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29 Jan: Why Counting Calories Doesn’t Work

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably counted calories. And if you’re a woman, you’ve probably fixated yourself on consuming 1,200 calories per day. (Weird fact: the majority of women I’ve spoken to about how many calories she thinks she should eat per day says 1,200 for no apparent reason). It seems like women have just “heard” over the years this is the goal number, but I digress….

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28 Jan: Crustless Quiche

Ingredients: Olive oil spray 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped broccoli 6 large eggs ½ cup plain Greek yogurt 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon ground pepper 1 tablespoon minced garlic ¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

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23 Dec: Mini Turkey Cranberry Wraps

Ingredients: 1 (8oz.) container of chive and onion flavored cream cheese, softened 4 large (10 inch) whole wheat tortillas 2.5 oz. dried cranberries 2.5 oz. pumpkin seeds 9 oz. thinly sliced turkey breast 2 cups baby spinach leaves, stems removed

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17 Dec: Quick Mango and Lime Chicken

Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil 4 4-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 tsp each sea salt and fresh ground black pepper 2 mango’s, pitted and diced 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1/3 cup chopped scallions 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves 1 tbsp fresh lime juice 1 tsp finely grated lime zest 1 tsp finely chopped garlic 2 cups cooked brown rice

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06 Dec: The Differences Between Cooking Oils: What You Need to Know!

Have you ever had a meal that you expected to taste one way, but came out another? Or perhaps you found that something got burned, came out with a better than expected texture, or even started reducing inflammation in your body? As many foodies know (or may not know) your food is as much a product of how you cook as well as what you cook it with – and with cooking oils, there is so much more than meets the pan! Choosing the wrong amount, type, temperature or even cooking time with different cooking oils can be the difference between a smashing dinner party meal, or a kitchen experiment gone horribly wrong. Today we are going to look at these differences between the various oils out there, and what you need to know while cooking for a healthy kitchen!