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Lox, bagel and cream cheese make a perfect breakfast, or even just a snack, if you’ve ever been in a quandary as to what to eat and don’t want to completely blow your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. I just recently finished reading Skinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads by Christine Avanti and really appreciated what she had to say, and how she shared this same old information in a way that was understandable.
The two basics points simplified for my busy brain were (1) eat every four hours in order to keep your blood sugar from dropping too low, and (2) make sure that with every meal (which occurs every four hours) you are eating carbs with protein and the fat will take care of itself (and you can eat as many vegetables as you’d like). Clearly, it is optimal that we strive to eat the highest quality in all of these food groups, but if you are someone, like myself, who is regularly trying to eat healthy or picking up a WomensHealth, Self, Fitness or Shape magazine while I’m waiting in line at the grocery store, you pretty much know which foods you should be putting into your basket.
The purpose for bringing up Avanti’s book is that lox (protein), toasted bagel (carb), cream cheese (fat) and in today’s case I added a tomato (a delicious and juicy addition), tie together nicely with her “rules”, at least somewhat. Okay, it wasn’t perfect, but you get the idea. Good eating can definitely taste delicious and boy, was it ever.