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Veggie & Egg Tower of Power
My New Roots finally talked about the benefits of eggs! Lecithin in yolks in particular. As someone who 1. raises backyard chickens for fresh, nutritious, cruelty-free eggs, and 2. sincerely wants to dispel the wholly 90s myth/mindset of egg white everything, this makes me happy!
But before I go any further, I always feel obligated to at least try to urge egg-eaters to source their eggs from a local, pastured farm. “Cage-free”, “organic”, “vegetarian”, etc., labels in the store mean nothing, because the terms are loosely regulated, if at all, and are just greenwashed marketing techniques. Find a local farmer or go to your local co-op for eggs, or better yet, raise your own! They’re so easy, fun, and rewarding.

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Veggie & Egg Tower of Power

My New Roots finally talked about the benefits of eggs! Lecithin in yolks in particular. As someone who 1. raises backyard chickens for fresh, nutritious, cruelty-free eggs, and 2. sincerely wants to dispel the wholly 90s myth/mindset of egg white everything, this makes me happy!

But before I go any further, I always feel obligated to at least try to urge egg-eaters to source their eggs from a local, pastured farm. “Cage-free”, “organic”, “vegetarian”, etc., labels in the store mean nothing, because the terms are loosely regulated, if at all, and are just greenwashed marketing techniques. Find a local farmer or go to your local co-op for eggs, or better yet, raise your own! They’re so easy, fun, and rewarding.

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Slimming Meatless Meals
Vegetable and Chickpea Ragout
INGREDIENTS

1can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1cupcanned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2cupOnion and Garlic Mix
1/2cupBroccoli and Red Bell Pepper Mix
1/2teaspoonsalt
1/4teaspoondried oregano
1/4teaspoonblack pepper
1/8teaspoonred pepper flakes
4artichoke hearts in water, drained and quartered
1/2cupfrozen peas
1/4cupsliced black olives
1/2cupwhole-wheat penne, cooked
1/4cupfresh basil, chopped


PREPARATION


Simmer tomatoes, chickpeas, Onion and Garlic Mix, Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper Mix, salt, oregano, pepper, pepper flakes and 1/2 cup water in a medium pot until liquid reduces by half, about 20 minutes. Add artichokes, peas and olives; cook 10 minutes more.
Quick tip: While cooking, make the filling for the shepherd’s pie.
If not eating immediately, pour into an airtight container and freeze. Otherwise, toss with penne and basil and serve.
To reheat Microwave on high 2 minutes; stir; microwave 2 minutes more. Mix with penne and basil.





The skinny
380 calories per serving, 6.4 g fat (0.7 g saturated), 69 g carbs, 15 g fiber, 14 g protein

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Slimming Meatless Meals

Vegetable and Chickpea Ragout

INGREDIENTS

  • 1can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1cupcanned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2cupOnion and Garlic Mix
  • 1/2cupBroccoli and Red Bell Pepper Mix
  • 1/2teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4teaspoondried oregano
  • 1/4teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1/8teaspoonred pepper flakes
  • 4artichoke hearts in water, drained and quartered
  • 1/2cupfrozen peas
  • 1/4cupsliced black olives
  • 1/2cupwhole-wheat penne, cooked
  • 1/4cupfresh basil, chopped

PREPARATION

  1. Simmer tomatoes, chickpeas, Onion and Garlic Mix, Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper Mix, salt, oregano, pepper, pepper flakes and 1/2 cup water in a medium pot until liquid reduces by half, about 20 minutes. Add artichokes, peas and olives; cook 10 minutes more.

    Quick tip: While cooking, make the filling for the shepherd’s pie.

    If not eating immediately, pour into an airtight container and freeze. Otherwise, toss with penne and basil and serve.

    To reheat Microwave on high 2 minutes; stir; microwave 2 minutes more. Mix with penne and basil.

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10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes!
For a humble root vegetable, the sweet potato sure does have a lot going for it. The orange tuber packs 438% of your daily value of infection-fighting vitamin A and, like carrots, sweet potatoes are a major source of skin-protecting beta-carotene. While bananas are often touted as the go-to source of potassium, a medium sweet potato has 28% more potassium than a banana. (The mineral helps your body absorb fluids to replace sweat losses.)
Whether sweet potatoes only enter your kitchen on Thanksgiving or they have a regular spot in your cooking rotation, you could probably use more delicious ways to prepare them. Here are 10 recipes for dishes from fries to soup—each with about 300 calories or less.
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Gingered Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup
Spiced Sweet Potato Chips
Baked Sweet Potato Latkes
Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges
Chili-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Apple and Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Ginger Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Marshmallow Whipped Sweet Potatoes

womenshealthmag:

10 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes!

For a humble root vegetable, the sweet potato sure does have a lot going for it. The orange tuber packs 438% of your daily value of infection-fighting vitamin A and, like carrots, sweet potatoes are a major source of skin-protecting beta-carotene. While bananas are often touted as the go-to source of potassium, a medium sweet potato has 28% more potassium than a banana. (The mineral helps your body absorb fluids to replace sweat losses.)

Whether sweet potatoes only enter your kitchen on Thanksgiving or they have a regular spot in your cooking rotation, you could probably use more delicious ways to prepare them. Here are 10 recipes for dishes from fries to soup—each with about 300 calories or less.

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Gingered Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

Spiced Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Latkes

Rosemary Sweet Potato Wedges

Chili-Spiced Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Apple and Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Ginger Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Marshmallow Whipped Sweet Potatoes

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PERFECTION

PERFECTION

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Health Benefits of Salmon - They seem to be never ending. Here are some of the top reasons to eat Salmon!
Inflammation Research - on fish intake and joint protection has shown that the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon can be converted by the body into three types of compounds that prevent chronic inflammation. What’s especially interesting is that it combines these anti-inflammatory benefits with anti-inflammatory relief related not to fat but to protein.
Cognitive Function - Much research has proven docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to be the most important fat found in the brain, and the substantial content of this omega-3 fatty acid in salmon explains the benefits of salmon intake for thinking and the decreased risk of certain brain-related problems. Salmon intake is associated with decreased chances of depression, hostility in some studies of teenagers, and decreased cognitive decline in older people. Some studies have also demonstrated an association between IQ and a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Cancer Prevention - Vitamin D has been shown to play a crucial role in lowering the risk of several types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Salmon contains particularly high levels of vitamin D and selenium, which is also associated with prevention of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer.
Eye Health - It is well known that fish oil is good for improving vision. It also helps in avoiding age related macular degeneration. The omega-3 fats found in salmon have been demonstrated to be effective in combating both macular degeneration and chronic dry eye. In the case of macular degeneration, two servings of salmon per week is enough to significantly decrease risk.
Cardiovascular Health - Intake of salmon has been connected to a decreased risk of numerous cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmia and high blood pressure. Consumption of omega-3-containing salmon is also linked with improved metabolic markers for cardiovascular disease. The high levels of the antioxidant selenium in salmon have also been shown to be especially important in cardiovascular protection.
Skin and Hair Health - The omega-3s found in salmon lock moisture into skin cells, encouraging the production of strong collagen and elastin fibers, which contribute to more youthful looking skin. Omega-3s have also been known to alleviate skin blemishes and maintain a good luster of the hair. Omega-3s provide nourishment to hair follicles, helping hair grow healthy and preventing hair loss. A rich supply of proteins is also important for hair growth. The high protein content of salmon helps maintain strong, healthy hair.
Full article:http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/6-health-benefits-of-salmon.html 


Health Benefits of Salmon - 
They seem to be never ending. Here are some of the top reasons to eat Salmon!

Inflammation Research - on fish intake and joint protection has shown that the omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon can be converted by the body into three types of compounds that prevent chronic inflammation. What’s especially interesting is that it combines these anti-inflammatory benefits with anti-inflammatory relief related not to fat but to protein.

Cognitive Function - Much research has proven docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to be the most important fat found in the brain, and the substantial content of this omega-3 fatty acid in salmon explains the benefits of salmon intake for thinking and the decreased risk of certain brain-related problems. Salmon intake is associated with decreased chances of depression, hostility in some studies of teenagers, and decreased cognitive decline in older people. Some studies have also demonstrated an association between IQ and a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Cancer Prevention - Vitamin D has been shown to play a crucial role in lowering the risk of several types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Salmon contains particularly high levels of vitamin D and selenium, which is also associated with prevention of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer.

Eye Health - It is well known that fish oil is good for improving vision. It also helps in avoiding age related macular degeneration. The omega-3 fats found in salmon have been demonstrated to be effective in combating both macular degeneration and chronic dry eye. In the case of macular degeneration, two servings of salmon per week is enough to significantly decrease risk.

Cardiovascular Health - Intake of salmon has been connected to a decreased risk of numerous cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmia and high blood pressure. Consumption of omega-3-containing salmon is also linked with improved metabolic markers for cardiovascular disease. The high levels of the antioxidant selenium in salmon have also been shown to be especially important in cardiovascular protection.

Skin and Hair Health - The omega-3s found in salmon lock moisture into skin cells, encouraging the production of strong collagen and elastin fibers, which contribute to more youthful looking skin. Omega-3s have also been known to alleviate skin blemishes and maintain a good luster of the hair. Omega-3s provide nourishment to hair follicles, helping hair grow healthy and preventing hair loss. A rich supply of proteins is also important for hair growth. The high protein content of salmon helps maintain strong, healthy hair.

Full article:
http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/6-health-benefits-of-salmon.html 

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Burn 300 calories in 30 min.

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TRYING TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE?

GET STARTED:
How to Start a Healthier Lifestyle

EATING AND RECIPES
An Obscene Amount of Health Food Porn

Kickin’ Healthy Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
How to Eat Well With Zero Cash
Before and After Workout Snack Ideas
Super 8-Step Salad Wraps
Not-Quite-Unnecessary Raving about Broccoli Slaw
Grocery List
Foods that Cause Bloating
Eat Breakfast, Here’s Why
Making Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?
Not eating enough…but not hungry either?

OATMEAL MANIA SWEEPS THE NATION
Sunshine Oatmeal Recipe
Oatmeal Porn from The Pea Pod
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie-In-A-Bowl
An Overwhelming Amount of Oatmeal Recipes
 

AVOIDING EATING DISORDERS
The Minnesota Starvation Study

Why Starving Seems to Work
Stop the ED Hate
How Bulimia Affects Your Body
“The Binge” and Why You Should Eat When You’re Hungry
What to do After a Binge
What is Intuitive Eating?

WEIGHT LOSS & EXERCISE
How to Determine Your Ideal Weight

How to Overcome A Plateau
Why You Aren’t Losing Weight
How to Burn Fat Fastest
How to Start Running [Couch to 5k]
How to Tone [Insert Body Area]
Building Lean Muscle vs. Bulky Muscle
But I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!

YOGA
Yoga: The Basics and How to Get Started
77 Reasons To Do Yoga
YouTube Yoga for Beginners
My [Personal] Favorite YouTube Yoga Routine

CALCULATORS
Body Type/Frame Size Calculator

Calorie Calculator

Ideal Weight Calculator

How Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight

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matchstickmolly:

TRYING TO LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE?

GET STARTED:
How to Start a Healthier Lifestyle

EATING AND RECIPES
An Obscene Amount of Health Food Porn

Kickin’ Healthy Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
How to Eat Well With Zero Cash
Before and After Workout Snack Ideas
Super 8-Step Salad Wraps
Not-Quite-Unnecessary Raving about Broccoli Slaw
Grocery List
Foods that Cause Bloating
Eat Breakfast, Here’s Why
Making Conscious Health Choices: Who Decides?
Not eating enough…but not hungry either?

OATMEAL MANIA SWEEPS THE NATION
Sunshine Oatmeal Recipe
Oatmeal Porn from The Pea Pod
Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie-In-A-Bowl
An Overwhelming Amount of Oatmeal Recipes
 

AVOIDING EATING DISORDERS
The Minnesota Starvation Study

Why Starving Seems to Work
Stop the ED Hate
How Bulimia Affects Your Body
“The Binge” and Why You Should Eat When You’re Hungry
What to do After a Binge
What is Intuitive Eating?

WEIGHT LOSS & EXERCISE
How to Determine Your Ideal Weight

How to Overcome A Plateau
Why You Aren’t Losing Weight
How to Burn Fat Fastest
How to Start Running [Couch to 5k]
How to Tone [Insert Body Area]
Building Lean Muscle vs. Bulky Muscle
But I Don’t Want to Get Bulky!

YOGA
Yoga: The Basics and How to Get Started
77 Reasons To Do Yoga
YouTube Yoga for Beginners
My [Personal] Favorite YouTube Yoga Routine

CALCULATORS
Body Type/Frame Size Calculator

Calorie Calculator

Ideal Weight Calculator

How Much Weight You Can Lose By Prom/Summer/Your Wedding/This Thursday/Tonight

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