Press dough evenly into bottom of the foil-lined baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Spread Dulce de Leche evenly across the top of the cooled crust. Place the whipping cream, 6 tablespoons butter, and the corn syrup in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve syrup.
Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes, then, stir until smooth. Let stand 10 minutes at room temperature to cool slightly. Slowly pour chocolate mixture evenly over the Dulce de Leche layer. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours or until chocolate layer is completely set. You do not need to be overly strict and get upset if you do not follow it exactly. If you make those changes, you will be giving yourself one of the greatest gifts possible: Good Health! Not only does it suggest full menus for all meals, it includes recipes and calorie count for the day.
The Mediterranean Diet has been popular for some time and the reason is simple — It is easy and delicious. Healthy eating the Mediterranean Way may be an easier switch than you think. In fact, when I took a very close look, I realized that I have been eating this way for many years. The name is accurate because it emulates the way people eat who live on or near the Mediterranean Sea. If you do not like fish — this is not a good style of eating for you. Fish is a natural food for people who live near the sea and being near the warm Mediterranean means being near tons of fish — lucky them!
For the rest of us, it is not quite so easy, but good fish is available in most metropolitan areas. Salads are a mainstay in all Mediterranean homes — and they are a good way to bulk up a meal without adding a lot of calories. Plus, they are filled with nutrients, providing the body with iron, calcium, and other minerals. A favorite for people of the area is simple Greek salad. Going hand-in-hand with fish and veggie salads are all of the healthy fats — meaning saturated fats not trans fats!
Many dishes for this diet include seeds and nuts for flavoring with lots of herbs. Another excellent choice because they keep you feeling full, which also makes them a brilliant, nutritious snack including zinc, potassium, magnesium that will not pack on calories. Add a few nuts or seeds to any salad for crunch and extra flavour. Once again the sunny region in which the diet originated provided lots of berries, grapes, tomatoes, and root vegetables ripe for picking, cooking and eating.
Key components of the Mediterranean diet. If you have not already tried this diet, I encourage you to do so.
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Last week we talked about healthy eating on a budget. Today I want to take it a step further and focus on how to start clean eating on a budget. It is very similar with just a couple of extra steps. Clean eating focuses on fresh ingredients, no processed foods, and eating good foods as close to nature as possible such as: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, cage-free eggs, grass-fed beef and grain-fed poultry, and raw milk if possible to your diet.
Some of these may seem like a burden when you are on a small food budget, but with the tips below, you can eat clean and stay within your budget.
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I am sure you will recognize some from the previous post; but read through there is extra information that applies specifically to clean eating. A major component of clean eating is buying fresh produce rather than canned fruits and vegetables. Frozen produce is OK; but, if in-season fruit is available, it is always better to choose that.
Buy in bulk, and freeze it yourself.
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Use Google to help you search for seasonal produce in your area. Those sources will probably be the least expensive. Always buy extra when the price is right and freeze the leftovers.
Buy the clean foods you can afford and eat those — you will be doing just fine. It is important to have a good amount of grass-fed, organic lean meat in your diet; however, it is a little more expensive than other options. To help when you are on a budget, remember: it does not have to be the main dish all the time. You can cut back on the amount of meat you eat by using it as an ingredient in a salad, a casserole, or a stir-fry.
Learn to cook with more vegetables and grains as primary ingredients in your meals. You may even want to learn to cook vegetarian dishes and serve those on alternate days. There are wonderful recipes available that you can try.
Check out The Healthy Diet Cookbook for some tasty choices. As noted before, you can also use chicken, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts and seeds to add protein to your meals. Beef is good, but it is not the only choice. Everything you eat does not have to be organic on a clean eating diet. You just need to know which foods and ingredients should be organic and avoid the extra unnecessary cost of buying the ones that are perfectly fine from the regular bins.
Remember planning your meals a week in advance will help you buy only food items you need and will use within the week. Clean eating is good for you — for your family — and for the environment. Join the trend today — start clean eating on a budget, and live a longer, healthier life. You may feel strapped by your budget when it comes to healthy eating. As a result you may even succumb to the temptation of buying processed foods and meals because they seem less expensive. In the long-run they are not — plus they are NOT healthy. Following is a list of 6 budget-friendly Cookbooks for healthy eating:.
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This is one of the top-rated, budget-friendly cookbooks on Amazon, and for good reason. She covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, and beverages. You will find many recipes that are bound to become family favorites in her cookbook, and also receive valuable tips for saving money. The Good Cheap Eats Dinner Cookbook features all healthy meals that use fresh ingredients that are not expensive, and have minimal preparation time.
It combines convenience and cost in a cookbook filled with delicious, healthy recipes.
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This healthy cookbook does not just cater to budget eating and cooking in general, but offers recipes that provide enough to feed your family well. You will not only save money, your family will love the interesting, delicious meals, as well — a nice combination. This may seem impossible, but it is not and this book will help you do it. It may take time to adapt, but when you shop carefully, and prepare the meals from scratch, at home, you can do it.
The author of this book has worked hard to make that viable for you. Enjoy meals like vegetable jambalaya, broiled tilapia and pulled pork. Your slow cooker will become your new best friend if you want to feed your family healthy meals. This cookbook offers delicious meals that are budget-friendly and all prepared in your slow cooker. Finally — A Healthy Diet Cookbook filled with scrumptious healthy recipes for low-carb, low-fat, low-GI, gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegetarian dishes.
Each recipe was created with only the healthiest ingredients required for each specific diet. Is clean eating expensive? Fact or fiction?
It does not have to be. Everyone has felt the budget pinch when it comes to the rise in grocery costs over the past few years. You can purchase staple foods like brown rice, quinoa, whole grain flour, and even dried beans and peas in bulk. See what your local grocery stores have to offer.