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Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes – 20 Easy Recipes + Tips to Minimize Discards

Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes is the next thing that we liked to have knowledge of after learning how to make the Sourdough Bread. Or you are someone who receives the discards from a friend who made a lot of discards and you liked to try to make use of it as you are also fond of baking.

As we all know, Sourdough bread has become more popular as we learned about its health benefits which are far better than the other regular bread.

For a recipe of Sourdough bread, surely you could pile up a container or two of the sourdough starter discards depending on how many days it will take to finally make a healthy, active starter for your sourdough bread.

Learn more about how to make Sourdough Bread and its Health Benefits, as well as the Sourdough starter here.

Is there a way to minimize discards?

Starter discards are those starters that were left behind and not fed completely. Unless you are planning to make more sourdough bread in the future, you can store the remaining starter to use for later on.

Although the starter can stay outside for a couple more days without feeding, some hooch or a layer of liquid will develop on top. Fermentation will also continue and will become too sour that may affect the taste of the recipe that you will use it in. That is why you should know how to store it until it’s time to use the starter again.

Here are ways to store them and keep the starter alive. In this way, sourdough discards can be minimized. 

  • Refrigerate it up to a few months but regularly feed it once a week. When it’s time to use the starter:
    • Remove from the refrigerator. Get 4 oz (120 g or ½ C) starter and discard the rest (or store). Note that the best way to measure it is by using a weighing scale. Otherwise, you can use your way of measurement.
    • Feed as usual just like how you did it when you made your starter. Repeat as necessary until it almost doubled in volume in 6 to 8 hours.
  • Sourdough starter and sourdough discards can be stored in the freezer for up to one year. A good way to do it is to put it in several containers or plastic bags, cover, and freeze up. To bring it back to life:
    • Get one and thaw it. As you thaw it, the starter needs to be fed again just like when you make the starter. You should get it back in an active form just like before you froze it.
    • Get 4 oz (120 g or ½ C) starter.
    • Add water 4 oz (120 g or ½ C) and mix. Add flour 4 oz (120 g or 1 C) and mix until incorporated. Cover but not tight or use plastic wrap or towel. Leave in a warm area for 24 hours. Tip: You can place it in your oven with the lights on.
    • Follow the steps in feeding the starter. It may take 5 or 6 days and maybe longer depending on the temperature of your area.
    • When the starter became active and stable, then it is ready to use.
    • Check on how to make a starter here.
  • Dehydration is another way to store the starter. Feed the starter one last time. Get a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Spread the starter in a thin layer evenly on the paper and set aside to dry completely at room temperature. Depending on the kitchen’s temperature, it may take 3-5 days.

When dried completely, break the mixture in small pieces and store in an airtight container, preferably glass. Keep in a cool dark place (not in the refrigerator). To rehydrate: Note that a weighing scale is highly recommended to measure the ingredients.

    • Measure the flakes. 1 ounce or 28.4 grams or roughly ¼ – ⅓ cup. 
    • Place in a container.
    • Measure warm water: 2 ounces or 59 grams or ¼ cup
    • Pour over the chips. Stir occasionally. It will take about 3 hours to dissolve the chips.
    • When the mixture is almost smooth ( it’s alright if there are a few undissolved chips), feed with all-purpose flour – 1 ounce or 28.4 grams or roughly ¼ cup. Cover with cloth and place in a warm area of your kitchen (75 – 85°F). Remember that the process may take longer if the temperature of your area is lower.
    • Leave for 24 hours.
    • Without discarding, feed again with lukewarm water (1 oz/28.4 g/ 1/8 C) and flour (1 ounce/28.4 gram/ ¼ cup). Leave in a warm place for 12 hours or until the starter is bubbly and it has risen and fallen (remember when you make your starter?).
    • Repeat the process with the same amount of water and flour, and not discarding anything.
    • At this point, the starter is ready to have its regular feeding. Get 4 oz (120g or ½ C) of starter (the rest is discarded, but you can save it for future or other uses). Add 4 oz water (120 g or ½ C) and 4 oz flour (120 g or 1 C). 
    • In 4-6 hours, the starter had expanded already (again depending on the temperature of the area). Your Sourdough starter is ready to use!

Are there other ways besides storing them?

When you have enough sourdough starters and discards stored and still don’t want to throw away the excess or feel bad about throwing them away, below are more tips on how you can minimize discards.

  • If you don’t like filling your countertop or your fridge with the starter and discards, give the sourdough starter to your friends. You can also post it on your social media that you have extra starters to give away.
  • Are you a gardener? Surely you know about composting. Discards have good bacteria and therefore,  an excellent add ons to your compost heap. Not a gardener at all? Then, give it away to someone who is.
  • Sourdough starters are great for the skin, too. A probiotic, Lactic Acid Bacteria (good bacteria), present in the starter, known to have anti-inflammatory, and other therapeutic properties made this possible. Thus, it can treat some skin blemishes like acne, or helps in anti-aging.
    • Use this as a face mask, alone or add in a mixture of honey and natural yogurt.
  • Another best way is to use it with other recipes. You will be surprised that there are a lot of Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes that you can try.

Now that you have a steady supply of starter and discards, it’s time for you to learn recipes using them. Let’s start!

Here are easy 20 Sourdough Starter Discards Recipes that you can try:

1. Sourdough Pancakes

Great way to start your day with this delicious and fluffy Sourdough Pancakes. Once your sourdough starter is ready, cooking pancakes will only take a few minutes to finish a bowl of batter.  Other ingredients are All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, some sugar or your sw3eetener of choice, some salt, milk, an egg, and some oil of your choice.

Get the full recipe here.

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2. Sourdough Waffles

You will enjoy your breakfast, too, with this Sourdough Waffle. It is tasty and an easy way to use your sourdough starter discards. Your other ingredients are all-purpose flour, buttermilk, some sugar, melted butter, eggs, and baking soda. You can also add cinnamon and vanilla as options for added flavor. Note that you will start preparing this recipe a night before.

Get the full recipe here.


3. Sourdough Chocolate Chips Cookies

Whoever will miss this easy Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies? Especially that this one is made tastier and healthier with the use of Sourdough Discards. Besides the starter, you will need some unsalted butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, kosher salt, baking soda, and of course some chocolate chips.

Get the full recipe here.

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4. Sourdough Crackers with Olive Oil and Herbs

Another one that makes it to the list of Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes is this Sourdough Crackers with Olive Oil and Herbs. You’ll love this as you use sourdough starter the most here. You will need 1 cup mature starter, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, rye flour, extra virgin olive oil, dried herbs, fine sea salt, and Maldon flake salt for topping.

Get the full recipe here.


5. Sourdough Coffee Cake

Coffee is for coffee cake. Now, this Sourdough Coffee Cake is even tastier with all those crumbles and cinnamon. Besides sourdough starter discards, you will also need some butter all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, brown and granulated sugar or your sweetener of choice, eggs, vanilla extract, chopped pecans, sour cream, fine sea salt, and some buttercream.

Get the full recipe here.

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6. Lemon Sourdough Cake

This delectable Lemon Sourdough Cake is also very easy to prepare and deserved to be added to your list in Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes. The ingredients are, of course, your sourdough starter discards, your choice of milk and sweetener, oil, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and zest, flour, baking soda, and some salt.

Get the full recipe here.


7.  Blueberry Sourdough Muffins

Muffins are delicious with blueberries. So, this appetizing Blueberry Sourdough Muffins can’t be missed as well. Besides sourdough starter and blueberries, you will need unbleached all-purpose flour, yellow cornmeal, baking soda, cinnamon powder, milk, egg, butter, oil, your choice of maple syrup, honey or molasses and some demerara sugar.

Get the full recipe here.

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8. Cheese and Bacon Sourdough Discard Popovers

This Cheese and Bacon Sourdough Discard Popovers are perfect for lunch or a snack. Another ideal and easy way to use your discards. The ingredients besides the sourdough starter discards are some eggs, all-purpose flour, milk diced bacon, grated cheese, and drained can of corn.

Get the full recipe here.

9. Sourdough Tortillas

When you are into tacos and wraps, sourdough discards are still in to make your Sourdough Tortillas. And beside wraps, you can even turn the leftover tortillas into chips! Amazing, isn’t it!. Here are what you need: Sourdough starter discards, all-purpose flour, warm water, some salt, oil, and baking powder.

Get the full recipe here.

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10. Sourdough Pizza Crust

Who doesn’t like pizza? But pizza is not pizza without the crust. So get your Sourdough discards out and make this Sourdough Pizza Crust, and put any kind of toppings you like on it. You will only need your sourdough starter, then some flour, salt, and olive oil.

Get the full recipe here.

11. Vegan Sourdough Pizza Cracker

Do you still have a lot of sourdough starter left and you are longing for that pizza flavor? Try this Vegan Sourdough Pizza Cracker. You can make a lot of it with your discards, and yes it’s Vegan. Besides sourdough starter, you also need flour, olive oil, some salt, garlic powder, chili flakes, dried thyme, dried oregano, dried basil chopped fresh chives, and salsa to serve.

Get the full recipe here.

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12. Sourdough Onion Rings

Here is something that you don’t need baking but you can use up your sourdough starters. These Sourdough Onion Rings are so simple and easy to make, yet very tasty and crunchy. With your discards, you will also need onions of your choice, all-purpose flour, some salt, garlic powder, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, and oil for frying.

Get the full recipe here.


13. Sourdough Fish Batter

Have the Fish and Chips too with this Sourdough Fish Batter. So crispy, juicy, and easy to make. Get your sourdough starter discards along with some baking powder, some salt, turmeric, paprika, black pepper, fish fillet of your choice, and oil for frying.

Get the full recipe here.

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14. Sourdough Hotdog Buns

You’ll never go wrong with this Sourdough Hotdog Buns. It is easy and you can even make a burger bun if you prefer with this recipe. Beside the sourdough starter, bring out your flour, some warm milk, granulated sugar, some yeast, butter, and salt.

Get the full recipe here.


15. Vegan, Oil-Free Sourdough English Muffins

These Vegan Oil-Free Sourdough English Muffins are perfect for vegans and vegetarians.  Try it out! You’ll to prepare your sourdough starter,  coconut sugar or your sweetener of choice, some warm water, winter squash puree, coconut powder dry yeast, whole wheat pastry flour, and all-purpose flour.

Get the full recipe here.

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16. Sourdough Maple Sticky Buns

Soft on the inside and sticky on the outside. This Sourdough Maple Sticky Bun is another great way to use up your discards. Perfect for your coffee break, too. Here, you will need your Sourdough starter discard,  dried yeast, warm water, sugar, all-purpose flour, some salt, baking soda, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract

Get the full recipe here.


17. Sourdough Banana Bread

Surely, Sourdough Banana Bread is included in the list of Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes. This delicious and moist bread has an enhanced flavor that you will love. besides Sourdough starter, you’ll need the mashed bananas, of course, flour, shortening, some sugar your your choice of sweetener, an egg, some salt, and baking soda.

Get the full recipe here.

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18. Sourdough Zucchini Bread

Not only banana, but also zucchini bread. This Sourdough Zucchini Bread is tasty, soft, and healthy too with more fiber as well. Bring out your Sourdough discards and some zucchinis with all-purpose flour, some salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, eggs, vegetable oil, some sugar, and vanilla extract.

Get the full recipe here. 

19. Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts

Another one to love among the Sourdough Starter Discard Recipes is this Sourdough Discard Cinnamon Sugar Cake Donuts. So flavorful,  appetizing, and soft. Besides your sourdough starter discards, you will need some all-purpose flour, sugar, cinnamon powder, softened butter, eggs, milk, vanilla, baking powder, some salt, and coconut oil for frying.

Get the full recipe here.

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20. Sourdough Pretzel

Try making your own pretzel, too. Indeed, this Sourdough Pretzel is very easy to make. With your sourdough discards, bring in your bread flour, non-fat dry milk, some sugar, vegetable oil, warm water, some salt, and instant yeast.

Get the full recipe here.

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22 FAT BURNING FOODS TO EAT For Men and Women

22 Fat Burning Foods to Eat for Men and Women. Topic in this article and find out which of the foods are the best.

As most of us believe that losing weight is just a matter of eating fewer calories.  But sometimes it’s not that simple. In fact, an important thing that one should know is to eat the right kind of food. Moreover, they can have extremely different effects on your hunger, hormones and the number of calories you burn. In addition, there are foods that also help keep your blood sugar stable. Preventing you from crashing and craving a sugar fix, and others can help you feel fuller longer as well as encourage fat loss.

22 fat burning foods to eat

Again, here are the Fat Burning Foods to eat. Check them below. And don’t forget to Pin into your Pinterest Board for later.

The first one on the list Fat Burning Foods is:

1. Berries

Berries are packed with fiber (up to 9 grams a cup!) and antioxidants but contain less sugar than most fruits. That combo makes them a satisfying and healthy choice. Furthermore, the high fiber content can provide satiety with fewer calories, which. In turn, can support a decrease in body fat and weight. Furthermore, fiber is also important for blood sugar management, heart health, and optimal gut function. These foods are also high in anti-inflammatory nutrients.  It can support healthy skin and recovery from exercise. A finally, berries are high in polyphenols, which can help you burn fat and, in some cases, even stop it from forming.”

2. Avocados

Your avocado toast obsession might be a good thing since a 2013 study linked regular avocado-eaters to lower waist circumference and BMI. And also the monounsaturated fats are heart-healthy and filling.You’re less likely to snack on processed food later in the day. Similarly, the “good” fat in avocados can also help you burn unhealthy fat. Moreover, they are full of heart-healthy fats and fiber, as a result. They’ll keep you full and prevent cravings, as well as potassium, which prevents water retention and bloating.

Medical doctor and naturopath Carolyn Dean: attributes avocado’s fat-burning properties to magnesium. “Magnesium is crucial for healthy weight loss because it activates hundreds of enzymes.  These control digestion, absorption, and the utilization of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.” Likewise, magnesium is also necessary for insulin to open cell membranes for glucose. To keep blood sugar in balance, which is vital to weight loss. When blood sugar is unbalanced, the excess glucose gets stored as fat.

3. Salmon

Indeed, wild salmon has more brain-, heart-, joint-, and gut-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than any other food, plus it’s low-glycemic.It prevents insulin spikes and fat storage around the middle. “The key to staying lean is the balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids,” says William Sears, M.D., author of The Omega-3 Effect. “And the fats in salmon are satisfying, making it difficult to overeat.”

As contradictory as it sounds, fish high in healthy fat can help you shed unwanted fat. Wild salmon is an especially good protein choice because it contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which fight inflammation. And also the fats help keep you fuller longer, [while] eating enough protein each day helps support lean muscle mass, which increases your resting metabolism and burns more fat at rest. Hence one of the best fat-burning foods.

4. Grapefruit

Grapefruit contains Naringenin, an antioxidant that researchers at the Scripps Clinic in California found helps your body use insulin more efficiently, thus keeping your blood sugar in check and improving calorie burn. However, scientists are still studying exactly how it can help you lose weight.

5. Sardines

Indeed sardines might just be one of the greatest health bargains of all time and also one of those fat burning foods. First of all, sardines are loaded with protein, which helps stabilize blood sugar, thus makes you feel full and helps stimulate metabolism. Second, they’re a great source of omega-3s, which not only strengthen the cardiovascular system but also is helpful in boosting mood. (And when you’re in a good mood, you tend to crave less junk food!) Third, sardines are convenient, easy to find and cheap. And because they’re very low on the food chain, therefore they’re remarkably free of contaminants, such as mercury and heavy metals.

6. Olive Oil

Truly it’s full of omega-3 fatty acids hence it helps keep your gut, brain, and other organs working efficiently, thus regulating your appetite.

Olive oil contains nutrients that fight inflammation such as include oleic acid as well as the antioxidant oleocanthal. Furthermore, extra virgin olive oil has numerous benefits for heart health such as lowers blood pressure. protects “bad” LDL cholesterol particles from oxidation and improves the function of blood vessels. Moreover, consuming olive oil does not appear to increase the likelihood of weight gain. In fact, moderate intake may even aid weight loss.

7. Geen Tea

Green tea is truly one of the only natural fat-burning drinks available to the consumer as it has a strong antioxidant profile. The high amount of EGCG—epigallocatechin gallate—triggers enzymes that get fat cells to release their stored fat and increase the amount of fat used for energy. Moreover, Green tea supports the thyroid in its production of the hormone thyroxine, revving up the metabolism for several hours.

Green tea also enhances the liver’s fat-burning capabilities and thermogenesis, a heat-producing process in the body. Other contend matcha is the secret ingredient which is alkaline-forming, thus equals clearer skin, more energy, and faster weight loss. Matcha green tea contains 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea.”

For fat loss, it is recommended that you drink three to five cups (about one liter) of green tea and you can also use a green tea extract supplement, with 300-500 milligrams as the recommended dosage.

8. Eggs

Indeed eggs offer the perfect mix of protein and fats, providing long-lasting satiety while reducing cravings and drops in blood sugar levels that often lead to wayward snacking on sugary foods. As culinary nutritionist Trudy Stone agrees, “Eggs are one of the best sources of fat-burning protein that will get your metabolism fired up. Diets high in protein have been shown to boost your metabolism, due to the thermic effect of food—the amount of calories your body burns to metabolize foods.”

The yolk of eggs is rich in choline, a nutrient beneficial for helping emulsify and digest fats which also aids liver detoxification thus, it benefits those with sluggish liver or ‘fatty liver’ often associated with weight gain and obesity.”

9. Hot Peppers

Research suggests that capsaicin, the naturally-occurring compound found in hot peppers that gives them their burning sensation in particular, can be helpful for weight loss because of its potential ability to generate heat, burn calories, and break down fat. Hence, daily consumption of capsaicin speeds up abdominal fat loss. Capsaicin, also tested as a medication for acute pain, raises your metabolic rate and your internal temperature.

10. Coconut and Palm Oils

Truly, coconut oil is already a staple in our DIY beauty toolkit, and we’ll be keeping it even handier hence that we know it can also boost metabolism and reduce appetite when ingested. It indeed can help decrease both body weight and body fat while keeping your thyroid running smoothly Moreover, coconut is an oil that falls under the medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) category. MCTs can absorb more readily into our bodies without the use of energy, and they do not store in our bodies.

Sure, olive oil is great. But coconut oil is beneficial for your metabolism too — especially when you mix it with palm oil. “Consuming blended coconut and palm kernel oil has been shown to increase both energy expenditure and fat metabolism,” says Laura W. Lagano, a New York City-based integrative clinical nutritionist.

11. Probiotic-Rich Foods

If you’re still unsure about kombucha, you might want to give the probiotic tea another try—if only for its fat-burning potential. The probiotics in fermented food, such as kimchi and unsweetened kefir or yogurt, facilitate your digestive system’s ability to break food down better, meaning you get more nutrients out of the other foods you eat, which leads to better satiety,

Yogurt, particularly Greek yogurt, contains a protein that requires more calories to digest than carbohydrates. Since protein digestion is more complex, it keeps your body feeling full for longer.

 Will Cole, functional medicine practitioner and author of Ketotarian, also suggests sauerkraut, adding, “Science is finally starting to recognize the importance of your gut microbiome and the role it plays in your overall health, including your metabolic rate. An unfavorable balance of gut bacteria can lead to slowed metabolism and increased weight.”

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12. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables

Dark leafy greens, such as kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, and spinach, are indeed high in the anti-stress nutrient magnesium—stress has a direct connection to weight management—and add important fiber and nutrients for overall health, satiety, and fat-burning capabilities. And with lots of iron in these leaves to help carry oxygen throughout your body, thus, you’ll be more efficient in your workouts and build muscle too. Therefore, the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn at rest.

13. Nuts and Seeds 

Also high in magnesium, raw nuts and seeds, such as almonds, pecans and pumpkin seeds, contain healthy fats that may reduce belly fat. Furthermore, they are also a great source of inflammation-fighting, essential fatty acids, including Omega 3s and monounsaturated fats. These healthy fats also provide antioxidants, which both fight and repair the damage that inflammation cause. Flax seeds, in particular, are high in fiber and also rich in mucilage, a slimy, gum-like substance that expands when in contact with water, thus creating fullness and satiety.

14. Coffee

Before, it was once thought to be unhealthy, nevertheless, coffee in recent years has been proven to do everything from rev up your metabolism to reduce Alzheimer’s symptoms. Besides, the caffeine in coffee can significantly increase your metabolism, while the antioxidants may potentially reduce the risk for cancer of the uterus and liver. Eventually, experts also agree that a cup of coffee before working out enhances calorie- and fat-burning benefits. However, go easy on sugar and cream, as too much can defeat the benefit, instead, try adding vanilla almond milk for a lighter alternative!.

15. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is another DIY-beauty darling that may also help curb your cravings. According to Axe, “Ingesting apple cider vinegar before a meal can also help you feel fuller with less food. Additionally, it works as a natural way to detox your body and balance your stomach’s pH.” 

When vinegar is consumed before a meal, its acids can actually slow the digestion of carbs. This helps to keep your blood sugar from spiking, and blood sugar spikes are known to suppress fat burning. Other research suggests consuming vinegar can increase calcium absorption in the digestive tract and may improve markers of cardiovascular health.

Add a tablespoon or two of ACV to a glass of water and drink it straight up or make a ‘tea’ with lemon and raw honey, mix with olive oil for a basic salad dressing or use it for pickling vegetables.

16. Bone Broth

Remember the bone-broth diet? Certainly, there was something to it: “Thanks to the abundance of amino acids it contains, bone broth prevents muscle breakdown, increases your metabolism and helps detoxify your body,” says Axe. Specifically, “the amino acid L-glutamine has been shown to improve gut health and potentially aid in weight loss,” explains Geerts.

17. Whole Grain 

If you incorporate a lot of whole grains in your diet, you can definitely expect to lose a lot of weight. By whole grains, we mean brown and multi-grain bread, wild rice, brown rice, plain popcorn, jowar, bajra, and wheat. They indeed contain wholesome goodness that is beneficial for your health. Surely you can make this a part of your daily diet and see significant changes in your diet. Just start by eating a cup of brown rice for lunch and chapattis for dinner.

Quinoa, an equally important grain, or similarly called Pseudo-cereal grain, is a fantastic alternative to acid-forming grains such as wheat and barley,” says Eating the Alkaline Way coauthor and nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson. “It provides long-lasting energy and feeds on the good bacteria that live in your gut naturally to prevent bloating.”

18. Bitter Gourd

Even though bitter gourd doesn’t taste that good, the health benefits contained in this are several. They will not just improve the texture of your skin and purify your blood but also make you lose quite a lot of weight thus makes one of those fat burning foods to eat. All you have to do is take a bitter gourd, which is one of the best fat burning foods for men and women, peel it off, remove the seeds and then add it to a blender and mix it. After that, add some water to it, mix well and then drink it up!

19. Tuna

Tuna is another low-calorie, high-protein food. It’s lean fish, hence it’s low in fat. Tuna is popular among bodybuilders and fitness models who’re on a cut, as it’s a great way to increase protein intake while keeping total calories and fat low.

If you’re trying to emphasize protein intake, make sure to choose tuna canned in water, not oil.

20. Meat

Meat has been unfairly demonized. Moreover, it has been blamed for various health problems despite a lack of good evidence to back up these negative claims.

Though processed meat is unhealthy, studies show that unprocessed red meat does not raise the risk of heart disease or diabetes. According to two big review studies, red meat has only a very weak correlation with cancer in men and no correlation at all in women.

In truth, meat is a weight-loss-friendly food because it’s high in protein. Protein is by far the most filling nutrient, and certainly eating a high-protein diet can, indeed, make you burn up to 80–100 more calories per day. In fact, studies have shown that increasing your protein intake to 25–% of daily calories can cut cravings by 60%, thus reduce your desire for late-night snacking by half and cause weight loss of almost one pound (0.45 kg) per week.

If you’re on a low-carb diet, feel free to eat fatty meats. However, if you’re on a moderate- to a high-carbohydrate diet, choosing lean meats may be more appropriate.

21. Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Like other vegetables, they’re high in fiber and therefore, tend to be incredibly filling. Furthermore, these types of veggies generally contain decent amounts of protein. In spite of not nearly as high in protein as animal foods or legumes but still high compared to most vegetables.

A combination of protein, fiber, and low energy density, therefore, makes cruciferous vegetables the perfect foods to include in your meals if you need to lose weight. Furthermore, they’re also highly nutritious and contain cancer-fighting substances,

22. Lemons

According to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, vitamin C levels are inversely related to body mass. In fact, people with adequate levels of vitamin C oxidize 30 percent more fat during moderate exercise than those with low levels of vitamin C. Start your day with a glass of lemon water and substitute fresh lemon juice for vinegar on your salads.

Adding these Fat Burning Foods to your diet on a regular basis can help you shed some extra weight without much extra effort. For long-term weight-loss, eliminate processed foods and stick with whole foods and regular exercise.

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How To Recognize High Blood Sugar – common symptoms and the health effects

A lot of people may have not known or recognize High Blood Sugar is, moreover the common signs and symptoms and the health effects of having high blood sugar. 

To begin with, there are millions of people living with diabetes, the condition that occurs when your blood sugar is too high, either as a result of insulin resistance (in the case of type 2 diabetes) or as a result of your pancreas not making any or enough insulin (in the case of type 1 diabetes), and moreover, a lot of them didn’t know they have the disease.

What are the effects of High Blood sugar? 

First is the Short-term effects of having High Blood Sugar.

How to recognize high blood sugar

 

Second is the Long-term effects of having the High Blood Sugar.

How to recognize high blood sugar

What are the causes of high blood sugar

Eating a lot of sugar or carbs surely can elevate your blood sugar level, but that’s typically when your pancreas kicks into gear and creates insulin to move that glucose into cells throughout the body.

But when someone has diabetes, this finely tuned system gets thrown out of whack. In type 2 diabetes, the body either can’t make enough insulin or can’t utilize insulin well. If someone has prediabetes, their blood glucose will be higher than normal but not quite in type 2 diabetic range yet. And in type 1 diabetes, the body does not make insulin or makes very little.

In any case, the result is extra sugar hanging around the bloodstream, making you feel like total crap in the short term and putting your health at risk in the long term.

What are the Symptoms of High Blood Sugar

You may know whether you have high blood sugar by laboratory works. But here are also some signs and symptoms on how you know that you may have High Blood Sugar as well.

Symptoms of high blood sugar

What to do

  • See a doctor for blood works. There may be more laboratory workouts to be done to determine the exact diagnosis.
  • Whatever the result is, follow the treatment plan the doctor will give you.
  • Decrease your carbohydrates/sugar intakes. You will need a dietary plan and may need the help of the health care team. 
  • Loose weight through effective diets and exercises.

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DIETARY FAT – An Essential Part of Every Healthy Diet

The idea that Dietary Fat will clog the arteries and eventually kill us with an unforeseen massive heart attack has been around for a long time. In fact, a lot of people have grown believing that idea as it was also taught in schools. But many have studied and made their researched and are now believing the opposite after learning the truth. Dietary Fat is an Essential Part of Every Healthy Diet. Although a lot of people are still hesitant about believing fully.

Dietary fat history:

To begin with, this dogma has been established around the 1950s by a scientist named Dr. Ancel Keys, of which his sole focus was the dietary fat with an emphasis on Saturated Fat. The general idea of this diet-heart hypothesis is to cut dietary fat to a minimum. It reduce high blood cholesterol levels and eradicate heart disease. However, the result is the opposite of what he wanted to be. These results do not deter his resolve to prove his original hypothesis. He simply declare it a point that required no further consideration and continued chasing his hypothesis.

However, scientist  Peter Ahrens, and a Psychology Professor John Yudkin, have also made their studies and they see the conflicting results from Keys, and in fact, hypothesized that    Sugar was the one causing heart disease.  Nevertheless, Keys won the dietary debate in the 1980s. To make the story short, this became the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This experiment is the largest, unsupervised diet experiment ever conducted using unsuspecting U.S. citizens as participants.

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Dietary fat learn the truth about the fat

After several decades, they make reviews done about the experiment, and again flows was seen. In fact, the book, “The Big Fat Surprise,” by Nina Teicholz concludes.

   “The sum of evidence against saturated fat over the past half-century amounts to this: the early trials condemning saturated fat was unsound; the epidemiological data showed no negative association; saturated fat’s effect on LDL-cholesterol (when properly measured in subfractions) is neutral; and a significant body of clinical trials over the past decade has demonstrated the absence of any negative effect of saturated fat on heart disease, obesity, or diabetes. In other words, every plank in the case against saturated fat has crumbled away.” 

 

They made  more studies afterward, and again, always come to the conclusion that the culprit is not the fat, moreover, the saturated fat, but Sugar and Sugar is Carbohydrate.

 

The Problem is Sugar & Insulin, not Fat

So, if fat isn’t causing cardiovascular disease (heart disease), heart attacks and death what is? Sugar. Well, actually sugar as it relates to insulin. Indeed, here are two quotes from the book Eat Rich, Live Long by Ivor Cummings and Dr. Jeffrey Gerber, MD

“There is no more important factor in weight loss and longevity than your insulin status – period.  The single unifying factor among people who live to over one hundred years of age is a low insulin status.”

Thus, if you want to control your insulin you need to eat food that doesn’t impact blood sugar. Stop eating sugary carbohydrates and start enjoying delicious animal protein. Also naturally healthy saturated fats like olive oil, coconut oil, butter, lard, and avocado.

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Dietary fat -essential part of every healthy diet

A Time for Change

If you are suffering by ill health, it’s time to re-evaluate what your healthy diet should look like. Consequently. if you have spent years avoiding natural fats and protein and your health has deteriorated. Then it’s  time to try something different. In addition, more and more contemporary researchers  prove that the Sugar and not Saturated fat is creating the heart disease. In fact, they find  linkings of Saturated fats to heart disease and moreover found that Dietary Fats is in fact essential part of every healthy diet.

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Source The Simplicity of Wellness


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VANILLA RASPBERRY PANNA COTTA

Just a look at the Vanilla Raspberry Panna Cotta, you know it is already yummy. Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert made up of gelatin and sweetened cream. The name itself means ‘cooked cream.’ In spite of being fancy looking, it is just so easy to prepare. Furthermore, adding fruits into this already wonderful dessert will truly make it tastier such as this recipe.

Here is the treat. If you are avoiding sugar, you may substitute with the sweetener of your choice, and don’t forget to Pin this in your Pinterest board and include along with your favorite desserts.

Vanilla raspberry panna cotta 1

Vanilla Raspberry Panna Cotta

INGREDIENTS
Panna Cotta
  • 6 Gelatin Sheets
  • 500 ml Sour Cream
  • 100 ml Milk
  • 80 g Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Coulis
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 1 cup Sugar
INSTRUCTIONS
Panna Cotta
  1. Sprinkle gelatine over cold water in a bowl and let stand 2 minutes to soften
  2. Combine the sour cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan and slowly heat stirring continuously
  3. Once the gelatine is soft, remove from the water, squeeze out excess and add them to the cream mix
  4. Whisk until the gelatine has dissolved
  5. Divide the cream into 6 ramekins or little bowls
  6. Let them sit for 2 hours in the fridge
Coulis
  1. Puree Raspberries with 1 tbsp of water in a blender until very smooth.
  2. Then pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing on and discarding solids
  3. Put raspberries and sugar into a pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 5 minutes
  4. Remove and let it cool a little.
  5. To remove from ramekins gently slide a knife around the edge, and invert the ramekins onto a plate. Tap the bottom of ramekin until the panna cotta is released. Drizzle with the raspberries coulis
Makes 6 Servings.
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6 ESSENTIAL OIL GUIDES FOR BEGINNERS

ESSENTIAL OILS are very popular, and in fact, it is being used by a lot of people. Here you will be shown the Essential Oils Guide for Beginners that will Change your Life.

What are essential oils by the way? Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or “essence,” of their source. Furthermore, they can be used for health purposes, aromatherapy, cleaning, and beautification. Also, Ayurvedic medicine has its roots in its use and certain essential oils are iconic scents for different cultures. The earthy, spicy aromas of sandalwood, cinnamon, and ginger are a common Indian blend, while in Egypt eucalyptus, cypress, and cedar were some of the most favorited scents.

Below are several guides and tips that will help you easily understand how the Essential Oils work, what to do and what you need. Don’t forget to Pin them onto your Pinterest board.

1. 20 of the most Versatile Essential Oils that you should own.

Sometimes it is hard to determine which essential oil we could start off with. Below is a list of versatile essential oils that you can choose from depending on the reasons you need to use them. Moreover, these are based on essential oils that have the most useful and valuable properties

Essential oils guide 1

Essential oils guide 2 2

See more details from Tru Gardens

 


2. Using Essential Oils for Headaches.

Unlike pain relievers that are commonly used to treat headaches and migraines today, essential oils serve as a more effective and safer alternative. Certainly, Essential oils provide relief, aid circulation and reduce stress. 

Using essential oils for headaches

See more details from Dr. Axe


3. Essential Oils for Pain

Essential oils are proven to be helpful in providing pain relief. In fact, there are many essential oils for chronic pain that may provide just the relief that you are looking for.

With natural pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties, the following are the best essential oils for aches and pains.

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See more details from Essential Oil Experts


4, 7 Essential Oils for Anxiety

Anxiety is a tough battle to face day in and day out, which makes having a natural solution, such as an essential oil blend, important.

While it’s best to make sure you use pure essential oils, meaning oils that have not been diluted with chemicals or additives, with this in mind, they can provide much-needed relief and healing for a variety of ailments, including as a natural remedy for anxiety.

7 essential oils for anxiety 1 Essential oils for anxiety 2

See more details from Dr. Axe


5. Making Aroma Therapy Roll-ons

Indeed the great thing about essential oils is that they have such a wide range of health uses. Furthermore, this also includes everyday health issues from headaches, sore muscles, to insomnia. And having these essential oils in a roll-on form is one of the easiest ways to get the full health benefits. 

 Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Rollerball applicator – a dark-colored bottle is best
  • About 1/3 of an ounce of carrier oil – I like fractioned coconut oil but olive oil, jojoba or sweet almond will all work
  • 10-12 drops of essential oils
  • A dropper or pipette makes measuring much easier

Remove the roller ball from the top of the bottle. Next, add the appropriate number of drops of each essential oil. Fill the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil. Reattach roller ball at the top. Shake well. Store in a cool, dark place.

To use, roll the bottle between your hands before each use to ensure the essential oils are properly mixed. Then apply to pressure points on the body, such as the temples, behind the ears, bottoms of the feet, insides of the wrist. Or really anywhere that feels good to you!

Oils blends 1 Oils blends 2

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6. Benefits of Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Because of their antidepressant, stimulating, detoxifying, antibacterial, antiviral and calming properties, they are recently gaining popularity as a natural, safe and cost-effective therapy for a number of health concerns.

Benefits essential oils 1 Benefits essential oils 2

See more details from Dr. Axe

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16 BEST BABY SHOWER IDEAS FOR FOOD AND DRINKS

ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE CELEBRATION IS A Best Baby shower ideas and better yet also hosting a baby shower. If you are planning one, so you landed on the right page. You’ll find here 16 Best Baby Shower Ideas for Food and Drinks and you can get a Baby Shower Checklist as well.

However, but  make sure that the products from which you are to cook are safe for both the expectant mother and the baby.

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Foods to serve on a baby shower.

Below are some of the best recipes and ideas that you can prepare. In fact, they are prepared to be easy so you will not be stressing out as you are on the plan.

1. Grilled Corn with Lime and Chile

You’ll just have to grill and done in 20 minutes. To eat, also dip a lime wedge in the salt and chile powder, then run it over the hot grilled corn. Here are the ingredients:

Grilled corn with lime chile and chicken salad wonton cups

2. Chicken Salad Wonton Cups

Surely, this recipe has the perfect amount of mayo and yogurt and the celery and crispy wonton cups give it a nice crunch for texture. Make it with regular size muffins or smaller ones if you want them bite-size. Prepare these ingredients:

  • wonton wrappers (see note)
  • non-stick spray
  • 4 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded (I used rotisserie)
  • 1/3 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
  • half of  cup light mayo
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • half of  tsp. mustard powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika (for sprinkling on top)
  • additional sliced green onion or chives (for garnish)

Full recipe from Eat Drink Love


3. Ricotta Crostini Party

Indeed the ultimate party food, and moreover, it can be prepared a day ahead. This is a smorgasbord of some of your favorite flavor combinations for baby shower ideas boy, but the possibilities are endless! Here are the ingredients:

  • Egg crostini – 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced and a few sprigs
  • Cucumber and herb crostini – 1 Persian cucumber (sliced); 1 sprig dill (chopped) and a few leaves of mint (chopped)
  • Smoked salmon crostini – 4 slices of smoked salmon and 1 sprig of dill (chopped)
  • Leek crostini – 1 leek and 1 tablespoon butter
  • Strawberry and balsamic crostini = 4 strawberries (quartered) and 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • Radish crostini – 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • Lemon zest crostini – zest of lemon and 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Blueberry honey crostini – 1 cup blueberries and 3 tablespoons of honey
  • Hazelnut and apricot crostini – a handful of hazelnuts (toasted) and 3 tablespoons of apricot jam
  • Tomato and pesto crostini – 8 cherry tomatoes and 2 tablespoons of basil pesto
  • General ingredients

Full recipe from Honestly Yum 

Ricotta crostini bar andcheddar cheese ball baby shower ideas

4. Cheddar Cheese Ball Recipe

You can’t leave out this mouth-watering cheese ball to dip your favorite crackers. This delightful, creamy dip snack is just so easy to make. Just have these ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese (plus extra for rolling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Minced Onion
  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Full recipe from Little House Living


5. Chili Garlic Chicken Skewers with Greek Yogurt Dip

Everybody will love the spicy sweetness of this juicy chili garlic chicken skewered and cooked on your large skillet or over the grill then dip into the tangy Greek yogurt dipping sauce. It can be as good as your main dish. Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons chili garlic paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • lime wedges for serving
     Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives
  • one tablespoon honey
  • 1 lime, juiced
  •  quarter of teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Full recipe from How Sweet Eats

Chili garlic chicken skewers with greek yogurst dip and pesto tortellini salad baby shower ideas

6. Pesto  Tortellini Salad 

Truly it’s ridiculously an easy pasta salad recipe for you. It just requires cooking the pasta, chopping up a few veggies, and then just mixing everything together. But instead of plain pasta, here it’s tortellini which makes everything extra special. A really tasty and healthy choice of dish for everyone. Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounces) package cheese tortellini, cooked according to package directions and drained.
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2/3 cup pesto (pre-made is fine)
  • salt and pepper
  • other add-ins (optional): sliced black olives, broccoli, artichokes, shredded carrots, etc.

Full Recipe from Eat Drink Love


7. Easy Tomato Tart Recipe (Puff Pastry)

A new way to create a mini pizza and perfect for serving on a whim and impressing your guests. Surely this easy tomato tart on puff pastry with tender caramelized onions, fresh tomato and spiced pepper jack cheese to the flakiest mini butter crust is so wonderful to be included in your baby shower ideas for menu. To start, prepare these ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sheets puff pastry thawed according to package instructions
  • 1 large egg plus 1 teaspoon water beaten
  • 2 large tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
  • Fresh parsley and herbs

Full recipe from Grandbaby Cakes

Easy tomato tart puff pastry slow cooker cocktail meatballs baby shower ideas

8. Slow Cooker Cocktail Meatballs

A slow cooker is always there in time of need and makes everything an easy task, but what makes it much easier with this cocktail meatballs is you’ll only need 3 ingredients. Thus, whether an appetizer or for dinner, just put those toothpicks on them and it’s ready to serve for your baby shower party! You’re good with only these ingredients:

  • 40 frozen meatballs
  • one and a half  cups grape jelly
  • 12 oz chili sauce 1 bottle

Full recipe from Mom Timeout

 


      9. Berry Parfait

It’s truly yummy and amazing with all those berries in it with greek yogurt and cereals. In fact, you may even customize it by adding chia seeds, coconut, vanilla, and other favorites. You will surely impress your guests. Check these ingredients:

for 2 servings

  • 1 cup greek yogurt(280 g)
  • ½ cup granola(120 g)
  • 1 banana, coined
  • ½ cup strawberry(75 g), hulled and quartered
  • half of cup raspberry(60 g)
  • ½ cup blueberry(50 g)
  • honey

Full recipe from Tasty

Party ideas from Creative Juice

Airy berry parfaits and girly or boyish popcorn baby shower ideas

10.  Old-fashion Pink Popcorn

This is the perfect treat for a party, gift-giving, holidays (as you can choose the color), movie watching and just any time you need a delicious addictive treat!  You’ll be fighting for the flakes straggling behind in the bowl. And of course, for the baby shower or gender reveal party, you can always change the color of your choice of course. Just prepare these ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup popcorn kernels, popped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • ONE tsp vanilla
  • 6 drops red food coloring (or any other color you’d like)

Full recipe from Cooking Classy

Party Ideas from Kara’s Party Ideas


Drinks to Serve on a Baby Shower

Finally, you have all the foods set for the party, but have you already thought of the right drinks for the party? Surely you want to have something really refreshing for the guests and of course something really good for the expectant mom. Check below 6 of the coolest drink recipes that will certainly be perfect for the occasion for a baby shower ideas for boys.

1. Ginger Orange Mocktails

Surely a delightful Ginger-Orange Mocktails and definitely looks great from jug to glass. Moreover, it’s very easy and refreshing and ready in 5 minutes for just mixing altogether these 3 ingredients

  • 1 (89-oz.) container orange juice
  • One (2-liter) bottle ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 (46-oz.) can pineapple juice, chilled

Full recipe from My Recipes

Ginger orange mocktails and pineapple basil tea baby shower ideas

2,  Pineapple Basil Tea

A whole new flavor from fresh tropical pineapple and basil leaves. Certainly, it is so healthy and refreshing with these ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups water
  • 8 regular-size black tea bags
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 6 cups cold water

Full recipe from My recipes


3. Iced Hibiscus Sweet Tea

Indeed a refreshing alternative to regular iced tea, this beautiful, ruby red iced hibiscus sweet tea is also easy to prepare with these ingredients:

  •  regular-size hibiscus tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 navel orange, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 3 cups ginger ale, chilled

Full recipe from My recipes

Iced hibiscus sweet tea and lemon lime rosemary punch baby shower ideas

4. Lemon-Lime Rosemary Punch

Certainly a festive punch bowl with mounds of sherbet floating on top, truly such a showcase that will surely impress everyone. Have these ingredients:

  • 6 cups limeade
  • 6 cups lemon-lime soft drink
  • 1 pt. lemon sorbet
  • 1 pt. lime sherbet
  • 2 to 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Garnishes: lemon and lime slices

Full recipe from Southern Living


5. Minty Iced Tea

Indeed, it is great for summer baby shower for its cool minty flavored Ice tea and well suited to accompany any kind of food. Here are the ingredients:

  • 8 c. cold water
  • tea bags
  • sprig fresh mint
  • 1/4 c. fresh lime juice
  • ice cubes
  • superfine sugar

Full recipe from Country Living

Minty iced tea and lavander lemonade baby shower ideas

6. Lavender Lemonade

Truly impressive and delightful color and fragrant drink, and above all, the ultimate party drink to make for baby showers for toddlers. Check the ingredients:

  • 6 cups water divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 Tbsp dried lavender
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • Lemon slices and lavender petals for garnish
  • Blue or purple food coloring optional

Full recipe from The Cookie Rookie


Planning a Baby Shower Checklist

Specifically, a host for the Baby Shower can be the expectant mom, also the husband, also relative or even her friend and can be tedious if not well planned. To list down, here is a step by step and  how to plan your baby shower.

  • Chose the date and time –  so first, discuss with the honoree which date and time so that it will be most convenient to her in order to give her and yourself enough time to prepare.
  • Determine the budget – and secondly, discuss the budget with the guest of honor.
  • Chose the theme – but also discuss with the honoree her preference for the theme such as something classic and  sporty or famous cartoons. Likewise, you can check websites because that showcase baby shower samples and decoration ideas. Make a plan to purchase ahead of time decorations that are non-perishable. On the other hand also flowers can be purchased on a later date such as one day before the shower.

 

  • Make the guest list – afterward, so create the guest list with the guest of honor and  at any rate and  the budget will determine how many guests can be invited.
  • Choose the venue – Next should be the venue whether to be held at home or in another place at the honoree’s convenience.
  • Send invitations – Either with the traditional cards or through emails, soo most importantly, the guest should be receiving the invitations at least 6 weeks before the shower specifically to give them enough time in order to decide and reserve the date and buy gifts and others.
  • Plan the menu – of course, also whether baby shower ideas for a boy or girlish or even neutral, it has to be with the guest of honor’s taste, make sure the foods are safe for the expectant as well, and again, the menu should also correspond to the theme. Plan ahead who will be cooking or get a caterer or both.
  • Schedule the agenda – Next is to come up with the timeline, so this include and  games, eating/drinking, gift opening, and other entertainments and fun stuff.
  • Prepare baby shower favors – this is a way to thank your guests for attending the party. However, it doesn’t have to be expensive, but also a simple gift or to remember about the event and also make sure it corresponds to the theme.

Below is a checklist sample that you can use to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Of course, you can alter the checklist depending on the plans you have decided such as food preparations if you and your friends decided to cook them yourselves and bring in the food, do all the decorations yourselves and others.

Checklist best baby shower ideas


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12 Breakfast Ideas For 1 Year Old – Great Ideas for Toddlers Picky Eaters

Your little babe is now 1 year old and developed a curiosity about foods – well, they too, became picky and messy and became a challenge to get them to eat their foods and can be stressful at times. Moreover, you wonder about what food to give them too. A toddler moves more, therefore he needs more energy. A good breakfast can be a good start for them for the day. Check below some 12 breakfast ideas for one-year-old and great ideas for toddlers picky eaters.

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Breakfast ideas for 1 yr old

What can a 1-year-old toddler eat?

A one-year-old kid should be eating 5 times a day, therefore, the menu should be various and the kid should eat at regular times while avoiding snacks between those meals so his stomach could rest from digestions.

Their food should include ingredients that are healthy and helps with their growth and development:

  • Cereals – contains carbs that provide energy. in addition, they also contain B vitamins and fiber that help improve the digestive system, such as oatmeal, buckwheat, and rice.
  • Fruits and Berries – very rich in vitamins that strengthen their immune system, and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium and more. Don’t forget anti-oxidants as equally important as well.
  • Vegetables – indeed they are full of vitamins and minerals, and hypo-allergenic as well. They can eat as much as they want but pediatricians are still skeptical about spinach, as it contains a lot of iron and can lead to the formation of oxalates.
  • Dairy products – Excellent source of protein and calcium and important to include them in their morning meal, such as milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese.
  • Meat, fish, and poultry – certainly, they provide protein and other equally important minerals that are necessary for the development of muscles, bones, as well as strengthen the immune system.

1. WISE OWL FRUITY TOAST – Kids Breakfast

This will surely impress the picky eater. And not only cute but also healthy as well with these ingredients: 

  • 1 wholemeal English breakfast muffin
  • 1 heaped tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 small banana
  • 2 sliced strawberries
  • Handful of blueberries

From Daisies and Pie

Wise owl fruity toast and easy mixed berries fruit salad

2. EASY MIXED BERRY FRUIT SALAD

A truly delightful accompaniment to any meal, no matter what it is, or no matter the time of day. It is so easy to prepare but above all, it’s healthy and delicious and surely your kid will love with these ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • Optional garnish: fresh mint leaves

From Healthy Fitness Meals


3. PORK AND SWEET POTATO MEATBALLS

This naturally sweet and at the same time moist at the inside because of the magical sweet potato and can be served to your little ones as they are. A very healthy addition to the kids’ meal with these  ingredients:

  • 455 g /1lb of lean ground pork
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1/ 2 small red onion, finely diced
  • handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • pinch of salt, optional
  • ¼ tsp of ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp of onion powder
  • ¼ tsp of garlic powder
  • olive oil

From Little Grazers

Pork and sweet potato meatballs and easy mini emoji pancakes

4. EASY MINI EMOJI PANCAKES: Cute Breakfast Idea for Kids

These mini emoji pancakes are guaranteed to make every kid smile. Furthermore, these can also be a Valentine breakfast idea for kids but they can be as good as treats for any day. Certainly, they are so easy to make with these easy to find ingredients:

  • Frozen mini pancakes (you can also make your own)
  • Edible black marker
  • Large heart sprinkles
  • Frosting (store-bought is fine)
  • Toothpick

From Hello Wonderful


What can a one-year-old eat for breakfast?

It is important for the toddler to have morning meal to get their boost of energy as well as nutrients they need for their growth and development. Breakfast for a one-year-old may include:

  • milk – about 4-5 oz for a meal;
  • something grain – for example, porridge, rice cakes, cereal bars, or bread;
  • some fruits or berries cut into small slices;
  • yogurt or cottage cheese with berries or fruit;
  • a couple of slices of chicken or turkey.

A hard-boiled egg is also allowed by nutritionists. Some kids like the egg yolk mashed with some milk.


5. UNICORN PANCAKES

These unicorn pancakes are so fun and super easy to throw together, your little unicorn lover will be so excited to eat these fun pancakes. Consequently, a better way to start off any morning as well.  What make them taste great are these ingredients:

For pancakes:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups Milk
  • ¼ cup butter melted but cooled slightly, ½ stick

For unicorn:

  • Whipped topping
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • 2 Blueberries for each unicorn
  • 1 Sugar cone for each unicorn
  • 1 slice Cooked bacon for each unicorn
  • M&Ms 2 for each unicorn

From The Keeper of the Cheerios

Unicorn pancakes and raspberry coconut breakfast balls

6. RASPBERRY COCONUT BREAKFAST BALLS

Oats, ground almonds, coconut and raspberries mixed together to make a great, handheld, breakfast or snack. In addition, they are also yummy, very quick to prepare and approved by both baby and kid. You can even add some extras like raisins with these ingredients:

  • 110g 1 cup rolled oats
  • 56g 1/2cup almond flour
  • 28g 1/3 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 134g 1/2 cup defrosted and crushed frozen raspberries
  • 35g 1/4 cup raisins/sultanas
  • 28g 1/3 cup Unsweetened desiccated Coconut (FOR ROLLING)

From Healthy Little Foodies


7. Breakfast Banana Pops

Its a super kid-friendly and very easy-to-make and they are like summer on a popsicle stick. This recipe is very easy to prepare and is great for people who hates to cook.

Ingredients:

(2 bananas makes 4 pops)

  • bananas (Or try this idea with strawberries, pineapple, etc.)
  • yogurt of choice (Wholesoy, Almond Dream, Silk, etc.)
  • granola of choice, or crushed cookies or Healthy Graham Crackers
  • add-on ideas: mini chocolate chips, coconut shreds, cinnamon sugar, raisins, etc.
  • popsicle sticks or silverware to insert in the bananas

From Chocolate Covered Katie

Banana and flakes pops and healthy breakfast casserole

8. HEALTHY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Very healthy, packed with hidden vegetables, easy to make, and perfect for the whole family, including the kids.

Ingredients: 

  • 12 Organic Eggs
  • 6-8 Pieces Turkey Bacon (or Sausage) – without nitrates
  • 1 Bag Frozen Shredded Organic Hashbrowns
  • 1 Can Crescent Roll Dough
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Veggies of your choosing (spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, etc.)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

From Moms and Stories


What best food can you give to a baby picky eater (1-year-old)?

As a rule, the most interesting breakfast ideas for picky toddlers are based on the following principles:

  • Use

This point goes without saying. You definitely need to make sure that your kid receives all the necessary nutrients and vitamins.

  • Taste

Know what your kid likes and offer him products which he really loves – certainly, all of them have to be from the list of allowed. Have time to search for interesting recipes.

  • Interest

Try something that can attract attention, and something unusual does it often. Do not forget about this important rule of one-year-olds. Use your fantasy to make an unusual breakfast for the toddler.

  • Aesthetics

A one-year-old can be instilled with healthy eating habits, as well as a culture of behavior and table setting. A breakfast that is served with a beautiful bright dishes will not only affect the appetite in a positive way but will also help to teach the kid to eat properly.


9. PALEO CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE (Paleo and Whole30)

This is homemade chicken apple sausage that is super easy, quick, and great for any meal, and above all, healthy and delicious!  You can use ground chicken or turkey for this.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground chicken or turkey, not too lean (I used ground chicken thighs)
  • 2/3 cup peeled and finely chopped apple
  • 2 tbsp ghee coconut oil, or preferred cooking fat
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder or 1 tbsp fresh minced onion

From Paleo Running Momma

Paleo chicken apple sausage and avocado bluebbery baby smoothie

10. AVOCADO BLUEBERRY BABY SMOOTHIE

This healthy, easy to make a smoothie is ideal for anyone including babies and toddlers, and they surely love the taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup baby oatmeal or regular oats iron-fortified
  • 1/4 cup whole milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-3 ice cubes

From The Lemon Bowl


11. Pear Oatmeal Bars

These healthy and tasty Pear Oatmeal Bars are vegan, gluten-free, and 100% fruit-sweetened, with no added sugar. For most people, these are probably more like breakfast or a snack bar and kids are loving them for its taste and natural sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium pears, divided
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

From Happy Healthy Mama

Pear oatmeal bars and carrot and zucchini muffins

12. Healthy Zucchini and Carrot Muffins

Very healthy, grain-free, with nutritious vegetables and besides that, it is only about 30 minutes is all it takes for a delicious treat the whole family will enjoy. Indeed a perfect breakfast or a snack that the kids will love even though they don’t eat vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 medium-size zucchini grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium-size carrot grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt

From Creative Healthy Family


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KETO FLU- SYMPTOMS AND REMEDIES

The ketogenic diet or popularly known as the keto diet is a very low carb, moderate protein, and high-fat diet. It allows the body, or rather the liver, to produce small fuel molecules called “Ketones”, an alternative fuel source when blood sugar (glucose) is in short supply. Furthermore, when the body produces ketones, it enters a metabolic state called “Ketosis.” At this point, one may experience headaches, fatigue, difficulty focusing (brain fog), cramps and even changes in bowels (diarrhea and/or constipation). This is called Keto Flu.

What is Keto Flu and Why Does it Happens?

People may feel one or more of these symptoms during the first week of the Keto diet. This is not really the flu or even contagious. This is just a term used to describe flu-like symptoms associated as the body started switching from burning glucose to burning fats for fuel. Moreover, this is the symptom of “withdrawal” from carbohydrates.

As the body doesn’t have enough carbs to use for energy, the liver begins to produce glucose for energy using its stores. This process is called “Glucogenesis”. Sooner or later, the liver wouldn’t be able to produce enough glucose. The body will start to break down fatty acids, which will produce ketone bodies, in a process called “Ketogenesis”. Ketone bodies are then used as fuel, and the body enters a state of ketosis.

The amount of insulin decreases in the bloodstream, thus, people may experience an increase in the amount of sodium, potassium, and water that is released in the urine.

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Symptoms

Keto flu varies from one person to another. It may be shorter to one person that may last for only a few days, while the other may experience for up to several weeks. It may be worst for someone and on the other hand, symptoms may be mild to another one.

Here are some common symptoms:

    1. Headache
    2. Fatigue
    3. Dizziness
    4. Nausea
    5. Vomiting
    6. Insomnia
    7. Constipation
    8. Lack of motivation
    9. Temporary hair loss
    10. Poor focus and concentration

Here are other symptoms that usually occur between day 1 and 4 of the diet:

    1. Muscle cramps
    2. Palpitations
    3. Bad breath
    4. Diarrhea
    5. Rash
    6. General weakness

And here are short term symptoms that are preventable and easy to treat:

    1. Dehydration
    2. Low energy
    3.  Hypoglycemia

Causes

  1. More water and sodium being flushed out of the body. One of the functions of insulin is to trigger the kidney to hold sodium and water. As soon as insulin levels drop, sodium is released from the body taking water along, thus causes up to 10 pounds of water weight to be lost during the first 5 days of ketogenic diet. Glycogen loss and low insulin levels cause to excrete so much water and sodium that we experience some of the most common keto flu symptoms. These are  dizziness, nausea, cramping, headaches, and gastrointestinal issues. Fortunately, these symptoms can be avoided by drinking plenty of water and supplementing with the right minerals. 
  1. Another cause is the decrease of T3 Thyroid Hormone levels complete carbohydrate restriction leads to up to 47% decrease in T3. T3 is the most potent thyroid hormone that our body makes. 

In a study done with 8 groups of obese individuals, researchers found that different amounts of dietary carbohydrates affect T3 and reverse T3 levels in different ways. T3 levels only decreased when the subjects consumed 120 grams of carbohydrates per day or less (regardless of how calorie-restricted they were). Reverse T3 levels, on the other hand, began to increase when carbohydrate intake was between 40 and 50 grams of carbohydrates per day. This reflects that restricting carbohydrates to that level is impacting thyroid function and causing some keto flu symptoms.

  1. The third cause is the increase in cortisol levels. You will know if you have higher cortisol levels than before if you feel generally irritable and your sleep quality decreases. However, when you addapt to keto diet, your cortisol levels will decrease. you will be using more ketones and fat for fuel instead of sugar which will take a few weeks from the start of the diet. 

     People experiencing symptoms of Keto Flu are due to these changes. Fortunately, this is just temporary. Symptoms may reduce once the body reached the state of nutritional ketosis. There are even some remedies that can relieve most or all of these symptoms and feel the benefits of your new eating lifestyle.

Remedies

  1. Top on the list is to increase water and electrolyte intake. Loss of salt and water/electrolytes is responsible for most keto flu.  There are electrolyte supplements available over the counter. You may opt to increase your salt and water intake. A consumption of at least 1 teaspoon of sea salt is recommended. For a tastier alternative, consume bone broth, bouillon, chicken or pork or beef stock. Add a pinch or two on these broth. You can also make a concoction of just sea salt or Himalayan pink salt and water, lemonade adding some sea salt or ACV (apple cider vinegar) water with pinch of salt. Moreover, coffee and tea contribute to your fluid consumption.

In addition, incorporate electrolyte-rich foods such as avocado, nuts, fish, dark green leafy vegetables and fermented vegetables.

Increasing water and electrolyte intake will help alleviate most of the keto flu symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, lethargy, cramps, palpitations, and others within 15 to 30 minutes. This may also help another issue that some people experience: constipation.

 

  1. Increase in healthy fat intake. Increasing fluid and salt intake usually resolve most of the keto flu but the increase of fat intake will help out more especially if you are still feeling poorly. A well-balanced keto diet includes enough fat so that you are not hungry after a meal. can go for several hours without eating, and have ample energy. 

Supplementing with MCT oil can also help tremendously.

  1. Exercise moderately

    . Activities like intense biking, running, weight lifting and strenuous workouts should be avoided for a while when your body is still adapting to the new fuel source and it is a good idea to give your body a rest. Walking, stretching, or doing gentle yoga or other mind-body exercises should be fine and may even help you feel better.

  1. Do not restrict food consciously. Focusing on calories or macronutrients when you’re trying to become keto-adapted is not a good idea. Letting yourself get hungry or stressing about the amount of food you’re eating may actually make keto flu symptoms worse. Once you’re steadily in ketosis, your appetite will likely go down, and you’ll naturally end up eating less.

Eat as much of the allowed foods as needed until you are no longer hungry and have carb-free snacks.It helps hard-boiled eggs available in case hunger strikes between meals.

While keto-flu symptoms are commonly reported by those shifting to a ketogenic diet. if you are feeling particularly unwell and experiencing symptoms like prolonged diarrhea, fever or vomiting, it’s best to contact your doctor to rule out other causes.

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Is being in Ketosis safe?

When the body produces ketones, we can say we have  ketosis. Ketosis is considered safe unless a person is:

  • Taking diabetes medication
  • Taking hypertension medication
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnant
  • A child
  • A Teenager
  • Having any kidney disease
  • Suffering any liver disease
  • Having any pancreatic condition

Is Keto Flu a Sign of Ketoacidosis?

Keto flu is not the same as ketoacidosis. People on the keto diet do not have ketoacidosis. Although they both involve the production of ketones in the body, ketosis is generally safe while ketoacidosis can be life-threatening.

Ketoacidosis is a metabolic state that cause uncontrolled production of ketone bodies that cause metabolic acidosis. It is also a condition that results in changes in blood pH and requires medical attention. The most common cause of ketoacidosis is Diabetic Ketoacidosis. But  alcohol do such things, medication, toxins and rarely starvation.

Summary

Most people  experiencing keto flu reported experiencing general fatigue, headaches, and abdominal symptoms. Research shows that the Ketogenic diet is safe and the symptoms are minor and will subside as time goes by and easily manageable. Making certain dietary changes – including consuming plenty of fluids and electrolytes – can help manage symptoms of the keto flu.  Research enough on many different diets to encourage diversity and break monotony to keep things interesting


Attribution: Photos created by freepik.

References

Mom’s Health

 Diet Doctor

 Medical News Today

Ruled Me

Keto Nutrition


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12 BEST LOW CARB SNACKS ON THE GO FOR WEIGHT LOSS

When you are on Low Carb High Fat diet, or better yet on Ketogenic Diet but a busy person, you would like to have some food prepared other than meals that you need to just pick and eat or bring it along with you. Most probably you need some low carb high fat  / Keto snacks on the go that will keep you full and energized, and continue your healthy journey to weight loss.

Best Low Carb Snacks that Needed Almost NO Preparation

Here are Low carb snack ideas that need Low preparations and can even bring with you as you go.

  1. Hard-Boiled Eggs – Prepare them ahead by boiling several eggs at once and you can just pick one and peel if you need a snack or bring with you to work and keep them in the fridge to be your snack later on. Carbs: 0 g
  2. Avocado – cut in half and sprinkle with salt and pepper, you will have a low carb, good source of fat and potassium. Carbs: 2 g net
  3. Nuts – first, you need to understand that not all nuts are low carb (cashews, for example, are not). As a low carb snack, the best choices are almonds, pecans, walnuts, macadamias, and hazelnuts.
  4. Seeds – Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are the best choices. A serving of ¼ cup makes a great snack. Carbs: Sunflower seeds 3 g net; pumpkin seeds 1 g net.
  5. Cheese – little cubes of cheese can give you lots of energy with healthy fat and low carbs (however, you might want to look at some cheeses, not all cheeses are equally low carb). Carbs: 1 g per serving
  6. Meat leftovers – if you keep ham, salami, or any other meat from the last dinner in the fridge, you can always get a quick bite when you feel hungry but have no time for a proper meal. Just avoid honey-cured or any othr kind that may contain a lot of sugar. Carbs: 0 – 1 g per 2 oz serving
  7. Dark chocolate – Not more than 1-2 squares a day though. Just make sure your chocolate has the highest cacao percentage and the lowest amount of carbs.Carbs: 3 – 10 g net per oz.
  8. Pork Rinds (Pork Skin) – these crunchy snacks have high fat but no carbs. Buy them in ready-to-eat-bags or microwave packs. Carbs: 0 g

Are you ready for great Low Carb Snacks on the Go? Below are 12 recipes that you can prepare. And don’t forget to pin them on your chosen Pinterest board. 

1. Maple Almond Fudge Fat Bomb 

To begin with, Fat Bombs are combinations of ingredients that contain a high amount of healthy fats with very low carb to help you stay in ketosis.

Maple Almond Fudge Fat Bomb is tasty, almost like a peanut butter cup, and with almost zero carbohydrates but still, perfect if you are craving sweets.

Recipe by: Buns in my Oven

Maple almond fudge fat bomb ad white chocolate butter pecan fat bomb

2. White Chocolate Butter Pecan Fat Bombs – it’s a 2 flavor in 1 fat bomb that tastes out of this world. Enjoy 1 or 2 of this with a cup of tea.

Recipe by: Tasteaholics


3. Keto Steak Tacos on Pork Rind Tortillas  – Extremely low carb and with only a few ingredients makes this delicious snack easy to prepare.

Recipe by: Hey Keto Mama

Keto steak tacos on pork rind tortillas and cheese crackers

4. Low Carb Cheese Crackers Recipe (Keto Friendly) – You will enjoy this crunchy cheese cracker and it can be prepared for only 20-25 minutes.

Recipe by: I Save A to Z


5. Keto Cheese Meatballs – it is cheesy little balls that are so delicious and easier to make with just a cube of cheese wrapped in mince.

Full recipe at Fat for Weight Loss

Keto cheese meat ballsand easy buffalo chicken dip

5. Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip – It’s a guilt-free with absurd amount of cheese almost like a fat bomb in dip form. 

Recipe by:   Keto Connect 


4. Low Carb Zucchini Fritters – Easy DIY Keto Snacks – – a snack but can also be for breakfast or lunch, this zucchini fritters can be baked or fried, and already delicious on their own, or with sour cream or with yogurt.

Recipe by: Low Carb Maven

Low carb zucchini fritters and easy baked jalapenocheese crisp

  1. Easy Baked Jalapeno Cheese Crisp (Gluten-Free Low Carb) – These healthier baked crisps are simple to make with minimal ingredients, and furthermore, you can made it mid or super spicy.

Recipe by: cotter crunch


9. Bacon and Egg Fat Bomb

Indeed, these savory fat bombs are simply better, as they are more sating and don’t seem to trigger cravings.

Recipe by Mom’s Health

Keto bacon and egg fat bombs and steak bites

10. Steak Bites – Low Carb Snack for Weight Loss

The simple marinade ingredients for these incredible Steak Bites turn plain steak into something really delicious and full of flavor!

Full recipe at  Life in the Loft House


11. Low Carb Pin Wheels with Bacon and Cream Cheese

It’s a quick and easy recipe that you can even customize yourself. Moreover, you can use another type of lunch meat instead of bacon.

Recipe by 730 Sage Street

Low carb pinwheels with bacon and cream cheese and keto paleo scoth egg

12. Keto Paleo Scotch Egg 

Truly these are perfect for a complete meal served with salad and homemade mayonnaise, and perfect for a picnic and especially brilliant for a high protein snack.

Check recipes at  Ditch the Carbs


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