Author: zeemart

Three Lesser-Known Benefits Of Eggs

Eggs go in and out of fashion. In the 1950s the UK’s Egg Marketing Board spent almost £12m on a successful campaign to get Brits to eat eggs for breakfast, but later fears about fat, cholesterol and food poisoning saw them drop out of favour again. But now, up-to-date science and better food safety mean you should definitely be eating them – not only because they contain loads of the nutrients your body needs, but also because of the effects they have on your mind, your mood and more. And whatever anyone tells you, don’t ditch the yolk: it...

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The Fastest Vegetarian Stir-Fry Recipe We’ve Ever Come Across

Cooking a healthy dinner from scratch doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the kitchen. In fact, it doesn’t even need to mean spending half an hour in there if you use this super-fast vegetarian stir-fry recipe from Waitrose which takes less than 15 minutes to make. A third of that time is spent chopping and assembling the various parts of the dish, so anyone who’s a wizard with a kitchen knife might be done in nearer to ten minutes than 15. Then it’s simply a case of chucking it all in the frying pan for a few minutes....

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This Healthy Chicken Recipe Is Set To Be The Star Of Your Summer

You know what’s really underrated? Marinating food, and marinating chicken especially. It takes only slightly more planning than usual and little extra work, but the payback for your tastebuds is massive. After your chicken’s spent a day sitting in fridge absorbing the myriad flavours of your marinade, it’s basically impossible to cook it in a way that isn’t delicious. Also when you whip out your marinated chicken at a dinner party in a manner reminiscent of a perfectly prepared Blue Peter presenter (try and say that five times quickly), people are going to be absolutely wowed. Convinced? Of course...

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Sort Out Your Snacking With This Peanut Butter Protein Balls Recipe

Supermarket shelves are rife with high-protein snacks these days, but while these can be a decent option in a pinch, there’s no need to subject yourself to the expense of shop-bought snacks because they’re absurdly easy to make yourself. This recipe is a great example of how little effort snack prep can be. Once you get to the directions bit you’ll see there are only two steps, and even then we’ve had to stretch it a bit because a one-step method just looks silly. Stick everything in a blender, let it set for a few hours. You’re done. A...

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High-Protein Snacks: Quick and Easy Protein Hits

When you start a new exercise regime, the first change you’re likely to make to your diet is to increase your protein intake to help your body repair and rebuild muscles. Most of your protein intake should come from your main meals, but eating snacks high in the stuff is a savvy move – not only because it will help you hit your daily targets but also because protein makes you feel fuller for longer. Biscuits might seem satisfying in the short term, but after half an hour you’ll be tempted to dip back into the pack for more,...

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