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Is Hummus Healthy?

Hummus is a Mediterranean spread made by combining chickpeas, olive oil, lemon, garlic and a sesame paste called tahini. These ingredients each contain health-promoting nutrients and when combined, form a dish packed with many health benefits. Add hummus to your diet to help with weight management, regulate your digestive system and reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer. Weight Management Chickpeas contain a significant amount of fiber and protein. Both fiber and protein have a high satiety value, meaning they can keep you feeling full for longer. While the protein and fiber keep you full, the carbohydrates in hummus can provide you with the energy you need until your next meal. Since hummus contains, on average, only 25 calories per tablespoon, it can be particularly useful for curbing your appetite when trying to lose or maintain weight.  

Is Guacamole Healthy?

Compared to traditional salsa, guacamole sometimes requires a more adventurous palate. Its texture and green appearance may raise an eyebrow at first, but guacamole contains a wealth of essential nutrients not found in more processed alternatives, such as mayonnaise. Once you understand the nutritional profile of guacamole, you may decide to use it to replace less-healthy options. Um YES! Read on HERE.

Keto Chicken Enchilada Bowl Recipe PLUS 5 Great Mexican Food Restaurants in the OKC

Who doesn’t love Mexican Food?! Okay, well I know of one person but I’m pretty sure he’s just confused. Anyone who follows me on social media my love for healthy food AND Mexican food but the two don’t always go hand in hand. But be not dismayed! Check out this Keto recipe YUM NOM NOM!!! Get it HERE. Some of my yummy fave Mexican food restaurants the metro OKC include but aren’t limited to Carlitos in Yukon, Abuelos with two locations in OKC and one in Tulsa, Chelinos of course and I LOVE the Iguana Mexican Grill and they have wonderful healthy options! What’s your favorite Mexican Food Restaurant in OKC? And do you have a great Keto Mexican recipe? Let us know! Comment below!

57 Delicious & Healthy Ways to Use Leftover Chicken

Roasting a whole chicken has always been one of my favorite meal-prep tips—cook once and you’ll have dinner tonight plus more for meals all week. I’ve even made it part of my regular Sunday routine. Trust me, it’s easy! Not only is buying a whole chicken easy on your wallet (it’s cheaper per pound than buying chicken parts), roasting your own means it will have almost 50 percent less sodium than the rotisserie birds at your grocery store. Use this easy roast chicken recipe to cook two whole birds side-by-side on one pan: you only have to heat the oven once, but you’ll have enough leftover chicken to put to good use with these 57 ideas: HERE.

You’ll Love This Yummy Yummy!

So my kid comes home and starts mixing Chai Tea with Hot Chocolate and I’m like YUK! He made this several times and each time I was like that’s crazy, mixing hot chocolate with tea. I know that tea is mixed with a lot of things, as is coffee but I’m a bit out of loop on that. ANYWAY, finally I tried it one night and I was smitten! It is DELICIOUS! K so boil some water, steep your Chai Tea bag then add hot chocolate, mix and enjoy!

Strawberry Coconut Carrot Cake

This delicious recipe takes about one hour and is TO DIE FOR! Also good for a Vegetarian:) INGREDIENTS- Produce 1 lb of carrots 1 cup of strawberries, freeze dried 1 cup of strawberries, fresh   Refrigerated 3 eggs   Baking & Spices 3 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup of brown sugar, light 1 tsp cinnamon 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups powdered sugar 1 tsp salt 4 tsp vanilla   Oils & Vinegars 1 1/12 cups Canola oil   Nuts & Seeds 1 1/2 cups coconut   Dairy 2 sticks butter, salted 3/4 cup buttermilk 8 oz Mascarpone or cream cheese Read how to put it all together HERE. Featured image credit.