I don’t know about you, but with two children my morning routine is a hectic one. When looking for something nutritious and filling that still taste like “breakfast” food I always turn to avocado toast. A major bonus to this is that my youngest daughter, Ainsley, also loves it and most mornings she and I will enjoy splitting half an avocado. For those of you who have done, or are interested, in doing the 21 Day Fix this is a great breakfast option.
- Olive oil
- 1/4 or 1/2 avocado
- 1 slice of toast
- Optional – red pepper flakes
- Spread olive oil on bread, then toast to your preference.
- Mash avocado with a fork .
- If using red pepper flakes, mix them into the avocado.
- Spread on your toast and enjoy!
This counts as 1 yellow and 1 blue container on the 21 Day Fix
Last week my oldest daughter turned 4! Her birthday itself was a milestone for me as a parent, and also marked four years since my journey toward living a healthier, more fit lifestyle began. My daughter was born 5 weeks premature, for reasons unknown (at the time) to everyone, and left me searching for an answer. Fast forward 7 months to a biometric health screening performed at my office…following a finger stick blood draw the nurse asked if I had eaten yet that day. The answer was yes and it lead me to ask questions about why I was so tired, achy, and dizzy all the time, and ultimately a call to my primary care doctor to schedule an appointment.
After having routine blood work performed and meeting with my doctor I finally had an answer to my symptoms and was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism by definition is a common endocrine disorder in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. It can cause a number of symptoms, such as tiredness, poor ability to tolerate cold, and weight gain. ((Definition via wikipedia) This definition was spot on explaining the symptoms I had been experiencing over the last 7 months, and in addition I also experienced joint pain and depression, all of which I contributed to being a new mom. While some of my symptoms could have been partly related to being a new mom with an infant, I was also relieved to know that I had some understanding on why I was feeling so ill. And then my journey began! To be continued….