Homemade Watermelon Concentrate
It's HOT out there. Hydration is ALWAYS important EVERYDAY but particularly in this kind of heat.
I just finished taking a small watermelon and making fresh watermelon juice with my VitaMix.
This is concentrated, just add water; so it will go a long way. I also add a dash of salt, a serving of Doctor's Best Q-C, and Ultima Replenish Grape Electrolytes. It stretches how many servings the concentrate provides while boosting the flavor and adding important nutrients.
#whatsforhydration #hydrate #healthymito
What’s For Snack, kind of an appetizer before dinner, but it eats like a meal. Especially throwing some Genoa Salami on top. Caprese with both 4% Cottage Cheese and Fresh Mozzarella, Vine Ripe Tomatoes, Fresh Basil, and Avocado, drizzled in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper to taste. I was missing my fav, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Passion of Family, which is a nice addition.
#whatsforsnack #keto #healthyeats #healthymito
Chipotle Black Bean Burger atop Butter Sautéed Bok Choy, Onion, and GarlicChipotle Black Bean Burger is a product of Don Lee Farms.
#whatsfordinner #quickmeal #keto #healthyeats #healthymito
NOTE; I did not receive any compensation or benefit from this company. My sharing is based solely on my personal experience. It is super easy to fix and is delicious. P.S. the “Chipotle“ version is the key. I do not recommend the plain Black Bean Burger… In my opinion, the flavor just isn’t there.
CanDo Keto Krisp Bars
This is, by far, the best keto protein bar I have ever tried. The Almond Butter Chocolate Chip bar tastes like cookie dough… even the texture with the little crunchies, adds to the cookie dough experience by mimicking the little crunchy texture you get from the sugar in traditional cookie dough batter. The Almond Butter bars are practically the same, only missing the chocolate chips, and they are equally delicious.
Most protein bars have some not-so-great characteristics: unnatural, “off” flavors; icky sweet and frequently sweetened by “low carb” artificial sweeteners that are not necessarily keto-friendly; and often require a lot of chewing and chasing it with a lot of drink in order to get it down….
NOT THESE BARS! CanDo Keto Krisp bars are moist, creamy, AND delicious.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Size - the bars are 1.8oz, as opposed to a lot of other nutritional bars that average around 2oz, so it is slightly smaller.
Clean, Short Ingredient List - first ingredient is “ALMONDS”, it is gluten-free, contains healthy MCT oil from coconut, and natural fiber.
Low Carb - only 4g net carbs. Total carbs - fiber - sugar alcohol = net carbs.
Natural Sweeteners - ingredients that contribute to the sweetness are: Chicory Root Fiber, Erythritol (a naturally sourced sugar alcohol), and Stevia; all of which are keto-friendly sugar alternatives. Bonus, the Chicory Root Fiber (also known as Inulin) actually helps slow the digestion of the few net carbs it does have.
Moderate Protein - offers 10g of protein. In comparison to a (typical) protein bar or protein cookie that can average between 15 to 20g protein.
Hardcore macro trackers might be concerned about the lower protein count (10g). This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. One should always look to get their macros from a wide variety of sources.
These are amazing, low carb, protein-contributing treats that are great at home, at the office, or on the go. Having tried an expensive, wide variety of protein bars, cookies, shakes, etc., and comparing all of those products to these CanDo Keto Krisp bars, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if you truly want an enjoyable snack that is a keto-friendly, protein snack, something has got to give. If the only thing I’m having to “give” is a few grams of protein I’ll need to make up elsewhere, that is a trade-off I’m willing to accept. For me, based on the modified-keto diet that I eat, I’m never struggling to meet my protein values; so I’m not giving up anything by using these bars. Know “your” personal macros and remember that too much protein intake can actually trigger conversion of the excess protein to glucose which can spike blood sugar levels and kick you out of ketosis also.
NOTE 1: CanDo has a number of flavors. I have only tried the Almond Butter and Almond Butter Chocolate Chip flavors; so I can’t speak to other flavors. But I can definitely say that I absolutely love these two flavors.
NOTE 2: I found these at Costco the week of February 21, 2022. When I absolutely loved them, I went looking online for other products from CanDo. It became immediately apparent that Costco (2-flavor 12-pack boxes) were the absolutely cheapest at $17.99/box or $1.50/bar). The following week, they were on sale for $4.00 off (max purchase per day of 5). That is $1.17/bar!!! Needless to say, I am loading up on them, 5 boxes per visit. What can I say; these bars are delicious!
Rotisserie Chicken with Frank’s Hot Sauce, Steamed Asparagus with Butter, and Avocado
#whatsfordinner Garlic, Rosemary, and Sage Iron Skillet Chicken with StirFry Vegetables (Onion, Garlic, Red and Green Bell Pepper, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Broccoli, and Cabbage)