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Meal Prep for Beginners

Meal Prep for Beginners

Meal prep for beginners a handy guide to meal prep containers and meal prep plans. The most important part of overall wellness is nutrition. Without a balanced diet of good carbs, healthy fats, and plenty of protein, nothing else matters.  Meal prepping is one of the most helpful ways to ensure that you stay on target with your wellness goals.

    1. It guarantees that you have pre-portioned, nutrient rich, foods ready and waiting for you everyday, to make eating healthy the most convenient option available to you.
    2. Meal prep meals also help you curb hunger, by getting your body on a schedule, and also helps fight the temptation to pick up those ready to eat meals from your local gas station.  By making eating healthy even more convenient, you are significantly increasing your chances for nutritional and fitness success.
    3. Meal prep for the week and having meal prep containers are a vitally important aspect of meal prepping, and without quality, durable, and affordable. It makes meal prep ideas so much easier.

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Advantages of Meal Prep Containers are:

  1. Prepare your mеаlѕ in advance and ѕtасk them in your fridge  аt home, оr at work, for better organization.
  2. Lоѕе wеight аnd build muѕсlе by соntrоlling your portion size. Plan out your mеаlѕ via and wаtсh that weight drop
  3. They are reusable, microwave and dish washer safe
  4. They are convenient for daily use such as реrѕоnаl mеаlѕ or even fоr just расking lеftоvеrѕ from the dinner tаblе
  5. Meal prep containers are leak proof and help keep food fresh, longer.  Well… good ones anyways
  6. Light-weight and Easy to transport

NOTE: Look for containers that are safe for you and your family


Glass Meal Prep Containers vs. Plastic


  • Costs more, but more economical for long term
  • Too heavy for travel or on-the-go eating
  • Easy to clean
  • Ideal if you’re concerned about plastic’s safety



  • Ideal for a mobile lifestyle
  • More convenient for the various sizes
  • Easily disposable
  • Lightweight

I have included some of the best meal prep containers that i came across from Amazon for me and my family.


3 Compartment Meal Prep – 10 Pack – $12.99

green bento


1 Single Compartment Meal Prep – 7 Pack – $10.69

eat clean

Meal Prep Bag with Meal Prep Containers – $29.99

prep naturals
Cooler bag comes with a set of 10 28oz food containers, cutlery and napkins

Till Next Time Stay Golden,

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Fat Burning Foods

Trying to lose Weight with Fat Burning Foods?  Weight Loss is a Challenge in the United States, because we have Access to Bad Food’s at a Low Price.  The Prices of Fruits, and Vegetables are expensive when you go over a Pound(lb).  The Cost of Broccoli,  Spinach, Asparagus and especially Cabbage, if you are using it in the cabbage soup diet recipe is more expensive than an item on a Fast Food Restaurant’s $1 Dollar Menu. fat burning foodsAlso their is the Lifestyle of everyday American’s, that are working a 9 to 5 job. Fast Food is very convenient, we go home and repeat this until the end of the Work Week.  We have very little time in taking proper steps  n our Diet.

Gaining Weight

The best way to Lose Weight is making a Lifestyle change, and the way you Eat.  Here are some contributing factors of gaining Weight:

  • Eating Sweet such as
  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • Candy
  • Ice Cream
  • Drinking Sodads
  • Juices with High Sugar
  • Sweet Drinks

Fat Burning Foods

I would like to Introduce you to a Lifestyle Changing Food, which will help you to lose Weight.  The “Fat Burning Soup Diet” is your Solution.  Don’t take my Word for it.  Try it yourself,  click on the link above or below on the banner. Read the Testimony’s of Real People who tried it and are staying with it.  If you are Serious about losing Weight, and tried different methods that didn’t work. This is For You. Not to worry, if you have heart related symptoms, this fat burning soup diet for heart patients has you covered.

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Grilled Chipotle Chicken & Cauliflower “Rice”

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In case you haven’t heard, cauliflower is the latest and greatest carb replacement. We love its mild flavor and neutral color, as well as its amazing versatility! That’s why we came up with this Grilled Chipotle Chicken & Cauliflower “Rice” recipe. It cuts out half the carbs and calories, since it uses cauliflower instead of rice. Plus, chipotle peppers, lime juice, and hot sauce give the chicken unbeatable flavor. Serve over a batch of the cilantro cauliflower “rice,” and your family will be begging for seconds.

Best of all, this recipe goes with almost anything. If you want to try something new at the next game day cookout, grill up the chipotle chicken. Also, feel free to pair the cilantro cauliflower “rice” with any of your favorite Southwest or Mexican dishes. You can try it with the Basked Fish Recipe too.

Basic Nutrition Facts:

  • Yields: 4 servings
  •  Calories: 227
  •  Total Fat: 7g
  •  Saturated Fat: 4g
  •  Trans Fat: 0g
  •  Cholesterol: 86mg
  •  Sodium: 469mg
  •  Carbohydrates: 12g
  •  Fiber: 4g
  •  Sugar: 4g
  •  Protein: 30g
  •  SmartPoints: 6

To see the full article on delicious Chicken an Cauliflower Rice,  check out the link below from Skinny Ms.

Source: Grilled Chipotle Chicken & Cauliflower “Rice” – Skinny Ms.

Live Infinitely 32oz. Infuser Water Bottles

Infuser Water Bottle

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We were the first to bring you the bottom infusing bottle, the first to produce a FULL length infuser rod & now we have done it again! Introducing the First Ever Infuser Rod With Gel Freezer Ball!

Our infused water bottle gives you the power to develop thirst-quenching recipes that fit your busy lifestyle and stay colder longer than any other water infuser!

Simple to Use:

Simply toss the Freezer Ball in the Freezer until fully frozen, clip it to the bottom and the rod and enjoy your cold water longer!

Check out the Health Benefits:

✓ Green tea+Mint+Lime: Fat burning, digestion, relieves headaches, and congestion.

✓Strawberry+Kiwi: Immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, cardiovascular health and digestion

What Separates Live Infinitely’s Water Infuser From Other Bottles?

  1. GEL Freezer Ball that keeps you drink colder, longer!
  2. Large Top Infuser allows you to load up on deliciousness!
  3. Made of quality Eastman Tritan Copolyester, which is eco-friendly, BPA free, dishwasher safe and leak proof.
  4. Each infusion bottle features a thumb releasing flip top, dual hand grips and a carrying loop.
  5. All of our water bottles are backed with our 100% money back guarantee.

FREE infusion recipe eBook with every purchase as our way to say THANK YOU!

Show that YOU are committed to your own health and well-being and simply click the “infuser water bottle” Infuser Water Bottle.

Some Fun Facts about the Infuser Water Bottle
    • Polar Edition Exclusive – That ball on the bottom you are wondering about, well we made a removable Gel Freezer Ball to keep you drink cold for hours!
    • Simply unclip it from the infuser rod, throw it in the freezer and when you’re ready to leave, clip it back to the infuser to keep your drink cold for hours!
    • We took our trusted 32oz Flip Top Water Bottle and redesigned the body to incorporate larger non-slip hand grips, a sleek new look and a lid that always tightens inline to the grips!
    • The clear lid and body are made from Shatter Proof Tritan?
    • The BPA Free Freezer Ball can be removed anytime to leave more room for fruit or placed in another bottle as a reusable ice sphere.
    • Remove the infuser rod and use the bottle as a Large Flip Top Sports Water Bottle.
    • FDA Approved, Leak Free and the absolute perfect gift idea this holiday season!
    • Save time when washing, as the bottle completely disassembles and is entirely dishwasher safe!
    • The GEL Freezer ball is the only piece that requires hand washing!
    • Use it to replace the unhealthy alternatives of sodas and sugary drinks to save hundreds all year long.
    • FREE RECIPES INCLUDED – Not sure where to start? Enjoy our free infused water recipe eBook.

Also if your looking for a Fitness Tracker to go along with your Infuser Water Bottle and your workout. Check out this post on Fitness Trackers

Free Paleo Recipes

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Free Paleo Recipes is what you will find when you Order Your FREE Copy of Paleo Pete’s ‘Paleo Eats’ Recipe Book and Discover the Joy of Making Tasty, Simple, Gourmet Restaurant-Worthy Paleo Meals

Is Fruit making you Fat? Check out the report to find out what type of fresh fruit is making you bloated and having a fat stomach. image of fruit

Paleo Eats

Sometimes you want a recipe that looks like it came straight from a restaurant’s kitchen. Other nights, a meal you can just throw together between work and soccer practice fits the bill.

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With Paleo eats, either way you’re covered. Simple… easy… quick… tasty…no matter what the occasion.

Till Next Time,

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Dealing With Kidney Stones in Children

Dealing with kidney stones in children

Kidney stones are common to adults who have sedentary life and unhealthy lifestyle habits. But, if you hear a child suffering from kidney stones, that would be an entirely different story.

Experts say that before, children are lesser prone to kidney stones because they are healthier and more physically active. But, over the years, there has been a constant increase in the number of children that are being affected by kidney stones. Maybe because more and more kids now are living sedentary lives by being in front of the computer or by eating foods that are high in protein, calcium, and sodium.

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Kidney Stones in Kids

Kidney stones in kids

Studies show that majority of the children who are prone to developing kidney stones are those that suffer from underlying medical conditions which increases their risk of developing stones this early.

For parents to understand how to deal with kidney stones in case their kids suffer from it, they must first understand everything about the condition. Having a broad understanding of the condition can help parents trace possible causes, identify symptoms, and give immediate response to the child in pain. Click Here: Life Extension, to find out how treating kidney stones with antioxidants are safer to use now.

Just like in adults, there are different types of stones, which can be developed in a child’s system. This can either be “calcium oxalate” which is the most common and caused by too much presence of calcium in the urine, the “struvite stones,” “uric acid stones,” and “cystine stones.” These types vary depending on the levels of the minerals found and their characteristics.

I came across Life Extension

Have You or Your Kids Had Kidney Stones?

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Parents would never know if their children are suffering from kidney stones if they are not familiar with its symptoms such as abdominal or back pain, blood in the urine or hematuria, vomiting or nausea, and the often need to urinate. In younger kids, these symptoms cannot easily be recognized that is why there is a need to undergo laboratory evaluation and tests.

How to Identify Kidney Stones

Since kidney stones is not common among children, especially to younger ones, it is a must to identify the risk factors present such as:

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  • Possible history of the kidney stones which makes children more prone to the condition in the future. (Studies show that kids who have history of kidney stones are likely to suffer from the same problem in the next 10 to 20 years of his or her life.)
  • Low fluid—especially water—intake because it affects the ideal amount of urine that should be released daily. (If there is lesser water or fluid intake, the chances of developing kidney stones are much higher because there will be more concentration of substances that leads to faster kidney stone formation.)
  • Amount of diet, especially those high in animal protein such as beef, pork, lamb, or chicken are likely to develop kidney stones because they have higher concentration of protein which is one of the primary causes of kidney stones. (Experts say that children who consume too much protein are at risk in developing “calcium oxalate stones” along with problems in terms of intestinal absorption.)
  • Having a ketogenic diet which involves a minimal amount of carbohydrates that directly affects the levels of mineral intake
  • Experiencing cystic fibrosis
  • Suffering from urinary tract abnormalities like dysfunction of the bladder or the kidneys
  • Some inherited disorders from the parents
  • And undergoing medications such as “furosemide,” “allopurinol,” and “acetazolamide” which are known to promote formation of urine crystals that leads to the formation of kidney stones.



This grocery store wants to sell ugly veggies

In a beautiful victory in the fight against food waste, Raley’s will now sell ugly vegetables.

Let’s just come right out and say it: Picky eaters are annoying. Too many people turn up their noses at perfectly good foodstuff over something barely unappetizing (looking at you, lady in front of me at Seattle Coffee Works yesterday — can a latte really be “too creamy”? IT WAS FINE). So, to avoid being that person and, more importantly, to cut back the U.S.’s massive food waste problem, it’s high time to stop demanding perfection from our food.

Luckily, more startups and grocery stores are fighting for the cause: NPR reports that a large grocery store chain in the West, Raley’s, will start selling misshapen fruits and veggies in an attempt to help consumers get over the ick-factor of carrots with legs — and also, to help the farmers that grow them. Here’s NPR:

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Here in the U.S., entrepreneurs behind a venture called Imperfect Produce are betting they can turn Americans on to less-than-perfect produce …

In this promotional fundraising video, the startup’s co-founder Ben Simon explains how it works: “You get a box of seasonal ugly produce delivered to your door every week, and because this produce looks a little funky on the outside you get it for 30 to 50 percent less.” They plan to start delivery in the San Francisco area sometime this summer.

And it seems at least one major grocery chain may give it a go. Imperfect has just inked a deal with high-end chain Raley’s, which has more than 100 stores in California and Nevada. The chain says it will launch a pilot program, “Real Good” produce, in 10 Northern California stores in mid-July.

Raley’s Megan Burritt says she’s working on in-store education. When customers are picking up a funky-looking double cherry or an apple that may look like a reject, she wants them to see it in a new way. Perhaps she’ll market them as the underdogs of the produce aisle. “Who doesn’t love an underdog story!” Burritt says.

Truth. And though I don’t want to get too emotionally attached to my squash and potatoes, you gotta feel a little bit of kinship with these little ugly guys. We can’t all be Michelle Pfeiffer! And neither should our vegetables! Erm, you know what I mean.

Source: This grocery store wants to sell ugly veggies | Grist

Low Carb Popper Chicken


Low carb popper chicken is where it’s at for this week of eating healthy  for Friday. Low carb popper chicken is a great way to get your body back on track for the weekend. Especially if you like chicken.  I came across this recipe and wanted to share it.

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Low Carb Popper Chicken

How to Make Low Carb Popper Chicken

How to make low carb popper chicken is simple and easy all you have to do is eat out.. Just joking just follow the ingredients i listed below to get started its really easy to make.


Cooking Time: 30
Recipes Makes: 6
Calories: 633
Carbs: 6.4
Fat: 39.7
Protein: 62.3


Ingredients for low carb popper chicken is simple to follow, i hope you and everyone else enjoys it.
  • 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the Jalapeno Popper Layer
  • 5 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno slices, diced (I used the kind in the jar that you put on nachos)
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
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For the Topping
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 TBSP butter, melted
  • A little bit of Corn Flakes for a little crunch (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place chicken breast in a 13×9 casserole dish and bake until juices run clear.  30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the breast.
  3. While chicken is baking, fry bacon pieces until crispy.
  4. Remove bacon and add onions and saute until tender.
  5. Remove from heat and add crispy bacon, onions, jalapenos, cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar and Parmesan cheese.  Mix until well combined.
  6. Remove chicken from oven and reduce to 350 degrees.
  7. Spread jalapeno popper mixture all over each Chicken breast until well covered.
  8. For the topping, mix together Parmesan cheese and melted butter.  Sprinkle on top of jalapeno popper topped chicken.  Bake until the tops are lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

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Baked Fish Gluten Free

Baked Fish Gluten Free

Baked Fish Gluten Free, your asking what is this?  Wanted to share a low carb recipe for Friday. Fish is a great way to get your body back on track because it digests quickly and it’s low fat.  This low carb recipe is simple, cheap, quick, and easy.   Backed fish with gluten free Parmesan crust should hit the spot for those that wanted to try gluten free and still have some taste to their fish.

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Basked Fish Gluten Free Parmesan Crust

Baked Fish Gluten Free Parmesan Crust Ingredients

Baked fish gluten free Parmesan crust ingredients are simple to follow.  I listed out the ingredients below to make this as easy as possible. I hope you and everyone else enjoys it.

* 6 ounces of Cod or any other white fish (defrosted)

* Gluten Free  bread crumbs – the lighter the better!

* Parmesan (optional),  you can also use the Diaya parmesan if you are vegan

* Butter or Earth Balance butter flavor olive oil spread (vegan)

* Green Onions

* 1/2 teaspoon(s) Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce (optional)

* 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) lemon juice freshly squeezed (approx. 1/2 lemon)

* 3 tablespoons of Mayonnaise or Veganaise

* 1 teaspoon(s) Worcestershire sauce

* Spray Olive Oli – this will keep the dish lower in fat.

* 2 tablespoon(s) fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped

Preparation of Baked Fish Gluten Free Parmesan Crust

Preparation of baked fish gluten free Parmesan crust is really easy as pie.  Start with turning on your oven to preheat it and go from there. But just in case if your not sure i listed out the steps below.

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1. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking dish for the fillets with olive oil.
2. In medium bowl, mix together the cheese, breadcrumbs, butter, mayonnaise, green onions, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and lemon juice; season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside until needed.
3. Make sure the fish is free of moisture. Pat dry with paper towels, this keep the fish from making the bread coating mushy; season generously with salt and pepper. Place fish on the oiled pan.
4. Coat the fish with roughly 3 tablespoons of the cheese mixture over each fillet.
5. Place in the oven and bake until bubbly and almost cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. Temperature should be approximately 125-130° when tested at thickest part of fillet with meat thermometer.
6. Once the fish is cooked through, use the broiler to crisp the coating for 2 to 3 minutes to brown and crisp the tops. When done, the fish should flake easily with a fork.
7. Remove from oven, garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately

This is a great recipe to have on hand when you are trying to make healthy meals on the go.  It’s also a great dish for entertaining and it goes well on salads.