Veggie Alternatives to French Fries

Who doesn't like fries? While there is nothing wrong with homemade french fries (made from potatoes), it is VERY easy to go overboard with the portions. That's why, we are going to give you some recipes so that you can make healthier alternatives- veggie fries! Asparagus fries- https://tasty.co/recipe/asparagus-fries Carrot fries- https://tasty.co/recipe/carrot-fries Zucchini fries- https://tasty.co/recipe/zucchini-fries Parsnip fries- https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/baked-parsnip-fries-with-rosemary-394689 Beet fries- https://www.holleygrainger.com/rosemary-be...
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Shepard's Pie with Sweet Potato

Shepard’s Pie is definitely a crowd pleaser, and it is also a perfect GOLO meal! Try this healthier take on it today! Sheppard’s Pie with Sweet Potato Makes 6 servings Each serving contains: 2 proteins, 1 carb, 1 veg, 1 fat Ingredients: 2 lbs. ground turkey Sea salt & black pepper (to taste) 1 tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. basil ½ tsp. oregano 1 cup onion, diced 2 cups kale, torn into small pieces 3 cups frozen mixed vegetables 3 medium sweet potatoes, baked or boiled 2 egg 4 tbsp. butter Directions: In a skillet, brown the ground turkey. Add all seasonings, stir...
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12 Reasons to Drink Warm Lemon Water in the Morning

Starting your morning with a cup of warm lemon water is a great start to your day, here’s why: Lemon is a great source of vitamin C, an essential nutrient that strengthens the body’s immune system. Lemons contain pectin fiber which is beneficial for colon health and also serves as a powerful antibacterial. It balances the pH levels in the body. It helps to flush out toxins. It aids digestion and encourages the production of bile. It is also a great source of citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. It helps reduce pain and inflammation in joints and knees as it d...
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What is Propylene Glycol?

If you have ever purchased packaged foods, then you have probably seen the words “Propylene Glycol” on the label. It is commonly found in drink mixes, salad dressings, soups, cake mix, icing, soft drinks, popcorn, food coloring, fast foods, bread, ice cream and some other dairy products. So, it’s in a lot of things – but what is it? Propylene glycol is a synthetic chemical. It is also the main ingredient in antifreeze. It is derived from petroleum and is colorless, odorless and has a sweet taste. It is used for its ability to keep a substance moist, maintain certain textures and in foo...
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Make Your Own Pickles

We get a lot of questions about pickles- what’s the verdict? The answer really depends on what the ingredients are. If they contain artificial ingredients such as dyes, then you would want to pass on those. But there are some with relatively clean ingredients. If you are an extreme pickle lover, there is also the option to make your own, so that you know exactly what is going into them! Ingredients: 6-7 fresh pickling cucumbers 2 garlic cloves, peeled 6 chili peppers, fresh or dried 3-4 sprigs fresh dill 2 Tbsp. dill seeds 1 Tbsp. pickling spice 3 cups bottled or boiled water, ...
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10 Ways To Use Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are tiny wonders! They contain protein, calcium, Omega-3s, and antioxidants and give you energy, support digestions and even aid in weight loss! Here are some interesting and creative ways to use them: Grind your chia seeds into a powder and use them as a thickener If you are vegan or just want to try an egg substitute, use 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds + 3 tablespoons of water per egg in a recipe that requires baking Use ground chia seeds instead of breadcrumbs to bind meatballs Add it to your Overnight Oats recipe – add 1-2 Tbsp to thicken Make homemade energy gel- a...
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Artificial Sweeteners: Not So Sweet

Artificial sweeteners are chemically derived and highly processed. Are you aware of what they do to the body? There are 6 FDA-approved artificial sweeteners- saccharin, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, sucralose, neotame, and advantame. These sweeteners can be up to 20,000 times sweeter than sugar. Studies have linked artificial sweeteners to overeating and weight gain. When you eat things that are sweet and have no calories, the brain gets tricked into thinking it should keep eating. There is also evidence suggesting a correlation between artificial sweeteners and the amygdala (the...
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Say No to Microwavable Popcorn

Who doesn’t love popcorn? Popcorn is an acceptable snack on GOLO with one condition – stay away from the microwave kind. You may be asking, “Why? That’s the easiest way to make it!” Maybe…but when you hear about the health consequences that may stem from it, you may change your mind. The first problem is the bag it comes in - it is lined with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). It can stay in the environment and in the human body for long periods of time. The Environmental Protection Agency lists PFOA as a carcinogen. The next problem is the contents. Popular brands have ingredients such...
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Dates as a Sugar Substitute

People are always on the hunt for a “healthy” sweetener. No such thing, right? Well, what if we told you that you could make a sweetener out of fruit? We’re talking about Raw Date Syrup! It’s also super easy to make! Ingredients • ½ cup water • ½ cup pitted dates (any kind) Directions • Pour the water into a bowl and add the dates • Cover and leave in refrigerator for at least 24 hours, stirring it throughout the process • The dates will dissolve into the water and turn into a syrup that can replace any type of syrup or liquid sweetener! You can even add a tsp. of vanilla, cinnamon o...
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Carbs Are Not The Enemy

Many people mention fear when it comes to consuming carbohydrates. These people cannot be blamed due to the hoards of information misinforming us about how bad carbs are and how they make us gain weight. GOLO’s President, a HNWP holistic nutrition wellness practitioner disagrees and says, “Carbohydrates are the only type of energy the brain uses. And, our body does not store carbohydrates. They are SO important! Now, are there good and bad carbs? Or carbs that are better for you than others? Absolutely. Have you ever gone on a ‘carb-free’ diet and lost weight? Probably, right? However, how...
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