Uncommon ways to use Yogurt

uncommon ways to use yogurt

Yogurt being low in fat and calories is the ideal food to add to your diet if you’re hoping to lose weight. But am sure you already know that, so what we’ll do today is focus on some other benefits of this delicious delight and some uncommon ways to use yogurt. 

Not all yogurts are healthy, it depends on the sugar contents and other ingredients that are harmful to the body. 

Therefore, go after those products that contain less than 15 grams of sugar per serving. Plus, watch out for artificial sweeteners.

Anyway, let’s get on with our recommendations!

1. 6 Yogurt Popsicle Recipe

There is not much say about Yogurt Popsicles, just have one. This is now a way you can enjoy these frozen treats guilt free. Simple ingredients and instructions and the rest is done by your freezer. Awesome!

RELATED: Is Greek Yogurt Good For You?

2. 4 Frozen Yogurt Recipe

Ever wanted to make your own frozen yogurt?

Now you can and it’s easier than you think! With only 3 ingredients you can have tend those froyo cravings anytime of the day.

3. Yogurt Marinade

Move over all other marinades because you haven’t had a good marinade until you’ve had a yogurt marinade.

The lactic acids in the yogurt reacts to the protein on a molecular level to soften the meat while delivering that flavor you love so much.

Great thing is this marinade can be used for both chicken and fish.

4. Yogurt in Skin Care

Yogurt is not just for a good breakfast, it has surprisingly great benefits for the skin. This video explores those benefits, namely:

  • Prevents and Treats Dry and Itchy Skin
  • Lightens a Suntan
  • Fights Dandruff 
  • Conditions Hair
  • Reduces Blemishes

Who knew yogurt could do so much!

  • Tightens Skin Pores 
  • Fights Acne 
  • Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines
  • Softens Cracked Heels
  • Keeps Hands and Nails Beautiful 

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Healthy Burgers To Try This Season

healthy burgers

I can give up a lot of food for the greater good but burgers…ahhhh…let’s talk about this some more.

When it comes to burgers, I am a huge fan and that’s why this week’s post is a massive favorite of mine. I would think that burgers are only bad but the good news is you don’t have to give up those succulent, tasty, finger licking sandwiches anytime soon. Burgers can be healthy and tasty as well and we have just the recommendations for you!

1. Healthy Turkey Burger

Turkey is lean meat and is very high in protein. This makes the burger way better than an all-beef burger. But other than the health benefits, who doesn’t like turkey? Trust me, you will not miss out on flavor with this burger.

RELATED: All You Need to Know About Turkey Meat

2. Salmon Burger with Avocado Salsa

Salmon is packed with a host benefits for your body, from reducing your risk of heart disease to helping with weight loss, it is also packed with a load of nutrients like protein, B vitamins and potassium. Added to this already healthy option of salmon is the avocado salsa, an excellent way to reduce bad cholesterol. This recipe is a must to continue your journey of staying healthy.

RELATED: 11 Impressive Health Benefits of Salmon

3. Vegan Lentil Burger

Vegan? No problem! We have a burger that you are sure to love. Now I’ve seen a variety of these on the internet but I chose the one of the easiest for you to try. Enjoy!

RELATED: Delicious Lentils Recipes

4. Chicken Burger Patties

Soooo, this chef infused bread with chicken…genius. It is the first time I’ve ever seen a chicken burger like this one. Minced chicken breasts are used but if you can’t get that you can buy regular breasts and put them in your food processor. These burgers are a crowd favorite: juicy and delicious. YUMMM…

RELATED: Chicken Breast Nutrition Facts

5. How to make a Healthy Burger

Now we will direct our efforts to turn our lemons into lemonade. We are going to look at how to make the traditional all-beef burger, HEALTHY. Let’s turn that big chunk of calories and turn it into a beautiful, heart healthy sandwich 😉

Delicious Lentils Recipes

Lentils in bowl

Lentils are often overlooked when we think about a healthy meal but they are packed with so many nutrients. Last time we looked at healthy breakfast options but this week we will look at some delicious lentil recipes to try. Let’s add some variety to our meals!

lentils

Lentils are edible seeds from the legumes family. They come in different sizes and colors. They are more popular in Asian and North African cuisines but the greatest production is now in Canada.

Lentils are known to be excellent food for a healthy heart, pregnancy, lowering risk of cancer and fighting fatigue. Read more on benefits of lentils.

So why not try these recipes at least once a week?

Let’s get into our recommendations!

1. Healthy & Fresh Lentil Salad Recipe

This is very easy to make and can be made once per week. Feel free to use the lentils you can find in your local grocery store. Try adding an apple to this salad; it would certainly add some flavor.

2. Lentils-Based Pasta

Lentils-based pasta done right! Try this recipe anytime. Feel free to leave out or add any other healthy option you think would enhance the flavor.

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3. Power Pasta

Think about all your favorite vegetables in one pot and you have this power pasta. You can try using the lentil based pasta instead of whole wheat pasta.

4. Lentil Soup

Who doesn’t like soup right? This tasty lentil soup recipe is warm and soothing comfort food on a cold day. Paprika gives this healthy soup a tasty Hungarian twist. You’ll simmer tomatoes, onions, garlic, and aromatic vegetables with lentils in chicken stock and a little white wine.

5. Spicy Green Lentil Curry

Think of beautiful flavors and aroma and this dish is a perfect fit! A spicy but smooth blend of lentils seasoned with your favorite vegetables and curry. This can be enjoyed with rice or even bread!

6. Lentils And Rice With Caramelized Onions

A little middle-eastern touch is added when we try this lentils and rice cooked together with spices and herbs to make a healthy dinner.  

I hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of delicious lentil recipes!

Oatmeal Breakfast Ideas To Lower Cholesterol

Oatmeal Breakfast Ideas To Lower Cholesterol

“A bowl of oatmeal a day, keeps the doctor away”

That may not be an actual saying but it rings true nonetheless. Oatmeal is considered among the healthiest grains on earth. From providing the energy we need, to weight loss and for the purpose of this post, to lower bad cholesterol. So today I’ll be sharing my recommendations for oatmeal breakfast ideas to lower cholesterol.

This all started because I have been diagnosed with high LDL cholesterol so I have been researching different food and recipes that I could start eating to help me combat this bad cholesterol. So far, I’ve done a post on different green smoothies and I must say that they are awesome! So now it’s time for breakfast.

Why breakfast you might ask? Its only the most important meal of the day!

Did you know that having breakfast every morning can help lower your cholesterol? Check out the video below for more details.

So don’t take breakfast for granted another day.

Anyway, lets get into this week’s recipes!

1. Overnight Oatmeal

Yum, yum! Anyone who loves oatmeal will love this. Think about combining your favorite toppings in a mason jar of oats and leaving it in the refrigerator overnight. You can make this for work or school the next day.

2. Oatmeal Cookies 3 Ways

Cookies have never been healthier! These oatmeal breakfast treats are bound to be a hit in the mornings. Pack them in the lunch bag or have them with your green tea. These are a delight!

In case you’re wondering, like I was, “peanut butter? Isn’t that bad for cholesterol?” Turns out, no. Bad cholesterol only comes from animal products but while plant based products contains fat, these are not harmful to your heart. In fact, nut butters in general contains a lot of nutrients and no cholesterol!

3. Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

This is one of my personal favs! I start the day with a glass of banana oatmeal shake. Always a very quick and easy way to get the required nutrients that you need to start the day.

4. Cinnamon Banana Porridge

This recipe adds a bit of extra flavor to your bowl of morning oats. You can have our porridge (or oatmeal) plain if you want but if you like an additional bit of flavor (like me), you will love this.

5 Smoothies to Lower Cholesterol

Smoothies to Lower Cholesterol

Smoothies are Life!

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Some time ago I was diagnosed with high cholesterol and man how it shocked me. So as a result, I decided to change my ways and change my life. I scoured the internet and found these 5 smoothies to lower cholesterol. They are very easy to make and very delicious. I certainly hope that you will love them.

Our diet is very critical when it comes to reducing our cholesterol. Therefore, we must change the way we eat if we hope to see any results.

That being said, let’s get into some recipes for smoothies to lower Cholesterol (LDL).

1. Daily Green Smoothie

This is perfect for you! It requires a small amount of each ingredient and is very easy to make. The measurements are not standard though but you can be generous with your serving.

Ingredients

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Pineapple
  • Apple
  • Lemon

2. Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

Excellent recipe here! She begins to speak about the recipe at the 2:35 mark but you can watch her intro if you want. Similar ingredients to the first video so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1tsp flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups of water or coconut water
  • (Optional) 1 Cup frozen pineapple
Blender

3. 5 Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes

The Domestic Geek makes excellent videos with clear instructions but not all would achieve our goal of lowering that LDL cholesterol. As such, we will focus on the green smoothies. Here is 5 of her choices and trust me, they’re good!

4. Avocado and Coconut Refresher Smoothie

Only 3 ingredients! This is so simple to make and very good for your heart. Not a lot of people believe coconut is good for your health because of the saturated fat content but studies have shown otherwise. So feel free to enjoy this healthy smoothie anytime.

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Mango
  • Coconut Milk

5. Avocado and Ripe Banana Smoothie

This recipe is excellent! Very tasty and healthy ingredients by Chef Ricardo. Big up man!

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Ripe bananas
  • Spinach
  • Honey
  • Water

I hope you found a smoothie recipe to lower cholesterol here and remember, your diet is only a part of the solution, you still need regular exercise. In addition those smoothies, you may also make Cucumber Juice or Cucumber Water and eat Oatmeal every day. Healthy eating paired with regular exercise and you will see fantastic results on next test.