Nutrition

3 Meat Pie Recipes That Are a Must-Try

3 Meat Pie Recipes That Are a Must-Try
By Adrian T. Cheng

During birthdays, Thanksgiving or Christmas, it's not a surprise to see that pie is served. It's because it is considered to be a special dish especially when homemade. But you don't have to wait for a special occasion to eat one, make these delicious meat pies at home and it will feel like the holidays!

Meat Loaf Overload

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground beef, cooked
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 piece 9-inch unbaked pie crust
  • 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup whole corn kernel
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

Mix together cooked beef, egg, onion, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup in a bowl. Spread corn kernels evenly over crust then top with beef mixture. Layer with mashed potatoes then sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake pie in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) until cheese has melted and lightly browned, about 30 to 40 minutes.

Creamy Turkey Pie

What you need:

  • 2 cups cooked turkey, sliced into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables
  • 1 1/2 cup condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package 9-inch double crust pie
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper blend

Place 1 pastry crust on a baking dish and set aside. In a large bowl, combine turkey, mixed vegetables, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper. Pour mixture over prepared pie crust then top with the remaining pie crust. Pinch the edges of the crusts together to seal. Using a sharp knife, cut a slit on top of the pie. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) for 35 to 40 minutes, or until filling is bubbling and crust is golden brown.

Tacoriffic!

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground beef, cooked
  • 1 package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 3/4 cup refried beans
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa, slightly drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning

Press dough in an oiled deep-dish pie pan. Spread beans evenly over the dough then top with sour cream. Season cooked ground beef with taco seasoning then sprinkle over sour cream. Layer with salsa and top with cheddar cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven (350 degrees F) for 30 minutes or until crust has browned and cheese has melted.

Enjoy a hearty, heavy meal with your family and friends with these delicious meat pie recipes!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grilling experience, reviewing various grill gadgets and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting posts [http://www.kuisiware.com/].

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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - The Top 3 Ways to Easily Remove Added Sugar From Your Diet

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - The Top 3 Ways to Easily Remove Added Sugar From Your Diet
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Sugar is found in just about everything! It is so hard to pick up any packaged food items and not see some form of hidden sugar listed in the ingredient list. Sugar is also in foods you would never suspect...

  • salad dressing,
  • pasta sauce,
  • ketchup, and
  • protein powder.

You name it; chances are there is added sugar. Not only that, sugar can be listed on an ingredient list many different ways, so finding the hidden sources can be a bit tricky and can require you to do some detective work.

To help you start to remove some of the top hidden sources of sugar from your diet, here are three of the top offenders you may not know to contain sugar at all and some alternatives you can use instead of these sugary foods.

1. Make Your Own Salad Dressing. Who would have though salad dressing would be a source of hidden sugar? This can be a big issue because you may think you are doing something great for your health by enjoying a salad, but what you put on your salad matters. Sadly, some salad dressing contains upwards of five grams of added sugar, so skip the sugar and make your own!

You can make your delicious homemade dressing using olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and your favorite herbs and spices.

2. Stop Eating Flavored Yogurt. Flavored yogurt can contain an average of 10 grams of added sugar! That is a lot of sugar in just one small container of yogurt. For a healthier choice, try enjoying plain unsweetened Greek yogurt, and sweetening it yourself with fresh berries and a drizzle of raw honey.

3. Swap Juice with Fruit-Infused Water. Juice is a notorious source of added sugar but is something many people enjoy as a regular part of their diet. Instead of any sweetened beverage, make refreshing fruit-infused water with fresh cucumbers and raspberries, and use sparkling water for an added kick.

The bottom line; sugar is in almost every packaged food item, but with a few food swaps, you can be well on your way to reducing the total amount of sugar in your diet.

In addition to eliminating these foods and choosing healthier options, you will also want to watch out for ingredients ending in "ose" as these too are sugars. Natural sweeteners like honey and pure maple syrup are okay, but these should be enjoyed in moderation as well.

Try making these sugar swaps to remove the hidden sources of sugar, and be mindful of the ingredients in every food you eat. Taking these small but essential steps will lead to lasting changes in your diet and overall health.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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Foil Dinner Recipes That Everyone Is Loving Right Now

Foil Dinner Recipes That Everyone Is Loving Right Now
By Adrian T. Cheng

Preparing dinner for the entire family doesn't have to be too much hard work, especially when you don't have enough time on some days. If you don't have the luxury of time but still want to prepare a fulfilling dinner, why not go for a foil dinner? It's super easy to prepare and the best part is, no clean up required after!

Try these popular foil dinner recipes:

Hawaiian Chicken Extravaganza

What you need:

  • 1 kilogram chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 cups rice of your choice, cooked
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups green peas
  • 2 cups crushed pineapple
  • 2 to 3 cups teriyaki sauce

Prepare 4 sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil, folding the sides to create a 1-inch rim. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Divide the rice, chicken, onions, bell peppers, broccoli, green peas and pineapple between 4 foils. Fold up the sides to create a packet. Drizzle each with teriyaki sauce. If grilling, cook the packets on a pre-heated grill over medium high heat, turning a few times, for 30 minutes. When baking, cook packets on pre-heated oven (400F) for 30 minutes. Allow a few minutes to cool before opening the packets.

Cheesy Burger and Veggie Packets

What you need:

  • 1/2 kilogram ground beef
  • 2 potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 12 cherry potatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced baby carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppered seasoned salt

In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup chopped onions and Worcestershire sauce. Season with 1 teaspoon seasoned salt. Using clean hands, shape mixture into 1-inch thick patties. Prepare 4 pieces of 18x12 inches heavy duty aluminum foil and spray each with cooking spray. Divide potatoes, beef patties, cherry tomatoes, carrots and remaining seasoned salt among 4 foil sheets then fold over sides to seal. Cook on a pre-heated grill, covered, over medium heat until all ingredients are heated through and potatoes are tender, about 18 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool before consuming.

Enjoy your next meal time with the entire family - something fulfilling, satisfying and most of all, delicious! Prepare any of these easy foil dinner recipes - we're sure you won't be able to get enough (and so will your loved ones!)

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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How to Cycle Safely on a Busy Road

How to Cycle Safely on a Busy Road
By Joan Bishop Denizot

The road to fitness is from the road itself.

Bicycling or bike-riding is steadily increasing in popularity as a mode of transportation when going to school, office or work and as a means of recreation. It also opened for many opportunities for sports enthusiasts to showcase their strength and stamina in cycling competitions or bike races.

Many of the conducted studies on the benefits of cycling show that a regular routine of riding the bicycle helps reduce various health risks and problems due to our unhealthy lifestyle. First, it reduces our risk from cardiovascular diseases that include hypertension and heart attack among others. Second, it decreases the feeling of anxiety and depression that could be fatal if unattended. Lastly, it is also one of the important alternatives to lose weight. It burns our excess fats accumulated in our bodies then turns these heavy baggage to become muscles. In losing weight, it would be beneficial if the exercise is accompanied with a healthy diet like eating organic and nutritious food. It would help plenty! But how to cycle safely on a busy road? Here are some friendly suggestions for your own safety.

Keep on track. There is nothing to worry about if we follow traffic rules and regulations. Staying on a particular bicycle lane secures safety from accidents or among other incidents that might happen. Focus and spread your eyes at some of the debris, humps, parked cars and among others.

Give a hint. The importance of signals while cycling reduces incidents including crashes, bumping, and other accidents. With the proper and right hand signals, it is also advisable to wear vibrant colors to maintain visibility.

Make the best out of it. Of course, it will never be complete if you don't combine your journey with fun and enjoyment. Feel the wind and be mesmerized with the beauty of nature. There is no room for pains and aches unless we think that fitness with joy ride are best partners to be successful.

Cycling has run through many miles and it has already helped many people from various race, culture, size and shape. It has changed the way we perceive on managing our life to make it better every day. Therefore, it is not too late to include cycling as one of your daily routines. One pedal at a time and the finish line of the road to fitness is just right ahead.

Whether you are an average sized rider or a heavier one who wanted to try biking for recreational purposes, commuting, or losing weight, check out Zize Bikes company for a line-up of custom made, extra sturdy bicycles for everybody that can support ALL riders of ALL sizes (up to 550 pounds).

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3 Fuss-Free Slow Cooker Desserts That You Can't Afford To Miss

3 Fuss-Free Slow Cooker Desserts That You Can't Afford To Miss
By Adrian T. Cheng

Many people say that cooking food using a slow cooker is the easiest way to do it. You can absolutely cook anything using your crock pot, including scrumptious sweet treats. Like any other dish that is slow cooked, a crock pot will bring out the flavors of your ingredients and blend it perfectly!

Try these fuss-free slow cooker dessert recipes now:

Crockpot Caramel Cake

What you need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup International Delight Creamer (Caramel Macchiato)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Cooking spray
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Ice cream of your choice

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cakemix, creamer and oil until smooth. Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray then pour batter in. Place water in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave until boiling. Mix brown sugar and butter with the boiling water then pour mixture over batter. Place a paper towel before covering the pot (it will absorb moisture so that the cake won't get soggy). Cook for 1 to 2 hours on high. Transfer to a serving plate, top with ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.

Easy Slow Cooked Dulce de Leche

What you need:

  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 6-oz glass jar with lids
  • Water

Divide the condensed milk among the glass jars. Seal tightly with lids and place jars in a cooker, not touching each other. Pour water in the cooker, about 2 inches above the lids. Cover and cook for 10 hours on low. When ready, use tongs to remove jars from the cooker and allow to cool in room temperature.

Crock Pot Yummy Choco Milk Pudding

What you need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 pack chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • Ice cream

Prepare the brownie mix according to package instructions including the egg. Pour mixture in a crockpot sprayed with cooking spray. In a bowl, whisk together the chocolate pudding mix and milk until smooth then slowly pour mixture over brownie batter. Cover with a paper towel before the lid and cook for 2 to 3 hours on high. When ready, transfer to a serving platter then top with ice cream. Serve warm.

Prepare restaurant quality sweet treats with your crock pot - they're easy to prepare and just as good as store-bought ones! Try these fuss-free slow cooker dessert recipes now!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Should You Eat Pasta?

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Eating - Should You Eat Pasta?
By Beverleigh H Piepers

One question many people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes who are looking to control their blood sugar levels and lose weight, is whether or not they should include pasta in their eating plan on a regular basis. Is pasta a "safe" carb to consume? Your gut instinct may be to say no. So, is this a fact?

Here's what to know...

1. The Calorie Content Of Pasta. The reason you often hear pasta should not be consumed when following a weight loss plan is it contains far more calories than you probably bargained for - that is if you eat a typically sized serving. As a rule, people sit down to a one to two cup serving which is too much for anyone to have, whether they are dealing with Type 2 diabetes or not. A one or two cup serving can add up to almost 100 grams of carbs, which is way more than anyone needs to consume in a single sitting.

If you can moderate how much you eat and only eat a half cup, pasta is not too bad. It will then just give you around 25 grams of carbs, which is a "safe" amount to eat on any healthy eating plan.

2. How Pasta is Cooked Matters. Also, keep in mind how you chose to cook pasta. You may be surprised to learn pasta has a low GI mainly if it is served al dente, or not overcooked. Moreover, slightly chilled pasta has a lower GI and is, therefore, a healthier option.

3. Eat It With A Meal. Finally, you will want to ensure you eat your pasta with some protein and fat. Adding protein and fats will help to further slow down the release of the carbohydrates into your bloodstream, ensuring you are not going to experience a high that is problematic for people with Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar issues. However, do watch you do not add too many fats. Having a high fat intake and a high carb intake at the same meal can increase your risk for weight gain.

It is when you eat a large plate of pasta without added protein and some fat you will find you run into trouble.

Keep these points in mind and know pasta is not necessarily a bad choice. You do need to be careful in the manner you eat it though, and if you are, it is an acceptable addition to your diet plan.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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Type 2 Diabetes - An Oral Drug That May Protect Against Heart Failure As Well As Lower Blood Sugar

Type 2 Diabetes - An Oral Drug That May Protect Against Heart Failure As Well As Lower Blood Sugar
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Dapagliflozin (Farxiga) is an SGLT2 inhibitor, given in the form of a pill for people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and is used along with diet and exercise and sometimes with other medications. It works by making the kidneys secrete more sugar into the urine. According to a study reported on in October of 2018 in the journal Cardiovascular Diabetology, the drug is also helpful for treating heart failure, one complication of Type 2 diabetes.

Heart failure takes place when the left side of the heart is unable to take in blood from the lungs and send it out fast enough to the rest of the body.

The heart is made up of muscle tissue which grows when it is stressed. Inward growth of this muscle makes for a smaller space to accommodate blood flowing in from the lungs. This causes the heart to fail, filling the lungs with fluid from the blood.

In 2017 an estimated 26 million people worldwide had heart failure. In Type 2 diabetes high blood sugar levels damage the heart and blood vessels, and high blood pressure can result. It is vital to bring down the blood pressure reading to a healthy level to lower the strain on the heart. Heart attacks may not cause chest pain in people with Type 2 diabetes because nerve damage reduces sensation. That makes preventing heart disease even more imperative.

Investigators at Kobe University and several other research facilities in Japan looked at 58 people who had Type 2 diabetes and who also had heart failure. Dapagliflozin at a dose of 5 mg/day was added to their usual regimen. After six months the muscle tissue comprising the left side of the diabetic's heart decreased in size. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), a protein secreted by the heart cells in response to being stretched too far, lowered in the participants whose BNP was extremely high. From this information, the researchers concluded dapagliflozin could be helpful for improving heart failure in those who have Type 2 diabetes.

The natriuretic peptide is effective in making the kidneys secrete potassium into the kidneys, lowering the blood pressure and the amount of blood in the heart and blood vessels.

Dapagliflozin is given once a day, either with or without food. It is prescribed as part of an overall treatment plan that includes diet and exercise. Side effects include...

  • urinary tract yeast infections,
  • a stuffy nose with a sore throat,
  • frequently urinating in more copious amounts and at night,
  • dizziness or light-headedness,
  • ketoacidosis (check for ketones in urine),
  • nausea and vomiting,
  • feeling very tired,
  • having difficulty with breathing,
  • abdominal pain, and
  • kidney injury.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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3 Mouth-Watering Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes To Try

3 Mouth-Watering Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes To Try
By Adrian T. Cheng

If you ask people about what their go-to or comfort food is, many would surely answer "grilled cheese sandwich". That's not surprising, it's a filling meal or snack by itself and it's incredibly easy to prepare. And the best part is, it appeals to kids and adults alike. The next time you crave for one, make it even more appetizing and try these mouth-watering grilled cheese sandwich recipes!

Berry-Apple Grilled Cheese

What you need:

  • 8 slices bread
  • 8 slices cheese
  • 2 red apples, sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter (at room temperature)

Butter one side of each bread then place 4, buttered side down, on a plate. Place a slice of cheese on top of each slice, spread cranberry sauce over it then top with apple slices. Place another slice of cheese on top of the apple slices then finish off with the rest of the bread slices (buttered side up) to make a sandwich. Cook sandwiches in batches on a pre-heated pan over medium high heat for 3 minutes per side or until cheese melts. Serve immediately.

Cheesy Avocado and Turkey Bacon Sandwich

What you need:

  • 4 slices artisan bread
  • 4 slices butterball turkey bacon, cooked
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Fresh basil leaves

Spread butter over one side of each bread slice. Place a slice of bread, buttered side down on a skillet. Arrange the sandwich by layering mozzarella, turkey bacon, avocado slices and tomato slices. Sprinkle with fresh basil leaves then top with another bread slice, buttered side up. Cook over medium high heat until sandwich turns golden brown and cheese has melted, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Best served warm.

Yummy Apple and Caramel Grilled Cheese

What you need:

  • 2 slices bread
  • 3 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons apple filling
  • 3 teaspoons mascarpone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon caramel

Butter one side of each bread slice and place one slice, buttered side down, on a flat surface. Layer mascarpone cheese, apple filling and caramel then top with the remaining bread slice, buttered side up. Cook on a pre-heated pan over medium high heat for 3 minutes per side or until cheese has melted and the sandwich is starting to have a golden brown color. Slice in half and serve immediately.

If you're a sandwich fan then you'll definitely love these grilled cheese sandwich recipes!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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Personal Pizzas

Personal Pizzas
By Nick Donofrio

-3/4 Cups Flour. Flour is the base of making any type of dough. This ingredient is made by grinding uncooked cereal grains and other seeds or roots. In the 1930's, enriching flour became a popular technique used by bakers. It not only added flavor to the product but also made it more nutritious. Make sure to buy all purpose flour for this recipe. Other variants such as pastry, self rising, or cake flour will disrupt the overall quality of the pizza crust.

-1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast. Dry yeast is used in many baking products as a leavening agent. It converts food sugars present in the dough into a carbon dioxide gas which in turn makes the product rise. After baking, the result is a more fluffy, puffed up bread that is more appetizing than a hard cake. Some benefits of using yeast in baking include an addition of fiber and vitamin B found in s. cerevisiae, the most common strand of yeast.

-1 Teaspoon Honey. Honey is a viscous sweetener produce by bees and other related insects. It is used in our pizza recipe as a sugar substance for the yeast to act on as well as a flavor agent. Honey gets is sweet taste from the glucose chemicals it possesses. It has been used for thousands of years all around the world. With only sixty four calories in a tablespoon, it is a great alternative to sugar when sweetening foods and beverages.

-1/8 Teaspoon Salt. While it is often looked at as unhealthy, salt can be used to amplify flavors in foods. It has had a culinary use for the past eight thousand years and can be found in every corner of the world. Salt use to be the primary method to preserving meats before temperature preservation was discovered in the new age.

-1 1/2 Teaspoon Vegetable Oil. Vegetable oil is a triglyceride extracted from a plant such as safflowers, canola, and palm. It is used as a heating substance and a flavor base for many dishes around the world.

-5 Tablespoons Tomato Sauce. Tomato sauce is a key ingredient in this recipe. I recommend purchasing a plain canned sauce from your local grocery store. Tomato sauce has very little calories and sodium but packs a large amount of vitamin A and C.

-One Cup Shredded Cheese. For an individual pizza, pick any cheese you desire. Some common options include from American, mozzarella, and provolone. Try to stay clear of sharper cheeses such as Swiss and blue cheese as they will overpower the pizza. For a healthier alternative, it is possible to use skim cheese instead of whole fat cheese. This will reduce the calories per slice greatly. Feta cheese is a great example of how to do just this as it only contains fifty calories per serving.

-Toppings. Try adding vegetables and meats to improve the quality of your pizza. Just a few pieces of mushroom or bell pepper will add a sweeter taste to the meal. If you want to include pepperoni, salami, or sausage on your pizza, just precook the meats in a pan and add on top during step three below. Be creative when thinking of topping ideas as there are endless combinations. For example, the Canadian pizza, which was invented in Ontario in nineteen sixty two, mixes pineapple with bacon for sweet, savory taste.

Instructions

Step 1: Add 1/4 cup of warm water, yeast, and honey to a mixing bowl. Whisk ingredients until combined and let rest for five minutes to allow the yeast to proof.

Step 2: Add salt, oil, and flour into the mixing bowl. Mix using a whisk or dough hook until ingredients combined making a dough. If the dough is to sticky, add additional flour and if the dough is to dry, add additional warm water. Cover the bowl with a dish cloth and let rise for ten minutes or until the size has doubled overall.

Step 3: Preheat the oven to four hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit and heat a baking stone or tray inside. Roll out dough on a floured surface and cut into desired pizza shape. Cover dough with sauce, cheese and toppings.

Step 4: Bake pizza in the oven for five to eight minutes or until crust browns. Remove from the oven and let cool for five additional minutes. Then slice and serve pizza immediately.

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Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Why You Need to Invest In Your Health Every Day

Type 2 Diabetes and Healthy Living - Why You Need to Invest In Your Health Every Day
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Health advice is all around for a good reason. People are pushing their ideas because there is a demand for it. It is more than just interesting material to many people; often it is crucial information we all need to be made aware of.

Your health and well-being become a more relevant issue with each passing day. Nobody is getting any younger, and few of us are preparing for being older. You need to invest in your health every single day. A little goes a long way, especially when you consider the benefits you will gain and the health problems you will prevent.

It is not just about feeling better, being at the right weight, and having the freedom to eat whatever foods you like as opposed to being shackled by hypertension and Type 2 diabetes and their issues and inconveniences. It is about preventing what can...

  • put you in a hospital bed,
  • demand an emergency procedure, and potentially bring about an early death.

First, it starts with your weight. The majority of health problems affecting adults these days has to do with excess body fat. You may think it is trivial to consider as you only put on a "couple" of pounds in a year. The difference this makes may appear to be insignificant. However, at this pace, ten years causes quite a bit of damage. Poor nutrition and an inactive lifestyle add insult to injury.

Consider for the second half of this timeline you have elevated blood sugar, which may be due to prediabetes or perhaps your issue has progressed on to Type 2 diabetes. Now that is a lot of years of damage to your body. You are not getting any younger, and by neglecting your health in this manner, would also mean you will not enjoy good health in later life.

What has been mentioned above is an example, and only some of it may apply to you. Nevertheless, the principle remains. Will you take care of your well-being from today? You need to invest in your health, because if you don't, you may pay for it dearly...

  • your kidneys,
  • your liver,
  • your heart, even
  • your brain could suffer through a stroke or dementia.

Taking care of your health one day at a time will add up. Even a small detail like...

  • taking the stairs at work instead of riding the elevator or escalator whenever you step outside your office or workplace,
  • skipping your afternoon snack,
  • parking your car towards the back of the car park at the shopping center and walking to the shops instead of parking close to the entrance, and
  • cooking your dinner instead of eating processed food

will make a difference. You can count on it.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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