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Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos

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Blackened Tilapia Baja Tacos Make food truck-style fish tacos at home using fresh tilapia, avocado, cilantro and corn tortillas and topping with a creamy onion-jalapeño mixture for amazing flavor.

Egg and Avocado Toast

Ingredients

◦1 teaspoon butter
◦1 egg, beaten
◦1/4 avocado
◦1 slice sprouted wheat bread, toasted
◦jalapeno hot sauce, such as Tabasco

Directions
◦In small nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add egg; season and scramble. In small bowl, mash avocado; season and spread on toast. Top with egg; sprinkle with pepper and hot sauce. Makes 1.

A Unique Weight Loss Standard

Keep it real, Keep it easy, and Keep it consistent.

Real Food

In the aspect of food, it can be naturally delicious when not process and saturated with additive. When food is consumed this way, you allow your body to absorbs all the available nutrients from the food. There are no colorful packaging or additives in nature, so limiting your intake of these food are key to a unique weight loss. This gives your real life, altering results.

Another fundamental element for effective weight loss and management is portion control. Portions should be smaller and more frequent, about six meals per day. This allows your body to stabilize your appetite while reducing your craving and keeps you from overeating. Couple that standard with sips of water throughout the day.

Family Health Clinic Austin, TX Shows You How To Optimize Your Health

The number #1 Family Health Clinic in Austin, TX want to share some ways to optimize your health while you are on your unique weight loss journey. Weight loss maybe the reason you became health conscious, but overall health is the reason you set your weight loss goal. Here are some simple tips to improve your overall health:

Food Affair

It seems that many of us have a love-hate relationship with food; can’t live with it, can’t without it, right? Sometimes we are complete control and other times, well, we indulge in unhealthy behaviors for temporary satisfaction, then the guilt sets in.

If your personal goal is unique weight loss you must call a truce with food. How? Getting acquainted with Hunger.

There is a difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger, and understanding that will help you obtain your goal. Like most habits, acceptance is the first step; acceptance of your hunger and taking action based on your awareness will change your perception of food and eating habits. This acknowledgement will positively aid you in your long term affair with food, offering a unique weight loss solution.

Emotional Hunger VS Physical Hunger:

Hunger that is stimulated by sensory is emotional hunger. To indulge in this hunger is reactive eating and normally, you are dealing with cravings not nutrition. Emotional hunger leads to eating food for comfort, calm, to excite, pleasure or reward.

Low Calorie Cocktails and Drinks for Summer

Rocket’s Red Glare (95 calories) This fun drink is made with KU Soju, a distilled Korean liquor. it’s smoother and lighter than Vodka, it’s all-natural and doesn’t contain any added sugars or sweeteners, making it the perfect mixer for a delicious low-cal summer cocktail.

Ingredients: 1 oz. TY KU Soju 1 oz. TY KU Liqueur Splash of Sugar-Free Cranberry Juice

Method: Mix all ingredients in a rocks glass.

Stars and Stripes (140 Calories) Another low calorie cocktail made with KU Soju, the Stars and Stripes is the perfect patriotic thirst-quencher, especially if you like a little fizz. Best of all, it has only 140 calories, making it a guilt-free summer cocktail.

Ingredients: 2 oz. TY KU Soju 1 oz. Blue Curacao Ginger Ale

1776 Sipper (115 Calories) This flavorful cocktail packs a stronger punch than your average iced tea but not many more calories. Make it with green tea for a cocktail hour nutrient-boost. This sipper is perfect for a hot summer day!

Ingredients: 2 oz. TY KU Soju 2 oz. Iced Tea or Green Tea

Method: Put all ingredients into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake the mixture for 30 seconds, and then drain into a prepared glass.

Farmers Market Margarita (99 Calories) The Farmers Market Margarita uses fresh and healthy ingredients, including cucumber, cilantro, and spicy jalapeno, all of which you can pick up at your local farmers market.Ingredients: 1.25 oz. Corzo Silver, 2 sprigs of fresh cilantro, 4 slices of fresh cucumber, 2 slices of fresh jalapeno, 1 oz. fresh lime juice, 2 oz. distilled water, 2 packets of Splenda or similar Directions: Add all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, shake and serve over the rocks in an 8 oz. glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Italian Summer Sipper (100 calories) The Italian Summer Sipper combines strawberries with Italian ingredients such as fresh basil and balsamic vinegar to create the perfect cocktail for warm and breezy summer nights.Ingredients: 1.25 oz. Corzo Silver, 2 strawberries,1 sprig of fresh basil, 4 drops of balsamic vinegar, 1 oz. fresh lime juice, 2 oz. distilled water, 2 packets of Splenda or similar Directions: Muddle fresh strawberries and basil in a mixing glass. Add the rest of the ingredients with ice, shake and serve over the rocks in an 8 oz. glass. Garnish with a fresh sprig of basil.

Manage Your Cholesterol

When it comes to cholesterol-lowering diet it should be more than a long list of what you shouldn’t eat, it should be coupled with what you should eat. The American Heart Association and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s National Cholesterol Education Program recommend these guidelines for heart health and lower cholesterol:

◦Total fat consumption each day should be between 25% and 35% of your daily calorie intake.
◦Saturated fat intake needs to be less than 7% of your daily calorie intake.
◦Trans fat intake should make up less than 1% of your daily calorie intake.
◦Limit cholesterol in your diet to less than 200 milligrams (mg) every day if you already have high cholesterol.
◦Consume no more than 2,400 mg of sodium (salt) each day. That includes salt you sprinkle on your food, and salt that’s already in packaged foods, so read labels.
◦Limit alcohol to only one drink per day or less for women, two drinks a day or less for men.

Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute

Try something new tonight: Green beans brings color to the garlicky shrimp, as well as a crunch. Lay it on a bed of Spanish-inspired sauté butter beans and serve with quinoa or brown rice, for a deliciously nutritious meal.

Piña Colada Cupcakes

With the help of the winning recipes from Dr. Oz’s Healthy Boxed Cake Bake Off, you’ll have three reasons to get excited about baking with everyone’s all-time favorite dessert staple again! So go ahead and satisfy your sweet tooth because these recipes include nutritious foods you’d never guess were in such scrumptious sweet treats!

Thai Shrimp and Eggplant Stir-Fry

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Ingredients

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon plus 5 tsp. peanut oil
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 slender Japanese eggplants, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 Fresno chilies, seeded and slivered
1 scallion, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
1 cup loosely torn basil leaves
Lime wedges, for serving
Cooked rice noodles, optional

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Today’s Nutrition Tip

If you think in all-or-nothing terms — that you’ve blown your diet simply because you’ve overdone it at one meal, you’ll drive yourself crazy. Even if you feel like you’ve fallen off the wagon, just take your next meal as an opportunity to get back on.

Vegetarian Options : Grilled Mushroom Bruschetta

Food swapping: Take that traditional bruschetta and make this alternative nutritious and delicious instant hit instead. Perfect as a light lunch or horderves before the main meal. This recipe is low sodium, low carbs, low sugar, and low in saturated fat. It’s ideal for those looking to stay on track with their no carb or low carb diet.

Ingredients

2 large flat mushrooms or Portobello mushrooms
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 large tomato or 2 small tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp. olive oil
Splash balsamic vinegar
4 fresh basil leaves, sliced finely

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini fritters taste like a slice of heaven and are ideal for substitution when it comes to your unique weight loss goal. This version is loaded with flavor and left overs can be reheated and made into sandwiches with salad and relish. A very delicious and versatile treat.

Ingredients:

2 large zucchinis, grated
2 tbls dried onion flakes
1 tsp. garlic powder
¼ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1 cup plain flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ cup low fat milk
1 egg
Cooking Spray
S & P for seasoning

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