Why Juice? Fresh juice contains nature’s bounty of vitamins and minerals in a concentrated and highly bioavailable form. Whilst fiber is an by dollie
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❦ The fruit is an important nutritional source of phenolic compounds, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, essential oil, and carotenoids, primarily from the pulp, juice, and rind ❦ by peggy moberly
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peggy moberly ❦ The fruit is an important nutritional source of phenolic compounds, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, essential oil, and carotenoids, primarily from the pulp, juice, and rind ❦
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Wheatgrass juice is a natural energizer known as a liquid shot of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Because of its easy by shawn
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shawn Wheatgrass juice is a natural energizer known as a liquid shot of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Because of its easy
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Full of vitamins A, B, C and D, as well as other nutrients and minerals, this juice is great for boosting the immune system. by Parul Gupta
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Parul Gupta Full of vitamins A, B, C and D, as well as other nutrients and minerals, this juice is great for boosting the immune system.
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Coconut Heaven Energy Bites. They are very healthy, full of coconut and coconut oil, with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber, and protein. by john
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john Coconut Heaven Energy Bites. They are very healthy, full of coconut and coconut oil, with healthy fats, vitamins and minerals, dietary fiber, and protein.
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Eggs are one of nature’s highest quality sources of protein and contain many of the key ingredients for life. An egg provides 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, antioxidants. It proves to be an excellent source of choline necessary for memory and brain development. All these for just 70 calories, and at an affordable price. by josie
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josie Eggs are one of nature’s highest quality sources of protein and contain many of the key ingredients for life. An egg provides 13 essential vitamins and minerals, high-quality protein, antioxidants. It proves to be an excellent source of choline necessary for memory and brain development. All these for just 70 calories, and at an affordable price.
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The Flu No More Juice.    This juice is packed with vitamins and minerals to boost the immune system which fight against cough, fever, and flu!  Ingredients: 6 #Kale leaves, 1/2 bunch #parsley, 1 #cucumber, 4 #celery ribs, 3 #apples, 1 #lemon, 1/2 in. #ginger. by Banphrionsa
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Banphrionsa The Flu No More Juice. This juice is packed with vitamins and minerals to boost the immune system which fight against cough, fever, and flu! Ingredients: 6 #Kale leaves, 1/2 bunch #parsley, 1 #cucumber, 4 #celery ribs, 3 #apples, 1 #lemon, 1/2 in. #ginger.
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Infused with microlight minerals vitamins and antioxidants, this hint of sheer, natural color instantly transforms & perfects skin's appearance with a fresh, luminous glow. Limit 1 order per day. $32.00 by Bon-Ton
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Bon-Ton Infused with microlight minerals vitamins and antioxidants, this hint of sheer, natural color instantly transforms & perfects skin's appearance with a fresh, luminous glow. Limit 1 order per day. $32.00
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Fresh Veggies! Did you know your dog can gain lots of great vitamins and minerals from fresh veggies? Find out which vegetables are good for your dog on the Healthy Dog Blog! #veggies #veg #food #dog #dogfood #healthy by aurelia
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aurelia Fresh Veggies! Did you know your dog can gain lots of great vitamins and minerals from fresh veggies? Find out which vegetables are good for your dog on the Healthy Dog Blog! #veggies #veg #food #dog #dogfood #healthy
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Cacao contains many chemicals that enhance physical and mental well-being, including an incredibly rich supply of magnesium. The Cacao bean also contains more antioxidant flavonoids than Red Wine, Green Tea and Blueberries. Our antioxidant-rich, organic, raw Cacao (Cocoa) powder is processed at low temperatures. The sophisticated process protects the nutrients, vitamins and minerals. by luz
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luz Cacao contains many chemicals that enhance physical and mental well-being, including an incredibly rich supply of magnesium. The Cacao bean also contains more antioxidant flavonoids than Red Wine, Green Tea and Blueberries. Our antioxidant-rich, organic, raw Cacao (Cocoa) powder is processed at low temperatures. The sophisticated process protects the nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
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13 Best Foods for Crohn’s Disease:: * Avocado * Soft, smooth, and chock-full of good fats, B vitamins, vitamin E, and potassium, avocados should definitely be on the menu if you have Crohn’s disease.   They’re also one of the only fruits that contains digestion-friendly soluble fiber along with the insoluble type. by eunice
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eunice 13 Best Foods for Crohn’s Disease:: * Avocado * Soft, smooth, and chock-full of good fats, B vitamins, vitamin E, and potassium, avocados should definitely be on the menu if you have Crohn’s disease. They’re also one of the only fruits that contains digestion-friendly soluble fiber along with the insoluble type.
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Cherries are a rich source of antioxidants including melatonin. The darker the color of the berry, the more nutritious & exceptional the substances, minerals, & vitamins are. Melatonin, has been shown to improve sleep, immunity & extend lifespan. A compound in cherries, perillyl alcohol stops growth of cancer cells by depriving them of proteins. Cherry stones contains   B17 vitamin, which possesses a potent anti-neoplastic influence. #dherbs by lydia
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lydia Cherries are a rich source of antioxidants including melatonin. The darker the color of the berry, the more nutritious & exceptional the substances, minerals, & vitamins are. Melatonin, has been shown to improve sleep, immunity & extend lifespan. A compound in cherries, perillyl alcohol stops growth of cancer cells by depriving them of proteins. Cherry stones contains B17 vitamin, which possesses a potent anti-neoplastic influence. #dherbs
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Cherries are a rich source of antioxidants including melatonin. The darker the color of the berry, the more nutritious & exceptional the substances, minerals, & vitamins are. Melatonin, has been shown to improve sleep, immunity & extend lifespan. A compound in cherries, perillyl alcohol stops growth of cancer cells by depriving them of proteins. Cherry stones contains   B17 vitamin, which possesses a potent anti-neoplastic influence. #dherbs by violet0321
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violet0321 Cherries are a rich source of antioxidants including melatonin. The darker the color of the berry, the more nutritious & exceptional the substances, minerals, & vitamins are. Melatonin, has been shown to improve sleep, immunity & extend lifespan. A compound in cherries, perillyl alcohol stops growth of cancer cells by depriving them of proteins. Cherry stones contains B17 vitamin, which possesses a potent anti-neoplastic influence. #dherbs
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Paprika is loaded with antioxidants as well as essential vitamins & minerals that can keep your body healthy. Its vitamin A plays a crucial role in maintenance of healthy skin, prevents the occurrence of wrinkles, & promotes a bright complexion. Used topically it can help improve skin giving it a glowing effect. Paprika is rich in vitamin B6, which helps in preventing hair loss. It also contains substantial amount of iron, which facilitates the transfer of oxygen to the hair follicles. #dherbs by anhelrup0
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anhelrup0 Paprika is loaded with antioxidants as well as essential vitamins & minerals that can keep your body healthy. Its vitamin A plays a crucial role in maintenance of healthy skin, prevents the occurrence of wrinkles, & promotes a bright complexion. Used topically it can help improve skin giving it a glowing effect. Paprika is rich in vitamin B6, which helps in preventing hair loss. It also contains substantial amount of iron, which facilitates the transfer of oxygen to the hair follicles. #dherbs
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Rice Water For Beautiful Skin and Hair  Rice water has been used for centuries by women in Asia for beautiful skin and hair. It is an excellent skin toner and hair wash. Rice contains ‘ pitera’ along with many vitamins and minerals. Pitera is beneficial for revitalizing skin’s natural glow and gives you clear skin. It is used in many expensive skin care products which claim to make your skin crystal clear. by mollie
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mollie Rice Water For Beautiful Skin and Hair Rice water has been used for centuries by women in Asia for beautiful skin and hair. It is an excellent skin toner and hair wash. Rice contains ‘ pitera’ along with many vitamins and minerals. Pitera is beneficial for revitalizing skin’s natural glow and gives you clear skin. It is used in many expensive skin care products which claim to make your skin crystal clear.
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Rich in protein, minerals and fiber, CHIA SEEDS also contain 500% more calcium than milk and the same amount of omega-3s as wild salmon. Thanks to their cancer-fighting and appetite-suppressing properties, it’s not difficult to see why chia seeds are the new super seed! #hearthealthy by leonor
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leonor Rich in protein, minerals and fiber, CHIA SEEDS also contain 500% more calcium than milk and the same amount of omega-3s as wild salmon. Thanks to their cancer-fighting and appetite-suppressing properties, it’s not difficult to see why chia seeds are the new super seed! #hearthealthy
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Rice Water For Beautiful Skin and Hair  Rice water has been used for centuries by women in Asia for beautiful skin and hair. It is an excellent skin toner and hair wash. Rice contains ‘ pitera’ along with many vitamins and minerals. Pitera is beneficial for revitalizing skin’s natural glow and gives you clear skin. It is used in many expensive skin care products which claim to make your skin crystal clear. Continue reading »  Pages:12» by mollie
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mollie Rice Water For Beautiful Skin and Hair Rice water has been used for centuries by women in Asia for beautiful skin and hair. It is an excellent skin toner and hair wash. Rice contains ‘ pitera’ along with many vitamins and minerals. Pitera is beneficial for revitalizing skin’s natural glow and gives you clear skin. It is used in many expensive skin care products which claim to make your skin crystal clear. Continue reading » Pages:12»
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STARVE cancer cells  Cut  out: SUGAR & SUGAR SUBSTITUTES, Milk, & a Red meat-based diet.    Eat: A diet of 80% fresh veggies, whole grains, seeds, nuts  little fruits. Fresh vegetable juices. RAW vegetables 2-3 Xs a day.  No coffee, tea,  Green tea is OK. Only Purified/filtered Water. No distilled water.  Supplements build immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) Esp, Vitamin E.  Do: Exercise daily, by butterfly influence
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butterfly influence STARVE cancer cells Cut out: SUGAR & SUGAR SUBSTITUTES, Milk, & a Red meat-based diet. Eat: A diet of 80% fresh veggies, whole grains, seeds, nuts little fruits. Fresh vegetable juices. RAW vegetables 2-3 Xs a day. No coffee, tea, Green tea is OK. Only Purified/filtered Water. No distilled water. Supplements build immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) Esp, Vitamin E. Do: Exercise daily,
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Pitaya: The New Exotic Fruit with Extreme Health Benefits ~ Whenever I hear someone refer to superfoods as only rare and expensive items, often available in powders and tinctures, I always roll my eyes. Please. To me, superfoods are abundant everywhere. My definition of superfoods are that they are whole plant foods that have numerous health benefits, and include a whole array of phytonutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fiber and by leann
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leann Pitaya: The New Exotic Fruit with Extreme Health Benefits ~ Whenever I hear someone refer to superfoods as only rare and expensive items, often available in powders and tinctures, I always roll my eyes. Please. To me, superfoods are abundant everywhere. My definition of superfoods are that they are whole plant foods that have numerous health benefits, and include a whole array of phytonutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fiber and
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A half a cup serving of lotus root provides over 60% RDA of Vitamin C. The high vitamin C content in the juice helps to melt mucus accumulation in the respiratory system & eliminates it from your body. It releases the mucus or phlegm accumulation in the lungs & dissolve them, thus is helpful as remedy for asthma, bronchitis, cold, cough & tuberculosis. The root also contains essential minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper & iron, which help the body in the production of red blood cells. #dherbs by sybil
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sybil A half a cup serving of lotus root provides over 60% RDA of Vitamin C. The high vitamin C content in the juice helps to melt mucus accumulation in the respiratory system & eliminates it from your body. It releases the mucus or phlegm accumulation in the lungs & dissolve them, thus is helpful as remedy for asthma, bronchitis, cold, cough & tuberculosis. The root also contains essential minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper & iron, which help the body in the production of red blood cells. #dherbs
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Horsetail contains minerals that help with weak & brittle fingernails. Silica in Horsetail helps hair growth & strength. Also helps with hair loss, dandruff & split ends. Anti-bacterial, anti-septic, & anti-oxidant agents as well as silica in Horsetail give it the ability to heal wounds, rashes, burns, skin lesions & acne. Silica helps form collagen, important in the development & maintenance of healthy connective tissues. It is used in by Sadie Williams
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Sadie Williams Horsetail contains minerals that help with weak & brittle fingernails. Silica in Horsetail helps hair growth & strength. Also helps with hair loss, dandruff & split ends. Anti-bacterial, anti-septic, & anti-oxidant agents as well as silica in Horsetail give it the ability to heal wounds, rashes, burns, skin lesions & acne. Silica helps form collagen, important in the development & maintenance of healthy connective tissues. It is used in
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Enjoy the spa at home - wrap up in a seaweed body mask!  Our Land and Sea Mask Mix is jam-packed with vitamins b and c as well as potassium, magnesium and phytonutrients that help fight off nasties like skin cancer and UV damage.  Full of kelp, dulse and spirulina, this mask is great for face and body...even use as a hair/scalp mask to nourish and restore damaged hair. Mix it fresh with coconut milk, almond milk, aloe or juice...without by terry
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terry Enjoy the spa at home - wrap up in a seaweed body mask! Our Land and Sea Mask Mix is jam-packed with vitamins b and c as well as potassium, magnesium and phytonutrients that help fight off nasties like skin cancer and UV damage. Full of kelp, dulse and spirulina, this mask is great for face and body...even use as a hair/scalp mask to nourish and restore damaged hair. Mix it fresh with coconut milk, almond milk, aloe or juice...without
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Yum! So simple too. Frozen Fruit Pops Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 pop • Points Plus: 1 pts Calories: 32.1 • Fat: 0.2 g • Carb: 7.8 g • Fiber: 1.1 g • Protein: 0.4 g • Sugar: 5 g Sodium: 1.4 mg Ingredients: 1/3 cup diced kiwi 1/3 cup diced watermelon 1/3 cup diced strawberries 1/3 cup diced pineapple 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice or orangeo juice by wendy
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wendy Yum! So simple too. Frozen Fruit Pops Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 pop • Points Plus: 1 pts Calories: 32.1 • Fat: 0.2 g • Carb: 7.8 g • Fiber: 1.1 g • Protein: 0.4 g • Sugar: 5 g Sodium: 1.4 mg Ingredients: 1/3 cup diced kiwi 1/3 cup diced watermelon 1/3 cup diced strawberries 1/3 cup diced pineapple 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice or orangeo juice
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Frozen Fruit Pops   Weight Watcher Recipe      Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1 pop Points Plus: 1 pts       Calories: 32.1 ; Fat: 0.2 g ; Carb: 7.8 g ; Fiber: 1.1 g ; Protein: 0.4 ; Sugar: 5 g, Sodium: 1.4 mg  Ingredients:            * 1/3 cup diced kiwi          * 1/3 cup diced watermelon          * 1/3 cup diced strawberries          * 1/3 cup diced pineapple          * 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice or orange... by wendy
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wendy Frozen Fruit Pops Weight Watcher Recipe Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1 pop Points Plus: 1 pts Calories: 32.1 ; Fat: 0.2 g ; Carb: 7.8 g ; Fiber: 1.1 g ; Protein: 0.4 ; Sugar: 5 g, Sodium: 1.4 mg Ingredients: * 1/3 cup diced kiwi * 1/3 cup diced watermelon * 1/3 cup diced strawberries * 1/3 cup diced pineapple * 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice or orange...
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Frozen Fruit Pops      Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes      Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 pop • Old Points: 0 pt • Points Plus: 1 pts       Calories: 32.1 • Fat: 0.2 g • Carb: 7.8 g • Fiber: 1.1 g • Protein: 0.4 g • Sugar: 5 g      Sodium: 1.4 mg        Ingredients:            * 1/3 cup diced kiwi          * 1/3 cup diced watermelon          * 1/3 cup diced strawberries          * 1/3 cup diced pineapple          * 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice or by kristie
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kristie Frozen Fruit Pops Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1 pop • Old Points: 0 pt • Points Plus: 1 pts Calories: 32.1 • Fat: 0.2 g • Carb: 7.8 g • Fiber: 1.1 g • Protein: 0.4 g • Sugar: 5 g Sodium: 1.4 mg Ingredients: * 1/3 cup diced kiwi * 1/3 cup diced watermelon * 1/3 cup diced strawberries * 1/3 cup diced pineapple * 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice or
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Wasabi Salmon Burgers.   Bring out the flavors of salmon with a Japanese-inspired infusion of ginger, sesame oil and wasabi. If you serve these patties on whole-wheat buns, consider reduced-fat mayonnaise and sliced cucumbers as condiments. Or skip the buns and set the patties atop a vinegary salad of greens, carrots, radishes and sprouts. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder, (see Note) 1/2 teaspoon honey 1 pound salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) 2 scallions, finely chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil  STEPS 1. Whisk soy sauce, wasabi powder and honey in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.  2. With a large chef's knife, chop salmon using quick, even, straight-up-and-down motions (do not rock the knife through the fish or it will turn mushy). Continue chopping, rotating the knife, until you have a mass of roughly 1/4-inch pieces. Transfer to a large bowl. Add scallions, egg, ginger and oil; stir to combine. Form the mixture into 4 patties. The mixture will be moist and loose, but holds together nicely once the first side is cooked.  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the patties and cook for 4 minutes. Turn and continue to cook until firm and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Spoon the reserved wasabi glaze evenly over the burgers and cook for 15 seconds more. Serve immediately.  TIPS Ingredient Note: Wasabi powder, when mixed with water, becomes the green paste most of us know from sushi restaurants. The powder is available in jars in the Asian aisle of most supermarkets or in almost all Asian markets. Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.  Tip: To skin a salmon fillet: Place it on a clean cutting board, skin side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long, sharp knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding the skin down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30 degree angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either. Or have your fishmonger do it for you.  NUTRITION Per serving: 184 calories; 7g fat (1g sat, 2g mono); 117mg cholesterol; 3g carbohydrates; 27g protein; 0g fiber; 369mg sodium; 464mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Selenium (84% daily value), omega-3s. 0 Carbohydrate Servings Exchanges: 4 lean meat by beulah
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beulah Wasabi Salmon Burgers. Bring out the flavors of salmon with a Japanese-inspired infusion of ginger, sesame oil and wasabi. If you serve these patties on whole-wheat buns, consider reduced-fat mayonnaise and sliced cucumbers as condiments. Or skip the buns and set the patties atop a vinegary salad of greens, carrots, radishes and sprouts. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder, (see Note) 1/2 teaspoon honey 1 pound salmon fillet, skinned (see Tip) 2 scallions, finely chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil STEPS 1. Whisk soy sauce, wasabi powder and honey in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside. 2. With a large chef's knife, chop salmon using quick, even, straight-up-and-down motions (do not rock the knife through the fish or it will turn mushy). Continue chopping, rotating the knife, until you have a mass of roughly 1/4-inch pieces. Transfer to a large bowl. Add scallions, egg, ginger and oil; stir to combine. Form the mixture into 4 patties. The mixture will be moist and loose, but holds together nicely once the first side is cooked. 3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the patties and cook for 4 minutes. Turn and continue to cook until firm and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Spoon the reserved wasabi glaze evenly over the burgers and cook for 15 seconds more. Serve immediately. TIPS Ingredient Note: Wasabi powder, when mixed with water, becomes the green paste most of us know from sushi restaurants. The powder is available in jars in the Asian aisle of most supermarkets or in almost all Asian markets. Store at room temperature for up to 1 year. Tip: To skin a salmon fillet: Place it on a clean cutting board, skin side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long, sharp knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding the skin down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30 degree angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either. Or have your fishmonger do it for you. NUTRITION Per serving: 184 calories; 7g fat (1g sat, 2g mono); 117mg cholesterol; 3g carbohydrates; 27g protein; 0g fiber; 369mg sodium; 464mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Selenium (84% daily value), omega-3s. 0 Carbohydrate Servings Exchanges: 4 lean meat
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I apologize! I said I would post a recipe yesterday BUT I had no power  starting Friday night through Saturday night so that made things kind of  difficult... Hopefully these granola bars can make up for my tardiness!  When I was a kid, I used to inhale those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. My mom  would always have to stop me before I ate the whole box… I mean, they are  pretty much like “healthy” candy bars or at least they used to be. So once  I got started eating them, it was game over for those babies. I was an  all-or-nothing type of kid when it came to eating. I’d either eat  everything in the pantry (i.e., every piece of chocolate I could find) or  refuse to eat for days, especially when they tried to feed me squash (which  I surprisingly now LOVE). Unfortunately, this trait has kind of stayed with  me into my adult life, which is why I’m glad these granola bars are not  like candy bars! I can eat as many as I want! Though, I’m not going to lie…  The second bar I ate after making these may or may not have been smothered  in peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top (...  hello candy granola bar). I highly recommend trying that if you make these…  Normally, one would use all oats for the base ingredient when making  granola bars. However, I found that substituting some crushed rice chex  cereal for oats was fantastic, not only for texture but calories too! These  bars are low calorie and dairy free. I love swapping out butter for  unsweetened applesauce when baking! Applesauce is a great substitute for  butter and/or oils. Same goes for bananas (I have a recipe for you next  week demonstrating this). Yay for healthy snacks!  Rice Chex Granola Bars printable recipe  Yield: 16 granola bars  Calories: 95 calories per bar  Total Time: about 5 hours (prep time only 15 minutes)    Ingredients:  - 4 cups rice chex cereal, crushed (this should be about 2 cups crushed)  - 2 cups quick oats  - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce  - 1 tsp vanilla extract  - 3 tbsp raw honey  - 2 tbsp PB2 + 1 tbsp water (or 2 tbsp normal creamy peanut butter - this  will add extra calories)  - optional: brown sugar (for sprinkling - I used about one tbsp)    Directions:  1. Crush rice chex cereal in a large bowl using your hands until only small  pieces remain. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain but you want the  bulk of it to be small pieces.  2. Add oats to the bowl with crushed rice chex and stir to combine.  3. Prepare peanut butter by mixing PB2 with water in a small bowl until  creamy (skip this step if using normal peanut butter).  4. Combine applesauce, vanilla, honey and peanut butter in a medium  saucepan. Cook over low heat until ingredients are melted together and  creamy/gooey, about 5-10 minutes.  5. Pour warm gooey applesauce mixture from step 4 over the chex oat mixture  and stir until dry ingredients are completely intertwined with wet  ingredients (well combined).  6. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture from step 5  into the dish and smooth out using a spatula until mixture completely fills  the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top then push it into the bars  using your fingertips. Refrigerate for about 5 hours to allow granola bars  to harden.  7. Once hardened, remove from fridge, slice into 16 bars and enjoy!  Note: I stored my granola bars in the fridge. I recommend doing the same!  Mine stayed fresh for about one week.  The recipe is very simple and you can definitely add your own flare to it  like dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc... The possibilities are  endless! I wanted to start with a bare minimum granola bar so I can always  add whatever I’m craving that day to it. What you would add to make these  granola bars better?! Tell me your thoughts! Happy Sunday!  - A by Happy_chibi_dragon
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Happy_chibi_dragon I apologize! I said I would post a recipe yesterday BUT I had no power starting Friday night through Saturday night so that made things kind of difficult... Hopefully these granola bars can make up for my tardiness! When I was a kid, I used to inhale those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. My mom would always have to stop me before I ate the whole box… I mean, they are pretty much like “healthy” candy bars or at least they used to be. So once I got started eating them, it was game over for those babies. I was an all-or-nothing type of kid when it came to eating. I’d either eat everything in the pantry (i.e., every piece of chocolate I could find) or refuse to eat for days, especially when they tried to feed me squash (which I surprisingly now LOVE). Unfortunately, this trait has kind of stayed with me into my adult life, which is why I’m glad these granola bars are not like candy bars! I can eat as many as I want! Though, I’m not going to lie… The second bar I ate after making these may or may not have been smothered in peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top (... hello candy granola bar). I highly recommend trying that if you make these… Normally, one would use all oats for the base ingredient when making granola bars. However, I found that substituting some crushed rice chex cereal for oats was fantastic, not only for texture but calories too! These bars are low calorie and dairy free. I love swapping out butter for unsweetened applesauce when baking! Applesauce is a great substitute for butter and/or oils. Same goes for bananas (I have a recipe for you next week demonstrating this). Yay for healthy snacks! Rice Chex Granola Bars printable recipe Yield: 16 granola bars Calories: 95 calories per bar Total Time: about 5 hours (prep time only 15 minutes) Ingredients: - 4 cups rice chex cereal, crushed (this should be about 2 cups crushed) - 2 cups quick oats - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce - 1 tsp vanilla extract - 3 tbsp raw honey - 2 tbsp PB2 + 1 tbsp water (or 2 tbsp normal creamy peanut butter - this will add extra calories) - optional: brown sugar (for sprinkling - I used about one tbsp) Directions: 1. Crush rice chex cereal in a large bowl using your hands until only small pieces remain. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain but you want the bulk of it to be small pieces. 2. Add oats to the bowl with crushed rice chex and stir to combine. 3. Prepare peanut butter by mixing PB2 with water in a small bowl until creamy (skip this step if using normal peanut butter). 4. Combine applesauce, vanilla, honey and peanut butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until ingredients are melted together and creamy/gooey, about 5-10 minutes. 5. Pour warm gooey applesauce mixture from step 4 over the chex oat mixture and stir until dry ingredients are completely intertwined with wet ingredients (well combined). 6. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture from step 5 into the dish and smooth out using a spatula until mixture completely fills the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top then push it into the bars using your fingertips. Refrigerate for about 5 hours to allow granola bars to harden. 7. Once hardened, remove from fridge, slice into 16 bars and enjoy! Note: I stored my granola bars in the fridge. I recommend doing the same! Mine stayed fresh for about one week. The recipe is very simple and you can definitely add your own flare to it like dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc... The possibilities are endless! I wanted to start with a bare minimum granola bar so I can always add whatever I’m craving that day to it. What you would add to make these granola bars better?! Tell me your thoughts! Happy Sunday! - A
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