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The Secret of Brown Eggs

For years I’ve purchased brown eggs. Specifically, Trader Joe’s Brown Organic Free Range Eggs. I bypassed the cheaper options because it seemed like the healthy thing to do. I had the vague sense the brown color meant they were healthier, more natural, but I couldn’t tell you what any of the claims on the carton actually meant. Then I stumbled across a fact that blew my mind: The color of the eggs has nothing to do with how the chickens are raised.
 
Chickens with white feathers and white earlobes lay white eggs. Dark-feathered chickens with red earlobes lay brown eggs. That’s it. The reason brown eggs cost more is the brownegg-laying chickens eat more than the white-egg-laying chickens, so they’re more expensive to raise. Once I discovered the secret of brown eggs, I wondered what else I didn’t know. What’s the difference between free range and cage-free, and why are pastured eggs so expensive? Read More…
 

 

Post Workout Meal

Time!  Is this where your workout ends? The sweaty, sucking wind, new PR post workout feeling is awesome, but the workout isn’t really over until the next one begins.  In response to exercise the muscle fibers are damaged, tissues are inflamed, and energy stores are depleted.  But as we know, this story doesn’t end so grim.  The body rebuilds itself and comes back even better to fight another day.  Therefore, we are going to do your body a favor, and lend a hand to this recovery process and present some key recovery issues and how to deal with them.  So without further ado, lets visit the most critical recovery  element- Nutrition.

Far too often nutrition takes a back seat, or maybe even put in the trunk, when it should really be driving the rig.  This is especially true post-exercise.  While the nutrition demands might be different depending on the nature of the workout, two main problems exist:

  1. Carbohydrate Stores are depleted
  2. Muscle proteins are broken-down

Without addressing these two problems, recovery is delayed.  This can lead to prolonged soreness and fatigue, decreases in future performance and feelings of lethargy associated with overtraining.  Therefore, use the following to make a solid post-workout nutrition plan, and make it just as important as getting your first muscle-up. Read More…

Recipe: Crockpot Chicken Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 package of baby carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 cups of water

Directions
1. Fill Crockpot with chicken broth and water, then place chicken breasts into the soup.
2. Chop the carrots and celery and place into the Crockpot.
3. Back on low for 8 hours.
4. Take chicken breast out and shred in Kitchen Aid mixer (with paddle attachment) or by hand.
5. Recombine chicken with soup and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts
Serving size (4 ounces of chicken and about 1.5 cups of soup)
Calories: 190
Fat: 1.3 g
Carbs: 15.5 g
Protein: 28.1 g (1)