Making healthy meals can feel intimidating but it doesn't have to be. I'm going to give you the building blocks to use to build a healthy meal to fit any cuisine that fits your craving.
1. FAT Every meal must have a healthy source of fat. Fat is important to increase your levels of satiety hormones in your body. Healthy fats play an important role in regulating your cholesterol, helping you digest fat soluble vitamins and is used for your body's hormone production.
2. FIBER This is another portion of your meal that helps your body feel satisfied, evens out your blood sugar, prevents high cholesterol, can help prevent certain types of cancer and aids in the elimination of "waste" from your body. You should aim to get about 25 grams a day from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, seeds and legumes.
3. PROTEIN The building block for muscle, antibodies to help your immune system, the transporter of oxygen and nutrients and the macronutrient that helps regulate your body's pH is protein! Make it your goal to get about 20g of protein per meal but if you are still hungry, you can increase this amount.
Sounds simple but yet difficult? Come follow me on IG and click on my stories when I make meals for my family and I'll walk you through how the recipes fit The FFP Method for meal building (fat, fiber, protein). Also, come back to the blog over the next few weeks to get some recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that will help you follow The FFP Method!