Recipes That Fuel Your Body

I loved working with the ladies and their families on this last episode which featured the Healthy Weight Foundation. We are just a few episodes away to our final episode and each one of the ladies has begun to change their dialogue, when it comes to eating and nourishing their bodies.  I love when this transformation happens.  Healthy habits take a while; but once the mind has begun to switch the inner dialogue, the real transformation begins.

Last week, I had the ladies asking for quicker, healthier breakfast foods that fuel the body after a rigorous workout. The recipes below will fuel the body the rest of the day the proper way.

Ezekiel Bread or Manna Bread

It is packed with a punch of nutrients and it will not give you a sugar crash. So, it will provide you with sustained energy throughout the morning.  I like to rotate these varieties, depending on whether I am craving something savory or sweet.

Poached Egg, Spinach and Mushroom

This veggie and egg combo gives your body everything it needs. The bread will fill you, the protein from the egg will provide energy, and the nutrient-rich spinach is a great green to start off your day. The poached egg gives it a deep rich taste. Sprinkle with a little nutrient-rich sea salt and you are set!

Almond Butter & Strawberries

This energy breakfast is both delicious and satisfying. (Almond butter is always on my list of go-to snacks.) Adding the Vitamin C rich strawberries gives the immune system a head start; and that sweetness that makes this a super savory breakfast.

Sunny Side Up Egg, Avocado & Sriracha

Avocado can be a rich, creamy treat that provides a healthy dose of fats that will give you that glowing skin. The Sriracha can be substituted for a cayenne or crushed red pepper. All three are great metabolism boosters. Spread the avocado, sprinkle with your choice of spice and top with an egg.  You will be good to go!

Ricotta Cheese, Blueberries & Cinnamon

This one satisfies the sweet tooth, instantly. The ricotta will provide you great calcium, the blueberries a terrific boost of antioxidants and the cinnamon will stabilize your blood sugar. The ricotta can be substituted with Greek yogurt, for a breakfast with a probiotic boost.

Now let’s talk Manna Bread! Manna bread is another one of my favorites.  Manna bread is a type of bread that is made by sprouting grains.  It is a simple, wholesome and satisfying bread made entirely from sprouted organic grains, seeds, fruit and nuts.  It contains no salt, leavening, yeast, oil or sweeteners.  When the bread is made, the sprouts are ground and hand shaped into loaves, baked at a low temperature, then packed and frozen to preserve shelf life, without any chemical additives.  It’s also available in gluten free varieties, which is great for those with food sensitivities or gluten intolerance.

Manna bread comes in 9 flavors, which are as follows:

  • Banana Walnut Hemp
  • Carrot Raisin
  • Cinnamon Date
  • Fig Fennel Flax
  • Fruit & Nut
  • Millet Rice
  • Multigrain
  • Sunseed
  • Whole Rye

My favorite way to eat Manna bread is with fig spread and almond, walnut or cashew butter.

Take two slices of bread, top warm in microwave for a few seconds, top with 1 tsp of nut butter and fig spread.  You will love it!

I hope that these quick fueled up treats inspire you to continue to eat intentionally and with the goal of providing your body with nutrient rich, satisfying foods.

Best in Health,

Meryl Brandwein RD/LDN