It is proved over and over that skipping breakfast is not a good way to get ahead with your health. During the winter season, eating warm foods can help keep us warm if we tend to run a bit chilly! Nutrition is a critical component of our overall fitness, health and wellness routine. Fitting it all in can be tough but a very worthy journey.
Variety is the spice of life so here is a great healthy take on oatmeal that serves up like a healthy dessert without all the added sugar. I have enhanced the original recipe to make a touch healthier with less sugar & healthier fats. Take a peek at both & make it for multiple days worth of breakfast!
The original can be found here: https://www.womensrunning.com/health/food/baked-protein-oatmeal-healthy/
How I will make it:
1C Steel Oats & 1 1/2 C Rolled Oats
1/2 Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1/4 C Pumpkin Seeds
2 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
4 C Berries of choice Fresh if possible
2 TBSP Melted Ghee
1 C Non-Dairy Milk (Add more if needed)
Soak Steel Oats in water for up to 4 hours
Preheat over to 350
Place Berries on bottom of lightly greased pan
Mix liquid ingredients & then add to drained oats & rolled oats. Spread on top of berry mixture
Bake on 350 for 40 minutes or until top is set.
Serve with dairy or non-dairy yogurt and a splash of maple syrup!
Body Essentials (BE) turned 10 at the start of the year. It has been a purposeful journey supporting clients one on one to begin and then evolving group and semi-private programming followed by nutritional & lifestyle programming.
Exercise alone is not the end all, be all to building and sustaining optimal health. Nutrition plays a significant role in our well-being and of course for those needing and desiring weight loss.
Our life, as a whole, further supports our adherence to good nutrition & exercise habits. Our work and personal lives are dynamic day in and day out and an inability to find a flow can lead to peaks and valleys of feeling like the best version of ourselves vs feeling burned out. Finding that flow includes quality sleep, ample stress management strategies, bullet proof thought patterns that promote resilience while also feeling connected to our purpose. All of these topics are discussed & programmed regularly with our clients in several ways, ultimately resulting in well-rounded support, growth, and results.
Even as time moves on and trends evolve, there are some strategies that are tried and true, that never go out of style when it comes to creating an optimal, healthy self. For better or worse we have access to a lot more information and tools that can help us explore exercise, specifically, in a variety of ways to keep it fresh and increase the likelihood of creating sustainable healthy behaviors that evolve over time.
Here are 10 take aways from 10 years coaching people in fitness, nutrition, health and life.
I look forward to another 10 years of this wonderful work supporting others to becoming the best version of themselves in body & mind, inside & out. I will be forever grateful for each and every client I have had the chance to work with and those who have stuck with us thru the pandemic transition from being an in-person studio to a 100% virtual operation over the past two years!