Carbs, Protein and Fats = ESSENTIAL

Life is all about Balance!

Let’s talk about Protein, carbs and Fats!



Protein is essential for the growth of muscle, hair, skin and bones. Whilst carbs provide your body with energy to fuel your brain and muscles. Fat is also incredibly important for insulation, brain health and the production of hormones. When protein, carbohydrates and fats work together they keep your body healthy and functioning. The carbs you eat give you energy while the protein builds muscles. Fats and proteins are essential in order to stabilize the blood sugar levels in your body and are best eaten together! To put it simply without carbs your body would not have the energy  it needs to workout and train  hard and without protein and fats you would not be able to build muscle or grow skin and hair and regulate your hormones and mood as effectvely. Demonstrating that these elements are equally essential for your diet!

This doesn’t mean you can go out and order a crispy chicken burger to ensure you include this essential relationship is in your diet. Instead you need to choose with care and be smart about it! The best protein choices are lean meats, eggs and tofu. The best carbs are whole grains, fruits and vegetables which offer more health benefits that refined grains! The best fats are monounsaturated olive oil and avocado as well as almond butter!!! Coconut oil has been shown to have a myriad of other health benefits also.

Some examples of nutritious protein and carb combinations that you can include in your daily diet include brown rice and broccoli with legumes, tofu or grilled chicken, grilled salmon with steamed asparagus and quinoa, low-fat cottage cheese with fruit or oatmeal and nuts! These food combos will take longer for your body to absorb therefore there will be a slower release into your body and a steadier energy source to keep you going!

Source: Muscle & Fit

Source: Muscle & Fit


Pan seared salmon with pineapple salsa

Salmon with pineapple salsa salad

Salmon with pineapple salsa salad

Here is a tasty light dinner that is perfect for those warmer nights. The salmon is packed with protein and good fats such as Omega 3 and the salad has carbs derived from fruit and vegetables sources. I prefer not to eat grains at night and to keep things light before i go to bed. 

For the salmon:

coconut oil for cooking
0.6 - 0.8 pounds of salmon fillet
Salt and pepper
1 tsp maple syrup
Juice from 1/3 of a lemon
For the salad:
1/2 cup of chopped bell pepper
1  avocado, chopped
1 cup chopped pineapple
1 1/2 cups of arugula leaves
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
For the dressing:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp maple syrup
Juice of half a lime
Salt and pepper to taste  

Season the salmon with salt and pepper on both sides. Add to pan lightly coated with coconut oil and cook on low to medium for 5-8 minutes on both sides depending on how well done you like your salmon.  Once the salmon is almost cooked drizzle the maple syrup and squeeze of lemon juice and let cook for one more minute.
For the salad, add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Add the dressing to another small bowl and stir thoroughly. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve with the salmon.