A powerhouse. That’s how we like to think of ourselves here at Eagle Express. We’re primed and ready at any time of day or night to transport everything from the largest, heaviest, oversized products to the smallest, single envelope. Our warehouse has space to spare, our vehicles are maintained and ready, and our drivers are trained and certified in transporting all those specialized deliveries, including healthcare and food distribution throughout Texas.
We’re strongly rooted in our principles of honesty and integrity, and with nearly four decades of service, we have the experience to back it all up. So, yeah, the word powerhouse is pretty appropriate.
But that term can also be used to describe other things with energy, strength, and power. Things, like, your next meal. Is your plate full of powerhouse foods? Are you getting the best from every meal you consume?
Since the New Year makes food a hot topic, let’s consider how you can channel your choices the next time you’re plating your breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Breaking fast is an essential tool to revving your metabolism for the day. Powerhouse breakfast foods are those that will give you essential nutrients, while providing protein to keep you full and complex carbohydrates for sustainable energy throughout the morning. Here are a few powerhouse breakfast dishes to kickstart your workday:
Yogurt- Buy yogurt with “live and active cultures” to provide healthy gut bacteria. Go with Greek yogurt, as it's higher in protein and lower in sugar. Add in your own blueberries for an antioxidant kick.
Oatmeal- Don’t go for the kind in the packet. Look up a recipe for overnight oats, or make your own over the stove in the morning. Oatmeal is one of the healthiest grains around, and is gluten free and a whole grain. Whole foods=good foods.
If you had a powerhouse of a breakfast, lunchtime shouldn’t be a ravenous reach towards the fastest thing you can shove in your mouth. Instead, it’s another opportunity to fuel your body with healthy powerfoods. Here are a few ideas for stoking that metabolic fire at lunchtime.
Leafy salad with tuna- Leafy greens pack a serious punch. Spinach and kale are some of the healthiest things you can eat. Add tomatoes, and you’ll get a source of lycopene- an antioxidant that can lower your blood pressure and protect your heart. Top it with protein for satiety. If you go for tuna, you’ll add omega 3 fatty acids that are essential for your brain’s structure.
Beans- As a side dish or all by themselves, beans are a powerhouse food packed with protein and other nutrients. They’re high in fiber and low on the glycemic index, which means they don’t cause that spike in your blood sugar. Plus, they’re a great alternative to meat.
Your last meal of the day doesn’t necessarily need to be your largest. In fact, some studies suggest lighter meals in the evening lead to better rest and lowered risk of obesity. Stick with these nutritious, yet light meals in the evening.
Sweet potatoes and salmon- Sweet potatoes are a carb, but they’re also full of antioxidants, including beta-carotene which protects your eyes and helps fight respiratory infections. Salmon is also rich in antioxidants and can help lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease.
Chinese cabbage- In terms of nutrient density, this tasty green is ranked number two overall. It’s delicious raw as part of a slaw or steamed in a stir fry. It goes well with other veggies and picks up flavors from dishes, which makes it the perfect sidekick to your powerhouse dinner menu.
With these ideas, it’s tasty and easy to pick a powerhouse for your next plate. It’s also easy to pick a powerhouse courier for your next delivery or to carry out your food distribution throughout Texas.
Our expert and knowledgeable couriers are available 24/7, with just the right refrigerated or ambient vehicle to transport your food items. We’re certified and trained in food handling, and even have an FDA certified storage space if your items aren’t quite ready for their final destination. Next time you pick your team, pick a powerhouse like Eagle Express. Contact us here on our webpage to get moving.