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Add Peanut Butter and Banana to Your Breakfast

5 Dec

peanut-butter-banana-sandwich[2]It’s important to start your day with a healthy, nutritious breakfast.  Aim for balance, including muscle-building protein and high-fiber.

Adding peanut butter to your breakfast is an easy way to ensure that you incorporate protein into your morning meal, with minimal time-consuming preparation.

Nutrition guru Amanda Carlson-Phillips suggests the following breakfast ideas:

A peanut butter and banana sandwich can be prepared in only 5 minutes and requires three ingredients: 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and 1 banana.  This sandwich delivers 10 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and 290 calories.

Peanut butter and banana oatmeal takes only a few more minutes to prepare.  You’ll need 1 cup of oatmeal (prepared according to package instructions), 1 sliced banana, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, and a handful of nuts (your choice).  This recipe yields 21 grams of protein, 9 grams of fiber, and 530 calories.

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Whole Grain Doesn’t Always Mean High Fiber

7 Oct

fiber-one-cereal[1]I think everyone should be able to read and understand food labels, but I don’t always like the way manufacturers use this information to mislead us.  For example, just because a product claims to be “whole grain” doesn’t necessarily mean it is high in fiber.

As a matter of fact, the criteria for a food to be able to claim “100% Whole Grain” and “Whole Grain” are based on whole grain — and not fiber — content.  That’s why sugary cereals can claim to be whole grain and contain just 1-2 grams of fiber per serving.  Some of these whole grain foods contain more sugar and calories than those without the whole grain stamp.

You’re better off looking for foods with a 10:1 ratio of carbohydrates to fiber, or lower (Cheerios, for example, has a 7:1 ratio).  Foods with this ratio have more fiber and less sugar than those foods with higher ratios.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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Add Peanut Butter and Banana to Your Breakfast

2 Sep

peanut-butter-banana-sandwich[2]It’s important to start your day with a healthy, nutritious breakfast.  Aim for balance, including muscle-building protein and high-fiber.

Adding peanut butter to your breakfast is an easy way to ensure that you incorporate protein into your morning meal, with minimal time-consuming preparation.

Nutrition guru Amanda Carlson-Phillips suggests the following breakfast ideas:

A peanut butter banana sandwich can be prepared in only 5 minutes and requires three ingredients: 2 slices of whole wheat bread, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and 1 banana.  This sandwich delivers 10 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and 290 calories.

Peanut butter and banana oatmeal takes only a few more minutes to prepare.  You’ll need 1 cup of oatmeal (prepared according to package instructions), 1 sliced banana, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, and a handful of nuts (your choice).  This recipe yields 21 grams of protein, 9 grams of fiber, and 530 calories.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

Whole Grain Doesn’t Always Mean High Fiber

22 Jul

fiber-one-cereal[1]I think everyone should be able to read and understand food labels, but I don’t always like the way manufacturers use this information to mislead us.  For example, just because a product claims to be “whole grain” doesn’t necessarily mean it is high in fiber.

As a matter of fact, the criteria for a food to be able to claim “100% Whole Grain” and “Whole Grain” are based on whole grain — and not fiber — content.  That’s why sugary cereals can claim to be whole grain and contain just 1-2 grams of fiber per serving.  Some of these whole grain foods contain more sugar and calories than those without the whole grain stamp.

You’re better off looking for foods with a 10:1 ratio of carbohydrates to fiber, or lower (Cheerios, for example, has a 7:1 ratio).  Foods with this ratio have more fiber and less sugar than those foods with higher ratios.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Your thoughts?

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