, gradually increase your intake and drink lots of water. Enjoy these parfaits!

Pear Parfaits

1 c Pear, chopped

1 c Blueberries

1 c Grapefruit, chopped

1 orange, zested

2 tbl agave syrup

2 c Gluten-Free Oats

3 c coconut milk

1/4 tsp cardamom

1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a medium pot, add oats, cinnamon, cardamom and coconut milk, let cook for 10 minutes or until soft and fluffy. Remove from heat, set aside and let cool.

Wash fruit and chop the pears and grapefruit, drizzle with agave syrup

In a cup add a layer of fruit, a layer of oats, repeat. Sprinkle with Orange zest

Enjoy

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