Eating During Quarantine

As of yesterday, the state of California has issued a mandate, and now people are now being mandated to do what they’ve always done – stay at home and avoid society. Of course there’s always that minority who will miss the gyms and the face-to-face conversations (OK maybe most of us). If this describes you, then you’re probably wondering “can I still stay healthy during quarantine?” and, “is it humanly possible to binge-watch the entire Office TV show for the fifth time before quarantine is over?” To the latter, I’m not sure, but for those worrying about their health, I’d like to comfort you by explaining that it isn’t quite as hard as you think.

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Protein Popsicles

We’re finally warming up here, at least in Southern California, so now’s the time to pull out your frozen treats and cool drinks! Most of the time, though, your frozen treats may be things like Otterpops, which are little else than a mixture of corn-syrup and food coloring, or like Kool-Aid, which has ingredients that are impossible to pronounce, and also has food coloring. Sometimes your healthiest option is to make your own, and in this post, I have a recipe for Protein Popsicles! It’s exactly what it sounds like – popsicles with protein powder in them.

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Summer Break! Eat for Health

Summer break is upon us! It’s time to start evaluating the way we’re eating, and start making healthy and sustainable choices. This is more important than it may sound; the food we put into our bodies affects our health directly; our stress levels, our mental health, our energy, and our whole physical well-being.

It’s time to fuel your body properly for all your summer activities!

Often it is very time consuming to prepare entire healthy meals three times a day from scratch, while also making sure you’re getting all of the numerous nutrients your body needs to function at its peak.

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I recently found a solution to this via a nutrition program that offers complete meal shakes, specifically balanced with all the nutrients your body needs in each one. Each complete meal shake ends up being under $3.

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I take two of these each day, leaving myself with one regular food meal per day to prepare for myself, as well as healthy snacks in between. What I like about this program is that its not a diet; it’s simply a program that showers your body daily with pure nutrition, which naturally aids in the building of lean muscle, and weight loss.

If you could spend under $3 for each of your meals, with no prep and no shopping, while also losing 10-20 pounds in your very first month, would you do it?

Check out all the information on my program’s website, and contact me if you have any questions!

 

Lemon Berry Smoothie

Lemon Berry Smoothie; sweet and simple, with a few common ingredients, and, being a smoothie, largely up to your personal tastes and creativity.

Try with berries, mangoes, or pineapples. Try with spinach, lettuce, kale. Almond milk, coconut milk, cow milk, or just water. Feel free to experiment with this simple recipe , and enjoy!

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Balsamic Chicken

This easy chicken recipe can also be referred to as one-pot chicken, it’s that simple! It has a delicious and thick balsamic sauce with pungent smell mixed with garlic. Enjoy with a side of brussel sprouts, green beans, or other vegetable side of your choice!

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The chicken I decided to use for this recipe was chicken thighs, not only because I personally like dark meat over white, since it is darker, it is usually moister, and boneless thighs are usually thinner than boneless chicken breast.

I also am going to start posting a poem per post from now on, so here’s the next one: (if you hate poetry, skip to recipe below)

This poem is actually food related in some sense, as it is an unrealistic and humorous account of the ‘danger’ of microwaves:

 

Microwaves Are Harmful POEM

By Michael Metzler Jr.

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Microwaves are harmful,

Don’t let anyone fool you,

They are full of electricity,

And worst of all; the flu

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But more than anything else

Microwaves are inactive

In good consumer reports

And also radioactive

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So if you dare put food

In this hazardous box of metal

You may as well try something different

Perhaps munch on a rose petal

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For if you use this thing

And from it hot food eat,

You are as good as dead

As an unused brown golf cleat.

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So if you own a microwave

If you bought it from a store

Please just throw it away at once

And we won’t bug you more.

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So for your information,

In case you want to clap,

Please try our new product:

A brand new Food-o-Zap!

 

End.

 

Recipe below:

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Protein Sandwich

Hello all, thanks for tuning in on today’s recipe! This one is a really really awesome sandwich that you can make at home–it is full of healthy good protein and offers a healthy lunch.

You also have the option to make-ahead if that’s how you like doing things. The protein in here is simple: Boiled eggs and meat. (In this recipe I use pastrami, but you can use whatever meat you so desire.)

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This method of eating is important for those of you who, admittedly, rarely eat wholesome foods because (like me) you are picky, or are constantly on the go and simply grab whatever is within reach.

A tip for those who like throwing things together quickly: Boil lots of eggs and slice them ahead of time. This way, you can simply throw everything on your sandwich when it’s time to consume.

OK, now for a bit of NEWS. As you might know, not only do I like making food, but I like writing, so I decided to shake things up a bit on my food blog and and start including not only a recipe but also a poem I wrote before I give the recipe (below):

Ok here it goes: (if you hate poetry you can skip down to my recipe)

 

The Seasons by Michael Metzler JR

 

Spring grows most plants in rocky soil,

It takes new life to withered things.

Death defying through turmoil,

And to new life it spreads and clings.

 

Summer swathes the world in heat

It drapes the land around in glow

It bakes the clay and warms the feet

It is not spring and is not snow.

 

Autumn brings a yellow air,

It scatters orange like the sand.

Sprinkling leaves as though to share.

It is most glorious and grand.

 

Winter veers around the bow

With clutching hands and stale breath

It swarms the earth in clear-white snow

It brings no warmth and sometimes death.

End.


 

Here’s the recipe for my PROTEIN SANDWICH:

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