26 Aug Fueling Your Body with Healthy Food: #GoUnDiet Twitter Party Recap
Last week I was a guest nutrition expert for the #GoUnDiet Chat along Gloria Tsang, founder of Healthcastle and Christine, founder and blogger at Life on Manutoulin. The National Beef Cattleman’s Association also sponsored a fabulous giveaway prize (gift card and healthy beef cookbook) given to one lucky winner at the end of the chat. Check out the healthy tips and recipes exchanges during this motivating twitter party.
Start Your Day Off Right
The first question of the evening was got us all thinking about what we eat first thing in the morning. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the food you choose first thing in the morning should provide important nutrients your body needs.
Q1. What should we eat to start off our day with the right fuel? #GoUndiet
A1. Don’t skip #breakfast! Have something w whole grains & protein to keep u satiated & blood sugar stable #GoUndiet
Q1 We always have breakfast cereal, toast with egg ..never skip #GoUndiet
Q1. Start the day with a great cereal, some fruit, and juice. #goundiet
Q1 Some healthy protein, eggs, tofu, uncured meat, some fresh fruit and some whole grain #GoUndiet
I like oatmeal (unsweetened) w/chopped dates & a cup of vanilla yogurt #goundiet
A1: We like to start our day with steel cut oats & berries #goundiet
A1: Research shows high-protein breakfast = improved appetite control + satisfaction thru the day #sp #GoUndiet
Time for Back-to-School
School is now in session and it’s time for parents and kids to get back in the swing of things. It’s important to stock up on healthy snacks and ingredients to make good-for-you lunches. Feeding kids with plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins and low fat dairy helps with proper growth and development, plus starting good eating habits at a young age will hopefully help develop habits that will last a lifetime.
Q2. It’s back-to-school season. What lunch/snack items do you usually pack for your kids? #GoUnDiet
A2: For snacks, I usually give our DD4 cut up raw veg w/ hummus or some fresh fruit #Goundiet
A2. My son LOVES soup. I pack his thermos with homemade beef barley soup as his snack. He loves it! #goundiet
Q2 String cheese and a piece of fruit, granola bar and roast beef/ turkey sandwich. #Goundiet
A2: WRAPS! Use deli roast beef in this Mediterranean beef and veggie wraps for a high-protein lunch! http://t.co/VEOyrcij4Z #GoUnDiet
Q2 Greek yogurt and trail mixes with lots of nutritious nuts! #GoUnDiet
Q2 We like organic meats like turkey and chicken, cheeses, fresh raw veggies, and fresh fruits #goundiet
A2 I give them banana/apple or any seasonal fruit, yogurt, juice, homemade chicken sadwich, vegetable they love carots #GoUnDiet
The Un-boring Lunchbox
Start your year off by collecting healthy and fun recipes to jazz up your kid’s lunchbox. One recipe that’s a hit in my house are beef and cheese roll ups (recipe below). Other recipes mentioned during the chat can be found on the #GoUndiet Pinterest board.
Savory Beef & Cheese Roll Ups
Recipe and photo courtesy of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Total recipe time: 50 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
1 pound well-trimmed deli roast beef, thinly sliced
2 packages (6 ounces each) garden vegetable flavored soft spreadable cheese
4 large (10 inches) flour tortillas
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
8 leaves green leaf lettuce
- Spread cheese evenly over one side of each tortilla; top each with 1/4 cup shredded carrots and 1/4 cup Jack cheese. Layer lettuce and deli roast beef over carrots, leaving 1/2-inch border around edge. Roll up tightly; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
- To serve, cut each roll diagonally in half.
Nutrition information per serving
578 calories; 45 g protein; 43 g carbohydrate; 25 g fat; 5.7 mg iron; 844 mg sodium; 155 mg cholesterol
Avoid the Afternoon Slump
When 2:00 pm comes around, many of us hit that mid-afternoon slump. We’re usually tired, grumpy and just want to lay down. There were some fabulous ideas on how to avoid it.
Q4. Do you have any strategies to avoid the afternoon slump? #goundiet
A4 Eat a protein-rich snack, like beef jerky or string cheese, to feel stronger + satisfied. Remember protein promotes satiety #sp #GoUnDiet
q4: get up and get a coffee! Play some upbeat music! #goundiet
A4: Eat smarter by fueling up with protein-rich snacks. 30g of protein per meal occasion may help avoid any afternoon slumps. #GoUnDiet
Q4 Go to bed earlier at night helps! #Goundiet
Q4 I keep veggies cut up, plus baggies of almonds/dried fruit for snacking healthy. #GoUnDiet
Q4 I like to snack on nuts and water to stay hydrated #goundiet
a4: Eating foods like healthy proteins to help sustain me, it’s not fun crashing from sugar or caffeine. #goundiet
A4 i love these low fat yogurts gets me full instantly and fuels me up #GoUnDiet
T4 Avoid mid afternoon slump by cutting carbs, eat fruit & protein & go for a walk #GoUnDiet
I had a fabulous time at the #GoUndiet twitter party connecting with lots of great tweeps and chatting about healthy eating. The #GoUndiet twitter party is held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 8pm ET and focuses on healthy eating. Hope to tweet with you there next time!
This post was sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.