A Great Start to the Week

Start the week off right by fueling your body with some essential nutrient-rich foods. Active.com has listed 15 Foods for a Healthy Diet.

  1. Yogurt
  2. Wild Salmon
  3. Egg Whites
  4. Leafy Greens
  5. Blueberries
  6. Almonds
  7. Black Beans
  8. Apples
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Orange Juice
  11. Sweet Potatoes
  12. Wheat Germ
  13. Pomegranates
  14. Hot Peppers
  15. Oatmeal

Some easy, throw together meal ideas include…

Berry and nut oatmeal

Mix 1 Tablespoon of wheat germ into old-fashioned or steel cut oats and cook according to directions. Drizzle with honey and top with blueberries and sliced almonds.

Sweet Potato and Cinnamon Yogurt

One of my favorites! Top a cooked sweet potato with plain, greek yogurt and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Mexican Salad

Top a bed of greens with black beans, tomatoes, hot peppers, and lean protein. Stir a splash of lemon juice into a 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt. Place the yogurt on top of the salad in place of your typical sour cream.

Wild Salmon with Dilled Yogurt

Mix fresh dill and with plain Greek yogurt and place on top of grilled or broiled salmon.

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