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Weekend BBQ Meal Plan!

Enjoy yourself, don’t destroy yourself this holiday weekend! We all love to celebrate with food, family and friends, that’s why, I plan for the exceptional foods and I also formulate a plan to protect my metabolic health too. Here are my top tips and links to recipes!

Make FIBER the 1st Priority

"Catch carbohydrates” with the net of protection fiber makes inside your belly. That’s why I eat fiber filled foods first. Then I’m better protected from...

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Perfect Pan Seared Chicken

Perfect Pan Seared Chicken Thighs

Protein, Cooking Method

By the time I quit dieting I was SICK of chicken breasts. This chicken thigh cooking method helped me fall in love with chicken again. Healthy eating doesn't have to mean dry and flavorless food. 

Get my favorite chicken seasoning here!

Ingredients

  • Chicken Thighs, bone in, skin on
  • Favorite Seasoning
  • Avocado Oil
  • (Oven safe pan)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º
  2. Dry chicken thighs with a paper towel and season generously....
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5 Favorite Flavor Finds!

Healthy food can taste good! Check out all five photo images along with links, so you can try them and decide if you want to stock them in your pantry too! 

Ovvia's recipes for making your own salsa, guacamole and pesto are great ways to add flavor to your food. But homemade isn't always fast, easy and convenient. That's why, I keep these five things on my shelf at all times! 

"Everything But the Bagel" 

Yes this sesame seasoning blend is free of smuggles! And while I...

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How to Make Healthy Food Taste Good

Healthy foods don't taste good? It's a normal response to fruits and veggies. Why? Today's modern manufactured and processed foods are all sweetened. Which means, your taste buds are conditioned to sweet taste.

If you want to dramatically improve the taste of healthy foods, you can in just 10 days, with a simple taste-bud reset! Follow these simple steps!

Why it Works

Every 10 days, we all naturally regenerate new taste buds; which include sweet-receptor proteins on the tongue. What make...

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Salsa 3 Ways

 

Salsa 3 Ways

Fiber, Flavor

These salsas are so yummy! All three recipes are include fiber-filled ingredients, which makes them a healthy way way to enjoy as a dip with chips on occasion. Salsa is a great way to enhance the flavor of burrito bowls, eggs, fish, chicken or salads! 

1: Mango Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 large firm avocado, cut into chunks (just very slightly ripe)
  • 1 1/2 heaping cup diced mango (from 2 large ripe mango)
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup...
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10 Tips to Add Amazing Flavor to Meat

healthy eating protein tips May 06, 2022

Great tasting meat relies on flavor and proper cooking technique. Follow these 10 tips to elevate the flavor and taste of what’s on your plate! 

 

#1. Fat is flavor. The fattier cuts of meat like chicken thighs and rib-eye bring natural flavor inside the fatty marbling. Those are my two favorite cuts by the way. And they also do well retaining natural moisture, which means they don’t dry out as easily. I stopped eating chicken breasts when I leaned the fat in the chicken...

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Fillers & Fakes in Healthy Food?

diet fat healthy eating tips Apr 14, 2022

YES, unfortunately food that we think of as healthy is commonly loaded with unnecessary fillers and fakes. These two smuggles are in addition to the first two you learned about last week: #1 Fat and #2 Flavor. The bottom line tips from last week were: "Add your own flavor, buy the plain version. And buy full fat or whole milk products.” Read more here to learn the other two “Fs” that cause food to fail the “healthy” standard.


#3 Fillers are fake food and are a...

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4 Tips to Buying Healthy Food

Unsuspecting smuggled ingredients can derail your healthy eating by stimulating appetite, hunger and cravings! These 4 tips all start with the letter “F” and will help you when shopping for packaged foods so you can avoid unnecessary sugars, stimulants, fakes and fillers. In this two-part series, we’ll start with the first two things you need to know! And you’ll find examples and recommendations to help clarify too.

#1 Flavor variations most commonly include...

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How To Shop For Real Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Not all Olive Oil is the same. Last week, I shared why Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the healthiest oil and you learned about the abundance of counterfeits. Here you'll learn exactly which certifications to look for and where to buy it!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil is like wine. The region where the olives are grown influences the flavor and color. The process and care as to how the oil is extracted and bottled is another key to quality. And finally, if it's not stored properly, it will spoil. But...

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