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20 Aug

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What’s In My Refrigerator? Part III

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This is Part III of this series- Part I is here, and Part II here.

It’s been called the salad killer in some circles as it negates most of the positive aspects of a healthy greens salad with its tons of saturated fat.  It also blows the calorie count through the lid.  Yes, you’re right- it’s the salad dressing.  Without a dressing, salad can be pretty hard to eat, but with most of them that taste rich and creamy, you might as well have ordered that burger instead!

Of course, you can opt for something like a small amount of Olive Oil and vinegar, or even Coconut Oil- both healthy options and they are a nice fresh change, but there are those times when you just long for a thick, rich, and creamy dressing atop your salad, sandwich, etc.  Bolthouse Farms to the rescue!

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16 Aug

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What’s In My Refrigerator? Part Deux

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Continuing the new series with Part II (Part I here), let’s take a look at another item in my fridge that may be of interest to you.. bacon!

bacon, Bacon, BACONNNN!

“Bacon?”, you say.  ”That greasy, salty, filled with saturated fats kind of bacon?  The stuff that is filled with Nitrates and Nitrites and MSG?”   No, not that kind of bacon!  This is Turkey Bacon.

“Turkey Bacon?”, you say.  ”That lame attempt at making a healthy bacon alternative, without the taste and with most of the same Nitrates and Nitrites as before?”  No, that kind of bacon either!  This is Applegate Naturals Uncured Turkey Bacon.

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15 Aug

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What’s in my Refrigerator? Part I

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When I watch YouTube videos from bodybuilders and fitness pros, my favorite submissions are usually the ones where they share some new idea for a recipe or even an ingredient to consider that I haven’t been using.  It’s in that spirit that I bring you this new series.

This is not a series of everything that is in my refrigerator.  That may get pretty boring!  I have 4 young kids in the house and my wife as well so there is a lot more in there, and not all of it is worthy of this post!  Rather, these posts will highlight some of my favorite finds over the past few years, and items you may not have heard of.

SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia

 

Sweet is probably the hardest flavor to fake naturally.  There are so many choices in sweeteners and they always seem to have a downside.  While some sweeteners have a multitude of studies that underscore their dangers (eg, Aspartame), most often, that downside is the process by which the sweetener was made.

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