If you think that eating according to the Glycemic index is boring, think again! There are a variety of ways in which you can perk up your mealtimes without sacrificing your health. Who says you have to eat donuts or junk food in order to have fun while dining? If you follow the following quick and easy Glycemic Index Recipes, featuring low GI fooda, you and your taste buds will have a party soon enough!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In order to get your body functioning at its tip-top best, you must fuel it up and fuel it good with healthy food. Here are some ideas.
Cereal, Yoghurt and Fruit Parfait
Oat, bran or barley cereal
Blueberries, cherries or peaches
Get a tall glass. Scoop about two tablespoons of cereal into the bottom of the glass. Follow with the same amount of yoghurt. Top with fruits. Repeat the steps until you fill the glass. Enjoy your parfait!
Open faced Egg Sandwich
Fry an egg in olive oil. Drain the excess oil in paper napkins. Slice your tomato. Get one
piece of multi-grain bread and arrange the tomatoes on top. Place the egg on the bed of tomatoes. Salt and pepper to taste.
Lunch is also important because it is taken in the middle of the day, when you are at your busiest. Skipping lunch will decrease your energy levels and affect the clarity of your thinking and even your mood. It is crucial that you take a lunch that is not too heavy (you don't want too fall asleep at work!) but packed with energy as well.
Cut all the ingredients and toss them together in a bowl. Dress lightly with a vinaigrette dressing. If you want, you can even add shredded pieces of boiled chicken or boiled egg into the dish.
Chicken Over Rice
2 slices fillet chicken breast
If it's a heavier meal you're looking for, then this recipe is perfect for you. Heat the sesame oil in a pan. Sautee the chicken breast until lightly browned. Add the zucchini and mushrooms. Add a light splash of soy sauce to taste. Use to top over basmati or brown rice.
Dinner must be the lightest meal of all. Since your main activity for the night is sleeping, your body doesn't need too much energy. Having a light dinner will help you sleep better and also give you a flatter stomach. Also, it will give you a healthy appetite to get up in the morning and cook and great breakfast.
Green Pea Soup
Frozen green peas, 500 grams
1 clove garlic, skinned and chopped
Boil the green peas in a pot. When soft, drain the water into another bowl and transfer the peas into a blender or food processor. Blend the peas until smooth. Add two cups of water used to boil the peas into the processor. Add the garlic and blend. Add soft tofu and season to taste. Process until smooth.
Low glycemic index recipes are about freedom and convenience. So go ahead, experiment and have fun getting healthier and trimmer than you ever thought possible!