Now that I have to eat Salads, Any suggestions?

Now that I have to eat Salads, Any suggestions?

When people resolve to lose weight, they know snacks and junk foods will have to be eliminated and replaced with salads and fruit. In order to stay on such a dietetic resolution it is imperative that the meals be enjoyed.

Of course, it’s easy as pie to peel a banana or grab an apple and enjoy the delicious flavors of these and several other fruits without the hassle of preparation. However, everyone knows that we still need our vegetables as some nutrients which may be lacking in fruits are very much more present in these substances.

Moreover, when it comes to weight loss, as we detoxify with exercise and diet, it is imperative that the body is nourished and provided with as much essential substances as possible to maintain adequate health and wellness. These are abundant in green leaves and vegetables and in addition to this; these substances possess the fibrous qualities to serve as intestinal brooms for ridding the body of excess debris.

But how many people do you know that just grab plain lettuce or cabbage and chew on these items like rabbits? Even if you came across someone so inclined, I bet you they wouldn’t last long on such a practice. But still we need the vegetables. So how does one ensure to get them and enjoy them as we go on a weight loss diet?

Perhaps the tastiest and most creative way will be by eating salads.
Now, to enjoy them and to be able to have fun making them on your own for saving money and knowing exactly what is in your meal, here are some tips and recipes that should come in handy.

Ensure to chop the base vegetables all to the same size to allow the flavors to intermingle. When making for the whole family you can double the ingredients in the recipes and increase the vegetables.

Great choices for base vegetables for salads are Lettuce, Cabbage and Kale.
You can augment these with fruit vegetables like Cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes etc or root vegetables like carrots or plain celery.

For a dressing, you can use any choice of the following to enjoy your salads while you go on a diet for weight loss

1. Tom-Avo
-2 organic Roma or Hot House tomatoes
-2 big Avocadoes (pitted)
-2 tsp orange juice (freshly squeezed) 2 oz of water

Serving Suggestion: Chop some Red Cabbage say a cup or less finely and sprinkle into the soup

2. The Real Ranch Dressing:
-2 medium sized tomatoes
-2 young coconuts
-1/2 tsp of salt
-6 organic sun dried tomatoes
-I stalk of Celery
-1 tbs of lemon juice (optional)

Blend all and use as a dressing for a lettuce based salad. (Note: I recommend using one base leafy vegetable at a time, if desired a fruit veggie like cucumbers or organic bell peppers can be used along with shredded carrots)

3. Guacamole:
-2 avocadoes
-2 medium tomatoes
-1/2 orange
-Sea salt to taste
Process everything in your food processor.
I would say this can be an excellent first food for a child in the evenings. Serve in lettuce leaves or largely cut cabbage leaves a la Tortilla chips and dips.

4. Dress Down Dressing:
-1/2 lemon
-2-3 avocadoes
-Sea Salt to taste
-1/2 cup water

With the suggestions above, now that you may have to include more salads and vegetables into your diet for a safe and healthy weight loss, these delicious recipes will ensure that you not only enjoy how you make your meals but most importantly that they taste good. This way you can stay on your weight loss program and still not compromise tasty meals per-se.

Well, enjoy your salads and have fun working out later on.

Digital Operative Ranks No. 1615 on the 2014 Inc. 5000

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014

Digital Operative was ranked no. 1615 overall and no. 173 among all Marketing and Advertising Agencies on Inc. magazine’s 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

To date, the 2014 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history looking at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

“We’re so excited to be a part of this year’s Inc. 5000 alongside brands and companies we feel are driving better customer experiences and a better economy,” says BJ Cook, CEO of Digital Operative. “Beyond our growth, this is validation that DO’s exceptional people are the drivers of quality services, strong client relationships and creative digital solutions.”

Partnering up with companies like Optimizely, Tenzing and Magento and hiring great people, Digital Operative has found a clear recipe for success — constantly digging in to understand the customer, brand and the role marketing & technology plays in the brand/customer relationship.

Along with a three-year sales growth rate of 264%, Digital Operative has worked hard to not lose sight of what’s important, operating under the motto of “Content, Commerce and Community.” Striving to improve by way of creating unique content, always evolving knowledge of e-commerce and giving back to the community Digital Operative is a part of.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions. For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

About Digital Operative

Digital Operative is an award-winning, full-service digital agency where transformative digital marketing meets creative commerce. We understand that today’s “anywhere customer” browses, compares and buys across many channels. That’s why our offering is fully integrated to cover Brand Strategy, User Experience (UX), Visual Design, Digital Marketing, Analytics and Development. We work with our clients to build better relationships with their customers at the intersection of commerce, content and community. Our mission is to deliver cross-channel customer experiences that ultimately help our customers’ businesses grow their awareness, engagement and revenue. Headquartered in San Diego, CA with a second location in Denver, CO, we pride ourselves in working with brands in Outdoors, Active Lifestyle, Fashion, Consumer Electronics, CPG and Non-profit. For more information please visit

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Chicken Recipes

Chicken Recipes

With rising food costs, making a menu that doesn’t break the budget can be a daunting task. However, if you take advantage of some of the reasonably priced staple food items, with a little imagination, you can serve a diversity of meals that will please both your family and pocketbook. Chicken is one such food that is healthful, nutritious and versatile. Here we’ll look at the many ways chicken recipes can add value to your menu and save you time in the kitchen to boot.

There is hardly a cuisine in the world where chicken does not hold a prominent place in everyday cooking. Every cuisine is distinguished, in large part, by the seasonings native to the region. Seasoning is the heart of any dish. With the varied seasoning sets of cuisines available from around the world, you can make any recipe a brand new taste experience. This is particularly true of chicken recipes. With its mild flavor and firm texture, chicken is the chameleon of meal ideas.

Take a look at some examples. Chicken curry over rice, with the fragrant, spicy herbs of India may be contrasted with Cajun gumbo or chicken fried rice seasoned with Chinese five spice. The French chicken may be roasted with the savory flavors of thyme, marjoram and lavender. Chicken leftovers may be chopped, seasoned with spicy Mexican-Southwest flavors and popped into a taco or baked into an enchilada. Chicken noodle soup served with salad and rolls, makes a healthy lunch or light dinner. Lemon chicken is a Chinese delight. Save up wings from roasted chickens for a batch of buffalo wings. Jamaican cuisine yields dozens of chicken recipes with a variety of flavorful chutneys and salsas. Then you have the old standbys, chicken casseroles, Southern fried chicken and chicken sandwiches. On hot summer days, make a chef’s salad with strips of chicken breast. There is a world of chicken recipes for the imaginative cook.

The slow cooker is a time-saving device that allows you to cook a quantity of chicken which can be skinned, chopped, portioned and frozen for future menus. If you wish, you can season each portion before freezing for do-ahead chicken recipes for additional time savings. When freezing cooked meat, immerse in chicken broth to maintain the freshly cooked texture.

You’ll soon find it’s easy to create your own chicken recipes. Check the frig for those leftover vegetables. A little chopped onion, celery, corn, peas or bell pepper can be mixed with a chicken sauce from your broth and served on top of noodles for a satisfying, tasty dish. Chicken recipes abound on the internet, so you needn’t have a gourmet library to spark up your menus. Try something new, give your family a treat and save a bundle on food!

PreDiabetes Centers Concierge Chef Creates Grilled Veggie Pizza Recipes for Labor Day Party Menu

PreDiabetes Centers Concierge Chef Creates Grilled Veggie Pizza Recipes for Labor Day Party Menu

Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

PreDiabetes Centers, the nation’s top provider of prediabetes treatment, released a menu of nutritious pizza recipes to help clients and online readers send out summer healthfully and scrumptiously this Labor Day. PreDiabetes Concierge Chef Han Ashley developed variations of Roasted Veggie Pizza, which are available on the Company’s website.

The PreDiabetes Centers Roasted Veggie Pizza recipe is made with gluten-free, whole grain pizza dough and features a cheese substitute–ideal for people who are lactose intolerant or following a heart-smart diet. Packed with vegetables including tomatoes, olives and asparagus, the Roasted Veggie Pizza allows people to stick to a nutrient-rich diet while still enjoying indulgent, easy-to-nosh party food.

Ashley also concocted a recipe for Sangria Smoothie to pair with the pizza.

“The Sangria Smoothie is packed with nutritious, filling ingredients. It’s great for one of those nights when you want to drink your dinner!” said Ashley, as the smoothie is chock-full of fruits and vegetables, making it a hearty liquid meal.

The Sangria Smoothie cocktail includes red wine which contains antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” HDL cholesterol and protecting against artery damage. Resveratrol, a type of antioxidant found in red wine, has strong health benefits, as research has found it may prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and prevent blood clots. Red wine is an optional ingredient in the recipe; readers have the option of using organic grape, pomegranate or blueberry juice in place of wine.

The Sangria Smoothie also features pineapple juice, which contains the anti-inflammatory antioxidant bromelain; spinach, a vegetable packed with potassium and can even help improve blood glucose control in diabetics; anthocyanin-rich blueberries, which can boost heart health; and lime, a good source of vitamin C and phytochemicals that have anti-cancer properties.

Whip up the PreDiabetes Centers Labor Day Roasted Veggie Pizza and Sangria Smoothie and make your meal simple this holiday weekend!

PreDiabetes Centers specializes in the treatment of prediabetes using cutting-edge body monitoring, health coaching, nutritional supplements, personalized fitness, and an advanced dietary plan to stop the onset of diabetes. Teaching prediabetics how to eat unprocessed, whole foods and cook nutrient-rich meals is a key part of an overall prediabetes treatment plan.

Those who feel they may be at risk for prediabetes can book a free blood screening by calling 1-855-399-7733 (PRED). For greater convenience, people also have the option of scheduling online.

Recipe: vanilla pudding friendship bread

Recipe: vanilla pudding friendship bread

Vanilla Pudding Friendship Bread

Day 1:
2 cups flour
1 cup warm water
1/4 ounce dry yeast

Stir the ingredients together well in a large bowl. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and let sit for 24 hours.

Day 2:
1 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour

Add to Day 1 mixture, and stir well. Cover lightly with plastic wrap.

Day 3, 4 and 5: Stir.

Day 6:
1 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour

Add to previous mixture; stir well.

Day 7, 8 and 9: Stir.

Day 10:
1 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour

Add and stir well.

Fill 3 containers with 1 cup of starter. Give two of the containers away (along with the recipes). Store the remaining container in the refrigerator. This will leave enough starter to make the bread. To keep the starter going, start the process over at the step for day two. Use the container you saved in the refrigerator as the step for day one.

Vanilla Pudding Friendship Bread
1 cup starter
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 large box instant vanilla pudding

Mix the starter, vegetable oil, milk, eggs and vanilla extract.

In another bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, nuts and vanilla pudding. Combine the two mixtures together and stir well. Pour into two large, well greased and sugared loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour.

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Recipe Website Claims To Expose Top Secret Restaurant Recipes

Recipe Website Claims To Expose Top Secret Restaurant Recipes

According to Ron Douglas, author of ‘America’s Most Wanted Recipes,’ the average American family dines out at an average of three times each week. Depending on the number of people in a family, the choice of food ordered and the selected restaurant, this casual dining experience can quickly become a very expensive indulgence.

In an effort to solve the cost factor associated with dining out, some families are searching for a way to recreate their favorite famous restaurant recipes in the comfort of their own home. The problem is, however, that these top secret restaurant recipes were never easily found and may have taken years to perfect using the trial-and-error method. There is a new recipe website that is now attempting to convince customers that their famous restaurant recipes no longer have to be a secret. In fact, perhaps secret restaurant recipes, aren’t so secretive anymore.

Ron Douglas claims to have taken secret restaurant recipes and compiled them into a new book called ‘America’s Most Wanted Recipes.’ Among the restaurant secret recipes that he provides include select entrees and desserts from Applebee’s, popular Burger King menu items, Chili’s spicy creations and even the cool taste of the Dairy Queen blizzard. In addition, top secret restaurant recipes from the Hard Rock Café, IHOP, Kentucky Fried Chicken, The Olive Garden, Planet Hollywood, Outback Steakhouse, Shoney’s, Taco Bell and Wendy’s are all found in the new compilation by Douglas. The website also offers a partial listing of specific famous restaurant recipes included in the downloadable and/or print version of ‘America’s Most Wanted Recipes.’

Depending on the dish, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact ingredients required to recreate it’s taste. While a large part of the dining craze is so popular due to convenience, another important factor is the unmistakable taste associated with certain restaurants and specific meals. Because the theme is to provide chefs and readers with the ability to produce such dishes in a reasonable time while saving money, ‘America’s Most Wanted Recipes’ is available in either a print or downloadable format.

According to the website, customers who purchase a copy of ‘America’s Most Wanted Recipes’ will also receive four free bonus gifts, which include lifetime access to a secret restaurant recipes archive, The Complete Library of Cooking 5-volume set consisting of 900 pages, a free copy of ‘America’s Most Wanted Low-Carb Recipes’ and ‘America’s Top 150 Drink Recipes.’ This recipe website also offers a free recipe of the day complete with nutritional information, a recipe archive and forum to every visitor.

Quick And Easy To Prepare Breakfast Recipes

Breakfast is believed the most significant meal of the day. Since you are nevertheless sleepy from a good night’s sleep, it is only proper that you ought to know some quick and easy recipes that you are able to produce in a few minutes.

If your children love milk, then provide them one thing by combining milk with some cereals and fruit. To do that, you pour cornflakes in the box and into the bowl. Add milk after which it slice into smaller pieces a banana or some strawberries after which it serve.

For adults, you’ll be able to substitute cereal with oatmeal which is quite healthy since it has been shown to lower your cholesterol. You can include with your bowl of oatmeal some fruits as perfectly which are likewise good for you.

You can’t have cereal or oatmeal everyday so why do not you try out one thing else like an omelet. You can find different ways to make it and the simplest a single is usually to cook 2 eggs and create margarine right into a frying pan. You can contribute flavor to it by also placing in a few sliced mushrooms, onion and sliced sausages.

As soon as the omelet begins to set, use a spatula to push the edges with the egg mixture in. Retain doing this right up until you can flip a single side on the omelet more than another a person after which it serve on the plate.

Have you ever wanted some bread for breakfast? Nicely you may by generating blueberry French toast. To achieve that, you’ll need some eggs, milk, lotion cheese, blueberries, vanilla and cinnamon.

Utilizing a blender, beat in concert the milk, cream cheese, and blueberries right up until smooth then reserved. Utilizing a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs then combine vanilla, and cinnamon. Whenever you are performed, combine the blueberry mixture.

The last thing to do previous to serving is to dip the bread inside batter, and fry in a pan or griddle until slightly browned.

Yet another all time favored is the waffle and if you would like to add some spice to it, really don’t just make any and opt for the German waffle.

The ingredients for the German waffle involve half a mug of butter, some sugar, egg yolk, milk, flour, baking powder, salt and gratings of lemon.

Now cream the butter and put the sugar right up until this turns into a lotion then put the egg yolks and beat thoroughly. Next, sift the flour, salt, and baking powder collectively and include this towards the creamed mixture interchanging with the milk. Create the lemon peel and mix thoroughly then prepare making use of a hot waffle iron and serve.

Pancakes anyone? Effectively experiment the French Jelly Pancake. If you know the way to produce pancakes, we can already skip forward and deal with it to the best part that is adding the jelly. You have to do this while it truly is nonetheless hot and spread this evenly to maintain it from spreading.

Following, dredge this with sugar and to make appear attractive, burn some lines around it using your toaster before serving.

Breakfast is significant and fortunately, there are a lot of excellent quick and easy recipes that you are able to serve whenever you rise up early in the day. As refreshments, continually serve it with a cup of coffee or tea for that grownups and milk or juice for the children.

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The Secret to Delicious Whey Protein Shake Recipes

When it comes to effective muscle-building protein supplements, whey goes to the top of the list. This type of protein is especially effective for post-workout supplementation, which is why it has become a staple for bodybuilders worldwide. One of the most common ways to supplement a workout with whey protein is by drinking whey protein shakes. If you are planning to start drinking these shakes for whatever purpose, you would do well to learn some of the most delicious and popular whey protein shake recipes.

But, before we tell you all about delicious whey protein shake recipes, you first have to understand that not all whey proteins are created equal. There are, in fact, three forms of whey protein – concentrate, isolate, and hydrolysates. Among these three forms, concentrate’s quality varies most of all. This means that the actual amount of protein in whey concentrate can vary greatly, depending on the process it underwent. This form of whey has a mild flavour that can easily be enhanced by adding flavours like vanilla and chocolate.

Master bodybuilders usually recommend whey isolate as the most bioactively available of all forms of whey protein. This form also contains the highest amount of actual whey protein at around 90% by weight. Hydrolysates are partially hydrogenated and are not really considered to be very healthy. It also contains a taste which most people find unpleasant, which is why it is not advisable for inclusion in whey protein shake recipes.

Now that you know the basics about the three forms of whey protein, you should be ready for some delicious whey protein shake recipes. Aside from being an effective post-workout supplement, whey protein shakes are also great meal alternatives for those looking to lose some excess weight. Some people simply take a whey protein shake powder and mix it with their favourite ingredients like coffee, fruits, or other goodies. For the more adventurous type, the peanut butter delight and banana-flavoured whey protein shake are very popular choices.

To make the peanut butter delight, simply combine the following ingredients in a blender: 12 ounces of low fat Milk, 2 scoops of whey protein powder, one tablespoon of peanut butter, one tablespoon of low fat whipping cream, and 4 ice cubes. Blend them together until thoroughly mixed. A banana-flavoured whey protein shake is just as easy to make. Combine 12 ounces of Milk, 2 scoops of whey protein powder, one banana, one tablespoon of low fat cream, and 4 ice cubes in a blender and then blend them into a delicious and frothy treat.
There are, however, some drawbacks to using even the most delicious whey protein shake recipes. First, whey protein is a no-no for vegans since it is of an animal origin. Second, some people experience digestion problems with whey protein. They may cause constipation or upset stomach if your digestive system is very sensitive. If any of these drawbacks apply to you, it may be best to supplement your workouts with soy protein instead. Otherwise, keep working on those delicious recipes and you should be on your way to a healthily gorgeous body.

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Cooking With Recipes From Restaurants

You may be astonished and surprised at all the sinfully wealthy and delicious meals and side dishes which can be out there, that are amazingly quick and easy to arrange. This means that you will not run the all too common crisis scenarios that you hear about and will still manage to get a amazing meal that is enjoyed by all.

The trick is in choosing a one of the recipes like meat dish and dressing it up with the more decadent side dishes. Incredibly rich side dishes which can be simple to prepare are greater in number than meat dishes that require little culinary effort. You should also keep in mind the audience for your special occasion. Sometimes a loved ones favorite makes the occasion seem much more special than an all out effort for chicken cordon bleu or veal Marsala. There is no point in going to an extreme effort to create a culinary masterpiece if it is going to be riddled with picky children proclaiming that they do not like this or that about your meal.

An additional terrific idea when it comes to cooking for special occasions is get those recipes from America’s favorite restaurants. You will be amaze how easy to make them at your own kitchen. Those dishes would be the base and with a little imagination, you can make them your own.Imagine the KFC Original Chicken Recipe or the Olive Garden Lasagna with own twist.

The event and to allow you more time to enjoy the event rather than dealing with the details of meal preparation. The best gift you can really give yourself when cooking for special occasions is the time necessary in order to enjoy these moments. This is not to say that there isnt some cooking that will need to be done.

Foods that can be prepared ahead of time and reheated just prior to serving are from time to time the best when it comes to cooking with recipes from restaurants. There are all kinds of appetizers, entrees, and desserts that will work perfectly in this particular instance. For exceptional moments I recommend that you get special yet easy to made restaurants recipes You can often find them by performing a simple Google search online just look for Recipes from restaurants or Kopycats recipes . The important thing is that you do not get so caught up in the idea of cooking for special occasions that you forget to actually enjoy the occasion.

Some of us do thrive in high anxiety scenarios. The key for those who prefer to do all the meal preparation when cooking for special occasions at the time of cooking is planning properly and allowing plenty of time for possible hiccups in the process. Mistakes occur when people feel rushed and hurried in their culinary efforts.

One more common mistake that is made when cooking for special occasions is cooking outside of your comfort zone. When you are preparing a challenging recipe it is best if you do this during a time when you are not going through the stress of potential visitors or insuring the best possible of circumstances. In other words, it is best to challenge your culinary talents when you do not have a vested interest in success.

Unique moments are a great time for friends and family. The hope is that you will have many special occasions and great moments with your loves ones throughout your life. Do not waste too much time and energy fretting through cooking for that times Instead, put all within your effort into enjoying those occasions. Get the “recipes from restaurants” and plan your next special occasions