Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion and Garlic

bacon cabbage

 

Ingredients

6 slices bacon, chopped
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large head cabbage, cored and sliced
1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon paprika

 

Directions

Place the bacon in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until crispy, about 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion caramelizes; about 10 minutes. Immediately stir in the cabbage and continue to cook and stir another 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes more.




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Spinach, Basil, and Feta–Stuffed Chicken Rolls with Pignoli

Pignoli are another name for pine nuts, those small, white, oval-shaped nuts that are actually the edible seeds of pines and are in demand because of the popularity of pesto. Here they add just a touch of flavor, texture, and visual interest to these delicious fetastuffed chicken rolls, which boast a ton of nutrition from the spinach (iron, calcium, magnesium) and the kalamata olives (healthy plant chemicals called polyphenols). The lean chicken and feta cheese make this a high-protein dish.

Ingredients:
Olive oil cooking spray
6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
8 ounces (225 g) feta cheese, crumbled
4 cups (120 g) chopped baby spinach
1⁄4 cup (10 g) chopped fresh basil
1⁄4 cup (25 g) finely chopped pitted kalamata olives
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1⁄2 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper
1 can (14.5 ounces, or 406 g) diced tomatoes with garlic and basil, undrained
1⁄4 cup (34 g) toasted pine nuts

Preparation:
Lightly spray the insert of a slow cooker with olive oil and set aside.
Place each chicken breast between two sheets of waxed paper and use a
meat mallet to pound them to about 1⁄4-inch (6 mm) thickness; lay them out
flat. In a medium-size bowl, combine the feta, spinach, basil, olives, garlic, and olive oil and mix well.

Lightly and evenly sprinkle each chicken breast with salt and pepper.
Dividing the spinach and feta mixture by 6, spoon an equal measure onto
the wider end of each breast and roll it up. Lay the rolls close together, seam
sides down, in the slow cooker insert and pour the diced tomatoes evenly
over all. Cover and cook on high for about 4 hours, or on low for 5 to
6 hours, until the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with the pine nuts
to serve.




Tuna And Egg Salad

Minutes to Prepare: 30
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients
12 oz of tuna packed in water
4 hard boiled eggs
3 tbs of light mayonnaise
2 tbs of prepared yellow mustard
Dash of pepper

Salt may be added but there should be enough salt in the canned tuna.

Tip
Add celery and red onion for a healthy crunch!

Directions
Boil 4 eggs. Chop up hard boiled eggs into a mixing bowl. Mix eggs with all other ingredients.

Use on a bed of lettuce or a sandwich.
1 serving = 1/4 cup (enough for a sandwich)

Tuna & Egg Salad




Delicious, Luscious, Leanest Lamb Chops

Lamb is not only an excellent source of high quality protein, but it’s also a good source of iron and B vitamins. And lamb provides about 45 percent of the daily requirement for zinc, essential for growth, healing, and a healthy immune system. (Plus the zinc and iron found in lamb are easily absorbed by the body.) Half the fat in lamb is unsaturated, and most of that is monounsaturated — the same kind found in olive oil and so prominent in the Mediterranean diet. The loin chop is the leanest, and in this recipe, the slow cooker blends the flavors of the onion and fresh herbs beautifully with the rich taste of the meat. This dish also has a lovely finishing kick of balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients:
1 large yellow onion, sliced and separated into rings
2 tablespoons (30 ml) balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons (30 ml) chicken broth or water
1 tablespoon (14 g) unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon (11 g) Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon (1.7 g) minced fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 tablespoon (2.4 g) minced fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 ⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 ⁄2 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper
8 loin lamb chops
Fresh mint leaves, for garnish (optional)

Preparation:
Layer the onion rings in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour the vinegar, broth, and butter over all. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, garlic, rosemary, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Rub the mixture evenly over the lamb chops and lay the chops over the onions. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, until the lamb is cooked to the desired doneness. Remove the chops and stir the onions and juices before serving. Garnish with the mint, if using.




Chicken Pasta Salad

Elevate your mealtime with our delightful Chicken Pasta Salad. Bursting with flavors, this dish brings together tender chicken, al dente pasta, and crisp vegetables in perfect harmony. Whether it’s lunch, dinner, or a potluck gathering, this recipe is a surefire hit. Let’s explore the art of crafting this sensational dish!

Ingredients:

2 boneless chicken breasts

3/4 cup steak sauce

1 (12 ounce) package fussili or bowtie pasta

2 chicken bouillon cubes

1 medium Vidalia onion, diced

2 avocados, peeled and diced

1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

1 cup blue cheese or ranch salad dressing

Preparation:

Marinate chicken breasts in steak sauce for 15 to 60 minutes. Grill until done and chop into bite−size pieces. In a large pot of boiling water, add the bouillon cubes and cook pasta until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, pasta, onion, avocados and tomatoes. Add salad dressing, mix and refrigerate until chilled. Stir in additional salad dressing when ready to serve, if desired




Fast Food Calories

Fast Food Calories

Despite the many gimmicks, fad diets and seemingly infinite sources of bad information, the single biggest factor in weight control is calories. More specifically, the relationship between how many calories your body burns per day and how many calories you consume (as in eat or drink) per day. What I mean is…

Consuming more calories than you burn = weight gain
Burning more calories than you consume = weight loss
Consuming and burning the same number of calories = weight maintenance

So, if you currently have weight to lose or just want to prevent yourself from ever having weight to lose, the most important and all around useful thing you can do diet-wise is pay attention to your calorie intake.

The thing is, one of the most common food choices for the average person is fast food. That’s a fact. And, as if this is going to be a shock to anyone on the planet, fast food is one of the worst high calorie offenders. That’s another fact. The combination of these two facts is… well… not-so-good.

Now, while I can’t stop fast food restaurants from selling foods that are laughably high in calories, and I certainly can’t stop people from eating fast food (it’s convenient, cheap and yummy, I know), what I can attempt to do is assist in the making of better choices. Or, in this case, prevent the making of the worst ones.

To do this, I went through the nutrition facts of literally every single item from the menus of 25 popular fast food restaurants (full list of included restaurants can be found at the end of this) to put together a list of what ended up being the 272 Fast Food Items Highest In Calories. Here we go…

Fast Food Items With 1000+ Calories

  1. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Louisville region)

    Calories: 1680

  2. Nathan’s Fish N Chips

    Calories: 1537

  3. Carl’s Jr. Double Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1520

  4. Hardee’s Monster Thickburger

    Calories: 1420

  5. Dairy Queen Large Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

    Calories: 1320

  6. Hardee’s Double Bacon Cheese Thickburger

    Calories: 1300

  7. Dairy Queen Large Chocolate Malt

    Calories: 1300

  8. Nathan’s Chicken Tender Platter

    Calories: 1300

  9. Jack In The Box OREO Cookie Ice Cream Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1290

  10. Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Basket (6 piece)

    Calories: 1270

  11. Hardee’s Double Thickburger

    Calories: 1250

  12. Burger King TRIPLE WHOPPER Sandwich With Cheese

    Calories: 1230

  13. Jack In The Box Chocolate Ice Cream Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1230

  14. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (New Jersey region)

    Calories: 1230

  15. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Breaded Pork Chop

    Calories: 1220

  16. Jack In The Box Strawberry Ice Cream Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1220

  17. Jack In The Box Egg Nog Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1210

  18. Nathan’s FRENCH FRIES (SUPER SIZE)

    Calories: 1188

  19. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (New Jersey region)

    Calories: 1180

  20. Del Taco Macho Beef Burrito

    Calories: 1170

  21. McDonald’s Chocolate Triple Thick Shake (32oz)

    Calories: 1160

  22. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Country Steak

    Calories: 1150

  23. McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast (Large Size Biscuit) w/o Syrup & Margarine

    Calories: 1140

  24. Carl’s Jr. Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1140

  25. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Chicken

    Calories: 1140

  26. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 1140

  27. Burger King TRIPLE WHOPPER Sandwich

    Calories: 1130

  28. White Castle Chicken Rings (20)

    Calories: 1130

  29. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 1130

  30. Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1130

  31. Dairy Queen Large Chocolate Shake

    Calories: 1130

  32. Jack In The Box Bacon ‘n’ Cheese Ciabatta Burger

    Calories: 1120

  33. Jack In The Box Sirloin Bacon ‘n’ Cheese Burger

    Calories: 1120

  34. McDonald’s Vanilla Triple Thick Shake (32oz)

    Calories: 1110

  35. McDonald’s Strawberry Triple Thick Shake (32oz)

    Calories: 1110

  36. Del Taco Macho Nachos

    Calories: 1100

  37. Jack In The Box Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger

    Calories: 1090

  38. White Castle Fish Nibblers – Sack

    Calories: 1090

  39. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Large (Minneapolis region)

    Calories: 1090

  40. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (Nashville region)

    Calories: 1090

  41. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Nashville region)

    Calories: 1090

  42. McDonald’s Deluxe Breakfast (Reg. Size Biscuit) w/o Syrup & Margarine

    Calories: 1070

  43. Jack In The Box Sirloin Cheese Burger

    Calories: 1070

  44. Carl’s Jr. Bacon Cheese Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1070

  45. Hardee’s Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1060

  46. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Sausage

    Calories: 1060

  47. Del Taco Macho Combo Burrito

    Calories: 1050

  48. Jack In The Box Vanilla Ice Cream Shake (24oz)

    Calories: 1050

  49. Dairy Queen Large Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard

    Calories: 1050

  50. Del Taco Macho Bacon & Egg Burrito

    Calories: 1030

  51. Dairy Queen FlameThrower GrillBurger (1/2lb)

    Calories: 1030

  52. Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Basket (4 piece)

    Calories: 1030

  53. Dairy Queen Medium Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

    Calories: 1030

  54. Hardee’s Grilled Sourdough Thickburger

    Calories: 1030

  55. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (New York region)

    Calories: 1020

  56. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Large (Columbus & Detroit regions)

    Calories: 1010

  57. Jack In The Box Ultimate Cheeseburger

    Calories: 1010

  58. Sonic Peanut Butter Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 1010

  59. Carl’s Jr. Original Six Dollar Burger

    Calories: 1010

  60. Burger King BK Quad Stacker

    Calories: 1000

  61. Arby’s Meatball Toasted Sub

    Calories: 1000

  62. Dairy Queen Large Oreo Cookies Blizzard

    Calories: 1000

  63. Boston Market Boston Sirloin Dip Carver

    Calories: 1000

Fast Food Items With 900-999 Calories

  1. Burger King DOUBLE WHOPPER Sandwich with Cheese

    Calories: 990

  2. Sonic Chocolate Cream Pie Shake – Large (20 oz)

    Calories: 990

  3. Dairy Queen Large Strawberry CheeseQuake Blizzard

    Calories: 990

  4. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (New York region)

    Calories: 990

  5. Wendy’s Triple w/Everything and Cheese

    Calories: 980

  6. Sonic Super Sonic Cheeseburger (with mayo)

    Calories: 980

  7. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Bacon

    Calories: 980

  8. White Castle Onion Chips – Sack

    Calories: 980

  9. Carl’s Jr. Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger

    Calories: 970

  10. Hardee’s Big Country Breakfast Platter – Country Ham

    Calories: 970

  11. Arby’s Sausage Gravy Biscuit

    Calories: 961

  12. Burger King OREO Sundae Shake – Chocolate – Medium

    Calories: 960

  13. Burger King Chocolate Milk Shake – Large

    Calories: 950

  14. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (St Louis region)

    Calories: 950

  15. Jack In The Box Sourdough Ultimate Cheeseburger

    Calories: 950

  16. Nathan’s Chicken Breast Platter

    Calories: 943

  17. Boston Market Boston Meatloaf Carver

    Calories: 940

  18. Sonic FRITOS Chili Pie

    Calories: 940

  19. Sonic Peanut Butter Fudge Shake-Large (20oz)

    Calories: 940

  20. Burger King OREO Sundae Shake – Strawberry – Medium

    Calories: 940

  21. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (Minneapolis region)

    Calories: 940

  22. Carl’s Jr. Super Star (with cheese)

    Calories: 930

  23. Del Taco Macho Chicken Burrito

    Calories: 930

  24. Burger King Strawberry Milk Shake – Large

    Calories: 930

  25. Sonic Chicken Strip Dinner (4)

    Calories: 930

  26. Sonic Strawberry Cream Pie Shake – Large (20 oz)

    Calories: 930

  27. Hardee’s Thickburger

    Calories: 910

  28. Hardee’s Bacon Cheese Thickburger

    Calories: 910

  29. Jack In The Box OREO Cookie Ice Cream Shake – 16oz

    Calories: 910

  30. Burger King DOUBLE WHOPPER Sandwich

    Calories: 900

  31. Sonic Super Sonic Cheeseburger (with ketchup)

    Calories: 900

  32. Sonic M&M’s Sonic Blast – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 900

  33. Dairy Queen Medium Chocolate Malt

    Calories: 900

Fast Food Items With 800-899 Calories

  1. Sonic Super Sonic Cheeseburger (with mustard)

    Calories: 890

  2. Sonic Super Sonic Jalapeno Cheeseburger

    Calories: 890

  3. Pizza Hut Meat Lover’s 6″ Personal Pan Pizza (whole pizza)

    Calories: 890

  4. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Columbus & Detroit regions)

    Calories: 890

  5. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (New Jersey region)

    Calories: 890

  6. Jack In The Box Strawberry Ice Cream Shake (16oz)

    Calories: 880

  7. Jack In The Box Chocolate Ice Cream Shake (16oz)

    Calories: 880

  8. KFC Chicken and Biscuit Bowl

    Calories: 870

  9. Sonic Butterfinger Sonic Blast – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 870

  10. Sonic Hot Fudge Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 870

  11. Jack In The Box Egg Nog Shake (16oz)

    Calories: 870

  12. Jack In The Box Single Bacon n’ Cheese Ciabatta Burger

    Calories: 870

  13. Nathan’s SUPER BURGER

    Calories: 863

  14. Subway Double Meatball Marinara

    Calories: 860

  15. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (Nashville region)

    Calories: 860

  16. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Large (Columbus & Detroit regions)

    Calories: 860

  17. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Medium (New Jersey region)

    Calories: 860

  18. Sonic Banana Cream Pie Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 860

  19. Nathan’s BURGER WITH CHEESE

    Calories: 850

  20. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Indianapolis region)

    Calories: 850

  21. Sonic Coconut Cream Pie Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 850

  22. Arby’s Mozzarella Sticks – Large (8)

    Calories: 849

  23. Arby’s Chicken Parmesan Toasted Sub

    Calories: 843

  24. Taco Bell Fiesta Taco Salad

    Calories: 840

  25. White Castle Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (10)

    Calories: 840

  26. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Medium (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 840

  27. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Large (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 840

  28. Dairy Queen Mocha MooLatte (24oz)

    Calories: 840

  29. Dairy Queen Caramel MooLatte (24oz)

    Calories: 840

  30. Sonic Chocolate Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 840

  31. Sonic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Sonic Blast – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 840

  32. Arby’s Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Sandwich

    Calories: 834

  33. Wendy’s Baconator

    Calories: 830

  34. Carl’s Jr. Philly Cheesesteak Burger

    Calories: 830

  35. Carl’s Jr. Breakfast Burger

    Calories: 830

  36. Jack In The Box Fish & Chips (Large)

    Calories: 830

  37. Subway 8″ Pizza (Sausage)

    Calories: 830

  38. Burger King OREO Sundae Shake – Vanilla – Medium

    Calories: 830

  39. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Large (Chicago region)

    Calories: 830

  40. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (Cincinnati region)

    Calories: 830

  41. Arby’s Classic Italian Toasted Sub

    Calories: 828

  42. Arby’s Onion Petals – Large

    Calories: 828

  43. Dairy Queen GrillBurger with Cheese (1/2lb)

    Calories: 820

  44. Carl’s Jr. Loaded Breakfast Burrito

    Calories: 820

  45. Burger King Vanilla Milk Shake – Large

    Calories: 820

  46. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Large (Chicago region)

    Calories: 820

  47. Del Taco Shredded Beef Combo Burrito

    Calories: 815

  48. Sonic Chocolate Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 810

  49. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (Louisville region)

    Calories: 810

  50. Dairy Queen Large Banana Split Blizzard

    Calories: 810

  51. Burger King BK Triple Stacker

    Calories: 800

  52. Dunkin Donuts Sausage Egg Cheese Biscuit Sandwich

    Calories: 800

  53. Hardee’s Big Chicken Fillet Sandwich

    Calories: 800

  54. A&W Original Bacon Double Cheeseburger

    Calories: 800

  55. Taco Bell Chicken Fiesta Taco Salad

    Calories: 800

Fast Food Items With 700-799 Calories

  1. Burger King TENDERCRISP Chicken Sandwich

    Calories: 790

  2. McDonald’s Big Breakfast (Large Size Biscuit)

    Calories: 790

  3. Subway 8″ Pizza (Pepperoni)

    Calories: 790

  4. Jack In The Box Vanilla Ice Cream Shake – 16oz

    Calories: 790

  5. Jack In The Box Sirloin Steak & Egg Burrito (no salsa)

    Calories: 790

  6. Jack In The Box Sirloin Steak & Egg Burrito with Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

    Calories: 790

  7. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Medium (Minneapolis region)

    Calories: 790

  8. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Medium (Nashville region)

    Calories: 790

  9. White Castle Homestyle Onion Rings – Sack

    Calories: 790

  10. Sonic Oreo Sonic Blast – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 790

  11. Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Cookies & Cream)

    Calories: 790

  12. Dairy Queen Medium Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard

    Calories: 790

  13. Carl’s Jr. OREO Cookie Malt

    Calories: 790

  14. Nathan’s CHEESESTEAK (SUPREME)

    Calories: 786

  15. Del Taco Shredded Beef Breakfast Burrito

    Calories: 785

  16. Del Taco Deluxe Taco Salad

    Calories: 780

  17. Hardee’s Loaded Breakfast Burrito

    Calories: 780

  18. Hardee’s Chocolate Malt (Hand-Dipped)

    Calories: 780

  19. Sonic Strawberry Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 780

  20. Sonic Bacon Cheeseburger

    Calories: 780

  21. Sonic Java Chiller, Chocolate/Caramel (20oz)

    Calories: 780

  22. Dairy Queen DQ Ultimate Burger

    Calories: 780

  23. Dairy Queen FlameThrower GrillBurger (1/4lb)

    Calories: 780

  24. Dairy Queen Medium Chocolate Shake

    Calories: 780

  25. Carl’s Jr. Vanilla Malt

    Calories: 780

  26. Carl’s Jr. Chocolate Malt

    Calories: 780

  27. Boston Market Pastry Top Chicken Pot Pie

    Calories: 780

  28. Arby’s Ultimate BLT Sandwich

    Calories: 779

  29. Arby’s Roast Beef & Swiss Sandwich

    Calories: 777

  30. Hardee’s Strawberry Malt (Hand-Dipped)

    Calories: 775

  31. KFC Chicken Pot Pie

    Calories: 770

  32. Hardee’s Loaded Biscuit ‘N’ Gravy Breakfast Bowl

    Calories: 770

  33. Hardee’s Vanilla Malt (Hand-Dipped)

    Calories: 770

  34. Jack In The Box Sirloin Steak ‘n’ Cheddar Ciabatta

    Calories: 770

  35. Taco Bell Nachos BellGrande

    Calories: 770

  36. Dairy Queen French Vanilla MooLatte (24oz)

    Calories: 770

  37. McDonald’s Chocolate Triple Thick Shake (21oz)

    Calories: 770

  38. Carl’s Jr. Strawberry Malt

    Calories: 770

  39. Boston Market Boston Turkey Carver

    Calories: 770

  40. Boston Market Boston Turkey Dip Carver

    Calories: 770

  41. Arby’s Chicken Salad w/ Pecans Sandwich

    Calories: 769

  42. Burger King WHOPPER Sandwich with Cheese

    Calories: 760

  43. Sonic Pineapple Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 760

  44. Sonic Java Chiller, Caramel (20oz)

    Calories: 760

  45. Sonic Java Chiller, Chocolate (20oz)

    Calories: 760

  46. Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Chocolate)

    Calories: 760

  47. Dunkin Donuts Pastrami Supreme Sandwich

    Calories: 760

  48. Nathan’s FRENCH FRIES (LARGE)

    Calories: 758

  49. Jack In The Box Chipotle Chicken Ciabatta with Spicy Crispy Chicken

    Calories: 750

  50. Jack In The Box Sampler Trio

    Calories: 750

  51. Sonic Java Chiller, Caramel/Hazelnut (20oz)

    Calories: 750

  52. Sonic Java Chiller, Hazelnut (20oz)

    Calories: 750

  53. Sonic Strawberry Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 750

  54. Sonic Java Chiller, Chocolate/Hazelnut (20oz)

    Calories: 750

  55. Subway Footlong Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki

    Calories: 750

  56. Nathan’s ONION RINGS (LARGE)

    Calories: 744

  57. Nathan’s CHEESESTEAK (ORIGINAL)

    Calories: 740

  58. KFC Famous Bowls (Mashed Potato with Gravy)

    Calories: 740

  59. McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese

    Calories: 740

  60. McDonald’s Strawberry Triple Thick Shake (21oz)

    Calories: 740

  61. McDonald’s Vanilla Triple Thick Shake (21oz)

    Calories: 740

  62. White Castle Chocolate Shake – Medium (New York region)

    Calories: 740

  63. Subway 8″ Pizza (Cheese & Veggies)

    Calories: 740

  64. Dairy Queen Brownie Earthquake

    Calories: 740

  65. A&W Reese’s Polar Swirl (medium)

    Calories: 740

  66. Jack In The Box Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit

    Calories: 740

  67. Sonic Chicken Club Toaster Sandwich

    Calories: 740

  68. Del Taco Deluxe Chicken Salad

    Calories: 740

  69. Arby’s Philly Beef Toasted Sub

    Calories: 739

  70. Burger King Enormous Omelet Sandwich

    Calories: 730

  71. Chick-Fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake (Strawberry)

    Calories: 730

  72. White Castle Strawberry Shake – Medium (Columbus & Detroit regions)

    Calories: 730

  73. Sonic Pineapple Shake – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 730

  74. Dairy Queen Large French Fries

    Calories: 730

  75. Dairy Queen DQ Homestyle Bacon Double Cheeseburger

    Calories: 730

  76. Dairy Queen Medium Strawberry CheeseQuake Blizzard

    Calories: 730

  77. Arby’s Roast Turkey & Swiss Sandwich

    Calories: 725

  78. Nathan’s Chicken Tender Sandwich

    Calories: 724

  79. McDonald’s Big Breakfast (Regular Size Biscuit)

    Calories: 720

  80. Hardee’s Mushroom ‘N’ Swiss Thickburger

    Calories: 720

  81. Dunkin Donuts Tropical Fruit Smoothie (Large)

    Calories: 720

  82. White Castle Vanilla Shake – Medium (New York region)

    Calories: 720

  83. Dairy Queen Small Choc. Chip Cookie Dough Blizzard

    Calories: 720

  84. A&W Papa Burger

    Calories: 720

  85. A&W Original Double Cheeseburger

    Calories: 720

  86. A&W Vanilla Milkshake (medium)

    Calories: 720

  87. Jack In The Box Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges

    Calories: 720

  88. Sonic Cheeseburger (with mayo)

    Calories: 720

  89. Sonic Dixie cheeseburger

    Calories: 720

  90. Sonic Tater Tots w/chili & cheese (SONIC Size)

    Calories: 720

  91. Carl’s Jr. Jalapeno Burger

    Calories: 720

  92. Carl’s Jr. Bacon Swiss Crispy Chicken Sandwich

    Calories: 720

  93. Carl’s Jr. OREO Cookie Shake

    Calories: 720

  94. Subway Double Chicken Bacon Ranch

    Calories: 710

  95. Hardee’s Monster Biscuit

    Calories: 710

  96. Hardee’s Vanilla Shake (Hand-Dipped) (regular)

    Calories: 710

  97. A&W M&M Polar Swirl (medium)

    Calories: 710

  98. Jack In The Box Sourdough Jack

    Calories: 710

  99. Pizza Hut Supreme 6″ Personal Pan Pizza (whole pizza)

    Calories: 710

  100. Del Taco Deluxe Chili Cheese Fries

    Calories: 710

  101. Sonic Banana Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 710

  102. Jack In The Box Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich

    Calories: 710

  103. Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait

    Calories: 710

  104. Dairy Queen Cappuccino MooLatte (24oz)

    Calories: 710

  105. Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger

    Calories: 710

  106. Carl’s Jr. Chicken Breast Strips (5 pieces)

    Calories: 710

  107. Carl’s Jr. Vanilla Shake

    Calories: 710

  108. Carl’s Jr. Chocolate Shake

    Calories: 710

  109. Arby’s Loaded Potato Bites – Large (10)

    Calories: 707

  110. Nathan’s BACON CHEESEBURGER

    Calories: 706

  111. Arby’s Roast Ham & Swiss Sandwich

    Calories: 705

  112. Wendy’s Double w/Everything and Cheese

    Calories: 700

  113. Arby’s Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Wrap

    Calories: 700

  114. Hardee’s Chocolate Shake (Hand-Dipped) (regular)

    Calories: 700

  115. Hardee’s Strawberry Shake (Hand-Dipped) (regular)

    Calories: 700

  116. A&W Chocolate Milkshake (medium)

    Calories: 700

  117. Jack In The Box Jack’s Spicy Chicken with Cheese

    Calories: 700

  118. White Castle French Fries – Sack

    Calories: 700

  119. Sonic Vanilla Malt – Large (20oz)

    Calories: 700

  120. Carl’s Jr. Strawberry Shake

    Calories: 700

  121. Boston Market Boston Chicken Carver

    Calories: 700

NOTE: The above list includes every single fast food item (from the 25 restaurants I looked at) that contained 700 or more calories per serving. I decided on using 700 as the calorie cut off point for this list for a few reasons, the main one being that in my opinion, 700+ calories per ITEM (not per entire meal, but just in one item of that meal) really represents the worst of the worst in terms of calories.

Obviously this doesn’t mean that a 699 calorie (or lower) item can’t negatively affect your weight, it just means that for the purpose of showing the worst fast food items based solely on calories, I ended it at 700.

Fast Food Restaurant Appearances On This List

Here is the full list of restaurants included in the above list along with the total number of times an item from that restaurant appeared:

  • White Castle: 36
  • Sonic: 36
  • Jack in the Box: 28
  • Dairy Queen: 27
  • Hardee’s: 24
  • Carl’s Jr.: 22
  • Burger King: 15
  • Arby’s: 15
  • McDonald’s: 11
  • Nathans: 12
  • Del Taco: 10
  • A&W: 7
  • Boston Market: 6
  • Subway: 6
  • KFC: 3
  • Wendy’s: 3
  • Taco Bell: 3
  • Chick-Fil-A: 3
  • Dunkin Donuts: 3
  • Pizza Hut: 2
  • Popeyes: 0
  • Little Caesars: 0
  • Papa John’s: 0
  • Domino’s Pizza: 0
  • In-N-Out Burger: 0

The “Real” Top 3 Highest Calorie Items

When putting this whole thing together, I came across 3 specific foods that I ended up omitting from the above list despite them being INSANELY high in calories. My reasoning behind this is that, to the best of my knowledge, these were not normal 1 serving items. I tried to find descriptions or pictures or really any information of any kind about them, but I didn’t come up with anything. So, rather than include them on a list they would unfairly be on (if my guess is indeed correct and they are not normal 1 serving items), I decided to leave them off.

The thing is though, these 3 foods would have been numbers 1, 2 and 3 on the list. For that reason, and for the pure hilarity that is their calorie content, here is the “real” top 3: (If you happen to know anything more about any of these foods, please let me know.)

  1. Nathan’s Seafood Sampler

    Calories: 3378

  2. Arby’s Pecan Sticky Bun (4 Pack)

    Calories: 2751

  3. Nathan’s Shrimp N Chips

    Calories: 2051

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The FAQ

How many calories should we eat per day?

The answer to this question and most of your other calorie and weight control related questions are already answered in the appropriately named Guide To Calories And Weight Control. Check it out.

You do realize that you can eat a high calorie food at a non-fast food restaurant or even just at home cooking for yourself. Why single out fast food?

Because fast food is the easiest, most convenient and all around most common way the average person eats too many calories. No where else can you get a 3000 calorie meal for under $15 without even getting out of your car. This is just the reality of the typical diet and that’s why singling out fast food is not only justified, but it also means a list like this can serve as a useful resource for a larger number of people.

And, not to mention, I don’t have the menu or nutrition facts for every single food someone may or may not prepare for themselves at home or order in some restaurant I never heard of. If I did, I’d just as soon put together a similar list.

When was this list put together, and is all the information still current?

This list was compiled in November 2007. While I doubt any of this information will change significantly any time soon (seriously, a 1500 calorie food won’t suddenly become a 300 calorie food), there is always a possibility that something might have changed to some degree at some point after this was done. So, to be 100% sure that the nutritional information you see is still current, I’d recommend checking out the web site of each fast food restaurant.

Where did you get all of this nutrition information from?

All of the nutritional content (calories) used in creating the above list was taken directly from the official web site of each fast food restaurant.




Simplest High-Fiber Beefy Tacos

This is how real, healthy beefy tacos was meant to taste!

Ingredients:

1 pound (454 g) leanest ground beef
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 serrano chiles, seeded and finely chopped
1 can (16 ounces, or 454 g) highest-quality vegetarian refried beans
1 cup (115 g) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 jar (16 ounces, or 454 g) high-quality salsa
12 small sprouted corn tortillas
2 heirloom tomatoes, chopped
2 cups (110 g) shredded lettuce
1⁄3 cup (77 g) low-fat sour cream (or use plain Greek yogurt with a squirt of lime juice for fewer calories)
1⁄3 cup (5 g) chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation:

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine the beef and onion and cook until no pink remains, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute. Drain any excess oils and transfer the contents to a slow cooker.
Stir in the chiles, refried beans, cheese, and salsa. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or on low for 5 to 6 hours, until the mixture is cooked through and bubbling. Stir and serve over the warmed tortillas with the tomato, lettuce, and a dollop of sour cream, and garnished generously with the cilantro.




Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Thick and chewy chocolate cookies are stuffed with a peanut butter filling. These Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies are rich, decadent, and dangerously addicting!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chips for topping

Instructions:

  • Begin by making the peanut butter filling. In a medium size bowl, mix together the peanut butter and powdered sugar until combined. Roll into 12-tablespoon size balls (about 3/4 oz or 22 g each). Set aside.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to a bowl and whisk them together.
  • Use a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer to beat the butter and both sugars together until creamy and pale. Then, mix in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat well to combine.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and beat until a dough forms.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out 12 portions of chocolate cookie dough (about 1 3/4 oz or 50 g). Flatten a chocolate dough ball and add a peanut butter ball to the center. Shape the chocolate dough over the peanut butter filling, covering it completely and roll it into a ball. Continue until all of the cookies are shaped.
  • Place the shaped cookies onto a lined pan and chill them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • While the cookies are chilling, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Arrange 4 chilled cookie dough balls onto your prepared baking sheet and gently press down your fingers to slightly flatten the tops. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • Transfer baked cookies to a wire rack. Top warm cookies with chocolate chips and enjoy!



Keto Diet Explained: How Ketosis Ignites Fat Burning and Benefits Your Health

The Keto diet, short for Ketogenic, is a dietary approach that promotes a state of ketosis, where the body shifts from using carbohydrates as its primary energy source to using fats. Here’s a breakdown of how it works:

Reduce Carbohydrate Intake: The Keto diet involves significantly cutting down on carbohydrate consumption. Carbs are typically broken down into glucose, which is the body’s primary energy source. By reducing carbs, the body seeks an alternative fuel source.

Increase Healthy Fat Intake: To compensate for the reduced carbohydrates, the Keto diet encourages higher consumption of healthy fats like avocados, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, olive oil, and fatty fish. These fats become the primary fuel for the body during ketosis.

Produce Ketones: When carbs are limited and fats are increased, the liver converts fatty acids into ketones. These ketones can serve as an alternative energy source for the brain and other tissues.

Achieve Ketosis: Ketosis is the metabolic state when the body primarily burns fat for fuel instead of glucose. It typically occurs when daily carbohydrate intake is around 50 grams or less. Entering ketosis may take a few days to a week, depending on metabolism and activity level.

Moderate Protein Intake: Controlling protein intake is vital as excessive protein consumption may lead to gluconeogenesis, where the body converts excess protein into glucose, potentially disrupting ketosis.

Benefits: The Keto diet is popular for weight loss as it promotes increased fat burning. Some studies suggest potential benefits for blood sugar control and certain neurological conditions, though more research is required.

Potential Drawbacks: Before starting any significant dietary change like Keto, it’s crucial to consult a healthcare professional. Some individuals may experience the “Keto flu” during adaptation, causing symptoms like fatigue and headaches. Long-term maintenance may be challenging due to restricted food groups, which may cause nutritional imbalances if not managed carefully.

Remember, each person’s body responds differently to diets, and it’s essential to listen to your body and seek professional advice before making significant dietary changes.




Blueberry Lemonade You’ll Drink All Summer

Use fresh or frozen thawed blueberries in this easy, refreshing blueberry lemonade.
I used 2/3 cup of sugar in this recipe, but you can play with the sugar amount. As you blend, start with 1/2 cup and work up if it isn’t sweet enough.
Add a sprig of fresh mint or simply garnish with a few lemon slices.

Ingredients
– 2 1/2 cups water
– 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, or use frozen thawed blueberries
– 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
– 2/3 cup sugar (or use a little less or a little more, to taste)
– lemon slices for garnish
– mint sprigs, optional

Preparation
Put the water, blueberries, lemon juice, and sugar in the blender. Blend until smooth.
Pour the juice through a fine mesh sieve into a pitcher.
Serve over ice with a straw, garnished with lemon slices and mint sprigs, if desired.

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The Most Amazing Cakes You Have Ever Seen

The annual cake contest called Threadcakes is held on the Internet since 2007, where participants present their amazing cakes. It is worth mentioning, that both professionals and amateurs are taking part in this competition. The most important rule of the contest is that 2D or 3D cakes should be as edible as possible, allowing for only minimal non-edible supports to be used when constructing amazing 3D cakes. Take a look at these jaw-dropping cakes that took part in the competition!

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Super Foods For Fat Loss

If you’re on a mission to shed pounds and achieve a healthier lifestyle, look no further! This article reveals the powerful impact of super foods on fat loss. From oats to avocado, broccoli to dark chocolate – these natural wonders will support your journey.
Discover the science behind each food and practical tips to incorporate them into your meals. Start your transformative weight loss journey today!

1. Oats
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Oats are well known in the whole world for fat loss, due to its benefits. It has very low calories, high is fiber. Oats absorb water or milk very quickly and help you to stay full tummy for a longer time. Some studies shows that by including oats in diet on daily basis helps keep you away obesity and overweight.
Due to high in fiber called beta-gulcan eats enhance our defense of immune system. it speeds up the reaction of our immune system to any infection. Also kill the bacteria and more quickly heals the infection.

2. Avocado
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Avocado is most essential food you want to incorporate in your diet if you want to lose some extra pound. Fat lose is actually happen when you eat less calories and burn more. This creamy fruit is full of healthy fat; fiber and protein keep your hunger quiet for long time.
Avocado having very low sugar about 1 gram per serving. High in monounsaturated “heart healthy” fatty acid makes this fruit great choose in weight loss. Lots of vitamins and minerals like vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B5, B6, vitamin E. Also it has more potassium than bananas. Antioxidants also make this fruit awesome itself.

3. Broccoli
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This green cabbage looking vegetable is great choice in weight loss and fat loss. it is rich in fiber and also low in calorie. it keeps control on your hunger.  Broccoli is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals (Vitamins A, C, K and calcium) and low in fat, which makes it best choice.
One cup of Broccoli has just about 40 calories. As we all know Vitamin C is great for antioxidants which prevents skin aging. So, eating Broccoli is very beneficial.

4. Brown Rice
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Every diet expert recommends brown rice in weight loss diet plan. Of-course not because of it’s color, instead because of its nutritional value and benefits. It will help you in weight loss due to its density you eat less and feel full. It is too rich in fiber which aids in good digestion. One cups of brown rice contains about 3 gram of fiber.
it also helps reduce insulin spikes and stabilize the sugar level. So, Brown rice is definitely very beneficial for diabetics on a diet.  Integrate brown rice in your diet and experience its benefits in weight loss.

5. Wine
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Everyone thinks if we are on diet or want to lose weight than we cannot have any alcohol. Good News is that you can have Red Wine while on weight loss diet. O yeah, you read it Right. Red Wine in the dinner helps you keep yourself away from midnight snacks.
Wine can help diabetic patient and improve your sex drive. Antioxidant found in grape skin, stops fat storage. Studies shows that moderate wine drinker are with narrow waist line than other liquor drinker.
But if you don’t like red wine, there’s no need to start.  Physical activity and whole-foods based diet that’s both high in fiber and low in added sugars can promote cardiovascular health and help you lose weight.

6. Apple
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This is no surprise for anyone that apple is very beneficial for us. But what you didn’t know is apple is awesome in weight loss too. Study in food chemistry shows that apple encourage the good bacteria in our gut which helps us in weight loss.
Aim to eat up to two to three with skin, but don’t cook it for apple pie or something else. Cooking will destroy polyphenols found in apple. Apple also helps you in supercharge your metabolism. Apple is full of fiber and polyphenols which remain undigested until they are fermented in the colon. Apple also has ability to limit the absorption of Fat in body. So, an apple before a meal will lead to limit the amount of fat absorption. Apple boost your immune system due it is rich source of vitamin C.

7. Flax Seeds
Foods For Fat Loss
If you want to lose that big waist line than you just cannot ignore the flax seeds. O yeah, those weird looking seeds are very beneficial for losing weight. Flax Seeds are high in Omega 3 Fatty Acid. Simply Sprinkle of flax seeds on salads, yogurt, soups will make it healthier than ever and make you feel full also  satisfied for longer.
Flax seeds are rich source of many vitamins and minerals along with fibers. Actually it is one of the most fiber-rich foods on the planet. Also Flax seeds improve eye sight, brain performance and skin & hair appearance. If you cannot eat this little friend than flax seed oil would be great for you.

8. Spinach
Foods For Fat Loss
Spinach always reminds of Mr. Poppey The Sailor Man. Even cartoon eats spinach for energy and power. Just kidding
But Really Spinach is nutritional powerhouse. it is extremely beneficial for heart and blood pressure, and development of bones.  One cup of Spinach contains just about 7 Calories and very low amount of carbohydrate. Plus it contains lots of minerals like iron, magnesium, calcium and antioxidant. Spinach is also very rich in Dietary Fiber which helps digestion system.

9. Dark Chocolate
Foods For Fat Loss
Oooo Yeahh! It’s sound so crazy when you can have chocolate while on weight loss diet. That’s right Dark Chocolate helps you in losing weight. It cut Cravings. Most of time on Diet we have to stay away from sugar and chocolate, but a small amount of Dark Chocolate each day can help prevent you from eating something which is higher amount of sugar and lower nutrients.
It lowers your blood pressure and increase circulation. It controls appetite due to decent amount of fiber. Eating small amount of Dark Chocolate reduce Stress. Eating dark chocolate increases serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain, which helps feelings of stress and boost your mood, and saves you from stress eating.

10. Walnuts
Foods For Fat Loss
What people thinks, Walnuts can cause weight gain and obesity. In 28g of walnuts we get 2.5 g of omega 3 fatty acid (healthy fat), 4 grams of protein and 2g of fibers which provides satiety. Any weight loss diet must include satiety factor.
Walnuts are good for hairs too. Because of vitamin B7, that helps strength hairs and promotes hair growth. Walnuts very good in lowered the risk of Diabetes. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants and vitamin B which helps in prevention of free radical damage and wrinkles. Also it helps you in fighting stress.

11. Almonds
Foods For Fat Loss
Like all nuts Almonds are high in good healthy fat like omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9. These are healthy fats and very essential for our body. Almonds contain unsaturated fat which prevent us cardio vascular diseases. It also stabilizes the blood sugar level. It is the best snack for taken in between meals.
The beautiful brown skin of almonds is high in dietary fiber. It helps in digestion process. It is full of vitamins and other important minerals like vitamin E and magnesium. This helps in reduce the craving of food. But remember eat raw almonds do not cook them.

12. Green Tea
Foods For Fat Loss
So many studies shown flavonoids and caffeine present in green tea can bump up your metabolic rate, increase fat burning. That doesn’t mean you have to drink lots of cups of green tea, just 2-3 cups of green tea are sufficient for you. Also it benefits of green tea is depend on making, do not add green tea into boiling water.
First do boil water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then pour water on green tea and brew for a minute for better taste and benefits.
Green Tea contains antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds. Just Remember do not mix sugar or honey.

13. Olive Oil
Foods For Fat Loss
When you are on weight loss diet than Olive Oil is your BFF. I take Olive Oil is Number one super food. Delicious in salad and pasta in only its benefits, it is scientifically proves that it helps you in weight loss by feel fuller for long time. Just two table spoon of Olive Oilcan improve blood pressure and glucose level.
The key is how to cook your food in olive oil. Do not deep fry anything in olive oil. Extra virgin Olive oil helps to prevent skin cancer. Olive oil is Rich in Vitamin E and anti oxidants.

14. Cinnamon
Foods For Fat Loss
Cinnamon is awesome spice which helps in weight loss. Cinnamon can control the activity of insulin in our body. It regulates Blood sugar levels that excess fat does not build up.
It also lowers the bad cholesterol, and that is good for your heart. Also diabetics can take advantage of cinnamon to control their blood sugar level. Along with sugar it controls carbohydrates. Cinnamon slows down the emptying of gut, and makes you feel full for a longer time.

Happy Weight loss
Good Luck




Slow-Cooked Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is actually a variation on an old traditional dish called “cottage pie,” which was basically a meat pie made with beef topped with a mashed potato crust. These days, shepherd’s pie tends to mean a meat dish where the meat is actually mutton or lamb (the thinking being that shepherds deal with sheep, not beef!).

Ingredients:
1 pound (454 g) leanest ground lamb
1 large white onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (15 ounces, or 420 g) small white beans,
drained and rinsed
1 1⁄2 tablespoons (16 g) Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon (1.7 g) minced fresh rosemary
(or 1 teaspoon dried, chopped)
1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1⁄3 cup (27 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
3 cups (675 g) cooked mashed potatoes
1⁄2 cup (24 g) chopped chives
2 teaspoons garlic powder

Preparation:
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the lamb and onion until no pink remains, about 7 minutes. Drain the oils, stir in the garlic, and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Transfer the contents to a slow cooker and add the beans, mustard, and rosemary, 3⁄4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the pepper, stirring well to combine. Sprinkle evenly with the cheese.

In a medium-size bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, chives, garlic powder, the remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and the remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper and mix well. Spread the potatoes evenly over the lamb and smooth out. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or on low for 4 to 6 hours, until heated through. Remove the lid for the final 20 to 30 minutes of cooking time to allow for the evaporation of any excess moisture before serving.

Regardless, it’s a delicious dish and the slow cooker is an ingenious way to do it. We used lean ground lamb, and we lowered the starch (and the carbohydrate load) by swapping out the traditional corn for white beans. The white beans not only add a nice amount of fiber and extra protein, but they also create a really creamy dish. This dish is absolutely terrific for leftovers and even works for a nontraditional (but very filling and energizing) breakfast! Seriously!

Fun fact:
The term shepherd’s pie first appeared in the 1870s. The “Cumberland pie” is a version of shepherd’s pie with a layer of bread crumbs on top.




Greek Salad Recipe: Fresh Flavors from Greece

Discover the true taste of Greece with our delectable Greek Salad! Bursting with freshness and Mediterranean flavors, this classic dish is a culinary delight that’s sure to transport your taste buds to sun-kissed shores.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head iceburg lettuce
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 lb. plum (roma) tomatoes
  • 6 oz. greek or black olives, sliced
  • 4 oz. sliced radishes
  • 4 oz. feta cheese
  • 2 oz. anchovies (optional)

Dressing:

  • 3 oz. olive oil
  • 3 oz. fresh (preferred) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

Wash and cut lettuce into 1 1/2″ pieces. Slice tomatoes in quarters. Combine lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and radishes in large bowl. Mix dressing ingredients together and then toss with vegetables. Pour out into a shallow serving bowl. Crumble feta cheese over all, and arrange anchovy fillets on top (if desired).




Moroccan Semolina Pancakes Recipe

Moroccan Semolina Pancakes Recipe

These Moroccan Semolina Pancakes are small, spongy, and made with semolina or flour. the most common ways to eat Beghrir is by dipping them in a honey-butter mixture.

Ingredients

1.     1 1/2 cups fine semolina (smida) or durum flour (finot)
2.     3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3.     1 teaspoon salt
4.     1 teaspoon sugar
5.     2 tsp baking powder
6.     3 cups plus 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
7.     1 tablespoon yeast

Preparations

1.     Mix the flour, semolina, salt, sugar and baking powder in a mixing bowl. In a blender, measure lukewarm water to just over the 3-cup line. Add the yeast and process on low speed to blend. Gradually add the dry ingredients.
2.     Increase the processing speed and blend for a full minute, or until very smooth and creamy. The batter should be rather thin, about the same consistency as crepe batter or cooking cream.
3.     Pour the batter into a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rest for 10 minutes or a bit longer, until the top of the batter is light and a bit foamy.
4.     Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Stir the batter, and use a ladle to pour batter into the hot skillet. Pour carefully and slowly into the center and the batter will spread evenly into a circle. (Do not swirl the pan as you would for a crepe; the batter should spread itself.) Make the baghrir as large as you like.
5.     Bubbles should appear on the surface of the baghrir as it cooks. Don’t flip the baghrir. It only gets cooked on one side.
6.     Cook for about two minutes, or until the beghrir doesn’t appear wet anywhere on the surface. It should feel spongy, but not sticky or gummy, when you touch it lightly with your finger.
7.     Transfer the beghrir to cool in a single layer on a clean kitchen towel. Once they are cool, they can be stacked without sticking.
8.     Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve plain with toppings on the side, or dip the pancakes in hot syrup.

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How To Open a Can With Nothing But Your Bare Hands

He thinks of a convenient technique to open a jar of nourishment in the event that you are outside and overlooked any apparatuses. On the off chance that you end up with an opener and are extremely ravenous everything you need is some solid and afterward rub the can forward and backward commonly. At that point just essentially press the can and the top basically pops right off. The Crazy Russian Hacker indicates how snappy and simple the procedure is and even has a companion show the procedure. Without any blades or any instruments the straightforward bit of cement is all that is required.

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The grating attempts to break separated the seal and after that the weight of crushing the sides together is the last stride to getting the substance open.Whether you are exploring the great outdoors and neglected to pack a can opener or simply straightforward can’t discover one, this tip is a convenient one to recollect. Then again if nothing else, a fun trap to demonstrate your companions – and for this situation, the feline was exceptionally grateful to get the prize of the opened can!




21 Awesome Fruit Hacks

1. Better way to peel mandarin orange.

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2. Use orange peel for candles.

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3. Ice cream without dairy. Just ripe frozen bananas with a little water.

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4. Grate organic lemon rinds and freeze. Add lemon zest to salads, smoothies, cold and hot tea, and water. The rind has more antioxidants than the lemon juice.

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5. A watermelon fruit bowl.

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6. How to pick a ripe avocado.

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7. Fruit cubes.

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8. How to keep apple slices fresh.

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9. Cut lemons lengthwise, it makes it easier to get juice. Or check out this 66 life changing things you can do with a lemon

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10. Proper way to cut a mango.

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11. Drink fresh apple juice for vivid dreams.

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12. How to make dried fruit without a dehydrator.

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13. The perfect apple snacks.

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14. Easiest way to deseed pomegranates. Cut it in half as normal, push out the center a bit, then just start whacking the back of it with a wooden spoon into a bowl.

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15. Best way to open a banana. This is how monkeys do it too.

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16. Frozen grapes make the best snacks. They also chill wine without watering it down.

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17. Cut ripe peeled bananas into smaller pieces, then freeze so they are ready for smoothies and make it easier on your blender.

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18. Easy way to remove the strawberry leaves.

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19. When storing leftover avocado in the refrigerator, keep the seed inside. Later, use the seed to grown your own avocado.

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20. Freeze watermelon so you can enjoy watermelon smoothies or other watermelon drinks anytime of the year.

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21. Freeze avocados to use at other times. Cut them in half, peel and remove seed. Place into plastic bag and freeze.

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50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Kitchen Tips

You know all of those helpful kitchen-related suggestions that old-timers are so willing to share with the younger generations? These little tips and tricks might be called “kitchen hacks” these days, but they’re still the same good old nuggets of wisdom that they always were. As with any old wives’ tale, hack, or tip, your mileage may vary. Some of these gems have been around for several lifetimes – and according to most grandmas, they really work.

1. For cleaning smelly hands after chopping onions or garlic, just rub them on a stainless steel spoon. The steel is supposed to absorb the odor.

2. Fresh coffee beans can also absorb nasty odors from your hands.

3. If you happen to over-salt a pot of soup, just drop in a peeled potato. The potato will absorb the excess salt.

4. When boiling eggs, add a pinch of salt to keep the shells from cracking.

5. Never put citrus fruits or tomatoes in the fridge. The low temperatures degrade the aroma and flavor of these persnickety fruits.

6. To clean cast iron cookwear, don’t use detergents. Just scrub them with salt and a clean, dry paper towel.

7. Will milk curdle if it is allowed to boil? It turns out that this age-old piece of wisdom isn’t true, after all. Milk that has been boiled is perfectly safe to consume.

8. To clean an electric kettle with calcium buildup on the heating element, boil a mixture of half white vinegar and half water, then empty.

9. When storing empty airtight containers, throw in a pinch of salt to keep them from getting stinky.

10. If you are making gravy and accidentally burn it, just pour it into a clean pan and continue cooking it. Add sugar a little at a time, tasting as you go to avoid over-sugaring it. The sugar will cancel out the burned taste.

11. Burned a pot of rice? Just place a piece of white bread on top of the rice for 5-10 minutes to draw out the burned flavor. Be careful not to scrape the burned pieces off of the bottom of the pan when serving the rice.

12. Before you chop chili peppers, rub a little vegetable oil into your hands and your skin won’t absorb the spicy chili oil.

13. If you aren’t sure how fresh your eggs are, place them in about four inches of water. Eggs that stay on the bottom are fresh. If only one end tips up, the egg is less fresh and should be used soon. If it floats, it’s past the fresh stage.

14. To banish ants from the kitchen, find out where they are coming in and cover the hole with petroleum jelly. Ants won’t trek through the jelly. If they are coming under a door, draw a line on the floor with chalk. The little bugs also won’t cross a line of chalk.

15. Before making popcorn on the stove or in an air popper, soak the kernels in water for 10 minutes. Drain the water, then pop as normal. The additional moisture helps the popcorn pop up quicker and fluffier with fewer “old maids.”

16. Don’t store your bananas in a bunch or in a fruit bowl with other fruits. Separate your bananas and place each in a different location. Bananas release gases which cause fruits (including other bananas) to ripen quickly. Separating them will keep them fresh longer.

17. To keep potatoes from budding in the bag, put an apple in with them.

18. If you manage to have some leftover wine at the end of the evening, freeze it in ice cube trays for easy addition to soups and sauces in the future.

19. To clean crevices and corners in vases and pitchers, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. The bubbles will do the scrubbing.

20. After boiling pasta or potatoes, cool the water and use it to water your house plants. The water contains nutrients that your plants will love.

21. When you clean your fish tank, the water you drain can also be used to water your house plants. The nitrogen and phosphorus in fish droppings make aquarium water a great fertilizer.

22. When defrosting meat from the freezer, pour some vinegar over it. Not only does it tenderize the meat; it will also bring down the freezing temperature of the meat and cause it to thaw quicker.

23. The substance in onions that causes your eyes to water is located in the root cluster of the onion. Cut this part out in a cone shape, with the largest part of the cone around the exterior root section.

24. Taking the top layer off of a onion can also reduce the amount of eye-watering misery.

26. Baking soda isn’t as effective a deodorizer for the fridge as that baking soda company would like you to believe. Activated charcoal is much better at absorbing fridge and freezer odors.

27. Baking soda is an extremely effective cleaner, though. Use it with vinegar to deodorize drains and clean stovetops and sinks.

28. A favorite tip of thousands of grandmas: when you nick your finger while cutting veggies, wait until the bleeding stops and paint on a layer of clear nail polish. It will keep juices out of the wound and won’t fall off into the spaghetti sauce like a bandage.

29. The jury is still out on what to put in the bag of brown sugar to keep it from going hard: a slice of apple, a piece of bread, and a shard of a terra cotta pot have all been used.

30. Got a nasty invisible splinter from your kitchen tools? Put a piece of adhesive tape on the area and then pull it off to remove the splinter.

31. When you burn yourself in the kitchen, just spread mustard on the affected area. Leave it for a while and it will ease the pain and prevent blistering.

32. For aluminum pans that are looking dull, just boil some apple peels in them. This will brighten up the aluminum and make your house smell yummy.

33. To keep cookies fresh, savvy grannies like to put some crumpled-up tissue paper in the bottom of the cookie jar.

34. If your salt is clumping up, put a few grains of rice in with it to absorb excess moisture.

35. To clean fruit stains off of your fingers, rub them with a fresh, peeled potato. White vinegar can also do the trick.

36. Keep iceberg lettuce fresh in the fridge by wrapping it in a clean, dry paper towel and storing lettuce and paper towel in a sealed baggie in the fridge.

37. If your loaf of bread is starting to go stale, just put a piece of fresh celery in the bag and close it back up. For some reason, this restores a fresh taste and texture to the bread.

38. Always keep an aloe vera plant in your kitchen. It’s invaluable when you scrape your arm or burn your finger. Just break off a leaf and rub the gel from the inside on the injury.

39. When making a soup, sauce, or casserole that ends up too fatty or greasy, drop in an ice cube. The ice will attract the fat, which you can then scoop out.

40. To reuse cooking oil without tasting whatever was cooked in the oil previously, cook a 1/4″ piece of ginger in the oil. It will remove any remaining flavors and odors.

41. If your milk always goes bad before you can finish it, try adding a pinch of salt to the carton when you first open it. It will stay fresh days longer.

42. Water that has been boiled and allowed to cool will freeze faster than water from the tap. This comes in handy when you’re having a party and need ice pronto.

43. Remove tea or coffee stains from your fine china by mixing up a paste of baking soda, lemon juice, and cream of tartar. Rub it over the stains and they’ll come off easily.

44. If two drinking glasses become stuck together after stacking, it’s not impossible to unstick them. Just put ice in the inner glass and dunk the outer glass in warm water. The warm glass will expand and the cold glass will contract, making the glasses separate easily.

45. For splinters under the fingernail, soaking the affected finger in a bowl of milk with a piece of bread in it is said to draw out the splinter.

46. Did grandpa ever give you a drink of cola for an upset tummy? It turns out that this is actually a pretty effective remedy. The sugar and carbonation can soothe many tummy problems – but it can also exacerbate others.

47. Putting salty bacon on a boil is said to “draw the poison out” of boils.

48. To help old wooden drawers (without runners) open and close smoothly, rub a candle on the tracks.

49. A cotton ball soaked in white vinegar and applied to a fresh bruise will reduce the darkness of the bruise and help it disappear sooner.

50. Drinking cranberry juice and eating blueberries regularly will help stave off urinary tract infections.




DIY: How To Make A Fire Pit BBQ Out of Old Car Rims

Barbecue season is here! Here are some DIY ideas how to make a BBQ out of your old car rims.
Well, this is the redneck way to grill but we think it’s cool no matter where you’re from or what culture you embrace. Lol. Hyuck. Repurposing car rims is a brilliant concept. Probably is good to let them burn for a while to get any road chemicals off.

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The 23 Absolute Worst Things That Can Happen To Your Food

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Bananas – The Superman of Fruit

The time old adage of an apple a day keeps the doctor away may soon be replaced by the banana. Compared to apples, bananas have twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, four times the protein, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. Bananas also have the added bonus of being rich in potassium.

Bananas naturally contain three types of sugars:

– Sucrose
– Fructose
– Glucose

The sugars in the banana give a the body an almost instant and long lasting energy boost.  Research has shown consuming two bananas provides enough energy for an intense 90 minute workout.  An increase in energy levels is only the tip of the bananas healthy powers.

Bananas have proven themselves to have several other health benefits:

Anemia: Bananas are high in iron and can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood which may help in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: Being extremely high in potassium and low in salt makes the banana a perfect perfect snack for people with high blood pressure. The US FDA has recently allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert. “200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power.”

Constipation: Say bye, bye to laxatives. Bananas are high in fiber and can help restore normal bowel actions.

Depression: Bananas contain a type of protein called tryptophan that the body uses and converts into serotonin. Serotonin puts your body in a relaxed state, improving your mood.

Hangovers: Banana milkshake to the rescue! Bananas, milk, ice and sweeten with honey. Bananas calm the stomach while the honey builds up depleted blood sugar levels, and milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Avoid morning sickness by snacking on bananas between meals to help keep blood sugar levels up.

Mosquito bites: Banana skins reduce swelling and irritation. Try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin before reaching for the insecticide.

Nerves: Vitamin B helps calm the nervous system, and bananas are loaded with B vitamins.

PMS: Bananas contain vitamin B6 which regulates blood glucose levels, which in-turn affects your mood.

Temperature control: Cultures all around the world believe the banana to be a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. Pregnant women in Thailand eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas have helped SAD sufferers due to the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking & Tobacco Use: Looking to give up smoking? Try a banana. Bananas have B6, B12, potassium and magnesium which help the body recover from nicotine withdrawal effects.

Stress: Stress causes our metabolic rates to rise, which in effect reduces potassium levels. Potassium helps to normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates the body’s water balance. Re-balance with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: The New England Journal of Medicine research study showed eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Warts: Natural alternative health users swear by bananas. To kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape.

Work Munchies: According to studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

So the next time you feel like snacking… GO BANANAS!