Hey everyone! It’s Coach Jimmy, back again with another round of the best articles from last week, but this isn’t your average weekly recap. Oh no. This time…it’s all about food! I hear it so many times when I’m talking to people about their weight loss goals, what sort of nutrition plan they’re on, and what they’re struggling with and one of the things that keeps creeping up is that healthy food is bland or that it all tastes the same. This couldn’t be any less true so I’ve dedicated this recap to the wonderful world of scrumptious foods that are healthy for you.
This week covers the health benefits of whole grains (I have to drop some knowledge on you all) and recipes for multi-grain banana pancakes, grilled salmon in an orange marinade, a health pumpkin spice latte for all you fall lovers, roast chicken with pomegranates, and chicken with pesto zucchini noodles.
Best Recipes and Food Articles From Last Week
6 Benefits of Whole Grains
“There’s a growing movement toward consuming more whole foods.” says Denis Faye, Director of Nutrition Content at Beachbody, “Two thirds of our country is overweight. Quit trying to get a lot out of cheap food.”
Even though whole grains cost more than their refined counterparts, whole grain consumption has been steadily on the rise over the last decade. Why is that you ask? Because it’s healthy. Foods rich in whole grains boost your fiber intake which helps keep you feeling full, wards off cardiovascular conditions, and controls a healthy blood sugar level. By staving off hunger pangs and cravings, you’re able to stick to your meal plan, avoid snacking altogether, and lower your risk of diabetes. On top of that, they boost phytonutrient consumption which occur naturally in whole grains.
Multi-Grain Banana Pancakes
You don’t have to eat scrambled eggs every morning anymore. These hearty, easy to make, and naturally sweet pancakes are an excellent way to start your morning and can be frozen and reheated for multiple meals throughout the week. (I can hear the meal-preppers jumping for joy.) These delicious pancakes are rich in whole grains, natural protein, and chock full of energy so you get your morning started with a dash of variety.
Grilled Salmon With Orange Marinade
I’m an absolute sucker for salmon so this recipe is right up my alley. Salmon is one of the easiest meats to marinade since it absorbs spices and seasonings super quick for a flavor-filled meal. This recipe brings together sweet and spicy by juxtaposing sweet citrus against the zing of chili powder, cayenne, and ground cumin. For those of you with an aversion to hot foods, this recipe is just as delicious without the heat.
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Autumn is right around the corner so you know what that means. Leggings, calf high boots, and pumpkin spiced everything as far as the eye can see. For those of us who just can’t go without our pumpkin spiced lattes, this recipe gives you all that amazing taste for half the calories and zero fat so our meal plans don’t get wrecked. This one’s going to get a lot of mileage in my house this holiday season.
Roast Chicken with Pomegranates
Want to show off your culinary prowess this fall? Then this recipe has your name written all over it. Fair warning though, this isn’t a slap dash dish, but the payout is worth it if you’re willing to put in the work for it. The tender roast chicken is a delicious pairing with the sweet crunchiness of pomegranate seeds bathed in a honey and pomegranate sauce. If you’re looking to impress the in-laws, or maybe hush them up, bookmark this recipe.