Healthy Meal of the Week 31 With Healthy Leftover Idea

healthy meal of the week 31Healthy Meal of the Week: Slow Cooked Chicken, Brown Rice & Corn Cob
Healthy Leftover Idea: Chicken Sandwiches

Here’s an easy-to-prepare meal using your wonderful slow cooker that may likely be sitting sadly in the corner of your kitchen waiting patiently to be called upon. When planned accordingly, this meal can be all ready to eat when you return home especially if the rice and corn variety you purchase is the microwave type variety. Not to worry if you don’t have those or want to spend the extra money on them since the rice and corn will only take about 20 minutes to prepare.

For the leftover meal, you’ll have a great handheld treat weighing in only around 250 calories each if prepared as described below. Check out the pics and see if they look like something appealing you’d like to take with you to work the next day.

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Plastic Travel Containers Are Your Nutritional Allies

plastic travel containersHave you had serious issues trying to eat healthy lunches when you’re away from home? Maybe you have the unhealthy tendency to go to either a fast food spot or a restaurant when it’s your lunch break and you end up eating a meal that is far to hefty in size and calories.

If you want to have success changing your lunchtime eating habits in an effort to lose weight, one of your greatest allies in accomplishing this will be with plastic travel containers.

You may not think much of these little marvels especially if you haven’t used them much in the past, but once you see how helpful they can be hopefully you’ll change your mind and stock your kitchen with a wide assortment of various sizes and shapes.

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Healthy Question of the Week 8

question of the week 8Dear HealthyChoicesInLife,

Unfortunately I haven’t exercised in a long time nor eaten very well over the past few years and my scale has told me all about it. I can’t stand the way I look in the mirror without clothes on and it’s really started to affect my confidence too. I need to change my habits around I just don’t know where or how to start doing this. What do you recommend for someone who is just about to start off on a weight loss path?

Thanks for your time and advice!
Beth R.

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Why Does Weight Loss Cause So Many Problems?

weight loss causeWhen it comes to weight gain, the majority of issues will always be related to the amount of food or drink that’s put into the body on a daily basis. It has long been said that weight loss success comes from the kitchen which makes complete sense when you think about how many times each day we have the opportunity to toss something into our mouth.

If you overeat daily, then naturally that’s going to cause your weight to go up a little bit more each day. If you’re able to stay slightly below your own personal daily calorie amount, then you will lose a little bit of weight each day.

Do you truly want to have weight loss success? Then do without the unhealthy types of food/drinks and start eating in a healthy, nutritious manner. When you realize how enormous most fast food meals are, you will hopefully keep yourself from eating these types of nutritional disasters.

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Making It Through The First Months of Exercising

first months of exercisingI’ve made a disheartening observation at my local gym which I imagine happens at gyms all over. I’ve been going to this great little spot called FitFromTheGroundUp for over two years now and time and time again I see groups of people energetically sign up and start attending classes with their new workout clothes and shoes but sadly one by one they drop out over the course of only a month or two.

Apparently folks decide it’s time to work out and lose weight, but for some reason as they start actually working out their motivation sadly waivers and they eventually quit.

Granted it’s not known if they are quitting exercising altogether or if they just did not prefer the Crossfit/Bootcamp style workout, however most likely it’s due to not being willing enough to stick with the get-in-shape process.

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Healthy Meal of the Week 30 With Healthy Leftover Idea

healthy meal of the week 30Healthy Meal of the Week: Chilaquiles
Healthy Leftover Idea: Carne Asada Soft Tacos

One of my favorite meals my parents used to cook when I was a kid was chilaquiles. I think one of the main reasons why I enjoyed this meal so much (aside from how great it tastes) was because my mom let me help her prepare this meal. It was my job to cut the tortillas into pieces and then I got to help her put them into the pan to fry in oil for a bit. It’s funny what amazes a child when they are 8 or 9 years old.

This meal is an easy one to prepare and tastes fantastic if you have a liking for Mexican style dishes. Plus, the leftover meal takes practically nothing extra in order to whip together other than a bit of cilantro and diced onions. Hope you enjoys these meals as much as I do!

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50 Food Blogs for Clean & Lean Eating

There are all sorts of food blogs and cooking resources found online that claim to be healthy, but how many of them are actually are? Many “healthy” recipes are actually far from it. They may include a healthy ingredient or two, but are also high in calories, full of sugar, or made from other heavily […]


Get Off The Couch and Workout

We are creatures of habit. Once we get into a routine and get comfortable, it can be extremely difficult to change that around. This is especially true if the change you are trying to make is in regards to your health and fitness. Let’s face it, it’s much easier to sit on the couch with […]