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***king Doesn't Need to Be a Bad Word

Obviously, we are talking about cooking here. We get it, our message is always about skipping grocery shopping and skipping cooking blah blah blah. But sometimes you have to cook. If you dread cooking or always end up burning water when you try to boil it, no worries, we have your back. Cooking class is in session, Meal in a Jar Style.  Festive Fajitas   Grab yourself a Cowboy Casserole or Naked Beef Burrito jar and two fajita wraps. Shake up those jars and put the contents on the wraps.  If you want to know how to wrap a perfect fajita check out this tutorial Then pan fry your nicely wrapped fajita for 3 minutes per side on low/medium heat to...

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No Protein Powder Required

Everyone knows that protein helps build muscle. Even Patrick Star probably knows that and he lives under a rock. If you don't get that reference, then you probably live under a rock too. Anyways, this little enzyme named protein has so much more to offer your body. Let's explore some of these benefits.  Induces Fat Burning  Your body cannot effectively burn and use fat as energy if it doesn’t have help from either carbohydrates or protein. As you are losing weight, your body loses both muscle and fat. During this process, it is especially important that you continue to eat enough protein in your diet. Having adequate protein coming in from your food aids with fat burning while preserving calorie-burning lean...

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Mythbusters - Meal in a Jar Style

Ladies and gentlemen, take a seat because class is in session. Today, we will be debunking common diet myths.  Cholesterol is bad for you! You're half right. There are 2 types of cholesterol that we need to be wary of, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (you guessed it, high-density lipoprotein). Cholesterol is that fatty substance our doctors tell us to watch out for because it forms deposits that can clog our arteries. Clogged arteries >> heart disease >> not a fun time for you. However, your body does need cholesterol, specifically HDL, otherwise known as good cholesterol. It helps to produce vitamin D and hormones to help digest fat. So remember, you can have that eggcellent breakfast, just stick to the...

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Eh, what's up, doc? - Ingredient Spotlight - Carrots

We are willing to bet that as a kid, your mom also told you to eat your carrots in addition to your spinach. But did you? If you're anything like us, then probably not. You maybe even tried to pawn them off on someone at school for a Rice Krispy bar. Then right after, stating no tradesies backsies :D Hate to break it to you, but once again, your mom was right. Here are several reasons why carrots should be a part of your diet.  Nutritional Breakdown per 128g  52 calories 12.26 grams (g) of carbohydrate 3 g of sugars 1.19 g of protein 0.31 g of fat 3.6 g of fiber 1069 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin A 7.6 vitamin C...

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Eat Up, Power Up!

Put that coffee down, now! Like honestly, do you even like the taste? It might provide you with a short-term burst of energy, but it will fade away and leave you drained. The key for sustained energy levels throughout the day is to eat power foods. These foods will turn you into the Energizer Bunny so you'll keep going and going and going...    Beets This brightly coloured root vegetable is packed with antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Manganese. These are essential in fighting off free radicals (responsible for aging) and inflammation. Eating beets will help with energy levels due to their natural nitrates being converted to nitric oxide, which can increase oxygen delivery to the body. These enhanced energy...

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