Fix Your Broken Metabolism

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/fix-your-broken-metabolism

If you struggle to lose weight eating the same amount of calories that once allowed you to weigh a lot less, then it is a good indication your metabolism needs some work.

Chances are if you’ve been struggling with your weight for an extended period of time, more than likely you’ve screwed up your metabolism.

 

Yo-yo dieting—the process of losing weight and regaining it repeatedly—plagues many people who struggle to maintain a long-term fitness plan. There are many reasons why this happens: restricting calories too heavily, reintroducing calories too quickly, not building healthy habits that you can stick to, and going back to old eating behaviors once the weight is gone.

 

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Supplements: Are They Right for You and You for Them?

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/supplements-are-they-right-for-you-and-you-for-them

Did you know a new vitamin unicorn jellybean will make you feel more awake and you’ll be able to do backflips in your sleep? Wake up!

Ellisif Bendiksen, the author, in pose

 

Have you tried this new drink with 156 different vitamins and minerals? Did you know that this new vitamin unicorn jelly bean will make you feel more awake and you'll be able to do backflips in your sleep?

 

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Supplements: Are They Right for You and You for Them?

Originally posted at: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/supplements-are-they-right-for-you-and-you-for-them

Did you know a new vitamin unicorn jellybean will make you feel more awake and you’ll be able to do backflips in your sleep? Wake up!

Ellisif Bendiksen, the author, in pose

 

Have you tried this new drink with 156 different vitamins and minerals? Did you know that this new vitamin unicorn jelly bean will make you feel more awake and you'll be able to do backflips in your sleep?

 

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Apple Graham Cracker Snack Nachos

Originally posted at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theleangreenbean/shaJ/~3/nUur_sOt9TQ/

Apple Graham Snack Nachos

These Apple Graham Cracker Snack Nachos are a fun after school treat for the kids. A great way to mix familiar and new foods and make eating fun!

Apple Graham Snack Nachos

Hi friends!

If you follow me on IG stories, you saw me try out these Apple Graham Cracker Snack Nachos with my kids last week. I’m always thinking about ways to make our after-school snack more fun and these certainly fit the bill. I like them because they’re an easy way to take familiar foods that a toddler loves (in this case apples, graham crackers, strawberries, yogurt, peanut butter, chocolate chips) and add in a few less familiar ingredients (hemp seeds, flax, pumpkin seeds etc) in a non-threatening way.

sheet tray apple graham snack nachos

This is the first batch I made for the kiddos to try last week. As expected, he immediately climbed up and proclaimed “I don’t like those” but then eventually went on to eat almost the whole tray. I did learn a few things from my first offering though:

I put them on a sheet pan, which made for easy cleanup, but looking back, I also think it may have been a bit overwhelming. The second time I put a smaller amount on a plate and he seemed more receptive.
I served them again a few days later, mixed some ground flax into the peanut butter and traded the chocolate covered chia seeds (from Salba Chia-unfamiliar to him) for fresh strawberries (which he loves and are brightly covered to catch his attention) and also scaled back on the pepitas. I still included them, just used less since they’re a new food for him.

I like this snack because you can totally customize it to your household and use whatever you have on hand to make them. You could use all apples instead of including graham crackers. You could add some strips of avocado toast mixed in with the apple slices, or even slices of sweet potato toast with peanut butter – both options I think my younger kiddo would actually prefer to graham crackers. You can mix ground flax or hemp seeds into peanut butter or yogurt so it’s still visable but doesn’t stand out as much. You can also let the kids help with the assembly!

Apple Graham Cracker Snack Nachos with fresh strawberries

Here’s how I made mine:

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Apple Graham Cracker Snack Nachos

Apple Graham Snack Nachos

These Apple Graham Cracker Snack Nachos are a fun after school treat for the kids. A great way to mix familiar and new foods and make eating fun!

Author: Lindsay

Ingredients

Apple slices
graham crackers
yogurt
peanut butter
fresh fruit
chocolate chips
pepitas
hemp seeds
ground flaxseed
chia seeds
chopped nuts
other options: Sweet potato toast slices, avocado toast slices, anything else you can think of!

Instructions

Use the apple slices and graham cracker quadrants as the base. (Or the sweet potato/avocado toast slices if using)
Drizzle with yogurt and peanut butter (I mixed ground flaxseed into my peanut butter. You could also mix hemp seeds or chia seeds in
Add toppings and serve.

Notes

For a pretty drizzle, put the yogurt into a ziploc bag, cut the corner off and squeeze to drizzle as desired.
For the peanut butter I just microwave it for 30 seconds or so to make it runnier and then drizzle off a spoon.

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Aren’t these so fun?!

These Apple Graham Cracker Snack Nachos are a fun after school treat for the kids. A great way to mix familiar and new foods and make eating fun!

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

 

Instant Pot Turkey Romesco Meatballs

Originally posted at: http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/instant-pot-turkey-romesco-meatballs

Organ meats, such as liver, are one of the most nutrient dense foods and therefore are commonly consumed in ancestral diets.

Swedish meatballs meet Italian meatballs in this international Instant Pot mashup of flavor and quick cooking function. Traditional Swedish style meatballs are often prepared with ground beef or pork and combined with organ meats such as liver. These meatballs are then served with a creamy gravy.

 

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