Food Combinations

food combinations

Today I want to talk about food combinations. Personally, I will eat just about anything with peanut butter. Food combinations are a great way to add in fruits and vegetables that you wouldn’t usually eat alone. For example, I don’t eat plain carrots very often but if you give me some hummus I could eat an entire bag! This being said, it is important to eat everything in moderation and to be mindful of when you are genuinely hungry and when you are full.

Nutritious Food Combinations:

Here are some delicious and nutritious food combinations to try!

Peanut butter and banana

  • Peanut butter is loaded with healthy fats helping keep you fuller longer and protein to help repair muscle tissue.
  • Bananas are a great source of potassium. Potassium is very important because it can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Carrots and hummus

  • Carrots are loaded with beta carotene which is a phytonutrient that is converted into vitamin A. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that helps to decrease inflammation in the body and protect the healthy cells in your eyes.
  • Hummus is a great source of fiber, protein, healthy fats, and little sugar. The healthy fats found in hummus consist of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which provide heart healthy benefits.

Peanut butter and dark chocolate

  • The darker the chocolate the more antioxidant rich it is. The antioxidants found in dark chocolate consist of polyphenols and flavonoids which have significant anti-inflammatory activity helping protect your body from free radicals.

Cheese and apples

 Fresh mozzarella cheese and sliced tomatoes with basil

  • Tomatoes are an excellent source of the antioxidant lycopene. Studies have suggested that increased tomato consumption may reduce the risk of CVD and certain cancers, particularly prostate cancer.

Almond butter and dates

Bacon and eggs

Try these food combinations for yourself! And better yet, let me know your favorite food combinations in the comments!

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ALISSA BARCHET: PFP Nutrition Coach

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