2019 is barely underway, which means you still have plenty of time to conquer those New Year’s Resolutions. For a lot of us, the new year is a great time to overhaul an unhealthy lifestyle. However, major diet changes can be intimidating – especially if you ate one too many cookies in 2018. Don’t worry: There’s hope. Sneaking more nutrition into your daily routine is easier than you might think. By sneaking more nutrition into your daily routine, you can tackle your New Year’s fitness resolutions with ease.
Start Your Day the Right Way
Studies have shown that starting your day with a nutritious breakfast is one of the best ways to jumpstart your metabolism and stay energized throughout the day – while also staving off those pesky food cravings. Luckily, B2 Cafe opens early, allowing you to drop in and pick up healthy food in Springfield Missouri to get your day started on the right foot. We suggest our steel-cut oatmeal, which you can enjoy with cinnamon, brown sugar and fresh berries for a breakfast that’s full of protein and fiber. If you need a heartier option, make sure to check out our breakfast wrap, which includes eggs, roasted peppers, spinach, pepper jack and avocado. It’s all topped with your choice of meat and wrapped in a whole grain tortilla. Overall, starting your day with a nutrition-packed breakfast will help you make healthier choices as the day goes on.
Drink Your Veggies
Sneaking vegetables into smoothies and juices is one of the easiest ways to get essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, they taste great. At B2, we have a full juice menu with options like the Bugs Bunny, a popular juice with carrot, apple, orange and lemon. We also have smoothies like The Green Way, featuring pineapple, banana, soy milk and spinach, and the Morning Stretch, which combines carrot, apple, ginger juice, pineapple and yogurt. All of these drinks are great ways to start your day; they also make excellent pick-me-ups when that afternoon slump starts to rear its ugly head. Want your smoothies to pack an extra nutrition punch? Just add protein powder, which is flavorless and a great option for vegetarians looking to up their protein intake.
Eat Your Greens
When you sit down to eat a meal, it can be tempting to fill up on carbs and fats. Adding a salad to your meal is a great way to fill up on the good stuff before moving on to your sandwich or soup. Not only are salads full of nutrients, but they’re also low in calories, which can help you drop unwanted weight. Try our Roasted Veggie Salad, which includes fresh roasted vegetables served over mixed greens with ginger soy dressing. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, try the Spinach Salad, which features fresh spinach, fresh berries, goat cheese and walnuts with balsamic dressing.
Replace Chips With Fruit
A lot of restaurants offer sides with meals, and it can be tempting to choose something fatty like chips or fries. However, these sides offer little to no nutritional value. Instead, opt for a nutrient-rich side like fruit. Not only will this save you calories, but it will help you feel energized and healthy throughout the day, fending off that afternoon slump.
Meeting your New Year’s health goals can seem overwhelming. In reality, all it takes are a few changes here and there to sneak more nutrition into your day. At B2 Cafe, we have a menu full of healthy options you’ll love – from smoothies to salads and everything in between. Check out our the menu for our restaurant in Springfield Missouri, or give us a call at 417-883-5748 with any questions.