Balance: Healthy fat, Carbohydrate (fruits/vegetables/whole grains) and Protein every meal/snack.

Flavor: Experimenting with different spices, herbs, sauces.

Presentation: Make it appealing to eat. Have fun displaying it on your plate. I’m usually inspired by the chefs on Top Chef  (Bravo channel Wednesday nights at 9 pm. It’s my favorite show)

Photo on Left: Pan fried Tilapia with Lavender/pepper spices, drizzle of olive oil, spinach, crumbled blue cheese, my dad’s canned pickle and a side of sauce. (mayo, dill, dijon mustard)

Photo on Right: One new thing that I bought is Chia Seeds.  Chia seeds are a wonderful source of Omega 3. I sprinkle them on pretty much anything. In the photo I have Walrus bread (gluten free bread made with rice flour, garbanzo bean flour, potato starch & other ingredients) with almond butter and Chia seeds.

*While Chia seeds are good for you they also can have side effects-always read about things that you are unfamiliar with before you consume them.

*With balance you don’t get the ups & down’s with your blood sugar, everything remains at an even level throughout the day.  This in turn can help with memory, energy, mood, and weight. *

*Eating balanced was a lot of work at first because I wasn’t used to it, but over time ( just like anything else) it became part of my routine.  It became natural.


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