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Broccoli Salad Ideas for You To Be Healthy and Happy Today!

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Here, in my neck of the woods, it’s heating up! Oh man, I love the heat, the sun, the clear skies, and of course, a deliciously refreshing salad.

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These are only a few ideas about a good broccoli salad. Just looking at the pictures you get the idea of how to make them. They are easy and fast to prepare.

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Now, you can be creative and add your own ingredients to make it more attractive and flavorful to you. So let me know what different veggies or meat you added to it.

BROCCOLI WITH RANCH CHICKEN AND PARMESAN CHEESE

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Budget-Friendly Tasty Crispy Mustard Chicken Recipe with Spring Potato Salad

Chicken Recipe

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Skinless, boneless chicken thighs are meatier, quicker to cook, and surprisingly healthier than you might think. They’re also budget-friendly and less expensive than breasts. It definitely saves you money and adds a delicious flavor to your meal.

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Chicken thighs are the most delicious alternative. Marinate them so they can soak up flavor, grill for a smoky crispness, or coat in crumbs and pan fry for a lighter “fried” chicken. 

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 lb. yellow new potatoes (about 25)

Kosher salt and pepper

medium chicken thighs

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. white wine vinegar

1 tbsp. prepared horseradish

scallions, finely chopped

1 tbsp. tarragon, chopped

small radishes, thinly sliced

1/4 c. flat-leaf parsley, chopped

DIRECTIONS
  1. Place potatoes in a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover, then bring to a boil. Add 1 tsp salt, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
  2. While potatoes are cooking, season chicken with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper and place in a large, heavy skillet, skin side down. Brush with mustard and place a piece of foil on top. Place a second skillet on top of the chicken and put heavy cans in a skillet (the contents won’t cook) to weigh it down (this will flatten the chicken so it cooks up evenly and extra-crisp). Cook on medium until skin is deep brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Flip chicken and cook, uncovered until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and horseradish; stir in scallions and tarragon. Halve potatoes (or quarter if large); toss with vinaigrette, then radishes.
  4. Fold parsley into potato salad and serve with chicken.

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4 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for a Busy Morning

CABBAGE HASHBROWNS

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BELL PEPPER EGGS

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APPLE NACHOS

4 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for a Busy Morning

HAM & CHEESE ROLL-UPS

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Skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome, elevated triglycerides, high LDL cholesterol, and low HDL cholesterol (all risk factors for cardiovascular disease) in children.

A large study published in the journal Circulation followed over 20,000 men for 16 years and found that those men who skipped it were 27% more likely to develop coronary heart disease.

Children who regularly eat the first meal of the day have higher IQs than those who only eat it on occasion.

Regular breakfast consumption is associated with better behavior in school and better academic performance, including better grades and achievement test scores. 

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5 Ways to Stop Worrying and to Truly Live Your Life

WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR LIFE!

#1 — Don’t allow the fear of failure to stop you from taking risks

While we will all do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure in the short term, we need to flip our thinking so that we look more to the long term. We must ask ourselves questions like, “Why am I so worried? What’s the worst that can happen if I just take a risk? What’s the potential outcome 2, 3, 5, or even 10 years from now?

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#2 — Remember that you’ve got this — you’ve pulled through before, and you’ll pull through again

Other ways to achieve it: all you have to do is realize that you’ve pulled through in the past and you’ll pull through again. Jot down how you were able to figure out a once-desperate situation. Recall the times when things seemed dark and bleak, but somehow, one way or another, you figured it out. You did it before and you’ll do it again.

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#3 — Immediately disrupt any and all detrimental behavior and negative beliefs that are holding you back

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I talk about beliefs because worry is born from a state of negative beliefs. There are different ways to come to the “chronic worrying path”. We worry because we believe we’re not good enough, smart enough, or capable enough to see something through. We worry because we don’t think we have what it takes. That leads to negative thinking and a set of resultant behaviors that help to close the loop of negativity.

#4 — Your self-worth doesn’t rely on others’ opinions of you — ignore the naysayers

Make a conscious decision right now to do it. Decide, right here in this very moment, that your life means more than others’ opinions of you. And tell yourself you’re not going to worry about it anymore. It’s just not that important. It’s not worth your mental health. Just keep doing you and moving forward. All of the rest will eventually fall into place over time.

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#5 — Anything in life that’s worthwhile, will never, ever come easy

Worrying does a huge number on us. It takes away on every level.

Physically, emotionally, spiritually, and or financially. But, in order to move away from worry, not only do we need a major shift in our focus, but we need a strategic plan for the future. We need to set goals, create a plan, take action, persist, and never give up. Find your way back!

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Healthy Wednesday: Delicious Salad With Avocado

You may be wondering what is in this salad that makes it such a party! We start with a blend of chopped spinach and cilantro, then top it with brown rice, pinto beans, and kidney beans. Next comes a generous pile of pico de gallo, fire roasted corn, and sliced avocado. Top it all off with homemade queso and you are good to go!

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What You Can Do With Tomatoes To Start A Healthy Week!

Marinate them and add some mozzarella cheese. Delicious, fast, easy, and healthy!

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This is what do you need to make this succulent salad, the marinated tomatoes with mozzarella:

  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Grated garlic
  • Salt + red pepper flakes
  • Torn basil leaves
  • Pearl, triangular or cherry-sized mozzarella balls (any shape you like)
  • Balsamic vinegar
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The herbs gave such a great flavor and the balsamic added the perfect amount of tangy-sweet goodness and I loved the creamy bits of mozzarella

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Enjoy and give pleasure to your palate with this wonderful salad!

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TOTALLY TOMATOES

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Cooking Low-Cost Delicious Food Monday Idea Healthy Tuna Pasta Bake

This cheesy tuna pasta bake is a perfect dinner for those busy nights with only 10 minutes of preparation and will keep all the family happy!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 200g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh continental parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 200g Bulla Cottage Cheese
  • 425g can tuna in spring water, drained, flaked
  • 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 20g (1/4 cup) finely grated parmesan
  • 150g mixed salad leaves
  • Select all ingredients

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Education, Health, Motivation

Learning Thursday: Endometriosis Most Common Symptoms – Complications If Not Treated

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Pain During intercourse

Menstrual cramps

Infertility in young women

Endometriosis can usually be treated by medication or surgery designed to preserve fertility. However, a few patients may have symptoms so severe that the uterus and ovaries must be surgically removed. Fortunately for most patients, alternative treatments are available and hysterectomy is rarely necessary.

NOTE: Remember that the best medicines are education and prevention.