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The Versatility of Zucchini

Zucchini is one of the most versatile veggies there is. It can easily be thrown in the pan while sautéing a quick dinner, baked for the perfect side for lunch, air fried to make zucchini chips, blended into a morning smoothie, and even added as a healthy addition to a sweet chocolate cake. It is a great low-carb addition to many different recipes. Here are some of our favorites! Keto Taco Zucchini Boats INGREDIENTS   4 Zucchini 1 pound Ground beef 1/2 cup Bell Peppers, mixed Red & Yellow, finely diced 1 tablespoon Chili Powder 2 teaspoons Cumin 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/4 cup Water 8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 cup Salsa INSTRUCTIONS   Preheat oven to 400°F Prepare your zucchini by trimming off the stem end. To do this I just gently round the end of the zucchini...

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Muscle-Building Chicken and Rice Recipe

Muscle-Building Chicken and Rice This muscle building chicken and rice is perfect for a post workout meal. With few simple ingredients and a short prep and cook time this can be made by anyone. Make sure to double the recipe if serving more than yourself. We found this specific recipe on Men's Health. Ingredients: 1-2 chicken breast(s) (1 large or 2 small) 2 tsp. Chinese 5 spice 1 cup mixed frozen vegetables 1 1/2 cup rice (can be pre-cooked or un-cooked) 2 beaten eggs Steps: Boil/Steam the mixed vegetables and rice (if uncooked) Slice the chicken and toss in the spices. Stir fry for 3-4min. Once Rice is finished, put it in the pan with the two beaten eggs and stir until eggs are scrambled....

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Is It A Go for Keto?

The Ketogenic Diet has become increasingly popular in the last few years, with it being hailed as the “most effective way” to lose weight. Some have even claimed that it reverses the effects of type 2 diabetes. But, does it live up to the title of the “perfect diet”? What Is It? It is a low carb, high fat diet that burns fat at a very fast pace. The basic breakdown is this: your body produces fuel molecules known as “ketones”. They are produced when eating very few carbs and moderate amounts of protein (ketosis). Your brain runs on glucose or ketones, meaning eating this diet just produces more fuel for your brain to run on. That in turn gives...

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Foods That Keep Your Body Happy Before and After a Workout

Why it's important to eat the right foods before and after exercising  Have you ever gone to the gym and just felt like you had no energy? Or felt you aren't eating the appropriate foods afterwords? These issues can be caused by not having the right nutrition before and after a workout. So here are a few tips and tricks of what you should include in your diet if you are active regularly.  Before a workout  If you are expecting to exercise, you should plan to eat 1-2 hours before your workout. This will give the food time to digest and give your body time to absorb the nutrients. Before a workout, healthy carbohydrates are recommended to optimize your energy. Some foods to consider before a workout are:...

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