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3 Egg Essentials: Buy the Best

breakfast chicken eggs protein Aug 19, 2022

The quality of the egg is determined by the life and health of the hen. The price or the grade on the package doesn't reveal what you need to know. So how do you know if the hens are healthy and happy? Look for these 3 Egg Essentials!  

 3 Egg Essentials:

 

#1 Pasture Raised

Pasture Raised is best because she's outdoors hunting for her larvae and grubs and eating the natural grass. The more nutrients they take in through their diets, the more it transfers to their cells,...

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Temperature Guide for Grilled Burgers

Temperature Guide for Grilled Burgers:

They cook quick! Three minutes for a 1/4 lb. 4 oz. burger brings it to 90% cooked most typically. Recommend using an instant-read thermometer to avoid over-cooking. Happy grilling! 

 

  •  120°F rare (red & raw)
  •  130°F medium-rare (warm, but pink)
  •  140°F medium (starts to dry-out, mostly pink)
  •  150°F medium-well (grayish-pink, significantly less moist)
  •  160°F + well-done (completely gray, can be...
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Frozen Burgers: What to Buy & Why

If you want to have “fast food” on hand at home, frozen burgers are absolutely essential. Why? Most all of the boxed brands do NOT require a defrost. Which means, you can cook them frozen! Get the temp. guide here too!


Convenience is the big advantage over fresh burgers, because they’re always ready to go in the freezer to “cook & eat”.  in less than 10 minutes on an outdoor grill or in a pan on the stove top. Either way, you’ll likely waste...

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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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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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Healthy Salad Essentials & What to Avoid

It's not just fresh ingredients! A healthy salad is just like any complete meal and includes the top three essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy and satisfied: fiber, protein and healthy fat. Unfortunately, there are a lot of imposters that mimc healthy salad ingredients, which is why, you need to know more about what's essential and what to avoid. 

Learn more and follow the highlighted links below to my 9 favorite healthy salad recipes

FIBER FOUNDATION

Brussel...

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Healthy Spring Chicken Recipe

 

Chicken, Cauliflower & Artichokes

Complete Meal, Protein, Meat

The flavors of this dish sing! The lemon coming through in the perfect way to make the dish the best spring time dinner in your rotation. 

TIP: Save time by using frozen artichoke hearts, available at Kroger stores and Trader Joe's.

 

Ingredients

  • 4 large artichokes, trimmed and sliced (or sub frozen)
  • one lemon, zest and juice.
  •  4-6 chicken thighs (bone in skin on)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1...
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Constantly Hungry & Fighting Cravings?

Hunger and cravings are the primary signals your body uses to ask for the three key nutrients it needs to survive and thrive. Once it’s properly fed it will tell the brain to “Stop eating, I’m satisfied”. Fiber, protein and healthy fat are the three key nutrients that manage hunger and work best when consumed whole, in real, unprocessed foods. 

Fiber is essential because it stays behind in your digestive tract to feed your good-gut-bacteria that literally...

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Ricotta Toast 3 Ways!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ricotta full fat
  • 4 slices sprouted grain Bread

Directions:

  1. Toast your bread until golden brown
  2. Whip the ricotta in a food processor for 1-2 minutes, or until very smooth.
  3. Top toast with ricotta & preferred toppings

1 Sweet & Simple

Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper

2 Juicy Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes sliced in half, salt, pepper, olive oil & fresh basil

3 Natural Dessert

Raspberries, fresh mint &...

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