An Apple a Day Keeps the Fatigue At Bay
Oh, how I love all of the groovy nutritional tidbits from this site! I swear the media loves to tell us what we can’t eat, but rarely do they give us the key to our magical gastro-centric g-spot. People ask me all the time what to eat in order to do “fill in the blank with your workout of choice” and my answer is always the same: Get down and dirty in the Eats section of the site.
It’s the perfect place to go when you’re overwhelmed by cookbooks and cooking sites. You may know the foods you should be eating, but suffer from what ails me—the “I-don’t-know-what-the-heck-to-do-with-this-healthy-vegetable” syndrome. For example, I never know how to pair healthy foods. Up until this year, I didn’t even know how to make a proper smoothie for Pete’s sake!
Because of the other FBGs though, I’m now obsessed with almond butter with apples. Every day (at around 11 a.m.) I chop up an apple, grab a spoon and go to town on some apple slices and a Trader Joe’s version of the good butter. I no longer crash. I feel nice and full, like I ate something hearty and delicious AND I know it’s good for me because my stomach’s silence tells me so. Plus, thanks to the Dole event I attended last year , I now know that apples are a top source of quercetin, which preliminary research suggests may help improve endurance. Oh yeahhhh!
For that reason alone, I could die a happy well-nourished woman! What about you? What snacks have saved you from utter starvation and tummy damnation? —Tish