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Nutrition On the Go: Healthiest Options at McDonald's

Next On the Nutrition On the Go Series is McDonald's. McDonald's is a very popular fast food joint, so I'm hoping this will benefit a lot of people. With our society growing more health conscious, it is good to be aware how each fast food joint stacks up to one another. Here are the stats for Micky D's... Healthiest Breakfast Since breakfast is such an iconic meal at McDonald's, I thought I would give this its own category. Here is my pick for healthiest breakfast: Egg White Delight McMuffin Calories: 280 Protein: 18g Carbohydrates: 29g Fat: 10g Healthiest Entree Of course, we need to single out which entree is best. Are you surprised it's a salad? Here is a quick tip when looking at the men

6 Restaurant Hacks To Saving Calories

So, you are on this nutrition journey. You are making great progress; you are down 20 lbs, have been able to control your portion sizes, cut out refined sugars, and able to maintain your caloric intake. Everything is smooth sailing, until your friends/family invite you out to dinner. You don't want to be rude and decline the invitation, but you don't want to ruin what you have worked so hard for....so what do you do? Here are 6 restaurant hacks that will save you the calories. 1. Share an Entree Having a whole entree to yourself might tempt you to lick your plate clean. Sharing an entree will afford you half the calories while still enjoying a meal out. Since portion sizes vary greatly betwe

Recipe: Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

I don't know about you, but mashed potatoes just scream "winter" to me. Something about the mushy, gooeyness, and creaminess of mashed potatoes makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. This dish is super quick and easy to make, and pairs really well with red meat or chicken. Here's a step-by-step on how to make this wonderful side dish. INGREDIENTS: 4 lbs sweet potatoes 1 cup water 2 tbsp butter 1/2 cup milk Salt to taste Cinnamon to taste INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes and place in instant pot 2. Add water to instant pot and cover, making sure the vent is sealed 3. Cook the potatoes under high pressure for 8 minutes 4. Once finished, use a colander to drain the water f

5 Kitchen Must-Haves for Effective Meal Prepping

Ever want to start meal prepping, but don't know how to tackle the daunting task? Do you often wonder how people are managing to make so many meals in such a short amount of time? Well this blog post will highlight some must-haves in your kitchen that will make meal prepping a breeze. 1. Meal Prep Containers This item is probably the most important one to have in your kitchen when meal prepping. One of the keys to successful meal prepping is having the meals packaged and ready to go. Not having your food already portioned out adds an extra step when you need to grab some food quickly. There are many different types of meal containers. Your best bet would be to jump of Amazon to order them. T

What are Macros?

Macros or macronutrients are essentially the "building blocks" of food. They, along with micronutrients, are what food is composed of. The three macronutrients are carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Each macro has a certain amount of calories, or the amount of energy the nutrient contains. Lets take a look at each macro more closely. Carbohydrates The first macro we will discuss is carbohydrates, or carbs for short. Carbs are used as glucose in the body to drive chemical reactions and support brain function. Carbs consists of any sugars, starches, and cellulose. Usually this macro is the one that most people start to cut out from their diets first. More on diets in another post. Foods that ar

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