I have to say right here and now that I have not been eating as I should be. I know I need to be eating more protein. A potato a day will not keep the doctor away.
After I get moved I’m planning to change that. I’m going to be watching how much protein and vitamins I take in so that maybe, just maybe, I will be healthier and my ankle will get better.
TV dinners are fast and easy and I don’t have to stand up a long time to fix them. But let’s face it, they really aren’t good for you. They don’t even taste that good.
Fast and easy has become the norm. I have never really liked to cook, and now I had a fairly good excuse not to. Who wants to cook for one?
Plus I just don’t like that gas stove. This is the first gas stove I’ve had since I was a pregnant teen and blew one up. I have actually had two scary experiences with gas. The other story I’ll tell tomorrow. It’s kind of long.
I use to scramble eggs at various meals. Add some cut up mushrooms and other veggies, a little cheese and some herbs. I could use what I had on hand. And eggs, despite the negativity that is often associated with them, are filled with protein. It was an easy nutritious meal, morning, noon or night.
I know meat has protein. But I’m just not a big meat eater. Don’t like the texture.
According to Men’s Health:
Eggs: The Perfect Protein
But you have to eat the yolk. In addition to protein, it also contains vitamin B12, which is necessary for fat breakdown and muscle contraction. (And no, eating a few eggs a day won’t increase your risk of heart disease.)
How they keep you healthy: Eggs are vitamins and minerals over easy; they’re packed with riboflavin, folate, vitamins B6, B12, D,and E, and iron, phosphorus, and zinc.