I find that the older I get, the more I have to pay attention to what and how I eat. The careless habits of my youth have finally caught up to me. I have a very busy family to keep up with. My kids and grandkids motivate me to take care of myself and make sure I am here for many years to come. I am glad to partner with Silk to share with you the foods that fuel me.
A summer filled with amusement park trips, trail walking, pool parties and more has me making a conscious effort to eat the kind of foods that fuel you. I also find that grazing throughout the day, eating many small meals, really helps. If I eat three large meals a day, I find myself crashing mid morning and late afternoon.
If you are looking for foods that fuel you this summer, there are few that work for me that I highly recommend. A good protein intake is a great way to make sure you have the energy to get through the day, along with fresh fruits and vegetables for essential vitamins and minerals.
Seeds and Nuts – Another great protein source, seeds and nuts contain a host of healthful nutrients. Just a handful of seeds or nuts packs a lot of punch.
Hard Boiled Eggs – The egg is one of natures most perfect protein sources. They are one of my favorite snacks. My dogs like them too. Whenever I boil eggs, I have to be sure to boil a couple of extra eggs for the pups.
Cheese – A great source of dairy, cheese will not only supply you with the calcium your health depends on, but also energize your body and fuel your metabolism.
Fruits and Vegetables – I know this is kind of obvious, but surprisingly a lot of people don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables every day. Both fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins and minerals. I like to snack on baby carrot sticks and edamame while I am working.
Greek Yogurt – Yogurt contains calcium, vitamins, B12 and protein, all of which are very good for your body. For more protein opt for Greek yogurt. Also, yogurt will help your body to have the right amount of “good” bacteria in the digestive tract.
Almond Milk – Nuts are great sources of protein, Non dairy milks made from almonds like Silk are also a great source of protein. I don’t have any issues tolerating regular cows milk, but still prefer to drink almond milk for it’s many health benefits. Plus, I love the flavor. I like that it is not only a source of protein, but also helps keep you hydrated at the same time.
Berries and Cream Makeover
Sometimes, especially in the afternoons, I crave something a little sweet. During the summer months when berries are at their best, I really enjoy a bowl of berries and cream. Yet I don’t want all the fat that comes with regular heavy cream. Silk Almondmilk is the perfect alternative.
Right now the new Silk Almond Coconut Blend (Unsweetened) is my absolute favorite. To make berries and cream, simply place some fresh berries into a bowl and pour over your favorite Silk variety. That’s it. Easy peasy!
If you have never tried almond milk, I encourage you to pick some up. Silk has added 2 new varieties to their extensive product line. Silk Almond Coconut Blend in Unsweetened and Original and Silk Protein + Fiber Almondmilk in Vanilla and Original are in stores now and make a delicious snack.
Silk® Original Almond Coconut Blend is a delicious blend of both almond and coconut flavors. It is cholesterol free, has only 50 calories per serving and has no artificial ingredients. (The Unsweetend variety had only 35 calories per serving!) In addition to being a great source of protein it also has 50% more calcium than traditional dairy milk.
If you are looking for even more protein, along with a little fiber check out Silk® Protein+Fiber Almondmilk. It is packed with 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber that may help keep you feeling full longer.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.