Making the Perfect Mason Jar Salad

Mason Jar Salad

A perfectly designed mason jar salad is a thing of beauty. The idea is simple – a delicious and fresh salad, preserved in a good container that will leave the food unadulterated, and is easily transported.

What’s not to love?!

While many folks know what they want to get from a Mason Jar Salad, setting up the proper one isn’t as simple as just filling a jar with anything you want!

Without proper planning, your would-be delicious salad can rapidly turn info a right soggy mess.

So, how do you make the perfect Mason Jar Salad?

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Alcohol on the Paleo Diet

Alcohol on the Paleo Diet

  One of the questions on many people’s lips (pardon the pun) is whether you can drink alcohol on the Paleo diet. The answer is simple: yes with an “if”, or no with a “but”. Strictly speaking, the Paleo diet says to avoid alcohol. The Paleo diet is based on the idea of avoiding consuming…

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Does The Paleo Diet Contain Too Much Protein?

Plate of Meat

  As most folks now know, the Paleo diet is an approach that focuses on taking cue from the the foods that our ancestors used to eat. Processed foods that our our bodies just haven’t adapted to consuming are avoided. Particularly, the Paleo diet advocates consuming lean meats, seafood, fruits, greens and other vegetables, nuts,…

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Best Storage Options for Pre-Prepared Meals

Storage Options - Blueberries in Container

The variety of pre-prepared meals being managed by people each day has grown vastly in recent times.

From kids bringing their lunches to school, to professionals bringing cooked or ready-to-eat lunches into work, the popularity of the pre-prepared meal has never been so popular.

Nonetheless, there exists a lack of knowledge concerning the proper storage options for those pre-prepared meals and snacks.

Ask 100 workers what sort of containers they use for their meals and the overwhelming majority will say a plastic container of some sort. Often this can be perfectly fine, however too many people are unaware of the risks that some plastic containers may present.

Have you ever ever been advised to not drink water from a plastic bottle that has been left out in the sun all day? The issue there is that plastic containers can leak certain chemicals into the foods they’re storing. Sure, some actions can exacerbate the situation, like direct exposure to sunlight,even using these containers in the microwave. While a small market of plastic containers that are free from these leaky chemical substances does exist, they’re neither common nor commonly used.

So what are alternative options?

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What’s the “Low Carb Flu”?

  The fact that it’s symptoms can closely resemble traditional flu symptoms is where the term “low carb flu” comes from. In actuality it’s not a real illness, but it can sure feel like one! This can occur when someone switches their diet from one that is carb-heavy to a diet with a dramatically reduced…

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4 Healthy Snack Ideas for Work

  One of the toughest parts of sticking to a strict, balanced nutrition plan is maintaining that consistency while at work. We usually take short breaks during a typical work day, and often grab a snack to keep our energy levels up. Planning meals for work might not be so difficult, but planning between meal snacks…

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How to Stay Paleo on a Budget

Paleo on a Budget - Farmers market

When thinking about starting a new healthy lifestyle, price often on your mind.

Sure, it’s nice and easy for the person on the book cover to tell you to go the store for fresh produce twice a week, but when you’re a working parent juggling a family and a sticking to a strict budget, it’s just not that easy. Thankfully, there’s a number of ways you can get around this while keeping your budget, and your sanity, intact.

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Are All Fats Beneficial?

Olive oil, a heart-healthy source of fat

  First, let’s cut to the chase. No. Not all fats are created equal. The second point worth noting is that eating fat doesn’t make you fat. In fact, you must consume the fats for good health, but that doesn’t include all fats. Fats make you feel full, and provide a host of other benefits like supporting immune system function, reducing cancer risk, and…

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Easy Tips for Planning Your Meals

meal planning

One of the ways to set yourself up for success with the Paleo way of life is to make a habit of planning your meals.

Whenever you let yourself get hungry, you’re setting yourself up to fail – it’s that simple.

As soon as your insulin levels start to act up and your tummy starts growling, you’ll instinctively reach for the very first thing that’ll put an end to your hunger pangs.

This is the reason planning your meals is so essential. It won’t matter what time of day you get hungry you’ll always know what you’ll eat and you’ll already be prepared to eat it. Planning your meals means you’ll be able to control your hunger, rather than the other way around..

If you’re looking for new ideas for planning your meals, here are just a few simple tips to get you going.

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Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet

Lime Sweet Chicken Chilli - Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is an incredible approach that has 1000’s of followers all around the globe. Books on this topic have developed into bestsellers. Tons of people have lost tons of weight, decreased allergy symptoms, gained better control of health issues like cholesterol levels, obesity, diabetes, etc. with the Paleo approach. In actual fact, it’s widely considered to be one of the most effective diets around.

Nevertheless, no diet is ideal and the Paleo diet is no exception. It has its pros and cons, which we’ll cover in this article. Ultimately it’s up to you whether or not the pros outweigh the cons. Many 1000’s of people have found that they did and have gone the Paleo route.

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