Wellness Center - Good Eats
Function: Energy or breakfast drink. This delicious drink is an excellent energy or breakfast drink. Try it for a nice change. It is low in fat and cholesterol yet is packed with nutrients.
The drink contains the fat soluble vitamins A, D, and E. It also contains all of the water soluble vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, Folacin, pantothenic acid and Biotin. The following minerals are also present: calcium magnesium, sulfur, zinc, selenium phosphorus and sodium.
¼ cup of low-fat yogurt
½ cup of cranberry juice
½ cup of strawberries
1 tsp. oatmeal
1 tsp. honey
To prepare: Add all of the ingredients to a blender and mix until desired consistency is attained. Enjoy!
Per recipe: 256 calories, 4 g protein, 51 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium
Heart Healthy PBJ
Function: Helps prevent heart disease
For starters, peanut butter is one of the best sources of monounsaturated fat, which can lower LDL cholesterol levels by 14 percent and maintain levels of artery-cleaning HDL cholesterol. (When selecting peanut butter, read the labels, make sure the word "hydrogenated" or "partially hydrogenated" is not listed.)Pureed peanuts are also a good source of vitamin E, another essential ingredient for a healthy heart. As for the grape jelly, it probably does the same trick grape juice does, since it contains most of the same flavonoids. Heart-disease patients who drank Concord grape juice daily improved their arterial blood flow by almost 200 percent. Whole wheat bread holds it all together because studies indicate that a diet rich in whole grains can reduce heart-disease risk by about 30 percent.
1 1/2 Tbsp of your favorite peanut butter
2 Tbsp Concord grape jelly
2 slices whole wheat bread
To prepare: You’re kidding, right?
Per sandwich: 365 calories, 11 g protein, 53 g carbohydrates, 14 g fat (35% of calories), 7 g fiber