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Tricks and Tips for Staying Low-Carb

Carbs are treacherous little things.

They comprise so many popular foods, but they aren’t always the best health-wise.

Like most nutritional components, carbs are essential to a healthy diet. People need them for long-term fuel throughout the day.

But in excess, carbs can add weight and lead to numerous health and heart-related issues. Without a proper workout routine, these potentially dangerous effects can multiply.

Low-carb diets are among the most popular in the world, but they’re not exactly easy. Fear not, because today we’re revealing some tricks and tips to help keep your carbs down and maintain excellent health.

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Recipes: Healthy “Fried” Chicken

I can already hear you salivating over there!

Fried chicken is a staple of American dining, especially deep in the South. I imagine you’re picturing some greasy chicken next to a stack of sweet waffles.

When indulging in fried chicken, there is a hefty price to pay: the extra fat and grease put a dent in any diet…

What if I told you that you could savor the taste of fried chicken WITHOUT the greasy skin and overload of fat?

Our healthy “fried” chicken recipe combines the flavors of fried chicken with a generous serving of protein—minus any excess fat, calories, and carbs. This could be your new go-to meal whenever you’re in the mood for something hearty and filling!

Give this chicken a quick make, add some greens, and you’ve got yourself one great plate of guilt-free food!

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Foods You Might Not Believe Are Loaded With Sugar

Imagine an hourglass completely filled on one side. Picture that hourglass tilting a full 180°, forcing the sand on one side to slowly pile up on the other.

You’ll slowly start to see a mountain of sand form.

Now imagine that the sand was all the sugar America’s consumed this past year. Boy, that mound of sugar would probably be higher than Mt. Everest!

We love sugar. Its sweetness can comfort us when we’re down; it can also add a nice cherry on top (pun intended) after a hearty meal.

Unfortunately, sugars are bad for the body. They tack on calories that people don’t need if they’re trying to stay in shape. That’s why so many diets abstain from as much sugar as possible.

Or so they think…

There are a lot of foods that people love to tout as “healthy” that are actually stuffed with sugar. You might know sugar by one of its aliases: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, corn sweetener, honey, molasses, glucose, sucrose, dextrose, or maltose.

Here’s a quick guide to some foods you’ll think twice about when it comes to sugar.

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Recipes: Ginger Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ginger. Sriracha. Chicken. What a delicious trio.

Now imagine these three heaven-sent ingredients mixed inside a nice lettuce wrap…

Sounds like the perfect combo to me.

Not only do you get a nice protein boost from the chicken, but you also skimp out on the extra carbs that a tortilla or bread would add to this meal.

Plus, sriracha and ginger add two high-flying kicks to these wraps, making them nothing short of flavorful.

You ready to see how these awesome sriracha concoctions are made? Let’s dive into this week’s recipe: ginger sriracha chicken lettuce wraps.

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Recipes: Asian-Inspired Dishes

Today’s recipes are all Asian-inspired and all delicious!

Whether you’re craving some vitamin-rich bok choy or want a nice chicken recipe for date night, these meals are perfect for a variety of occasions.

The best part? Each recipe calls for healthy ingredients and healthy preparation. You won’t have to worry about counting calories or watching your diet when you cook these meals!

Let’s check out these ways you can bring some creative Asian flare to your cooking repertoire.

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Recipes: Healthy Tacos

Oh man, today’s recipe is a doozy.

TACOS.

How can you not love tacos? These crescents of savory goodness are among the most popular foods in the world.

Unfortunately, tacos are often greasy and lack any serious nutritional benefits. They fall squarely into the late night, guilty pleasure category.

But with a little tweaking, tacos can transform into a healthy meal that won’t leave your stomach with any regrets. Just mix in some fresh ingredients, add protein – maybe some fish or some chicken – or swap out the tortilla for lettuce, if you really want to try something different.

Check out these four bona fide recipes that will make you rethink tacos entirely (for the better).

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Recipes: Soups for Wintertime

Picture someone in the middle of a frosty snowstorm. They can’t feel their toes, their teeth are chattering non-stop, and their face is as pale as the underside of your tongue.

Trekking through deep snow, they finally stumble upon a warm cabin. On a table, there’s a hot bowl of soup steaming to the nicks in the wooden ceiling.

One spoonful of that soup instantly warms up our friend, giving new life to each of his thawing extremities. Soup also can provide an abundance of nutritional benefits to your diet, including vitamins, fiber, and protein.

There aren’t many more gratifying food experiences than having hot soup on a chilly day. So today’s recipes are all about concocting your very own soup specialties!

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Recipe: Sweet & Smokey Chicken

When it comes to healthy eating, you just can’t go wrong with chicken.

Not only is it lean – it’s versatile. With a little cooking magic, you can give it tons of different tasty flavors!

Today, let’s make some some sweet & smokey chicken!

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Meal Prep: Mango Chicken Salad

Meal Preppers, how many times have you gone with chicken salad for your meal prep before? A few dozen times, right? It makes sense: chicken salad tastes good hot or cold, and it is healthy, but…maybe, maybe, you’re a little bored with it.

Today’s recipe is going to fix that boredom. Get pumped for chicken salad’s wild and crazy cousin: mango chicken salad!  

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