Starting the day with a breakfast that includes eggs has been proven to increase satiety and may even prevent overeating throughout the day. Eggs are packed with vitamins and minerals and almost 40% of the egg’s protein is found in the yolk. When compared to other breakfasts of equal calories, egg eaters showed a noticeable difference in weight loss with no rise in cholesterol levels. The controversy over eggs contributing to heart disease began when those being observed were also guilty of having totally bad eating habits. So enjoy! Hard boil a half dozen and keep on hand so you can grab a couple when you are on the go.
(courtesy of “Amazing Wellness” and “Muscle and Performance” magazines)
Swiss Chard, Red Peppers and Olives..
– 1 Large head of Swiss Chard
– 2 Large Red Peppers
– 5 cloves of garlic
– 1/2 can of pitted green olives
– Olive oil
– 1& 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
– 1/2 Teaspoon of Hot red pepper flakes
-Step 1-in a medium size pot saute chopped garlic in olive oil until light tan
-Step 2-add chopped, washed swiss chard including stems
-Step 3– next add oregano and red pepper flakes-medium flame about 20 minutes
-Step 4-in a separate steamer-steam red peppers in 1 inch slices
-Step 5– when swiss chard is ready add steamed red peppers and olives cut into halves and let sit for 7 to 10 minutes
– If you prefer use crinkled black olives-just remember to remove pits
Provides: Healthy soluble and insoluble fiber (Swiss card) along with a good dose of vitamin C (Red Bell Peppers) and omega 3 fatty acids (olives and olive oil).