CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Looking for quick and healthy no-fuss meals with easy clean up? Look no further! Follow these guidelines to fill your day with simple one bowl wonders! Dr. Laura Christoph, Professor of Nutrition joined us with more.
1. Protein: Fill up, rebuild and replenish with a variety of plant or animal sources of protein including eggs, yogurt, chicken, fish, lean meat and beans.
2. Starch: These are your energizing grains and starchy veggies. Go for whole foods here and try to avoid refined carbs and added sugars. Great choices include quinoa, brown rice, oats, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and whole wheat pasta.
3. Healthy Fat: Fat will help keep you satisfied for longer and adds some great flavor and texture to our bowl! Try nuts, seeds, oils, avocado, and a little cheese for flavor!
4. Fruit or Veggie: Add some fiber, folate, vitamin A and vitamin C with fruits and veggies to complete your meal!