Having a better diet in 2017 is part of many New Year’s resolutions. It’s easy to get stuck in a food rut and rely on the same old meals day after day, but setting a goal for better nutrition can introduce you to a world of new recipes. Along with tasting great, they can be beneficial to you in so many ways. Lowering your cholesterol, losing weight, boosting your energy, and reducing the risk of cancer are all benefits of making healthy food choices. The recipes outlined below are just some of the fine delicacies that can help you start the year in style and in good nutrition.
Southwestern Quinoa and Egg Breakfast Bowl
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you can add a little kick to your morning with this spicy southwest quinoa egg breakfast bowl. It's packed with protein and keeps you full all morning.
For something a little lighter, try this power packed
granola recipe. It is a great balance of
carbs and protein and can be added to yogurt to start your morning.
Green Juice Smoothie
What would a healthy recipe roundup be without a delicious green juice smoothie? Drink your veggies and fruits in this vivid green and fragrant morning drink. It's jam-packed with fiber and other vitamins that your body needs to get you through the morning.
Chicken Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
Keep your lunches light to avoid that sluggish afternoon feeling. This Chicken Taco Salad is a perfect blend of healthy vegetables and filling protein. The zesty cilantro lime dressing will add a little spark to your lunch break.
Chicken Noodle Soup
When it’s cold out, nothing is quite as comforting as a big bowl of chicken noodle soup. It’s not just for when you get sick either. This hearty soup is packed with vegetables, carbs, and protein that will satisfy your biggest hunger.
Brown Rice "Porcupine" Meatballs
Finish off your day with a savory classic, Porcupine Meatballs. Using lean ground beef and brown rice you can put a healthy spin on this dinner favorite. Pair it with a side of vegetables and you’ll have a winning combination for your evening meal.
Balsamic Steak Skewers with Mixed Vegetables and Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Skewers or Kabobs are a fun way to mix your protein with your vegetables. Lining up your perfect combination of steak, peppers, mushrooms, and onions can be both an art and a science. The balsamic marinade will give your meal a tangy twist that will leave your mouth watering. The sweet potatoes side dish adds a sweet compliment to the savory meal.
Apple Cider Chicken
If you’re looking for a new way to prepare chicken, this Apple Cider Chicken recipe will not disappoint. Combining the tart taste of granny smith apples and cider, your boring chicken days are over.
Enjoy these delicious meals while maintaining a healthier life; it is a great resolution for you this year.
In the U.S. alone upwards of 2.7 million people have this heart condition. What is it? It’s called atrial fibrillation and is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. Research has shown that the number of cases increases with age so as the population of the United States continues to age, the number of people affected is likely to rise. So what exactly is this condition, what symptoms does it lead to and how serious is it?
Each year in the United States, more than 44,000 people take their own lives
. That’s an average of 121 suicides per day. It’s estimated that for every one reported, 12 more people engage in self-harm, whether intentional suicide attempts or not.
With rates on a steady incline, it’s past time for action. Each and every one of us needs to have a part in supporting those who struggle with suicidal thoughts. In order to be of any help, though, we need to be able to recognize the signs of a person on the brink. What should you look for and how can you help?
It's estimated that one in five high school athletes will suffer a concussion
during sports season. Younger athletes have the highest rate of concussions. While more perceived contact sports like football are thought to be the highest risk for a potential concussion, all sports carry a similar risk and demand similar precaution and treatment. As a parent, your first instinct might be to ban your child from playing sports altogether. But is that really necessary? No. Why do we say this?
For one thing, if you encourage your child to play safely and receive training in head injury prevention, you can minimize risk. And if your child does happen to suffer from a concussion, there are steps you can take to ensure that they heal as quickly and as completely as possible.
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