This Is What a Registered Dietitian Eats for Breakfast

first_img Print By Tessa Yannone· 9/17/2018, 8:00 a.m. This Is What a Registered Dietitian Eats for Breakfast Lexy Penney, of Shanti Nutrition, believes nutrition is not one size fits all and specializes in digestive health and overall wellness. 21022center_img Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* We don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this series, we’re asking top doctors, fitness pros, and dietitians for a sneak peek into their kitchens, so we can see what’s on their breakfast tables.Photo providedLexy PenneyClaim to Fame: After suffering from small intestinal bacteria growth (SIBO) and Celiac’s disease and working in a clinical setting, Lexy Penney holds a strong belief in healing her clients from within. She is a Boston-based registered dietitian specializing in digestive health and overall wellness and says nutrition is everything to her.What She Ate: Don’t think you have enough time to make a smoothie in the morning? Penney has timed herself making her favorite breakfast smoothie and it only takes her two minutes. She also throws the blender right in the sink to be rinsed when she’s done making it, so cleanup is a breeze.This is the recipe for her favorite breakfast go-to:About 3-4 frozen strawberries,1/2 cup raw oats (she uses gluten free)1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter1 banana (fresh, not frozen because she likes the texture the fresh banana makesSplash of almond milkTwo scoops of protein powder (she uses Equilibrium Daily Nutritional Support Vanilla)Why She Chose It: “For me, balance includes all foods,” Penney says. “There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ foods—no food fear here! But I do know that there are certain foods I need to eat on a regular basis (based on what my body tells me) to feel good, particularly whole foods like fruits, veggies, oats, and beans. Eating a breakfast that makes me feel good, rich in these foods, sets me up for success in all areas.”She strongly believes nutrition is not one-size-fits-all and the most important thing she asks clients to do is listen to their own bodies. “Ignore what you’ve heard your neighbor or coworker talking about eating for breakfast (lunch or dinner) and ask yourself what feels good to you. There are no right or wrong answers. Some people might need a larger breakfast, some smaller. Some people might need a mid-afternoon snack and some don’t. Bring awareness to what your body is trying to tell you.”last_img read more

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Five Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July Outside of Boston

first_img Photo by Caroline HentzFor the Fan of Wholesome Fun Harvard, MA, about 40 miles west of BostonWhere better to watch fireworks than a Trustees conservation site? Fruitlands Museum sits at the crest of Prospect Hill and is located on 200-plus acres of exquisite meadows and forest. Fireworks and live music fill the air on the third, while the next day celebrates the fourth with a good old-fashioned field day. Don’t miss the antique car parade, greased pole climbing, three-legged racing, and more, all situated near the town center and its old timey General Store.Wednesday, July 3-Thursday, July 4, harvard4thofjuly.comPhoto via ptownevents.comFor the Beach Party AnimalProvincetown, about 115 miles east of BostonThough 100 miles may sound a little far for a day trip, taking the ferry across Cape Cod Bay cuts the trek in half, and you get a pleasant boat ride out of it. Once on the peninsula, prepare to partake in a party-fuelled “Independence Week,” replete with dance parties on the beach, talented DJs coming from as far as Madrid, and of course, fireworks.Saturday, June 29-Sunday, July 7, ptownevents.comPhoto via Amy Braid, Wakefield Independence Day Committee SecretaryFor the Avid Parade-Goer Wakefield, MA, about 15 miles north of BostonWakefield’s parade starts days before the floats even appear, when locals begin lining the roads with chairs to save their space along the route. Over 60,000 spectators gather on the fourth to cheer on the state’s largest Fourth of July parade. For the 74th edition, the parade theme is Hollywood, so expect to see all of your favorite characters from the likes of Marvel, Harry Potter, and Pixar. Plus, plenty of floats, a pet show, fishing derby, local and international live music, and fireworks to end the night with a bang.Thursday, July 4, julyparade.orgPhoto by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism on Flickr/Creative CommonsFor the American History AficionadoSturbridge MA, about 60 miles west of BostonHosted at Old Sturbridge Village, you’ll have to buy a ticket to attend this one ($28 for adults). But with the price of admission comes access to all of the outdoor museum, and the fixings of an 1800s Independence Day shindig. Steel yourself for cannon and musket demonstrations, try your hand at the 19th century version of baseball, and sign a giant copy of the Declaration of Independence. Then, gather on the green to witness a U.S. citizen naturalization ceremony.Wednesday, July 3-Thursday, July 4, osv.orgPhoto by John AndrewsFor the Live Music LoverSalem, MA, about 20 miles north of BostonHosted at Derby Wharf, a National Historic Site, this seaside hoopla kicks off at 9 a.m. with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and comes to a close with a “fireworks spectacular” accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra. In between, keep the nostalgic fun going with face painting, games, crafts, fried dough, kettle corn, and a capella melodies by the local group “Witch Pitch.”Thursday, July 4, salem.comNote: As some celebrations have costs associated with them, check individual websites for pricing information. 6/24/2019, 12:10 p.m. Events Five Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July Outside of Boston Don’t want to get caught up in the holiday-fueled traffic of Boston? Check out these suburban festivities. 306 By Sofia Rivera· center_img Keep your weekends full of the coolest things to do around Boston with our weekly Weekender newsletter. Sign up for Weekender. Arts, events, pop culture, and more.* Printlast_img read more

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