5 Healthy Freezer Staples + 10 minute meal

Hello, we hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Ours was spent primarily at the pool, because this Houston heat is just crazy!

 

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Simple, Authentic Stir Fry Vegetables and Beef

Hello 2016, and welcome back! We took a little bit of time off to enjoy some extra time with loved ones, but we are back today with a tasty recipe that will be sure to start your New Year off right!

Stir Fry- collage

I travelled back to Arizona for Christmas and was lucky enough to be joined by my brother and his girlfriend who travelled from Shanghai, China. My brother, Eric, has lived in China for about 5 years now, and his girlfriend, Emily, was born and raised in China.

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Meatless Monday – Quinoa Fried Rice

The recent World Health Organization report about the carcinogenic effects of processed meats puts them in the same category as cigarettes- a pretty bold statement! There has long been a correlation with red meat and processed meats and colon cancer, but this new report directly classifies processed meat as carcinogenic as there is significant evidence that consumption causes colorectal cancer (1). How much is too much? According to the report,  “each 50 gram portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18%” (1). 50 grams may seem like a lot, though it converts to ~0.1 pound- equivalent to a couple of thinly sliced pieces of deli meat. The next question commonly asked, what is considered processed meat? Processed meat includes all meat that has been cured, smoked, salted or processed in any way- think hot dogs, sausage, beef jerky, ham, pepperoni etc.

For me, this report was a serious wake up call. My diet needs some improvement. Sure, I try to eat healthy most of the time, though I realized I do eat my fair share of processed meats. Wasn’t that chicken sausage and organic black forest ham healthy? Err….not so much.

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