The countdown to spring is on! Today I share simple and nutritious ways to spring clean your diet on ABC Tampa starting with breakfast.
NEXT, spring clean your snacks. Snacking gets a bad rap, you can absolutely do it in a healthy way by focusing on nutrient-rich options.
Ovation Foods is changing the snacking game with their zero sugar chicken sticks that pack 20 grams of protein from two ingredients: lightly seasoned 100% chicken breast and 1 whole egg from their innovative Eggsentials-shelf stable whole egg ingredient. Eggs are one of the most nutrient dense foods delivering over 35 essential vitamins and minerals and are the best single dietary source of choline, an essential brain nutrient that recent studies suggest over 90% of Americans may be low in. You can find the Ovation Foods chicken sticks at InOvationFoods.com.
Next spring clean your meals by replacing high sugar and fat condiments with better for you options like hummus and salsa.
The new line of creamy hummus by Fresh Cravings is made short list of high-quality whole food ingredients including Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil, chickpeas and savory tahini and comes in cravable flavors like roasted garlic, roasted red pepper, honey jalapeno and everything bagel. Besides using it as a dip for whole grain crackers and vegetables, it makes a great spread on a wrap. You can find it at Walmart as well as their refrigerated salsa made with vine ripened tomatoes, crisp vegetables and zesty peppers that seriously tastes homemade. Besides a dip for tortilla chips, this salsa makes a great whole food ingredient sauce for taco pasta.
Next spring clean your routine by incorporating superfoods or foods that pack a lot of nutrition to support health and wellness.
BareOrganics makes real nutrition for real people. Their high quality, non-gmo, usda certified organic superfoods are raw or minimally processed and designed to support a healthy and active lifestyle. Plus, their packaging is recyclable, reusable and BPA free. Start your day off right with their cardio care coffee, fuel up on their energy and stamina blend in the afternoon with a handful of antioxidant-rich goji berries and unwind with a glass of their superfood water enhancer. You can find them on Amazon, BareOrganics.com and Bed Bath and Beyond.
Finally, spring clean your dessert with desserts with benefits.
My dark chocolate banana pops are made with superfood ingredients and the Endangered Species dark chocolate –the oat milk sea salt and almonds, the caramel sea salt, almond sea salt. Endangered Species chocolate is made only with a handful of health conscious high quality ingredients plus 10% of the annual net profit go back ot wildlife conservation so you can enjoy the good stuff paired with a good cause. You can find Endangered Species chocolate bars at Publix and online at ChocolateBar.com.