Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Recipe: Easy Crockpot Chicken

 On the weekends I liked to plan a few meals to cook that I will be able to use during the week. Just about every weekend I cook a couple of lbs of frozen chicken tenders to use for meal prep for the week.

2lbs Frozen Chicken Tenders (about 10 tenders) 
1 to 2 cups  Unsalted Chicken broth (just enough to keep it moist) 
3 teaspoons minced garlic (more if you like) 

Cook in Crockpot in high for approximately 4 hours or low for about 8 hours.

  This chicken is great to eat like it is with vegetables for sides or you can use it for many different Chicken recipes such as Avocado Chicken Salad, add it to stew or Chili, make it into shredded BBQ chicken for sandwiches. The possibilities are endless and you will see us refer to our easy Crockpot Chicken in many of our future recipes. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

5 Health Benefits of drinking Coffee

  There are probably many more than five benefits of drinking coffee, but today we are just going to discuss five important health benefits of drinking coffee daily.

1.  Antioxidants: There are many different antioxidants in coffee In fact, coffee shows more antioxidant activity than green tea and cocoa, two antioxidant superstars. Scientists have identified approximately 1,000 antioxidants in unprocessed coffee beans, and hundreds more develop during the roasting process. Numerous studies have cited coffee as a major–and in some cases, the primary–dietary source of antioxidants for its subjects.

2. Promotes mental sharpnessYou may not be entirely powerless to prevent mental decline, but, according to one studycoffee may be able to bolster your brain. Researchers discovered participants who drank 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day had about a 65% decreased chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia later on in life.

3. Drinking Coffee could be good for your heart: There have been studies done that show that drinking one to two cups of coffee a day can help your cardiovascular system and could possibly help reduce your risk of heart related diseases by up to thirty-eight percent.

4. Drinking Coffee can also help with pain management: Studies have show that people who drink coffee daily are able to manage pain better than those who do not.

5. Metabolism Increase: Drinking coffee can also boost your metabolism. This can be really helpful if trying to lose weight. To get the most benefits for weight loss drinking your coffee black will of course be the least caloric intake.