If you're anything like me, then you find making meals to be both a chore and a challenge. Please don't misunderstand me, I do enjoy the act of eating itself. It's the preparation of meals that I find a distraction. I have a million other things I'd rather be (and need to be) doing, and making meals takes time away from those preferences and priorities. However, I do realize that food and fueling the body are essential, so I have found a few recipes that enable me to refuel quickly without a lot of time spent on preparation.
One of my go-to favorites is a pre-made potato latke (pancake) with a fried egg and fresh avocado on top. The latkes can be found in the frozen section of Trader Joe's. They are awesome and take less than 10 minutes to make. I use cage free organic eggs, and organic avocado as well. The result is a powerhouse of beneficial nutrients.
Eggs-Eggs are considered a 'complete' source of protein because they contain all eight essential amino acids; the ones we cannot produce in our bodies, but must obtain from our diet. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white, along with vitamin B2. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Egg yolks are the source of cholesterol, fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
Avocado-Health benefits of avocados include a lower risk of cancers, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Avocado contains carotenoids and monounsaturated fat, which both contribute to the significant reduction of cancer. Avocado also contains Glutathione, an antioxidant that protects the cells from cancer and the dangerous effects of free radicals. The list of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in avocados is impressive. The organic compounds in avocados cause cancerous cells to undergo apoptosis (automatic cell death). In addition, avocado contains both vitamin C and E, which help to enhance antioxidant properties of the human body. Vitamin C recycles Vitamin E, and helps to reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
Potatoes-Potatoes are a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Among these important health-promoting compounds are carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid, as well as unique tuber storage proteins, such as patatin, which act against free radicals. Potatoes are primarily made of carbohydrates and contain very little protein. This makes it an ideal diet for those excessively lean or thin people who want to put on weight. Potatoes are also very effective for reducing inflammation. Since it is soft, easily digested and has a lot of vitamin-C (a very good antioxidant that repairs tissue wear and tear), potassium and vitamin-B6, it can relieve any inflammation of the intestines and the digestive system.
Glory B's unifies all of what I love most—the earth and its natural elements like stone and wood; the creative arts, whether through the written word, or photography, or paint; and helping others to make the world a better place.