The Power of Arugula

SurroundCycle Instructor, Sarah Kyria Eldridge, uses the power of arugula to stay healthy and eat well.  Arugula is a simple, aromatic salad green which is very low in calories yet high in vitamins A and C. It contains powerful antioxidants and is a great source of fiber, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.  It provides a surprisingly high level of protein, while remaining low in calories.  If I'm looking to trim calories, I'll include arugula in every meal!  Breakfast consists of an egg or two (see the photo) with one small piece of dry wheat toast.  To add a bit of zest to the arugula I drizzle it with olive oil, balsamic reduction, salt, and pepper. For lunch I keep it simple with an arugula salad topped with tomatoes, onions, and a light dusting of crumbled feta. Again, I'll dress it with olive oil and some balsamic vinegar.  At dinner I fill most of my plate with arugula salad and then add whatever carb and protein my family is eating.   Those add-ons are important components to the meal, to keep me satisfied and full.  I always eat balanced meals with protein to keep my energy level up, especially as I continue to teach and work out! Avoiding loads of calories and fats is important.  I do graze on healthy snacks (such as fruit and nuts) in between meals, and add in low-sugar, half-water protein Green smoothies occasionally.  Making healthy,  smart choices for meals and in between, while spinning and weight training regularly I guarantee you will be happy with the results!

SurroundCycle Instructor, Sarah Kyria Eldridge, uses the power of arugula to stay healthy and eat well.  Arugula is a simple, aromatic salad green which is very low in calories yet high in vitamins A and C. It contains powerful antioxidants and is a great source of fiber, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.  It provides a surprisingly high level of protein, while remaining low in calories.  If I'm looking to trim calories, I'll include arugula in every meal!  Breakfast consists of an egg or two (see the photo) with one small piece of dry wheat toast.  To add a bit of zest to the arugula I drizzle it with olive oil, balsamic reduction, salt, and pepper. For lunch I keep it simple with an arugula salad topped with tomatoes, onions, and a light dusting of crumbled feta. Again, I'll dress it with olive oil and some balsamic vinegar.  At dinner I fill most of my plate with arugula salad and then add whatever carb and protein my family is eating.   Those add-ons are important components to the meal, to keep me satisfied and full.  I always eat balanced meals with protein to keep my energy level up, especially as I continue to teach and work out!

Avoiding loads of calories and fats is important.  I do graze on healthy snacks (such as fruit and nuts) in between meals, and add in low-sugar, half-water protein Green smoothies occasionally. 

Making healthy,  smart choices for meals and in between, while spinning and weight training regularly I guarantee you will be happy with the results!

Amy Winston