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Easy summer pasta recipe: One Pan Wonder

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We’re back with our quick easy recipes to keep you out of the hot kitchen this summer! Check out this one pot pasta recipe for a tasty and quick meal.


Ingredients you will need:

3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 ¼ oz can of low sodium Knorr chicken broth
1 cup of heavy cream
½ a pound of penne pasta, or any other type of pasta, uncooked
2 cups of freshly shredded parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper
Flat leaf parsley for garnish

Directions:

Start by cutting chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces. Season with ½ a teaspoon of salt and a few turns of pepper. Brown chicken in olive oil over medium high heat. It does not need to be cooked through at this point, it will continue cooking as it simmers. Once chicken is browned, add minced garlic and saute for about one minute. Add chicken broth, cream, and uncooked pasta to pan and stir. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Remove from heat and stir in shredded parmesan cheese.
Season with salt and pepper as needed.

Note: Keep pan covered while pasta and chicken simmer.

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Lazy girl’s guide to eating healthier

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When it comes to eating healthy, many of us are plain lazy. There are no words to describe it. It’s like you want to improve your health but you don’t necessarily want to put in the hard work that’s required. The good news is, eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Just swap your everyday junk food for these delicious, guilt-free superfoods, and get a step closer to living a healthier lifestyle.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a natural energy booster packed with antioxidants and rich, authentic taste. Make sure you pick up the least processed one with a teeny tiny bit of sugar (75% or more if you’re not weak at heart!). The more processed and sugary the chocolate, the unhealthier it is.

Chia Seeds

Did you know “Chia” is an ancient Mayan word for ‘strength’? Need we say more? This superfood is packed with the goodness of Fiber, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), and Vitamin B2. Trust this bubbly little superfood to give you an instant hit of energy when added to your fruit bowl or cereal.

Bananas

Bananas are a great pick-me-up superfood to snack on after a long exhausting day. Chug a glass of banana milkshake in the evening, or mix it with some cereal and milk, for an instant energy boost. It’s quick, easy to make, and full of rich nutrients that help you refresh! 

Got more super food ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!

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Matcha Tea – New Fad or Superfood?

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Dubbed the elixir of longevity, Matcha tea is what makes the Okinawans live to be 100 (yes, Okinawa, Japan has the most number of living centenarians). Although it has been around for more than eight centuries, this grassy green tea has become a staple on every fitness enthusiast’s Instagram visual feed much recently.

Before you decide on whether you should jump the Matcha Tea bandwagon (or not), let’s give you a lowdown of all the incredible health benefits this antioxidant powerhouse has to offer.

Weight Loss

If you’re weight watching, Matcha Tea can help you burn those calories four times faster than your basic brew. It improves the metabolism and helps burn fat – sans the terrible side effects of synthetic health supplements and detox drinks.

Detox

Matcha Tea gets its brilliant green color due to the high chlorophyll content that is great for detoxing. Just one cup of Matcha Tea every day helps you get rid of harmful chemical toxins and free radicals (but don’t overdo it).

Rich in Antioxidants

Matcha Tea is also rich in skin-loving and cancer-fighting antioxidants called polyphenols and catechins that boost immunity and give skin a youthful appearance.

Boosts Concentration

If Monday blues really get to you, start your day with a cup of warm Matcha Tea. Certain antioxidants present in this tea help boost concentration and improve memory.

Strengthens the Immune System

In addition to all the amazing health benefits Matcha Tea has to offer, it is packed with the goodness of vitamins A & C, protein, calcium, iron, and potassium that promote overall health.

Fancy a cuppa?

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