23 Jul

Five Reasons To Eat Eggs Everyday

Today I wanted to talk about a subject that I’m pretty passionate about: EGGS!

I love them. Scrambled, fried, poached, boiled, baked into things. I can’t get get enough of em’.

Eggs have always been a controversial food– do they cause high cholesterol? How many should I eat per day? But there’s no reason to be scared of eggs. Check out my five reasons why you should eat eggs everyday and some mouth-watering recipes to go along with them. 

They’re high in protein.

The protein in eggs keeps you feeling full much longer than a bowl of cereal. The protein (and fat!) gives you energy, and increases satiety so you don’t feel as hungry afterwards.

Try this protein-packed breakfast: Huevos Rancheros via Upside Down Pear.

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You’ll lose weight.

Studies have shown that people who eat eggs for breakfast are more likely to maintain a healthy weight! For the reasons stated above, protein and fat make you feel much more full than a slice of toast or a bagel. If you eat a carb-heavy breakfast, you’re more likely to be starving at 10 and might snack on something not-so-good for you.

Try these spruced-up scrambled eggs: Goat Cheese & Chive Scrambled Eggs via Simple Healthy Kitchen. 

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Eating eggs won’t increase your cholesterol.

Recent studies have shown that eating up to one egg per day doesn’t increase people’s risk of having a heart attack or stroke. In fact, new evidence suggests that people who have up to one egg per day have a lower risk of having a hemmorrhagic stroke than people who ate eggs more often.

Poaching your egg greatly reduces the amount of fat per serving (compared to frying it). Try this White Asparagus and Poached Egg via Dine & Dash.

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Eggs are cheap.

The average cost of one-dozen free-range eggs is $3.99. That’s $0.33 per serving! You can’t buy meat cheaper than that. Eggs are an inexpensive, concentrated source of protein, fat, and vitamins and minerals.

Try this Simple Sunday Brunch of toast, avocado and egg via Me & Mr. Jones. 

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Eggs are loaded with nutrients.

Eggs are high in choline, which stimulates brain function and increases memory and alertness. Leutin and zeaxanthin are two antioxidants in eggs that have been linked to protecting our eyes from UV exposure. Eggs are also high in biotin, which helps your nails and hair grow stronger and faster.

Try this super hearty Cowboy Breakfast Eggs & Hash via The Salty Tomato.

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Makes me want to eat eggs for days! Nothing better than a runny egg yolk!

How do you like your eggs? How often do you eat them?

 

All Images reprinted with permission from the mentioned bloggers and www.healthyaperture.com.

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22 Jul

{Recipe Redux} Watermelon Mojito

Hi everyone! It’s time for another Recipe Redux. This month’s theme challenged us to create recipes using our favorite liquors.

“From plain Jane vanilla extract to fancy-pants elderflower liqueur, we like to keep a little liquor in the kitchen. Show us how you like to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts and other alcohols. A splash of vodka makes summer sauces shine – and liqueurs brighten desserts: What’s your healthy recipe with spirit?”

We’ve pretty much had watermelon in our apartment for the past two months straight. Every time I go to the grocery store I’m tempted by the huge bins of watermelon, and when they’re on sale for $2.98 I snag one! Preferably the largest one I can find!

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I love eating watermelon for snacks and especially after working out because they’re so hydrating. Does anyone else sprinkle salt on their fresh watermelon, or is it just me?

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21 Jul

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Review + My 5k Training Plan

Since I am running three 5k races this fall, I decided to invest (treat?) myself to a new pair of running shoes. Hey, a girl’s gotta train in style, right?

I fell in love with these Nike Air Zoom Pegasus shoes right when I saw them on the Nike website. I had been running in my Nike Free 5.0 shoes, but knew I needed a little more support for my runs.

Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I just love these shoes icon smile Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Review + My 5k Training Plan

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They’re very lightweight for how much support they provide. I can tell a huge difference between these and my Nike Free’s. I feel like these shoes help me roll forward while running and give a tiny “bounce” to my step. These shoes have a rubber crash rail on the lateral outsole, which gives a wider footprint that stabilizes your foot from impact to toe-off.

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18 Jul

Five Zen Apps to Bring You Peace

Happy Friday!

Today we’re talking apps! There’s so many different health and wellness apps out there, and some of them are really useful! My all-time favorite app is MyFitnessPal, useful for tracking both calories and exercise. But did you know that there are apps out there that can help you be mindful, meditate, and help you relieve stress and anxiety?

Here are some of my favorite apps that can bring peace to your daily life.

Attitudes of Gratitude Journal

This app will help you develop daily gratitude. You can set it to remind you at a certain time (ex. bedtime) to make sure you list the things you are grateful for. By focusing on what we are thankful for, we are not focusing on the things we don’t have. I have mine set to go off at 8pm and I try to pick one thing per day to log!

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