Healthy Eating https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating en Distortion: How Poor Early Nutritional Experiences Set us up for Failure https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/distortion-how-poor-early-nutritional-experiences-set-us-up-for-failure <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/distortion-how-poor-early-nutritional-experiences-set-us-up-for-failure" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201904/distortion.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The modern health epidemic is a product of the norms and distorted expectations created in people’s earliest years. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Ace holds up the cupcake ceremoniously</strong>. He takes his first bite which, in his little two-year-old mouth, is mostly just blue frosting. His eyes light up and he starts dancing from side-to-side. The table of adoring family erupts in laughter. He continues to rapidly devour the treat, dancing and laughing all the while. With all eyes on the two-year-old birthday boy, no one even notices grandpa holding Ace&rsquo;s six-month-old baby sister. He&rsquo;s swiping frosting off a cupcake and feeding it to her.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/distortion-how-poor-early-nutritional-experiences-set-us-up-for-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> baby nutrition distortion healthy eating healthy habits healthy lifestyle kids nutrition parenting parents youth development Healthy Eating Mon, 08 Apr 2019 19:23:14 +0000 182791 at https://breakingmuscle.com Anti-Diet Common Sense: The Banana is Not Making You Fat https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/anti-diet-common-sense-the-banana-is-not-making-you-fat <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/anti-diet-common-sense-the-banana-is-not-making-you-fat" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201903/antidiet.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The nutrition world is shrouded in bad advice and distracted by irrelevant arguments. We need to stop looking for quick fixes and start using common sense in our pursuit of better nutrition. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Every year I watch the masses embrace their new diets and workout plans in January only to frustratingly witness their failure long before summer. If asked, I do my best to interject experience and point people to <a href="/healthy-eating/the-only-diet-that-works" style="">the only sustainable approach I&rsquo;ve ever seen work over any significant period of time</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/anti-diet-common-sense-the-banana-is-not-making-you-fat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet diet diet advice fitness nutrition healthy lifestyle kids nutrition Life Challenges nutrition nutrition labels western lifestyle Healthy Eating Sun, 31 Mar 2019 19:40:40 +0000 182796 at https://breakingmuscle.com Chestnut Beetroot Soup https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/chestnut-beetroot-soup <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/chestnut-beetroot-soup" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201903/chestnut-beet.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">In this roundup of nutrition, beets are a superstar for athletes. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Earthy and vibrant, this creamy soup gets its texture from pure&eacute;ing the softened chestnuts and vegetables together</strong>. This technique results in a perfectly thick spoonable delight that&rsquo;s teaming with a rounded assortment of nutrients perfect for athletes. In this roundup of nutrition, beets are a superstar for athletes. Compounds found in beets increase the body&rsquo;s ability to use oxygen and increase the time it takes to feel exhausted. Consuming chestnuts increases energy levels as they provide carbohydrates for both short and long-term energy.</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/chestnut-beetroot-soup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> beetroot healthy eating healthy habits meal planning meal prep nutrition recipe soup Healthy Eating Fri, 08 Mar 2019 02:09:48 +0000 182731 at https://breakingmuscle.com Sweet Potato Lentil Soup https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/sweet-potato-lentil-soup <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/sweet-potato-lentil-soup" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn5.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201903/sweet-potato-soup.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Easy and economical, this simple soup is a quick and flavorful way to feed your family. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Easy and economical, this simple soup is a quick and flavorful way to feed your family</strong>. Inspired by the ethnic origins of peanut soup, this soup utilizes another common staple of African cuisine, the yam, or its similar relative, the sweet potato, and combines these key components with Thai curry paste and lentils. Thai cuisine also utilizes peanuts or other nuts in their regional dishes which complements the unique curry blend that is flavorful but not overly spicy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/sweet-potato-lentil-soup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> daily practice family fitness healthy lifestyle lentil nutrition recipe soup sweet potatoes vitamins Healthy Eating Mon, 04 Mar 2019 23:01:52 +0000 182686 at https://breakingmuscle.com Periodized Nutrition: When to Go Low Carb https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/periodized-nutrition-when-to-go-low-carb <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/periodized-nutrition-when-to-go-low-carb" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201903/wallballleanmuscularwoman.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">The more we learn about the human body the more we realize that, while there are some basic concepts that work for everyone, the “one size fits all” diet just doesn’t exist. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>The carbohydrate has had a bit of a hard time recently. <strong>Carbs make us fat, sugar is evil, and we should all <a href="/fitness/training-diabetes-and-muscle-growth">switch to a high-fat diet or we will get diabetes</a></strong>. While that may sound extreme it certainly isn&rsquo;t a rare opinion. We, humans, love to see things in black and white and nowhere is a better example of this than in the fitness and nutrition world.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/periodized-nutrition-when-to-go-low-carb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMUK low carb meal planning meal prep nutrition plan plant-based nutrition protein supplements Healthy Eating Fri, 01 Mar 2019 23:41:37 +0000 181151 at https://breakingmuscle.com Family Nutrition Made Easy: Beans and Brown Rice https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/family-nutrition-made-easy-beans-and-brown-rice <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/family-nutrition-made-easy-beans-and-brown-rice" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/differentbeans.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Feeding your family well doesn’t have to take up every moment of your evening or break the bank. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>We live in the age of instant gratification. A smartphone driven world now expects instant responses to mail that once would have taken weeks and feels like they are slumming it when they choose to go with Amazon&rsquo;s free 2-day shipping. NFL fans expect their quarterbacks to be legends by year three and beginning weightlifters grow frustrated when they don&rsquo;t add twenty pounds of muscle in the first month. <strong>We&rsquo;ve forgotten the wisdom of marinating and slow-cooking.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/family-nutrition-made-easy-beans-and-brown-rice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> brown rice family planning meal prep pinto beans protein recipe Healthy Eating Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:21:11 +0000 182561 at https://breakingmuscle.com Stick to the Ribs Nordic Fish Chowder https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/stick-to-the-ribs-nordic-fish-chowder <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/stick-to-the-ribs-nordic-fish-chowder" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/fishchowder2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Stews that “stick to the ribs” have a comforting appeal, particularly during the most recent polar vortex. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Stews that &ldquo;stick to the ribs&rdquo; have a comforting appeal, particularly during the most recent polar vortex</strong>. Nordic style stews, like this fish chowder, use a variety of vegetables to flavor the base and most often use starchy root vegetables like celeriac, turnip, or potatoes to provide thickening to the soup as well as nutritional energy.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/stick-to-the-ribs-nordic-fish-chowder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fish healthy eating healthy lifestyle meal planning nutrition protein recipe Healthy Eating Mon, 18 Feb 2019 20:50:06 +0000 182526 at https://breakingmuscle.com Steel Cut Oats: Healthy Breakfast for the Whole Family https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/steel-cut-oats-healthy-breakfast-for-the-whole-family <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/steel-cut-oats-healthy-breakfast-for-the-whole-family" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201902/steelcutoats.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Making a healthy family breakfast doesn't have to be inconvenient. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Most grow up eating Pop Tarts or Cinnamon Toast Crunch for breakfast. It isn&rsquo;t until we leave home that we realize the insanity of having dessert for breakfast. Even those cereals billed as healthy, like Cheerios and Granola, tend to be less than ideal options. Immersed in the norms of our convenience food society, we have to rethink how we design breakfast.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/steel-cut-oats-healthy-breakfast-for-the-whole-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakfast cheap family family planning fitness nutrition kids nutrition parenting recipe Healthy Eating Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:02:29 +0000 182471 at https://breakingmuscle.com Broccoli Bleu Cheese Soup https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/broccoli-bleu-cheese-soup <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/broccoli-bleu-cheese-soup" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201901/broccoli-bluecheese.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">This broccoli blue cheese soup is a nutritious addition to your soup repertoire. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Soothing soups are a staple during the winter months because of their warm comforting qualities</strong>. This broccoli blue cheese soup is a nutritious addition to your soup repertoire. Bone broth is used as the liquid base for an added boost of amino acids, collagen, and minerals to enhance your immune system during cold and flu season.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/broccoli-bleu-cheese-soup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> broccoli cheese daily exercise healthy eating meal planning meal prep nutrition recipe soup Healthy Eating Wed, 30 Jan 2019 02:09:05 +0000 182496 at https://breakingmuscle.com Creamy Pesto Bean Dip https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/creamy-pesto-bean-dip <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/creamy-pesto-bean-dip" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201812/pestodipheadlinejpg.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Eliminate the stress of an elaborate spread with a simple and creamy pesto bean dip that comes together in just minutes. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>It&rsquo;s the season of holiday parties, game days, and other special events that center around getting together with friends, family, and finger foods. <strong>Eliminate the stress of an elaborate spread with a simple and creamy pesto bean dip that comes together in just minutes</strong>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/creamy-pesto-bean-dip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> beans healthy eating healthy treat meal planning nutrition protein recipe Healthy Eating Thu, 27 Dec 2018 03:28:33 +0000 182271 at https://breakingmuscle.com A Healthy Approach to Holiday Eating https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/a-healthy-approach-to-holiday-eating <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/a-healthy-approach-to-holiday-eating" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201812/backsquatbevchildress.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Staying healthy both in body and mind while enjoying the holiday season can be a challenge. Here are a few guidelines for planning your celebration days. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="new year, new years resolution, train harder, eat better, holiday, new years day" class="imagecache-full_width" src="https://cdn6.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_width/images/bydate/20131204/shutterstock66455893.jpg" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/a-healthy-approach-to-holiday-eating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas holidays nutrition Healthy Eating Mon, 24 Dec 2018 17:00:00 +0000 7003 at https://breakingmuscle.com Coconut Delicata Squash Dippers https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/coconut-delicata-squash-dippers <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/coconut-delicata-squash-dippers" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn4.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201812/coconut-delicata-fries.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Kid friendly and fun to eat, the whole family will adore this side dish that is simple to make and easy to enjoy. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Kid friendly and fun to eat, the whole family will adore this side dish that is simple to make and easy to enjoy.</strong> Thinly sliced slivers of delicata squash provide a unique and healthy side dish. With a taste similar to a sweet potato, delicata squash is rich in fiber and immune boosting vitamin C. Unsweetened coconut flakes coat these squash slices with a delicious flavor that coordinates well with the natural nutty sweetness of this fall vegetable.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/coconut-delicata-squash-dippers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet coconut meal planning meal prep nutrition recipe squash vegetarian Healthy Eating Thu, 06 Dec 2018 04:55:10 +0000 182186 at https://breakingmuscle.com Honey Butternut Breakfast Crepes https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/honey-butternut-breakfast-crepes <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/honey-butternut-breakfast-crepes" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn3.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/butternut-crepe.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">This nutrient packed breakfast will keep you feeling full and satisfied well past your mid-morning routine. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p>Squash may be an unusual choice for breakfast. However, when butternut squash is blended with yogurt and sweetened with just a touch of honey, it makes a perfect custard-like filling for the inside of crepes. Crepes made with an almond flour base provide a nice nutty flavor that compliments the earthy squash. Adding a ripe banana to the crepe batter provides structure and a hint of natural sweetness for a wholesome breakfast without a lot of added sugar.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/honey-butternut-breakfast-crepes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> breakfast fueling healthy eating meal planning nut butter nutrition recipe vegetarian Healthy Eating Thu, 29 Nov 2018 01:05:38 +0000 182136 at https://breakingmuscle.com Turkey and Harissa Squash Skillet https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/turkey-and-harissa-squash-skillet <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/turkey-and-harissa-squash-skillet" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/harissa-spagsquash-skillet.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">This turkey and harissa squash skillet will have your tastebuds dancing. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Squash is a vegetable that many love to hate</strong>. Maybe it&rsquo;s the texture or perhaps the somewhat bland flavor that is sometimes attributed to it, but the squash has a high nutritional value and it is worth finding ways that you can truly enjoy it and even learn to love it.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/turkey-and-harissa-squash-skillet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> balanced diet healthy eating low carb meal planning meal prep protein squash Healthy Eating Tue, 20 Nov 2018 17:38:11 +0000 182106 at https://breakingmuscle.com Instant Pot Stuffed Carnival Squash https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/instant-pot-stuffed-carnival-squash <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-headline-image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd"><a href="/healthy-eating/instant-pot-stuffed-carnival-squash" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188 imagecache-linked imagecache-300x188_linked"><img src="https://cdn2.omidoo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/300x188/images/headline/201811/stuffedsquashheadline.png" alt="" title="" width="300" height="188" class="imagecache imagecache-300x188"/></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item odd">Carnival squash with quinoa and black bean stuffing is a hearty vegan dish, suitable for all eaters at your table. </div></div></div><!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Stuffed carnival squash is a one pot wonder that has all of the taste in half the time</strong>. Cooking a whole squash is time intensive but using an Instant Pot pressure cooker allows you to throw together a complete meal or fancy side dish all at once and much quicker.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/instant-pot-stuffed-carnival-squash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> meal planning meal prep nutrition protein quinoa recipe squash Vegan vegetarian Healthy Eating Tue, 06 Nov 2018 19:31:19 +0000 182031 at https://breakingmuscle.com