It’s nutrition month so it’s a great time to rethink your meals and snacks. Today on CBS Las Vegas NOW, I share simple tips and recipes to level up your nutrition.
An easy way to do that is with superfoods like BareOrganics high quality usda certified organic superfood ingredients
Make chia pudding with 3 tablespoons of BareOrganics chia seeds, 1 tbsp of BearOrganics coconut palm sugar and ¾ cup of almond milk. let it sit for 10 minutes before topping with fruit. Chia seeds may be small in size but they are packed with omega-3 fats important for brain and heart health. Upgrade your oatmeal with BareOrganics acai powder. Acai berries are rich in free-radical fighting antioxidants that may help slow down the aging process. The BareOrganics products are non gmo and the packaging is recyclable, reusable and BPA free– you can find them on Amazon and Bareorganics.com.
Next, say goodbye to boring brown bag lunches with easy to make bento boxes.
Like my hummus and veggie stuffed pita pocket and no bread hummus wrap. Not only is hummus a great spread or dip, it’s a nutritious way to add flavor to salads without using a sugary high fat dressing. I used Fresh Cravings hummus in classic and roasted garlic and but you can get creative and use the Roasted Red Pepper or even Honey Jalapeño. The new line of Fresh Cravings hummus at smiths and Walmart, is super creamy and made short list of high-quality whole food ingredients including Chilean Extra Virgin Olive Oil, chickpeas and savory tahini.
NEXT, rethink your snacks. While snacking gets a bad rap, you can do it in a healthy way by focusing on protein and fiber rich foods.
The Ovation Foods chicken sticks have zero sugar plus 20 grams of high quality 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. Find these snacks at InOvationFoods.com.
Finally, support gut health and immunity with probiotics
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods as well as supplements like Trubiotics which features research-backed probiotic strains and spores that are designed to withstand their journey through the body to land in the GI tract where they can support healthy microbiome diversity. In addition to the capsules and probiotic gummies, TruBiotics just launched two new products – Probiotic Baby Drops designed to help soothe an upset stomach, reduce crying and fussiness and improve sleep duration in babies as well as a Kids Chewable featuring probiotics strains that have been shown to reduce missed daycare days due to illness in children. Find them on Amazon.