Today’s Eat. Live. Be. topic is “Straight from the experts”.
I like the website RealAge which bases its information on a Scientific Advisory Board including the co-creators of the site; Michael F. Roizen, MD and Mehmet C. Oz, MD.
There was an article today about the 11 foods for faster easier weight loss and I really liked the list they had;
Yogurt (I will add: especially Greek yogurt for the amount of Calcium and protein)
Whole eggs, to keep you fuller, longer
Pistachios with their unsaturated fat, fiber and protein
Grapefruit, studies show that this fruit really boosts weight loss
Avocados for their Leptin content that will reduce your hunger
Mushrooms (I like this one…never would have thought of it!). Sub mushrooms for meat and save huge amounts of calories and fat.
Olive oil for the monounsaturated fats to help tell your brain when you are full
Whole grains over refined grains (this is one we all know). Helps keep you fuller, longer with the natural fiber.
Hot red peppers, such as cayenne. They contain capsaisin which reduces appetite and therefore food intake. (I need to try more of this!)
Fava beans (huh?) they have lots of lean protein and are high in antioxidants.
Rice with veggies. If you have them for lunch they will last you a long time, making you fuller, longer.
This past Saturday at Native Sun I picked up some of their Stir No-Fry. It is a mix of raw veggies; broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, kale, carrot, nappa cabbage, peppers and mushrooms, with a dressing of miso, garlic, ginger, sesame, soy sauce, lemon, cider vinegar, oil and agave.
It is SO good; salty and sweet, that I decided to create a similar broccoli salad of my own but add a bit of kick to it with some sriracha. It turned out just as well! We served it on the side of a mixed seafood platter; sesame-wasabi seared tuna, grilled shrimp and flounder.
Spicy-Sweet Miso Marinated Broccoli Salad
6 Servings (Avg will be 1 1/2 cup)
**2 WW Pts Plus
1 rounded Tbsp light miso paste
2 tsp agave nectar (or honey)
1 tsp sriracha (an Asian hot sauce)
2 tsp dark sesame oil
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp minced ginger
2 packets stevia (optional for sweeter result)
5 cups chopped broccoli (including leaves)
1 green onion, diced
3 carrots, sliced
1. Stir the marinade ingredients together.
2. Place the salad veggies in a large bowl and pour the dressing over; stir well to coat.
***Tasty when enjoyed right away but the longer this sits the better it will be.
6 Servings (Serving size will vary with size of vegetables. Average will be 1 1/2 cups)
***2 WW Pts Plus
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 1.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 236.5 mg
Potassium 364.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.5 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Sugars 3.4 g
Protein 2.7 g
Vitamin A 96.0 %
Vitamin B-6 9.7 %
Vitamin C 119.1 %
Vitamin E 7.2 %
Calcium 5.1 %
Copper 3.0 %
Folate 15.1 %
Iron 4.4 %
Magnesium 6.0 %
Manganese 12.8 %
Niacin 4.0 %
Pantothenic Acid 5.0 %
Phosphorus 6.6 %
Riboflavin 6.4 %
Selenium 3.6 %
Thiamin 5.1 %
Zinc 2.7 %