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๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #11 - Bananas make an excellent snack food, dessert or breakfast. Their ...
11/15/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#11 - Bananas make an excellent snack food, dessert or breakfast. Their versatility makes them easy to add to your diet.

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #10 - Bananas may help relieve muscle cramps caused by exercise. They al...
11/14/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#10 - Bananas may help relieve muscle cramps caused by exercise. They also provide excellent fuel for endurance exercise.

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #9 - Eating a banana several times a week may reduce your risk of kidney...
11/13/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#9 - Eating a banana several times a week may reduce your risk of kidney disease by up to 50%.

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #8 - Unripe bananas are a good source of resistant starch, which may imp...
11/12/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#8 - Unripe bananas are a good source of resistant starch, which may improve insulin sensitivity. However, more research is needed.

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #7 - Depending on ripeness, bananas harbor high amounts of resistant sta...
11/11/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#7 - Depending on ripeness, bananas harbor high amounts of resistant starch or pectin. Both may reduce appetite and help keep you full.

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #6 - Bananas are high in several antioxidants, which may help reduce dam...
11/10/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#6 - Bananas are high in several antioxidants, which may help reduce damage from free radicals and lower your risk of some diseases.

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #5 - Bananas are a good dietary source of potassium and magnesium โ€” two ...
11/09/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#5 - Bananas are a good dietary source of potassium and magnesium โ€” two nutrients that are essential for heart health.

We know daily exercise is good for optimizing health. But with so many options and limitless information available, itโ€™s...
11/09/2020

We know daily exercise is good for optimizing health. But with so many options and limitless information available, itโ€™s easy to get overwhelmed with what works. But not to worry. Weโ€™ve got your back (and body)!

Weโ€™ve rounded up the 10 best and most powerful exercises to do every single day. Do this for 30 days straight or twice a week to see and feel a difference.

๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ—Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ—INGREDIENTSโœ… 3 c. shredded mozzarella, dividedโœ…1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more...
11/09/2020

๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ—Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ—

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 3 c. shredded mozzarella, divided
โœ…1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
โœ…3 cloves garlic, minced
โœ…1 1/2 c. marinara
โœ…1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
โœ…Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
โœ…Kosher salt
โœ…Freshly ground black pepper
โœ…12 oz. fresh or frozen breaded chicken, cooked according to package instructions and diced
โœ…4 bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
โœ…1/2 c. Swanson Chicken Broth
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 400ยบ. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic, marinara, parsley, and red pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Stir until combined, then gently fold in chicken.
2. Spoon mixture into halved bell peppers and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella.
3. Pour chicken broth into baking dish (to help the peppers steam) and cover with foil.
4. Bake until peppers are tender, 55 minutes to 1 hour. Uncover and broil 2 minutes.
5. Garnish with parsley and more Parmesan before serving.

Source: Delish

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #4 - Bananas may aid weight loss because theyโ€™re low in calories and hig...
11/08/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#4 - Bananas may aid weight loss because theyโ€™re low in calories and high in nutrients and fiber.

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ… Roasted Tomato And Anchovy Oreganata Pasta ๐Ÿ…๐ŸINGREDIENTSโœ… 4 cups cherry tomatoes, dividedโœ… 9 tablespoons extra-virgin...
11/08/2020

๐Ÿ๐Ÿ… Roasted Tomato And Anchovy Oreganata Pasta ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 4 cups cherry tomatoes, divided
โœ… 9 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
โœ… Kosher salt
โœ… 1/4 cup unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
โœ… 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
โœ… 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
โœ… Large pinch dried oregano
โœ… Freshly ground black pepper
โœ… 16 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained
โœ… 12 ounces spaghetti
โœ… 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
โœ… Small handful fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 200 and place 2 cups tomatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil on top and sprinkle with a large pinch of salt. Roast for 3-4 hours and set aside.
2. Increase oven temperature to 400ยฐ. Put a fresh set of foil on the baking sheet. Place breadcrumbs and herbs in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper and stir another tablespoon of oil into the crumbs.
3. Lay the anchovies in a single layer on the foil-lined sheet. Evenly pack breadcrumb mixture over the anchovies and drizzle with another tablespoon of oil. Bake until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
4. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, saving one cup of water out of the pot before you drain it.
5. While the pasta is cooking, put the remaining 2 cups of tomatoes in a large bowl and break them up with your hands (now is a good time to be wearing an apron โ€“ this is splattery work!
6. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir for 30 seconds. Add crushed tomatoes and a pinch of salt and cook until they are slightly thickened, about 6-7 minutes. Add roasted tomatoes.
7. Add drained spaghetti to skillet and toss to coat. Add just enough pasta water to make a light sauce. Remove from heat, stir in basil and drizzle with the rest of the oil. Divide the pasta among warmed plates and sprinkle the oreganata mixture on top.

Source: framedcooks

๐Ÿน๐ŸŠCitrus-Pineapple Smoothie Bowl๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’INGREDIENTSโœ…  ยพ cup fat-free Greek yogurt, dividedโœ… ยฝ cup frozen pineapple chunksโœ… 1 t...
11/08/2020

๐Ÿน๐ŸŠCitrus-Pineapple Smoothie Bowl๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’

INGREDIENTS
โœ… ยพ cup fat-free Greek yogurt, divided
โœ… ยฝ cup frozen pineapple chunks
โœ… 1 tsp vanilla extract
โœ… 1 navel orange, segmented, divided
โœ… ยฝ ruby red grapefruit, segmented, divided
โœ… 2 Tbsp raw cashews, coarsely chopped
โœ… 2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
โœ… 2 tsp chia seeds
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INSTRUCTIONS
1. Blend ยฝ cup yogurt, pineapple, vanilla, half the orange segments and half the grapefruit segments in a blender smooth. Divide between 2 bowls. Top each serving with 2 Tbsp yogurt, 1 Tbsp cashews, 1 Tbsp coconut and 1 tsp chia seeds. Garnish evenly with remaining orange and grapefruit segments. Serve immediately.

Source: parade.com

Hear and connect.
11/08/2020

Hear and connect.

How much water should you drink a day? You probably know that it's important to drink plenty of fluids when the temperat...
11/08/2020

How much water should you drink a day? You probably know that it's important to drink plenty of fluids when the temperatures soar outside. But staying hydrated is a daily necessity, no matter what the thermometer says. Unfortunately, many of us aren't getting enough to drink, especially older adults. "Older people don't sense thirst as much as they did when they were younger. And that could be a problem if they're on a medication that may cause fluid loss, such as a diuretic," says Dr. Julian Seifter, a kidney specialist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

How much water should you drink a day? You probably know that it's important to drink plenty of fluids when the temperatures soar outside. But staying hydrated is a daily necessity, no matter what the thermometer says. Unfortunately, many of us aren'...

๐Ÿ ๐Ÿง€ HEALTHY BAKED CHICKEN PARMESAN ๐Ÿ—๐ŸINGREDIENTSโœ… 4 small-medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (if you only have lar...
11/08/2020

๐Ÿ ๐Ÿง€ HEALTHY BAKED CHICKEN PARMESAN ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 4 small-medium boneless skinless chicken breasts (if you only have large, you can cut 2 large breasts in half lengthwise to make four smaller fillets) pounded to even thickness
โœ… 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
โœ… salt and pepper to taste
โœ… 2/3 cup Italian style breadcrumbs (or plain breadcrumbs mixed with 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning)
โœ… 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
โœ… 2 cups marinara sauce
โœ… 2 teaspoons minced garlic
โœ… 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
โœ… 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil, plus more for topping
โœ… 4 slices mozzarella cheese
โœ… 8 ounces spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package instructions
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a large baking pan.
2. Brush chicken on both sides with oil, then season with salt and pepper on both sides. Stir together breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a shallow dish and toss chicken in the breadcrumb mixture to coat on both sides. Arrange chicken on prepared baking dish.
3. Bake chicken for 15-20 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. While chicken is cooking, combine marinara sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning, and basil in a medium sauce pan and stir over medium heat until hot throughout.
4. When chicken is cooked through, remove from oven and switch oven to broil. Top each chicken breasts with about 1/2 cup of marinara sauce and one slice of mozzarella cheese. Return to oven for 3-4 minutes until cheese is bubbly and starts to brown (keep a close eye on it so it doesn't burn).
5. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles and top with cracked black pepper and fresh basil (optional).
6. ** For extra crispy breading, spritz the chicken/breading with cooking spray a couple of times throughout baking or bake it on parchment paper and turn over once halfway through baking.

Source: lecremedelacrumb

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #3 - Bananas are fairly rich in fiber and resistant starch, which may fe...
11/07/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#3 - Bananas are fairly rich in fiber and resistant starch, which may feed your friendly gut bacteria and safeguard against colon cancer.

๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅฆ CHICKPEAS WITH PEPPERS AND EGGS ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ›INGREDIENTSโœ… 1 teaspoon cumin seeds โœ… 1 teaspoon mustard seeds โœ… 2 tablespoons oliv...
11/07/2020

๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅฆ CHICKPEAS WITH PEPPERS AND EGGS ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ›

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
โœ… 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
โœ… 2 tablespoons olive oil plus 2 tsp., divided
โœ… 1 teaspoon turmeric
โœ… 1 teaspoon curry powder
โœ… ยผ teaspoon smoked paprika
โœ… 1 orange bell pepper, diced
โœ… 1 Anaheim chile pepper, seeds removed, minced
โœ… 1 medium onion, diced
โœ… 2 cloves garlic, minced
โœ… 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
โœ… 1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed
โœ… ยฝ teaspoon salt
โœ… 1 cup baby spinach
โœ… 2 teaspoons lemon juice
โœ… 4 large eggs
โœ… 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
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COOKING DIRECTIONS
1. Toast cumin seeds and mustard seeds in a large dry skillet over medium heat, shaking occasionally, until the seeds begin to crackle and pop, about 5 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp. olive oil, turmeric, curry powder, and paprika; cook, stirring frequently, for 45 seconds.
2. Add bell pepper, chile pepper, onion, garlic, and tomatoes; cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
3. Add chickpeas and salt; stir to combine. Cook until the tomatoes become soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Add spinach and lemon juice; cook, stirring, until the spinach has wilted, about 1 minute. Cover and remove from heat.
4. Heat the remaining 2 tsp. oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Crack eggs into the pan; cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, 4 to 5 minutes, or until desired doneness.
5. To serve, divide the chickpea mixture among 4 bowls. Top each with an egg; sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Source: eatingwell

๐Ÿค๐ŸฏHoney Walnut Shrimp๐Ÿค๐ŸฏIngredientsโœ… 1 c. waterโœ… 1 c. granulated sugarโœ… 1 c. walnutsโœ… 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveinedโœ… ...
11/07/2020

๐Ÿค๐ŸฏHoney Walnut Shrimp๐Ÿค๐Ÿฏ

Ingredients
โœ… 1 c. water
โœ… 1 c. granulated sugar
โœ… 1 c. walnuts
โœ… 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
โœ… Kosher salt
โœ… Freshly ground black pepper
โœ… 2 large eggs, beaten
โœ… 1 c. cornstarch
โœ… Vegetable oil for frying
โœ… 1/4 c. mayonnaise
โœ… 2 tbsp. honey
โœ… 2 tbsp. heavy cream
โœ… Cooked white rice, for serving
โœ… Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish
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Cooking Instructions
1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil. Add walnuts and let boil for 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove walnuts and let cool on a small baking sheet.
2.Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place eggs in a shallow bowl and cornstarch in another shallow bowl. Dip shrimp in eggs, then in cornstarch coating well.
3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1โ€ of oil. Add shrimp in batches and fry until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, honey, and heavy cream. Toss shrimp in sauce. Serve over rice with candied walnuts and garnish with green onions.

Source: Delish

Every day can be one where the world becomes a little better place because you shared a healthy attitude with others.
11/07/2020

Every day can be one where the world becomes a little better place because you shared a healthy attitude with others.

Fasting is the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. Although som...
11/07/2020

Fasting is the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. Although sometimes viewed as unhealthy, depriving, or reserved for religious reasons, short-term fasting can offer excellent health benefits. As research grows in this area of health, fasting is becoming more widely accepted as a legitimate means of managing weight and preventing disease. At the same time, it is important that fasting is done in proper and healthy ways.

As research grows, intermittent fasting is becoming more accepted for managing weight and preventing disease -- when done in healthy ways.

๐Ÿฅฃ๐ŸŒBanana & Cinnamon Porridge๐ŸŒ๐Ÿง‰INGREDIENTSBasic Porridge :โœ… 160 g rolled oatsโœ… 600 ml milk or organic soya milkBanana & C...
11/07/2020

๐Ÿฅฃ๐ŸŒBanana & Cinnamon Porridge๐ŸŒ๐Ÿง‰

INGREDIENTS
Basic Porridge :
โœ… 160 g rolled oats
โœ… 600 ml milk or organic soya milk

Banana & Cinnamon Topping
โœ… 2 ripe bananas
โœ… 30 g flaked almonds
โœ… ยฝ teaspoon ground cinnamon
โœ… 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
โœ… maple syrup or runny honey
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COOKING DIRECTIONS
1. For the basic porridge, place the oats and the milk (or 600ml water) into a large pan over a medium heat, and add a tiny pinch of sea salt.
2. Bring to a steady simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often to give you a smooth, creamy porridge, and loosening with extra milk, if needed.
3. Serve as is, or while itโ€™s blipping away in the pan, follow the next steps to prepare the banana and cinnamon topping.
4. Peel and slice the bananas at an angle.
5. Toast the almonds in a dry non-stick frying pan over a medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly golden.
6. Stir the cinnamon, poppy seeds and a little maple syrup or honey through the porridge, then divide between bowls.
7. Scatter the bananas and almonds on top, then drizzle with a little extra maple syrup or honey, if you like.

Source: jamieoliver

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #2 - Bananas can help moderate blood sugar levels after meals and may re...
11/06/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#2 - Bananas can help moderate blood sugar levels after meals and may reduce appetite by slowing stomach emptying.

๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฅ” Roast Pork Tenderloin ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿง„INGREDIENTSโœ… 1 (2-lb.) boneless pork tenderloinโœ… Kosher saltโœ… Freshly ground black pepperโœ… 2 ...
11/06/2020

๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฅ” Roast Pork Tenderloin ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿง„

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 1 (2-lb.) boneless pork tenderloin
โœ… Kosher salt
โœ… Freshly ground black pepper
โœ… 2 lb. baby potatoes, quartered
โœ… 1/2 c. plus tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
โœ… 1/4 c. maple syrup
โœ… 3 cloves garlic, minced
โœ… 1 tbsp. whole grain mustard
โœ… 2 tsp. freshly chopped rosemary, plus more for garnish
โœ… 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
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COOKING DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 400ยฐ. Season tenderloin on both sides with salt and pepper. Place potatoes in a 9โ€-x-13โ€ baking dish and drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Place tenderloin on top.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ยฝ cup oil, maple syrup, garlic, mustard, rosemary, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper then brush over tenderloin.
3. Roast for 1 hour or until potatoes are tender and tenderloin is cooked through. Internal temperature should read 145ยฐ.
4. Garnish with more rosemary to serve.

Source: Delish

๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿง€ EASY CHEESY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE ๐Ÿง„๐Ÿง…INGREDIENTSโœ… 1 pound Italian sausage (I prefer hot, but mild or sweet will also wor...
11/06/2020

๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿง€ EASY CHEESY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE ๐Ÿง„๐Ÿง…

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 1 pound Italian sausage (I prefer hot, but mild or sweet will also work)
โœ… 1 medium white onion, peeled and diced
โœ… 3 cloves garlic, minced
โœ… 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced (or 1 jar of roasted red peppers, drained and diced)
โœ… 6 eggs
โœ… 1/3 cup milk
โœ… 1 (20 ounce) bag frozen diced hash browns, thawed
โœ… 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
โœ… 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
โœ… optional topping: thinly sliced green onions
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INSTRUCTIONS
1. Heat oven to 375ยฐF.
2. Add the sausage to a medium saute pan. Cook over medium-high heat until browned, crumbling the sausage with a spoon as it cooks. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Reserve about 1 tablespoon of sausage grease in the saute pan, discarding the rest. Add the onion and red pepper* to the saute pan, and saute for 5 minutes until cooked. Add the garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes until fragrant. (If using the jarred roasted red peppers, wait to stir them until after the garlic.) Pour the vegetable mixture into the mixing bowl with the sausage. Add the hash browns and 1 1/2 cups cheese to the mixing bowl with the sausage and veggies. Stir to combine.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and black pepper until combined. Then add them to the hashbrown mixture, and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a 11ร—7-inch or a 9ร—9-inch baking dish (a 9ร—13-inch dish will also work), and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the potatoes in the center are cooked through. (I recommend just using a fork to pull out one of the potatoes in the center of the casserole, and test it to see whether itโ€™s tender and cooked through). Remove and let the casserole rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green onions and serve!

Source: gimmesomeoven

Do you agree with Einstein's point of view?
11/06/2020

Do you agree with Einstein's point of view?

The evidence that drinking red wine in particular (or alcohol in general, for that matter) can help you avoid heart dise...
11/06/2020

The evidence that drinking red wine in particular (or alcohol in general, for that matter) can help you avoid heart disease is pretty weak, says Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, an internist at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. All of the research showing that people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol have lower rates of heart disease is observational. Such studies canโ€™t prove cause and effect, only associations.

The belief that drinking red wine offers some degree of protection from heart disease has persisted for decades, but any evidence in support of this is just observational, without any scientific proof to back it up.

๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฅฉ SPICY KOREAN BEEF NOODLE SOUP ๐Ÿง„๐ŸœINGREDIENTSโœ… 1.7 ounce mung bean noodles sometimes called cellophane or glass noodles...
11/06/2020

๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฅฉ SPICY KOREAN BEEF NOODLE SOUP ๐Ÿง„๐Ÿœ

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 1.7 ounce mung bean noodles sometimes called cellophane or glass noodles
โœ… 1 cup cooked short rib meat shredded (from rich beef broth recipe)
โœ… 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
โœ… 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons Korean red pepper flakes
โœ… 1 tablespoon garlic chopped
โœ… 4 cups Rich Beef Broth
โœ… 1 cup water
โœ… 2 cups bok choy chopped
โœ… 4 fresh sh*take mushrooms sliced
โœ… 2 scallions cut into 2" lengths
โœ… extra Korean red pepper flakes for serving
โœ… fish sauce or soy sauce for serving
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COOKING DIRECTIONS
1. Soak mung bean noodles in hot water for 20-30 minutes; drain.
2. Heat sesame oil, red pepper flakes and garlic in a small pan until fragrant and garlic is light brown; mix with shredded meat; set aside.
3. Heat beef broth and water in a large saucepan. Add bok choy, mushrooms, and drained, soaked mung bean noodles; cook about 3-4 minutes until noodles are just soft and bok choy is cooked. Add marinated meat and scallions to soup and heat through. Divide among bowls; serve with extra Korean red pepper flakes for spicy food lovers. If beef broth is unsalted, serve with fish sauce or soy sauce on the side for drizzling.

Source: Jeanette's Healthy Living

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ #1 - Bananas are rich in fiber, antioxidants and several nutrients. A me...
11/05/2020

๐ŸŒ11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Bananas ๐ŸŒ
#1 - Bananas are rich in fiber, antioxidants and several nutrients. A medium-sized banana has about 105 calories.

๐Ÿ๐Ÿง€SKINNY ALFREDO๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ*INGREDIENTS*โœ… 12 oz. whole-wheat linguineโœ… 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oilโœ… 3 cloves garlic, mincedโœ… 2...
11/05/2020

๐Ÿ๐Ÿง€SKINNY ALFREDO๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿ

*INGREDIENTS*
โœ… 12 oz. whole-wheat linguine
โœ… 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
โœ… 3 cloves garlic, minced
โœ… 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
โœ… 1 c. low-sodium chicken broth
โœ… 3/4 c. 1% milk
โœ… 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
โœ… 2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt (optional)
โœ… Freshly ground black pepper
โœ… Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
โœ… Freshly chopped parsley, for serving
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COOKING DIRECTIONS
1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook linguine according to package directions until al dente. Set aside ยฝ cup of pasta water, then drain pasta and set aside.
2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Sprinkle flour over evenly, then stir and cook until mixture is lightly golden.
3. Very gradually add broth in while whisking, 2 tablespoons at a time, waiting for mixture to become completely smooth before adding more broth. Bring mixture to a boil, then gradually stream in milk while whisking. Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and add Parmesan and yogurt, if using. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.
5. Add pasta and a 1/4 cup reserved pasta water to sauce and toss to combine. If sauce is too thick add more pasta water, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
6. Garnish with parsley before serving.

Source: Delish

๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฒ Green Curry Vinegar Chicken ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿง…INGREDIENTSโœ… 8 shallots, peeled, halved if largeโœ… 1 lb. green beans, trimmedโœ… 1 cup dra...
11/05/2020

๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฒ Green Curry Vinegar Chicken ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿง…

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 8 shallots, peeled, halved if large
โœ… 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
โœ… 1 cup drained Peppadew peppers in brine, torn in half
โœ… ยผ cup white winne vinegar
โœ… 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
โœ… 1 Tbsp. plus ยผ cup store-bought or homemade Thai green curry paste
โœ… 3 lb. chicken thighs and/or drumsticks
โœ… 2 tsp. kosher salt
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PREPARATION
1. Place a rack in top third of oven; preheat to 425ยฐF. Place shallots, green beans, and peppers in a shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Drizzle with vinegar, oil, and 1 Tbsp. curry paste. Using your hands, toss to combine.
2. Season chicken on all sides with salt and rub with remaining ยผ cup curry paste. Nestle chicken pieces, skin side up, into shallot mixture in baking dish. Roast, basting chicken with pan juices halfway through, until chicken is cooked through and golden brown on top, 35โ€“40 minutes.

Source: epicurious

It's not an easy journey, but the destination is worth it!
11/05/2020

It's not an easy journey, but the destination is worth it!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, proper hand hygiene is vital to lowerin...
11/05/2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Trusted Source, proper hand hygiene is vital to lowering infectious disease transmission.

In fact, research has shown that handwashing lowers the rates of certain respiratory and gastrointestinal infections up to 23 and 48 percent, respectively.

According to the CDC, washing your hands frequently is particularly important to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease known as COVID-19.

In this article, weโ€™ll look at the key steps to washing your hands correctly to ensure theyโ€™re free of germs that can cause serious infections.

https://www.healthline.com/health/7-steps-of-handwashing

According to the CDC, washing your hands is particularly important to help prevent the spread of many types of illnesses, including the new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2. Learn how to wash your hands properly to help keep yourself and others healthy.

๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿง€EGGPLANT LASAGNA ๐Ÿ†๐ŸฅฌINGREDIENTSโœ… 2 medium eggplants, about 6" to 8" longโœ… kosher saltโœ… 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oilโœ… ...
11/05/2020

๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿง€EGGPLANT LASAGNA ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅฌ

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 2 medium eggplants, about 6" to 8" long
โœ… kosher salt
โœ… 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
โœ… 3 cloves garlic, minced
โœ… 1 yellow onion
โœ… 2 tsp. oregano
โœ… Freshly ground black pepper
โœ… 1 25-oz. jar marinara
โœ… 16 oz. whole milk ricotta
โœ… 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
โœ… 1 large egg
โœ… 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
โœ… 4 c. shredded mozzarella
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*COOKING DIRECTIONS*
1. Preheat oven to 400ยฐ.
2. Cut ends of eggplants and slice thinly, about 1/4โ€ thick. Lay slices on a cooling rack and season with salt. Let sit for 20 minutes. Flip, season again, and let sit for another 20 minutes. Pat dry with paper towels.
3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Sautรฉ garlic for 1 minute, then add onions and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and cook until onions are translucent. Add marinara and cook until warmed through.
4. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan, egg and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
5. In a 9"-x-13" casserole dish, spread a thin layer of marinara sauce, a single layer of eggplant โ€œnoodles", a layer of ricotta mixture, then a layer of mozzarella; repeat layers. Top last layer of eggplant with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan.
6. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes, then garnish with parsley and serve.

Source: Delish

๐Ÿ… 7 Health Benefits of Tomatoes ๐Ÿ… #7 - Observational studies have found links between the superstar compound lycopene an...
11/04/2020

๐Ÿ… 7 Health Benefits of Tomatoes ๐Ÿ…
#7 - Observational studies have found links between the superstar compound lycopene and fewer incidences of prostate, ovarian, lung, and stomach cancers.

๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฅ˜ Taco Skillet ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿง€INGREDIENTSโœ… 1 lb ground meat (I used ground turkey)โœ… 1 large onion, finely choppedโœ… 1 tbsp oilโœ… 2 tsp...
11/04/2020

๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฅ˜ Taco Skillet ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿง€

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 1 lb ground meat (I used ground turkey)
โœ… 1 large onion, finely chopped
โœ… 1 tbsp oil
โœ… 2 tsp taco seasoning, low sodium
โœ… 1/4 tsp salt
โœ… 4 oz can diced green chiles
โœ… 14 oz can low sodium diced tomatoes, not drained
โœ… 14 oz can low sodium black beans, rinsed & drained
โœ… 8 corn tortillas
โœ… 1 cup Tex Mex or cheddar cheese, grated
โœ… Handful Romaine or iceberg lettuce, shredded
โœ… 2 small tomatoes, diced
โœ… More toppings like avocado, cilantro, green onion, if you wish
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COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and swirl 1 tbsp oil to coat.
2. Add onion and saute for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
3. Add ground meat, taco seasoning and salt. Saute for 7 minutes, constantly stirring and breaking into small pieces with spatula.
4. Add diced green chiles, diced tomatoes, black beans; stir and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low for 5 minutes.
5. Lay tortillas overlapping each other a bit, sprinkle with cheese, turn off the heat, cover with a tight lid and let stand for 5-10 minutes.
6. Sprinkle with lettuce, diced tomatoes and whatever else Mexican topping you like.
7. Serve hot with desired toppings like cilantro, green onion, avocado, yogurt, salsa etc.

Source: ifoodreal

๐Ÿซ๐ŸฅคChocolate Powerhouse Smoothie ๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸนIngredientsโœ… 1 cup Coconut Milkโœ… 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powderโœ… 1/2 cup Blueberries...
11/04/2020

๐Ÿซ๐ŸฅคChocolate Powerhouse Smoothie ๐Ÿฅฅ๐Ÿน

Ingredients
โœ… 1 cup Coconut Milk
โœ… 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
โœ… 1/2 cup Blueberries
โœ… 1 cup Spinach
โœ… 1 Banana
โœ… 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
โœ… Ice
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Directions:
1. Add ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add ice depending on temperature preference.
2. Frozen bananas work best in smoothies. Peel, slice in half, and place in a large Ziploc bag in the freezer overnight.
3. Add more spinach and kale to increase nutritional benefits.

Source: ModernHoney

When life gets a little cloudy, it's time to create your own sunshine. ๐ŸŒž
11/04/2020

When life gets a little cloudy, it's time to create your own sunshine. ๐ŸŒž

๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿง…Crispy Tofu Bowl ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ›INGREDIENTSโœ… 14 oz. extra-firm tofuโœ… 1/2 small red onion, very thinly slicedโœ… 1/4 c. red winne vine...
11/04/2020

๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿง…Crispy Tofu Bowl ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ›

INGREDIENTS
โœ… 14 oz. extra-firm tofu
โœ… 1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
โœ… 1/4 c. red winne vinegar
โœ… 1/4 c. Thai sweet chili sauce
โœ… 1 tbsp. olive oil
โœ… 1 seedless cucumber, chopped
โœ… 3 tbsp. cornstarch
โœ… 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
โœ… 1 c. quinoa, cooked
โœ… 2 tbsp. roasted cashew halves
โœ… Parsley leaves, for garnish
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COOKING DIRECTIONS
1. Slice tofu 1/4 inch thick. Place on cutting board between paper towels; top with baking sheet. Top with large cans or other weight; let stand 10 minutes. Soak red onion in cold water.
2. Whisk red winee vinegar and Thai sweet chili sauce, olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pat onion dry; toss with half of vinaigrette and cucumber.
3. Sprinkle tofu on both sides with cornstarch. In 12-inch skillet, heat vegetable oil on medium-high until hot. Carefully add tofu. Cook until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
4. Divide quinoa among 4 bowls. Top each with salad, roasted cashew halves, parsley leaves and tofu.

Source: GoodHouseKeeping

๐Ÿ… 7 Health Benefits of Tomatoes ๐Ÿ… #6 - A 2011 study found that the combination of tomato paste and olive oil protected a...
11/03/2020

๐Ÿ… 7 Health Benefits of Tomatoes ๐Ÿ…
#6 - A 2011 study found that the combination of tomato paste and olive oil protected against sun damage, and boosted the production of pro-collagen, a molecule that gives the skin its structure and keeps it firm and youthful. Scientists believe that the lycopene in tomatoes is key. Itโ€™s at its highest concentration when tomatoes have been cooked, and olive oil boosts its absorption from your digestive system into your bloodstream.

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