Planning Healthy Nutritious Meals
By: Jason Compton
The Importance of Breakfast
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie - Provides you with protein, vitamins and some minerals to give a great boost to your day.
Fruit and Low-fat Yogurt Parfait - Provides you with quite a bit of vitamins and minerals, also gives your body some dietary fiber and some carbohydrates for energy, but not too many.
Guidelines for Smart Snacking
Granola Bar - provides your body with protein and fiber
A mixture of fruits - provides your body with vitamins and some minerals, also provides your body with fiber
A mixture of vegetables - gives your body minerals with some vitamins mixed in with it, provides you with dietary fiber, protein and some iron.
Some whole-grain bread with fruits on it - gives your body grains, dietary fiber, protein, vitamins and some carbohydrates for energy.
Oatmeal with fruits - provides your body with protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, a tiny bit of iron and carbohydrates for energy for an activity afterwards.