healthyfats

I have officially become an #oyster person. I feel part of a cool club! Oysters are one of the most nutritious foods per calorie. They are an excellent source of #zinc, #vitaminD, #vitaminB12, #protein (1 gram per oyster) and #healthyfats—specifically omega-3 fatty acids. A half dozen is about 50 calories (very #lowcalorie). They are also highly #sustainable since they clean, benefit, and support the environment in which they grow. #awesomefood #oysterlove #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

I have officially become an #oyster person. I feel part of a cool club! Oysters are one of the most nutritious foods per calorie. They are an excellent source of #zinc, #vitaminD, #vitaminB12, #protein (1 gram per oyster) and #healthyfats—specifically omega-3 fatty acids. A half dozen is about 50 calories (very #lowcalorie). They are also highly #sustainable since they clean, benefit, and support the environment in which they grow. #awesomefood #oysterlove #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

#Breakfast4Lunch! To cook: sauté #butternutsquash in about 1 tbsp of olive oil for 4min or so. Cut it up really tiny so that it cooks faster. Add 1 small tomato and sauté for another minute. Crack in an extra large #egg and 1 slice of cheese. In the meantime heat up a 4" whole wheat pita. S&P to taste. This meal is packed with #fiber, #protein, #healthyfats, and #antioxidants from all the vibrant colors. And takes 10 mins to prepare! #mykindofmeal #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #easymeals #fastmeal

#Breakfast4Lunch! To cook: sauté #butternutsquash in about 1 tbsp of olive oil for 4min or so. Cut it up really tiny so that it cooks faster. Add 1 small tomato and sauté for another minute. Crack in an extra large #egg and 1 slice of cheese. In the meantime heat up a 4" whole wheat pita. S&P to taste. This meal is packed with #fiber, #protein, #healthyfats, and #antioxidants from all the vibrant colors. And takes 10 mins to prepare! #mykindofmeal #lazynutritionist #lazynutrition #bushwicknutrition #bushwick #easymeals #fastmeal

Try this yummy #breakfast that took all of 9 minutes to prep, cook, and eat (just kidding). It’s also packed with #protein (a nutrient that is lacking in most American breakfasts) as well as #healthyfats.  
1) Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a small/medium pan. 2) In the meantime cut half a #redonion. 3) Sauté it with the olive oil for ~3-4 minutes. 4) Crack 2 large eggs and scramble until desired consistency. 5) Clean and cut a handful of #cilantro. 6) Top off with 2 tbsp of #pepitas (#sunflower #seeds) and a tsp of fresh #jalapeño. Add salt and pepper to taste.  
FYI: the best way to #store #cilantro is keeping it in a jar in the refrigerator with a bag over the leaves. 
#bushwick #bushwicknutrition #easymeals #healthymeals #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #breakfast4lunch

Try this yummy #breakfast that took all of 9 minutes to prep, cook, and eat (just kidding). It’s also packed with #protein (a nutrient that is lacking in most American breakfasts) as well as #healthyfats.
1) Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a small/medium pan. 2) In the meantime cut half a #redonion. 3) Sauté it with the olive oil for ~3-4 minutes. 4) Crack 2 large eggs and scramble until desired consistency. 5) Clean and cut a handful of #cilantro. 6) Top off with 2 tbsp of #pepitas (#sunflower #seeds) and a tsp of fresh #jalapeño. Add salt and pepper to taste.
FYI: the best way to #store #cilantro is keeping it in a jar in the refrigerator with a bag over the leaves.
#bushwick #bushwicknutrition #easymeals #healthymeals #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #breakfast4lunch

So proud of myself! I cooked #mahimahi (about 3 5-ounce fillets, ~the size of the palm of the hand) and it was delish!! I rarely cook #fish… Not because I don’t love it, but 1) it leaves an all too powerful odor in a small apartment, and 2) I realized I had a misconceived notion that it was difficult (or timely) to cook, when it’s neither!  
How to cook in a pan:   
1) Place burner on high heat and lightly spray with oil.  
2) In the meantime- combine about 2 tbsp of melted butter, half the juice of a lemon, 1 tsp of low sodium #soysauce, and (very important) a bunch of #lemonzest.  
3) Brush the sauce on both sides of the filet.  
4) Cook for 3 min of each side.  
5) Add a little more lemon zest and S&P to taste. 
So good! And EASY. It took me about 15min total and I still have two fillets lefts for other #easymeals.  
#bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #lemon #healthyfats #omega3s

So proud of myself! I cooked #mahimahi (about 3 5-ounce fillets, ~the size of the palm of the hand) and it was delish!! I rarely cook #fish… Not because I don’t love it, but 1) it leaves an all too powerful odor in a small apartment, and 2) I realized I had a misconceived notion that it was difficult (or timely) to cook, when it’s neither!
How to cook in a pan:
1) Place burner on high heat and lightly spray with oil.
2) In the meantime- combine about 2 tbsp of melted butter, half the juice of a lemon, 1 tsp of low sodium #soysauce, and (very important) a bunch of #lemonzest.
3) Brush the sauce on both sides of the filet.
4) Cook for 3 min of each side.
5) Add a little more lemon zest and S&P to taste.
So good! And EASY. It took me about 15min total and I still have two fillets lefts for other #easymeals.
#bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist #lemon #healthyfats #omega3s

#ChiaSeeds are one of the greatest vegetarian sources of omega-3 fatty acids (#healthyfats). They also have high #antioxidant, #protein, #fiber, and #iron content in addition to having #hydration benefits because of its absorption capacities. I soak chia seeds in water and lime (as pictured) for their energy and #digestion benefits. Leave the seeds in water for at least 30 minutes. One tablespoon per liter should do the trick! Fact: The Aztec warriors used to use chia seeds as their main fuel source on marathon-distance runs. #omega3fattyacid #detoxdrink #chiadrink #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

#ChiaSeeds are one of the greatest vegetarian sources of omega-3 fatty acids (#healthyfats). They also have high #antioxidant, #protein, #fiber, and #iron content in addition to having #hydration benefits because of its absorption capacities. I soak chia seeds in water and lime (as pictured) for their energy and #digestion benefits. Leave the seeds in water for at least 30 minutes. One tablespoon per liter should do the trick! Fact: The Aztec warriors used to use chia seeds as their main fuel source on marathon-distance runs. #omega3fattyacid #detoxdrink #chiadrink #bushwick #bushwicknutrition #lazynutrition #lazynutritionist

Spring Smoothie  
 As you probably remember from some posts back,  I prefer smoothies over juices . Partly because they are much easier to make (not so much cleaning involved), but also because all the nutrients remain intact - especially the fiber. One of the trickier aspects of making a smoothie is that the texture may not be so amenable. One thing to remember:  you can always add more water to manipulate the texture!   
 It was probably the ray of sunshine that inspired this smoothie, or maybe it was way too many dinners out this week. Either way- I am so grateful because even my husband said, and I quote:  “I could have this drink every day for the rest of life."  I couldn’t ask for a bigger compliment!  
  Green Smoothie Recipe  
 2 servings (16 ounces per serving)  
  1 cup of mango (fresh or frozen)  
 ¼ cup of pineapple (fresh or frozen)  
 1 cup of arugula (fresh or frozen)  *** I used Arugula I had frozen myself  
 2 tablespoons of fresh mint (preferably)  
 1 tablespoon of  flaxseeds   
 1 tablespoon of  chia seeds  
 2 cups of water,  or more, if you want to change the consistency   
  Every serving is: 90 calories, 3 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and 4.5 grams of healthy fats. It is definitely not a meal replacement, but it’s a great way to start your day!  
  Happy blending! 

Spring Smoothie

As you probably remember from some posts back, I prefer smoothies over juices. Partly because they are much easier to make (not so much cleaning involved), but also because all the nutrients remain intact - especially the fiber. One of the trickier aspects of making a smoothie is that the texture may not be so amenable. One thing to remember: you can always add more water to manipulate the texture! 

It was probably the ray of sunshine that inspired this smoothie, or maybe it was way too many dinners out this week. Either way- I am so grateful because even my husband said, and I quote: “I could have this drink every day for the rest of life." I couldn’t ask for a bigger compliment! 

Green Smoothie Recipe

2 servings (16 ounces per serving) 

  • 1 cup of mango (fresh or frozen) 
  • ¼ cup of pineapple (fresh or frozen) 
  • 1 cup of arugula (fresh or frozen) *** I used Arugula I had frozen myself
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint (preferably) 
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseeds 
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 2 cups of water, or more, if you want to change the consistency 

Every serving is: 90 calories, 3 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and 4.5 grams of healthy fats. It is definitely not a meal replacement, but it’s a great way to start your day! 

Happy blending!