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TRAIL MIX ALWAYS DELIVERS

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Almonds deliver a massive amount of nutrients. 6 g of protein, 3.5 g of fiber, 14 g of fat, but nine of those are mono unsaturated. They also contain vitamin E, manganese and magnesium and a decent amount of copper, riboflavin and phosphorus. Furthermore almonds are loaded with antioxidants and can assist with blood sugar control, which makes them a perfect choice for people with diabetes. Almonds can also help control blood pressure and can lower cholesterol levels. And for weight loss, eating almonds reduces hunger, lowering a person’s overall calorie intake.

THE EASIEST HARD BOILED EGGS

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Just one hard boiled egg contains 78 cal, 6 g of protein, 1 g of carbohydrate and 5 g of fat. Only two of those grams of fat are saturated. There is enough nutrition in one egg to create a whole chicken. That includes vitamins A, B2, B12, B5, phosphorus and selenium. Hard-boiled eggs also contain vitamin D, zinc and calcium. 

Much of the nutrition is found in the yolk. Over half of the protein in an egg is found in the yolk. So, it is not advised to eat just the egg white. Eggs also happen to be very weight-loss friendly. By adding a generous serving of vegetables to your eggs you can have a complete meal with only about 300 cal.

SAUERKRAUT SALAD

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

 Sauerkraut is a special food that stems from its added benefits during fermentation. The Fermentation process gives it probiotic factors which can also boost the immune system. One serving has 16 cal, 1 g of protein, 3 g of carbohydrate, 0 g of fat and 2 g of fiber. It contains vitamin C, K, B6, iron, manganese, folate, copper and potassium.  Sauerkraut can help with weight loss due to its high fiber and low calories. Somehow sauerkraut has been known to reduce the fat around the belly. Sauerkraut has also been found to improve memory and decrease stress by increasing the absorption of mood regulating minerals including magnesium and zinc. It can also decrease cancer risk and increased heart health.

COBB SALAD WITH BROWN DERBY DRESSING

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Cobb salad is one of my favorites. An ideal diet should contain a large amount of vegetables and also a good amount of healthy, natural protein. That’s Cobb salad! 

Greens, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and lots of them, supply ample servings of vegetables for your daily needs. Then mix in your favorite proteins like feta cheese, avocado, chicken or turkey breast, and even a small amount of bacon to make it really tasty. And last, Garnish with your favorite spices and dress with olive oil, lemon and/ or vinegar.