March 12, 2022
This photos show a meal I miss when I am on the road -- some egg whites, three links of chicken sausage and a banana-strawberry-blueberry smoothie made with made with Kefir. Kefir is a type of fermented dairy product made by adding bacteria and yeast cultures to milk. The cultures feed on natural sugars in the milk. This allows them to multiply, creating a fermented drink. It has a tart and tangy flavor and a consistency similar to drinkable yogurt. Due to the fermentation process, kefir may taste slightly carbonated. The advantage of Kefir over cow milk is that is lower in fat and sugar and much lower in lactose.
Courtney has helped me realize that having a good diet is more than just watching your calorie intake. This meal is both healthy and low in calories. Certainly under 500 calories and high in protein and complex carbs. Not only is it a good source of fuel, but it also increases my dopamine as I know I am being good to myself.
I feel better now than I would have if I had given into my craving for a Chipotle chicken bowl with guac and a soda!