Everyone looks forward to the holiday season — and the delicious food that comes with it. But every mom knows that after dinner with the in-laws, holiday brunch with the kids, and all that turkey and gravy, soon enough you’ve packed on a few too many holiday pounds. Are you now looking to shed holiday pounds?
While it’s definitely safe to indulge a little over the holidays, it pays to have a few recipe options in mind for the new year. If you’re looking to shed holiday pounds, visit getcracking.ca to find plenty of post-holiday recipe ideas to help you get back in shape — after all, cooking or baking with eggs is one of the best and easiest ways to get back to a healthy routine.
Eggs contain a high amount of protein, which allows the body to burn fat at a higher rate, since your body’s metabolic rate is increased as it digests protein. When your body uses more energy to break down the healthy protein in eggs, it also burns away more holiday fat you have stored away.
According to the Egg Nutrition Center, eggs contain nine vitamins, eight minerals, two amino acids and many other vital macronutrients. A few of the most notable nutrients include calcium, iron, thiamine, and vitamin B12. These components create a food rich in nutrients that is powerful for fat burning.
Slimming Breakfast Taco
A smaller cousin of the breakfast burrito, the breakfast taco made with reduced-fat Cheddar and the goodness of eggs is a satisfying and healthy breakfast option. Add fresh bell peppers, onion, or avocado to the dish for more flair and even more healthy vitamins.
A frittata is any mom’s best friend. Not only is it super nutritious (as eggs plus veggies equals a massive infusion of protein and vitamins), but you can also put just about anything in the pan, and it will still taste great. As a great way to rid the fridge of many holiday leftovers, a healthy frittata can be made with ham, cheese, almost any veggie left over from those holiday trays, and of course the key ingredient — eggs. What’s more, frittatas leave practically no mess in the wake of their prep, which means less time in the kitchen!
Maple Syrup and Flaxseed Muffins
If you’re baking over the holiday season, consider adding whole wheat and some omega-3 eggs into the mix. Maple syrup with flaxseed muffins are a delicious way to jump start your healthy routine this winter. Whole-wheat flour and flaxseeds give maple syrup-sweetened blueberry muffins a delicious, nutty flavour. Compared to more traditional versions of the recipe, they have four times the dietary fiber and substitute healthful monounsaturated fat (canola oil) for saturated fat (butter), while replacing standard eggs with healthy Omega-3 eggs.
While they have received a bad reputation in the past, eggs are actually nutritious and beneficial to your health. They help the body fight fat and help to create a slim physique. With so many ways to prepare an egg, it is a great way to jump start your metabolism and recover from holiday season indulgence and shed those holiday pounds.
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