Contrary to what I’ve heard, egg salad is NOT just an old people sandwich for blue haired Granny’s (love you Granny!). Avocado’s are at peak freshness and taste during the Summer and I can’t find enough ways to use them. Subbing avocado’s for mayo kicks the flavor up several notches and adds healthy fats for gorgeous skin and a sexy body. While subbing lettuce for bread kicks the carbs to the curb! This basic recipe is one my Mom would make all the time to keep us crazy kids satisfied, with a few additions of mine of course.
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Roasting a whole chicken is one of the most impressive yet simple things you can make in the kitchen. My market has them on sale at least once a month, SALE being one of my favorite words, and I buy a few at a time and freeze the ones I don’t cook right away. If freezing, be sure to defrost in the fridge for about 48 – 72 hours. With a few easy steps and basic ingredients you can make the best chicken you’ve ever tasted.
When boneless skinless chicken breasts are on sale at the market, GET OUT OF MY WAY because I’m running there and stocking up. One of my favorite uses for bs chicken breast is this quick and tasty Spiced Chicken Burger recipe that can be made from mild to flamin’ spicy. They can be cooked right away in just a few minutes, or stored in your freezer for a later date.
Enjoy my healthful twist on the classic burger patty!
Savory homemade quiches were a staple item in my grandparents house that I scarfed down at every opportunity. When I realized the amount of fat in a quiche’s buttery crust could make a beauty pageant contestant cry, I stopped eating them as often. Thankfully this recipe is just one of the many great ways to enjoy a quiche without the calorie heavy crust.
- Hanging onto the cardio machine while working out strains your body and diminishes your workout. Try to balance on the machine, building your core muscles, or hold the handles very lightly if needed.
- Bad form during strength training can lead to injuries and diminished results. Start with a low weight until you’ve mastered the right form.
- Don’t workout on an empty stomach. Eat a light balanced snack/meal an hour before. Your body needs the nutrition as fuel.
- Sit-ups aren’t the only key to sexy abs. Switch up your routine and do planks, leg raises and varied sit-ups with your legs in different positions. And remember, a lean diet is responsible for 70% or more for having lean abs. Read the rest of this entry
Growing up, if my parents burned food they told me it was “Cajun style, just eat it!” Needless to say, I didn’t enjoy it very much. Thankfully I learned that Cajun food is full of flavor and can be quite healthy. This spiced tilapia recipe is incredibly simple, so tasty, and will leave your diners wondering “Did they go down south to learn this amazing recipe?!” All in a days work….
How many times have you looked in the pantry and thought “Ugh, I have nothing to quick to make!” Well when is comes to side dishes, couscous is one of the healthiest and easiest to prepare. It’s done in just a few minutes and can be zested up with spices, veggies, dried fruits or herbs to compliment any main dish OR you can add your favorite protein to stand alone as a main course. Here’s a healthy and tasty side dish version I cook up all the time.
Growing up, working in my family’s garden was NOT a choice, it was required to get my allowance- boo! Now I find great joy in prepping my Dad’s garden and seeing the fruits, and vegetables, of our labor. Here are 4 simple tips that my friends at organicauthority.com have laid out to prep your Spring going:
DIG DEEP: The best gardens are 6 to 18 inches deep. It all depends on what you’re growing and your soil’s natural state.
SUCCULENT SOIL: Take a sample of your soil to your garden store to test what minerals might be missing and the acidity levels. They’ll recommend what you need to get it in tip-top shape.
MULCH-IFY: Adding mulch helps protect your early planters from freezing over, as Spring times weather can fluctuate. It also helps combat your gardens nemesis, weeds!
WATER WORKS: Chart out your watering hose path before you plant so you don’t end up individually watering each plant by hand. This saves precious water and your even more precious time.