My Favorite Foods to Get Back on Track

by Emy Breitenwischer, BS Food Science & Nutrition, Concentration in Dietetics

We’ve all had those weekends where we’ve overindulged with food, sweets and/or alcohol, which can make Monday morning a little more difficult than usual. Instead of waking up fresh and ready for the week, we feel sluggish, tired and bloated. Rather than throwing in the towel and continuing to eat energy-poor foods, all you need to do is clean up your diet and get back on track! Below I’ve compiled my favorite “go-to’s” when I’m trying to beat the bloat and regain energy after a fun weekend. I follow this plan for at least a few days, and it’s amazing the wonders it can do. My day is comprised of primarily vegetables, protein and healthy fats. A big part, too, is hydration! Incorporate plenty of water, coconut water and water-rich veggies (zucchini, radish, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, watermelon). Also, move! Sweating will release all those toxins.

Breakfast: Protein

  • Greek yogurt with cinnamon and shredded coconut
  • Eggs (3 egg whites, 1 egg with kale, seasonings, salsa and avocado)

AM Snack: Nuts

  • My favorite choice is almonds (23 = 1 ounce/serving)
  • Apple slices with 2 tbsp almond butter


  • Vegan protein shake (with almond milk and cinnamon)
  • Quinoa with veggies and greens (olive oil based dressing)

PM Snack: Veggies

  • Mediterranean salad (with sundried tomatoes, artichokes, olives, banana peppers, hemp seeds) with olive oil & lemon juice dressing
  • Green juice (my favorite is the Green Cold Pressed Juice from Trader Joe’s)
  • Sliced peppers or snow peas with guacamole


  • Organic ground turkey with steamed or roasted veggies
  • Salmon with broccolini, garlic and lemon juice
  • Veggie stir-fry (broccoli, cabbage, carrots, corn, onion, garlic) with riced cauliflower

Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by 1444Angel -