The Best in Lakewood Organic Produce to Start off Your Morning
Though debates rages on about whether or not breakfast is the most important meal of the day, most experts agree a balanced breakfast can start your day off on the right foot.
Of course, not all breakfast foods are the same.
For instance, sugary cereals, while delicious, have more in common with a candy bar than a healthy meal. Too many sugary starts to the day may result in tooth decay and a trip to your Dentist Brewster.
And although stopping by your favorite fast-food spot can be a nice treat every now and then; drive-thru breakfasts are often high in the wrong kinds of calories and fat.
One of the best ways to start your day off right is to enjoy a helping of fresh organic produce from Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce. Below are some of our favorite organic items to help start your day out right!
Fuji or Honeycrisp Apples
Apples can be a delicious, crunchy, and sweet treat in the morning. More importantly, apples are filled with tons of nutrients such as Vitamin C, dietary fiber, and B-complex vitamins that help fuel and maintain your body.
Eating just one to two apples per day can drastically reduce your odds of diabetes, breast cancer, and even stroke.
We understand that personal apple preferences can vary from person to person, which is why we recommend both Honeycrisp and Fuji apples. The former is a bit crunchier while the latter is sweeter and a bit juicier.
Organic bananas are healthy and delicious. Great for those who want to start their morning off with a quick run or walk around the block, bananas are rich in potassium, protein, and magnesium.
Adding the benefits of a banana into your morning routine can be as simple as cutting up a banana and tossing it into a bowl of plain yogurt, whole cereal or steel cut oatmeal.
If you’ve never tried a piece of dried pineapple, then you may be wondering why it’s on this list.
Pineapple is one of the sweetest kinds of produce out there. Those looking to wean themselves off off sugary breakfasts should look into dried pineapple. It’s like candy!
While delicious, and healthy, dried pineapple is also more convenient to eat than many other produce items. Since it’s dried, there’s no need to worry about a sticky mess or spilling pineapple juice everywhere.
Dried produce is a great choice for long commutes or road trips, where you need to keep your eyes on the road.
No list of breakfast produce is complete without mentioning everyone’s favorite citrus, the orange.
Heirloom oranges are sweeter than traditional navel oranges and come chock-full of Vitamin C. These oranges are sweet, juicy, and less acidic, too, so they’re easier on the stomach.
Enjoy your oranges peeled, sliced, juiced or blended into a healthy morning drink.
Benefits of Organic
Organic fruits and vegetables are little more expensive, but well worth the price. In many instances, they have a deeper, more pronounced flavor – but this is not the reason why most people buy organic.
For many people, buying organic is a matter of choosing a healthier lifestyle. People are becoming more and more aware of the potential side effects that chemically based pesticides and fertilizers may have in their lives. For them the cost is well worth it.
Buying organic is more than a lifestyle choice though. By purchasing organic, you are encouraging farms to not use hazardous chemicals. You are also helping to support an industry where farmers and workers are not exposed to artificial pesticides and fertilizers. The surrounding eco-system of the farm is affected as well, as water run off and the food chain is introduced to fewer chemicals.
Let’s look at some ways to extend the benefits of organic into your meats, grains and dairy items.
Organic breads and cereals are always a great choice for breakfast. Whether it’s pancakes, oatmeal, toast or cereal –grains can be a great addition to any breakfast.
The right kinds of grains are an important source of dietary fiber and vitamin B. These help the body function properly and can help reduce blood cholesterol.
It’s not hard to think of some dairy item when planning a breakfast. Whether it’s milk for your cereal, cheese for you eggs, butter for your toast or yogurt with your fruit, dairy plays a key role in many people’s breakfast.
Dairy is a great source of protein, calcium and many beneficial vitamins and minerals.
When choosing an organic grass-fed dairy product, you are stepping into a whole new classification of dairy! We’re not just talking “health-food” at this point, we are truly talking flavor. Grass fed butter for instance has an amazing richness in flavor that is known throughout the culinary world.
Lakewood Organic juices are a great source of the beneficial vitamins and minerals you would want in a healthy breakfast. They are also a convenient way to obtain these whether headed out the door, or simply pouring yourself a glass to have with the rest of your meal.
Organic juices can be a convenient item as well for your morning smoothie. Rather than preparing all the fruits and veggies you may want in your smoothie, simply blend a peeled banana or whatever else you may add in with some Lakewood Organic juice and ice.
You may have never considered organic pork, but it is a real thing and it is delicious. Your sausages, bacons and hams are all rich in flavor that is boosted when you choose organic.
Eat some bacon with a little less guilt this weekend, and make sure to balance it out with some great organic produce!
Organic Produce Can Improve Any Morning
How you start your morning has a tremendous impact on the remainder of the day. Make sure you’re starting it off right by grabbing some organic produce the next time you stop into Tacoma Boys or H&L Produce.
Whether you are in or near Tacoma, Puyallup or Lakewood, organic produce is just a short trip away. And because we have 3 locations, you won’t need to go directly to the organic produce farmers or local food delivery services. Though they are great in the right situation! We’re dedicated to bringing you the freshest fruit at the best possible price. Stop in today to see the difference in service and quality that Tacoma Boys and H&L Produce provide
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