Hello MMF Readers
Are you bored of the same food?
As I entered peri-menopause I realized that the subtle changes in my body were now becoming apparent. If you are like me, you won’t settle for it. I refuse to accept that that’s the way it’s supposed to be when entering the peri-menopause and menopause phase of life. I didn’t want to get used to the weight gain, hot flashes, mood swings and all the other symptoms of menopause that I was told that I should just accept, get used to and go with the flow. NO WAY, NOT ME! I’m sure you can feel and hear me. Most of us have the little voices dancing in our heads saying, “Don’t worry its part of life, “That’s the way it is”, I say, not over my dead body.
During this roller coaster of a journey, I decided to research foods that aid in menopausal symptoms. Proper nutrition is not only key to general overall health it improves peri-menopausal, menopausal and post menopausal symptoms along with keeping your weight from spiraling out of control. Since protein is an essential component to a healthy diet, I wanted to share with you another one of my favorite recipes. Of note: Proteins are broken down into amino acids which then is used to build and rebuild the proteins found in your cells, organ and muscles. Yes, the kind of muscle we start to lose at about the age of 40.
Just so you know, I am always on the go, as I am sure most of you are, especially if you are a mother and have younger children to care for or if you are a business woman, caregiver for family members or a woman who spends a lot of time traveling. Whatever it may be here is a quick, easy and simple nutritional meal just for you. Enjoy…
1 cup onion, tomato and zucchini, sliced or diced
2 egg whites
Salt, pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon crumbled feta or ¼ cup low fat cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Coat a small nonstick oven proof pan with olive oil cooking spray
Sautee vegetables over medium heat
Whisk together eggs with salt and pepper (if desired)
Pour into pan and stir until slightly solidified
Bake 15-20 minutes or until almost firm
Sprinkle frittata with cheese, bake until firm
Did you enjoy the frittata?
What other recipe would you like? Do you have a favorite?
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Until next time, Be empowered, Stay motivated, Be connected …Always AnnaMaria, Senior MMF Contributor, CPT, RMA