One Food, Five Ways: Watermelon

One Food, Five Ways: Watermelon

Healthy Eating for Women, Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women, Nutrition Tips for Women
Summer is just not summer without watermelon. This iconic picnic fruit is directly related to cucumbers, pumpkins and gourds, and besides containing a cool 92 percent water, watermelon also boasts a host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to keep you healthy and happy all year-round. Here are five new ways to enjoy this refreshing fruit and keep your nutrition on point.Thanks for watching!Visit Website1. As a post-workout juiceWatermelon juice contains L-citrulline, an amino acid that has been shown to reduce muscle soreness and improve recovery postworkout. It’s also reputed to increase nitrous-oxide levels, helping blood vessels expand and relax, thereby reducing blood pressure. To make your own relax-and-recover juice, blend 2 to 3 cups of watermelon chunks, then strain the mixture into a pitcher and serve over ice. 2. As…
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Watermelon’s Wow Factor

Watermelon’s Wow Factor

Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women
Boost your nutrition with these five refreshing, summertime recipes.Mark Twain said, “When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat.” So when’s the last time you indulged in this heavenly fruit? If it’s been a while, make sure to stock up in time for National Watermelon Day, which falls on August 3 this year.“National Watermelon Day is a chance for everyone, everywhere to appreciate and share their love for watermelon,” says Stephanie Barlow, senior director of communications at the Watermelon Board. “Whether shared around a pool or picnic table this summer, watermelon evokes happiness, healthiness, family and fun.”More Than Just a Summertime SweetSure, watermelon is a refreshing treat during pool parties and barbecues, but there are many reasons to enjoy this fruit beyond festive outdoor gatherings. According to…
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Match a Snack – Oxygen Magazine

Match a Snack – Oxygen Magazine

Healthy Recipes for Women, Healthy Snacking Recipes, Nutrition for Women
Those who abide by the antiquated idea that you should not snack between meals likely assume that those additional calories come from sugary, fat-laden or processed nutrition bombs, but there’s definitely a smart way to snack. In fact, a well-timed and well-chosen snack can curb appetite, build muscle, boost energy and deliver necessary nutrients, and it can be a key player in fortifying a healthy diet and building a bikini-ready body. Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteDeciding what constitutes a wholesome snack can be frustrating, however, so to make life a little easier, we’ve designed this mix-and-match snack generator. Simply choose one item from each macronutrient category — Proteins (P), Carbs (C) and Fats (F), and maybe a Flavor Booster for good measure — and behold, the nutritious and delicious combos appear.…
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Karina’s Favorite Seafood Recipes – Oxygen Magazine

Karina’s Favorite Seafood Recipes – Oxygen Magazine

Healthy Dinner Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Healthy Seafood Recipes, Nutrition for Women, Recipes By Meal, The Oxygen Challenge
  Zucchini Swordfish Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 large zucchini, sliced into thin, 3-inch strips ½ tsp black pepper 1 box precut white or oyster mushrooms Handful black olives, chopped 1 tbsp canned jalapenos, minced 2 1-lb swordfish steaks, fresh or frozen 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp black truffle oil 1 tsp balsamic glaze 1 bunch thyme, stems removed Instructions: Turn on broiler to 550 degrees In a medium pan, add oil and thyme. Cook for 2 minutes on medium, then add zucchini. Season with pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Heat a separate pan to medium, add oil and mushrooms and cook for five minutes. Add olives, jalapenos and balsamic glaze and heat through. Remove from heat. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Season swordfish with…
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Jen’s Favorite Recipe for Spicy Stuffed Peppers

Jen’s Favorite Recipe for Spicy Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Dinner Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Women, Nutrition for Women, Recipes By Meal, The Oxygen Challenge
Spicy Stuffed PeppersServes 3Ingredients:3 medium bell peppers (any color) 2 tbsp olive oil1 small onion, chopped1 1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste 1/2 cup shredded carrot8 ounces cremini mushrooms, stems removed, chopped 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 tsp oregano1/4 tsp smoked paprika1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, plus more to taste 2 tbsp tomato paste1 (28–ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1/2 cup cooked brown rice1 large handful of roughly chopped fresh spinach 2 tbsp chopped fresh basilJuice of 1/2 lemon1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional) 3/4 cup chicken stockInstructions: Preheat the oven to 400°F.Prepare the bell peppers by cutting them in half through the stem and removing the core. Place in a large baking dish, cut side up, and set…
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