My dear follower!
This is a hot button topic for some....CARBS!
Carbs get a bad rap because most people are getting it COMPLETELY WRONG!
Carbs are one of the most important, basic food groups. In fact, carbs are your body’s favorite fuel source, which means you need them to help your body function optimally.
Carbohydrates contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen so it’s not a surprise they provide fuel for your brain, influence your mood and memories, and create energy for working muscles.
The confusion around carbs stems from the fact there are “good carbs” and “bad carbs.”
The carbs found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes are complex carbs. These are good for your health since they won’t raise your blood sugar quickly and are packed with nutrients and fiber. But the carbs found in pastries, soda, highly processed food, white rice, white bread and other white-flour foods are simple carbs. These don’t have any nutritional value, can cause rapid blood sugar fluctuations, and can lead to excess weight gain.
I am sure that on an intuitive level you already know this. I am also sure that between an apple and a doughnut, you know that an apple would be a better and healthier choice!
Well I have GREAT news for you!
It’s all about MODERATION.
I'm all about creating a positive and healthy lifestyle that you can stick with for LIFE.
Fad diets and deprivation never work in the long term – and they never will.
So that’s exactly why we need to focus on eating more of the healthier carbs and less of the processed ones.
Here is a yummy healthy carb fueled recipe!
Butternut Squash & Apple Breakfast Hash
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cups Butternut Squash (peeled, chopped into 1 cm cubes)
1/2 cup Red Onion (chopped)
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 Apple (small, finely chopped)
2 cups Kale Leaves (chopped)
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Serves 2: 34g of carbs
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the butternut squash and onion and cook, stirring often, for 10 to 12 minutes until the squash is tender. Season with salt.
Add the apple and kale leaves and continue to cook until the kale wilts down and the apple is warmed through and just tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon and stir to combine. Season with additional salt if needed.
Divide between plates and enjoy!