Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers

Ingredients (serves 6) 6 large red bell peppers 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced ± 170 gram fresh spinach 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt ¾ cup uncooked couscous (about 2 cups cooked) ½ cup crumbled feta cheese Method Roast the bell peppers on a gas stove’s open flame, turning them…

Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken

Ingredients (serves 4) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon honey ¾ teaspoon salt, divided ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided Olive oil cooking spray ± 350 gram chicken fillets 50 gram plum tomatoes, halved, seeded, and quartered (about 6–8 tomatoes) ½ large seedless cucumber, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced…

Fight Diabetes with Knife & Fork

  Since diet and lifestyle are so important, here are 5 key recommendations to fight diabetes and pre-diabetes with a knife and fork: 1. Lose Some Excess Weight. Research suggests that even a modest weight loss (approximately 5- 7% of your body weight) can reduce the cell’s resistance to insulin so that glucose will be taken up by…

Difference between Meal Replacement and Protein Shakes

Meal Replacements and Protein Shakes Meal replacements and protein shakes can both support your body composition and athletic performance goals, although they do have significant differences in nutritional profile and benefits. While exact nutritional specifications differ between brands, many products share the same general characteristics, so choosing whether a protein shake or a meal replacement…

15 Ways to boost your metabolism to burn fat

1.    Don’t Diet The Manna Diet isn’t about eating less; it’s about eating more—more nutrient-dense food, to eliminate the empty calories and keep you satisfied all day. It is important to keep eating, because restricting food will slow down your metabolism. Starving yourself sends a signal to your body that says, “There is a famine…