Breakfast Nutrition:

Chia Pot with Mango, Crushed Walnuts and Maple Syrup.

It was brekky on the deck this morning to soak up the winter warming rays of sunshine, before heading off to my local organic farmers markets.

These little chia pots are great for breakfast (or anytime really), as chia seeds are loaded with fibre, protein, healthy omega-3 fats, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.

They also contain high amounts of antioxidants plus certain micronutrients including zinc, potassium, vitamins B1, B2 and B3.

From a shift work nutrition perspective, what I absolutely love about these tiny little black seeds is they help to provide sustained energy which is super important when you’re faced with ongoing tiredness as a result of working 24/7.

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Treating Yourself Every Now And Then …

This morning I went out with my big sis for brekky to a place that we haven’t tried before. It’s actually a Day Spa but it has a cute little coffee shop attached.
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As I perused the menu something jumped out at me – “Caramalised Banana Crepes with Ice Cream.”

Now as ‘The Healthy Shift Worker’ this is not a breakfast that I would normally endorse but I thought “What the heck, you have to treat yourself every now and then!”

You see we can get so caught up in what we should be doing, that we sometimes forget that life is short and that we do need to cut ourselves some slack every now and then.

Does that not look like the most scrumptous breakfast that you’ve ever seen? At least the banana is high in Vitamin B6, Potassium and Magnesium. Not sure about the ice cream though … chuckle …

So go on, give yourself a little treat every now and then because you certainly deserve it!