Posts Tagged : eating healthy

Avocado Bison Burgers

Skinny dinners can be easy to make…here’s one I love when I want a hearty beef tasting kick.

Remember to add some delicious avocados! They are high in healthy mono-unsaturated fats such as oleic acid. They also have anti inflammatory properties and are high in potassium, magnesium, and fiber.

Avocado Bison Burgers Recipe

Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. ground 100% grass-fed bison meat
  • 2/3 cup finely diced shallots
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tsp. fresh thyme (or 1 tsp. dried thyme)
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 4 large pieces of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 whole avocado cut into large pieces
  • 1 large tomato cut into slices

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together.
  2. Form 8 patties
  3. Chill in refrigerator for about 10-20 minutes to firm up.
  4. Grill over high heat until cooked through to medium.
  5. Serve hot on an Ezekiel bread or gluten free bun topped with lettuce, avocado and tomato slice (or for a grain free option, use butter lettuce leaves instead of a bun)

Bison is lower in fat, tastes like beef, and is usually grass fed…a REAL Skinny Life winner!

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Photo Cred: Dr. Axe

Drinking Enough Water?

Drinking water is free, available most everywhere, and provides many health benefits.

Water not only helps your skin stay looking supple and soft, it also helps regulate body temperature, helps you eliminate toxins and waste, flushes kidneys, and protects the sensitive tissues in your body.

Many dieters who drink a bottle of water before each meal lose more weight than dieters who don’t drink water before hand. The water keeps you feeling full and satisfied — and let’s be honest, sometimes we confuse thirst for hunger.

People who stay hydrated also experience less headaches, less fatigue, and less difficulty concentrating.

So how much water should you be drinking?

According to one expert we found on WebMD:

How can you know if you’re getting enough water to keep your metabolism cranking at peak efficiency and your digestive system functioning? The formula used to be “one size fits all” — eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. But that’s changed, experts say.

“It depends on your size and weight, and also on your activity level and where you live,” Nessler says. “In general, you should try to drink between half an ounce and an ounce of water for each pound you weigh, every day.” For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water a day. If you’re living in a hot climate and exercising a lot, you’d be on the higher end of that range; if you’re in a cooler climate and mostly sedentary, you’d need less.

So grab a glass, or bottle, of water and drink up.
You will only be doing your body, organs, and mind a favor.

Drink up!

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Love Avocados? Lower Your Cholesterol with Avocados!

Who knew? Just an avocado a day can significantly lower your cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, a new study shows.

Avocados are rich in so-called healthy fats and other nutrients and the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, shows the creamy fruit can work within weeks to lower cholesterol.

Nuts, olive oil, and avocados have have plaque-busting monounsaturated fatty acids — just another reason to add “good fats” to your diet!

In addition to monounsaturated fats, avocados contain fiber, phytosterols and polyphenols – all of which can help lower cholesterol. Avocados also contain natural sugars that may help regulate blood sugar. So next time you’re hungry, grab an avocado! Not only will it help fill you up, it is loaded with good fats and will lower your cholesterol.

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Delicious, Healthy, Smoothie Recipe!
At Skinny Life we always look for creative interesting ways to get super whole-food nutrition.  Smoothies are a great way to whip up some of those super foods and get a delicious swirl of health in one glass.Here is one we hope you will try:

Orange Dream Creamsicle

Need to cool down after a tough workout or a hot day at the beach? Lap up this low-cal, citrus-infused drink.

SERVINGS: 1

1 navel orange, peeled
¼ c fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt
2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ tsp vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

COMBINE the orange, half-and-half or yogurt, orange juice concentrate, vanilla, and ice cubes. Process until smooth.

When you make your smoothies, try experimenting with different super food ingredients. A lot of times you find that you can disguise some of the veggies and greens that certain people (like kids) may not eagerly eat.   The important thing is to make sure you’re using whole foods to get whole nutrition for your beautiful body!

 

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