Best Crockpot Pork Chops

Best Crockpot Pork Chops                                           We’re gonna bust your chops… literally. This crock pot recipe will leave your pork chops moist and tender to the bone.                                                    Ingredients                                                                                                                                           4 pork chops, each about 1/2 inch thick 2 medium onions, chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, sliced 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can of stewed tomatoes ½ cup ketchup 2 tbsp. cider vinegar 2 tbsp. brown sugar 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 beef bouillon cube 2 tbsp. cornstarch 2 tbsp. water                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Add all ingredients except water and cornstarch to the crock-pot. Cook on “low” for 5 1/2 hours. Mix cornstarch and water together and stir into crock-pot. Cook 30 minutes more.                                                                                                 Bell pepper, Cook, Cooking, Eating, Food, Health, Healthy Ways to Lose Weight, Home, Human nutrition, Meat, Nutrition, Olive oil, Pork, Pork chop, Slow cooker, Tablespoon, Top Weight loss, Weight, Weight Loss Tips, Worcestershire sauce


The Paleo Diet

Free Range Chickens being fed

Free Range Chickens being fed (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well yesterday I received a lovely comment from a very special reader. So I decided to check out her site at and was so glad I did. That is where I had the pleasure of learning about the Paleo Diet. The Paleo diet is the healthiest way to eat because it is the only nutritional approach that works with our genetics to help us stay lean, strong and energetic! It is our modern diet, full of refined foods, trans fats and sugar, that is harming our body’s. I also did some research from a few other sites on Paleo and found this Info at fillet of grass-fed beef.

Building A Healthy Paleo Diet

Lean proteins

Lean proteins support strong muscles, healthy bones and optimal immune function. Protein also makes you feel satisfied between meals.

Fruits and Vegetables

  Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants,vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that have been shown to decrease the likelihood of developing a number of degenerative diseases including cancer, diabetes and neurological decline.

Healthy fats from nuts, seeds, avocados, olive oil, fish oil and grass-fed meatNuts such as walnuts (pictured above) are rich...

                                                    Scientific research and epidemiological studies show that diets rich in Monounsaturated and Omega-3 fats dramatically reduce the instances of obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and cognitive decline.

Saturated fat has been demonized by our health authorities and media. What is the basis for this position on Saturated fat? Are current recommendations for VERY low saturated fat intake justified? How much saturated fat (and what types), if any should one eat? Without a historical and scientific perspective this questions can be nearly impossible to answer. In this paper Prof. Cordain looks at the amounts and types of saturated fats found in the ancestral diet: Saturated fat consumption in ancestral human diets: implications for contemporary intakes.

One of the greatest deviations away from our ancestral diet is the amounts and types of fat found in modern grain feed animals vs. the amounts and types of fats found in grass-fed or wild meat, fowl and fish. What we observe is wild meat is remarkably lean, and has relatively low amounts of saturated fats, while supplying significant amounts of beneficial omega-3 fats such as EPA and DHA. In this paper Prof. Cordain and his team analyze the complete fatty acid profile from several species of wild deer and elk. The take home message is that free range meat is far healthier than conventional meat: Fatty acid analysis of wild ruminant tissues: Evolutionary implications for reducing diet-related chronic disease.

Meat is an essential component to the paleo way of eating. But fresh is not the only consideration  we need to think about when determining what aspects about the meat are important during the selection process. Below is a simple guide to consult when choosing meat for a paleo meal:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Grass-fed beef, Pastured / free-range, organic poultry, Nitrite & nitrate free, pastured / free-range pork, Wild-caught fish & seafood, Hunted wild game     


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Eating Healthy On A Budget

Fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables (Photo credit: nutrilover)

If you have problems serving healthy foods because of the prices, you’ll find these tips to be just what you need to eat healthy on a budget. 1. Eliminate junk food Doing your shopping on your own is the easiest way to shop, as children and sometimes spouses are usually the ones requesting junk food. Shopping alone will prevent this, and ensure that you only buy the foods you need. 2. Water or milk instead of soft drinks You can still enjoy your favorite drinks at a sporting event or night out, although you should stick with the smallest size when shopping to save money and calories. Children and even adults need milk or milk products on a daily basis. Milk will also help you get strong and provides calcium for healthy bones and healthy teeth. 3. Buy fruits in quantity When they are in season, buy fruits in quantity and freeze any extras. You can buy several pounds this way, and freeze extras to have them when the fruit goes out of season. Wash the fruit well, remove any spoiled pieces, dry thoroughly, than freeze in plastic zipper bags. 4. Meats and beans Meats and beans are the best sources for protein. Lean meat is more expensive than meats with a lot of fat. Canned beans are a great deal as well, as they give you protein at a great price. 5. Beans as a substitute You should use beans a substitute for meat on a frequent occasion. There are several varieties, so you can prepare them in a crock pot, so when you return home they are ready to consume. The USDArecommends eating beans at least 4 times per week. If you experience gas after eating beans you should try washing them, covering them with water, bringing the water to a boil, then draining it off and refilling the pot. 6. If you live in a coastal area or an area where fish are around, make that an integral part of your diet. You can catch them from the lakes or rivers, saving money in the process. 7. Peanut butter is great for those on a budget as it’s popular with almost everyone. You can use it for sandwiches instead of eating hot dogs. It does need to be refrigerated, although bigger jars can last you for weeks. 8. You should fill up with foods that have a high content of water. Watermelon, salads, and even sugar-free gelatin are all great examples. Eating healthy is always something you can’t go wrong with. You can eat healthy for just a few bucks, which makes it perfect for those on a budget. Now, you don’t need a lot of money to have the lifestyle and health you’ve always wanted.

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How Many Beans Equal The Protein Of Chicken?

Reblogged:from Kitchen Daily                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Over the course of many decades, diet fads and food trends have been shaping — and reshaping — the way we eat. And while what we should and shouldn’t be eating can get confusing (as it changes so often), there’s one item we want to be sure to get straight: nutrition.

With “meatless Monday” becoming more and more mainstream, a trend we see growing is a decrease in meat consumption. We all know that meat is a great source of protein, and that it’s important to be sure that we eat our fill of it. We also know that we can get our much-needed nutrients from vegetarian sources. But how much protein are we getting from these meat-free sources? Come to think of it, how much protein should we be eating in general? And, more importantly, what is protein?

2012-03-15-30028.JPG.jpg A protein is a pretty simple thing. It’s made up of nine essential amino acids necessary for the dietary needs of humans. There are two kinds: complete and incomplete. A complete protein has the right proportions of all nine essential amino acids; they are most easily attained from meat, poultry and dairy.

Proteins from plants, such as beans, legumes and grains, are incomplete proteins. That means that in order to get everything you need from a vegetarian protein source, you need to eat a combination of them in order to create a complete one. For example, if you eat lentils, adding bulgur to your dish would make that protein complete. And you don’t need to eat these protein sources during the same meal; so long as you consume them at some point throughout the day, your body will take care of the rest. And how much protein you need a day varies from person to person.

Madelyn Fernstrom, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told “Today” that protein intake is determined according to weight. The easiest way to understand your body’s protein need is to “take your weight, divide it in half, and subtract 10. The total will be the number of grams of protein you should consume each day.” So if you weigh 150 pounds, you would need about 65 grams of protein a day. Now, keep in mind that you don’t only get protein intake from meat or beans, so you don’t need to eat that many grams of high-protein sources. You get a good amount of protein from rice, cheese, yogurt, bread, etc.

Since chicken is a go-to source of protein in many households, it’s a great reference point for figuring out how much vegetarian-sourced protein is needed to take that chicken’s place on your plate. Most people normally eat a 3-oz. portion during a meal. This equals roughly 21 grams of protein. So to get the same amount of protein from a 3-oz. serving of chicken you would need:

  • 1 cup, plus 2.5 tablespoons of lentils. These little legumes pack quite a protein punch. If eating a lentil soup, stew or veggie burger, this quantity can be easily consumed.


  • 1-1/3 cups of black beans. Black beans might not be as powerful as those small lentils, but black beans are often times paired with rice, which helps equip you with a complete protein.