Restaurant Spotlight: Olive Garden

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What’s your favorite Italian or non-Italian dish at Olive Garden?

Appetizers

Salads

Sal: I personally pick out the croutons..

10 Foods You Should Never Add to Your Salad eatthis.com

“…Croutons…

Crunch consciously by sprinkling on nuts rather than white bread croutons, which are “void of any nutritional value,” Taub-Dix says. “For some healthy crunch, try adding a variety of nuts. Not only are they composed of healthy fats but they also add a hefty dose of protein. An ounce of almonds, for example, provides around six grams of protein.” (About the same amount of protein you’d find in an ounce of cheese or chicken.)..

Bacon..

Get your salt fix by adding a few pickle slices rather than bacon, Taub-Dix recommends, to limit the extra fat. But since pickles are still high in sodium, “slice them thinly and disperse them throughout the salad,” she says…”

Soups

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Pasta Noodle Dishes

Healthier Options

The 15 Healthiest Olive Garden Meals You Can Order Meg Dowell | More Articles

May 9, 2017 cheatsheet.com
“…Looking for something light and healthy to eat tonight? You can’t go wrong with fish. Olive Garden’s grilled salmon is high in protein and healthy fats, and it’s also low in calories and carbohydrates. The garlic-herb butter doesn’t add too many calories or too much sodium, either. You’ll only consume 460 calories and 8 grams of saturated fat for the whole meal. The dish also comes with broccoli, which adds some fiber to the mix. And bonus: it’s gluten-free…

3. Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer…

9. Grilled Vegetable & Cheese Piadina..

..13. Tilapia Piccata..

How to Eat Healthy (ANYWHERE!)
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“..Eating healthy when traveling can be a challenge, if you are not prepared. In this video, I share with you my tips for eating healthy on the road throughout the day. I show you the exact things I ate during a recent trip to Wrestlemania 31 for work. From breakfast foods to lunch and dinner options, as well as a supplement packaging trick that helps me to stay consistent with my diet wherever I am…”

NO (carbs) Pasta
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Restaurants


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Fruit Spotlight: Peaches

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All about Peaches

Health Benefits

Nutrition
10 Surprising Health Benefits and Uses of Peaches
healthline.com
“..Peaches are related to plums, apricots, cherries, and almonds. They’re considered drupes or stone fruit because their flesh surrounds a shell that houses an edible seed.

They can be eaten on their own or added to a variety of dishes. What’s more, peaches are nutritious and may offer an array of health benefits, including improved digestion, smoother skin, and allergy relief.

Here are 10 surprising health benefits and uses of peaches….

Top 10 Health Benefits of Peaches Amazing Health Benefits For Fiber

Health Benefits of Peaches – Nutritional Benefits of Peaches – Amazing and Super Fruits of Wellness


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Desserts

-Peach Cobbler

Bars

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Fruit Spotlight: Watermelons

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History

The Watermelon War

The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered
Published on Jun 10, 2017

The History Guy remembers the war over a slice of watermelon. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

The History Guy uses images that are in the Public Domain. As photographs of actual events are often not available, I will sometimes use photographs of similar events or objects for illustration.

There is an interesting analysis of Ran Runnels and the Isthmus Guard here:

10 Fascinating Facts About Watermelons – YouTube

Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes whataboutwatermelon.com
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Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes

watermelon-varietiesA Watermelon is a Watermelon, Right?

Did you know that there are hundreds of different watermelon varieties enjoyed daily.

When picking a watermelon from your local fruit and vegetable market the only decision you will need to make is the size. Many small markets only offer one type of watermelon. This has led us to believe that there is only one type although just like apples, watermelons come in a number of varieties.

Globally 200 to 300 different varieties of watermelon are accounted for although only 50 of these are enjoyed regularly. Of the 300 varieties it is no surprise that the most loved are on the sweeter side of the scale…

You are here: Home / General / Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes
Watermelon Varieties – Common Types and Their Tastes

watermelon-varietiesA Watermelon is a Watermelon, Right?

Did you know that there are hundreds of different watermelon varieties enjoyed daily.

When picking a watermelon from your local fruit and vegetable market the only decision you will need to make is the size. Many small markets only offer one type of watermelon. This has led us to believe that there is only one type although just like apples, watermelons come in a number of varieties.

Globally 200 to 300 different varieties of watermelon are accounted for although only 50 of these are enjoyed regularly. Of the 300 varieties it is no surprise that the most loved are on the sweeter side of the scale.

Contents [hide]

1 Differentiating Between Watermelons
1.1 A Seeded watermelon –
1.2 A Seedless Watermelon –
1.3 A Miniature Watermelon –
1.4 An Orange or Yellow Watermelon –
2 Cousins of the Watermelon
3 Watermelon Dictionary – 26 Varieties of Watermelon
3.1 Amarillo Watermelons
3.2 Bijou Watermelons
3.3 Black Diamond Watermelons
3.4 Calsweet (Bush) Watermelons
3.5 Captivation Watermelons
3.6 Charleston Grey Watermelons
3.7 Crimson Sweet Watermelons
3.8 Estrella Watermelons
3.9 Exclamation Watermelons
3.10 Excursion Watermelons
3.11 Fascination Watermelons
3.12 Harvest Moon Watermelons
3.13 Jamboree Watermelons
3.14 Jubilee Watermelons
3.15 Kingman Watermelons
3.16 Melody Watermelons
3.17 Moon and Stars (Red) Watermelon
3.18 Sangria Watermelons
3.19 Sugar Baby Watermelons (Garden Baby)
3.20 Sweet Dawn Watermelons
3.21 Sweet Gem Watermelons
3.22 Sweet Polly Watermelon
3.23 Syngenta Watermelon
3.24 Traveler Watermelon
3.25 Triple Treat Watermelon
3.26 Yellow Doll/Baby Watermelon
Differentiating Between Watermelons
We tend to use five different terms to differentiate between watermelon varieties. These five terms refer to the characteristics of the melon rather than the direct variety. This allows us to combine multiple watermelon varieties under one category. The five terms used to describe watermelons are:

A Seeded watermelon –
Used to describe a basic watermelon that is round or oblong and weighs between 15 t0 45 pounds. These watermelons contains noticeable black seeds.

A Seedless Watermelon –
Hybrid watermelons that are the most popular due to their seedless nature. These watermelons are generally around the 15 pound mark. Seedless watermelons often have small and easily edible white seeds.

Some varieties of watermelon that fall into this category include:

Crimson
Bijou
Jack of Hearts
King of Hearts
Millionaire
Nova
Queen of Hearts
Trio
A Miniature Watermelon –
The smaller variety of watermelons that has a thin rind.

Watermelon varieties such as the Sugar Baby and the Tiger Baby fall under this category.

An Orange or Yellow Watermelon –
Varieties of watermelon that lack lycopene often fall under the orange or yellow watermelon category.

Some watermelon varieties that fall under this category include:

Desert King
Tender-gold
Yellow Baby
Yellow Doll..”

“…Amarillo Watermelons..”

Yellow Watermelon Taste Test. / Mikayla Watermelon … – YouTube

Square watermelons Japan. English version – YouTube

Growing

How to Grow Watermelon – YouTube

Watermelon Types for Short Growing Season, Short Space – YouTube

CaliKim29 Garden & Home DIY
Published on May 20, 2014
Want to grow watermelon but have a short growing season or are short on space? Here are two varieties of watermelons that will work for you!

Watermelon Growing. How to plant, grow and harvest … – YouTube

Picking

How Do You Know When Watermelons Are Ripe? – YouTube

HOW TO PICK A PERFECT WATERMELON! – YouTube

Cutting

Awesome Way to Cut Watermelon – YouTube

9 WATERMELON HACKS AND WAYS TO CUT from Mr … – YouTube

How to Cut and Seed Melons – YouTube

Health Benefits

Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Watermelon | Amazing … – YouTube

Diabetes – Watermelon Board watermelon.org
‘…Watermelon is a great inclusion in the diabetic diet. It is a source of vitamins, such as vitamins A and C; minerals, such as potassium; and fiber. It’s low in calories, since 92% of watermelon is just good-for-you water, so it’s a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without overindulging in excess sugar and calories.

Granted, watermelon has a high glycemic index (GI) score of 72, but this natural, unprocessed fruit remains a healthful food because of another factor called the “glycemic load.” This factor compares a food’s GI score with the amount of calories and carbs in the food,. The glycemic load is a much better indicator of a food’s ability to prevent or contribute to disease, since a food that has a large amount of carbs AND dramatically raises blood sugar levels obviously increases the chances of weight gain more than a food that might temporarily raise blood sugar levels, but has few calories. For example, a potato has a high glycemic score and it packs a bunch of carbs, while watermelon has a high GI score, but few calories or carbs. The former will increase the chances of those extra calories being funneled into fat cells, but watermelon just fills you up, without filling you out. (Ever hear of anyone getting fat on watermelon? Not!)..”

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Watermelon – The World’s Healthiest Foods whfoods.com

“..These cyclists were participating in 15.5-mile time trial on a mountainous course and they consumed about one quart of watermelon puree every 15 minutes while riding in the trial. (A control group of riders consumed a sports beverage containing a similar level of total carbs.) The researchers determined that the antioxidant capacity in the riders’ bloodstreams was significantly increased post-exercise through consumption of the watermelon puree. ..

between 3–6 cups of watermelon juice per day over a period of several weeks. What the researchers found was a steady and well-maintained level of citrulline in the bloodstream of the participants, yet an increased level of arginine. They concluded from these findings that citrulline from the watermelon juice had undergone conversion into arginine, while still leaving plenty of citrulline to stabilize blood levels in the study participants. This conversion provides us with even more evidence for watermelon as a fruit that can lower our risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes since arginine deficiency—especially chronic moderate or temporarily serve deficiency—has been linked to increase risk of both health problems. ..”

Health Benefits of Watermelon – YouTube

Watermelon Has Plenty of Health Benefits

Health Alert: Watermelon could be summer super-food post … – YouTube

Fruit Break – Nutritional Benefits Of Water Melon – Tips For … – YouTube

Health benefits of Watermelon that make it Perfect Summer Fruit

Healthy eating – 5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Watermelon Seeds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf5QImeeQ2Q
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Watermelon Island! (Watermelon DETOX)
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Various Cooked Eggs

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Which Egg Do You Think Came From Healthy Chicken? – YouTube

6 Reasons Why Eggs Are the Healthiest Food on the Planet healthline.com

“..Not All Eggs Are the Same

It’s important to keep in mind that not all eggs are created equal.

Hens are often raised in factories, caged and fed grain-based feed that alters the final nutrient composition of their eggs. It is best to buy omega-3 enriched or pastured eggs, which are more nutritious and healthier…”

Bad?

Why Eggs Are Bad For You- in 60 seconds – YouTube

*see the difference between “good” and “bad’ cholesterol Medical: Is your cholesterol too “low” or “high”?
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Boiled Eggs

On Salads

-Egg Salad
*see Sandwiches: Feature-Various “Egg Salads” foodsofallkinds.wordpress.com

-Fried Rice

Devil Eggs

Scrambled Eggs

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs – Martha Stewart – YouTube

-Crepes
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Scrambled Eggs with Bacon Crepe at the Minnesota State Fair (August 24th 2013)

-Eggplant

-Ommlet

-Sandwich

-Others

Fried

How to Make Sunny Side Up Eggs

Make Perfect Eggs Over Easy – YouTube

-Sandwich

-Pancakes

-Waffles

-Misc

-Loco Mocco (Hawaiian)

Misc

HOW TO COOK EGGS – 6 DIFFERENT WAYS – YouTube

10 Creative Recipes Using Just An Egg – YouTube

14 Incredible Edible EGG Tricks! – YouTube

20 NEW WAYS TO COOK EGGS YOU HAVEN’T THOUGHT … – YouTube

Sal: I added some whipped scrambled eggs and mixed it with a can of navy beans..

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Healthiest Meal: Breakfast for “Diabetics”?

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Top 10 Diabetes Breakfast Mistakes To Avoid – YouTube

10 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics By Christel Oerum on July 1, 2018
Recipes diabetesstrong.com
“…All of these recipes are delicious and diabetes-friendly, so try a few and let me know which one is your favorite (of course, if you know that you just want pancakes, you can take a look at my favorite diabetes-friendly pancake recipes instead.)..”

Tasty Solutions for Diabetes Breakfast Menu part 1 – YouTube

What to Eat for Breakfast When You Have Diabetes By Debra Manzella, RN | Medically reviewed by Richard N. Fogoros, MD Updated April 27, 2018 verywellhealth.com
“..Studies have shown that eating a larger, higher fat and higher protein breakfast may actually help to reduce blood sugars and weight. The likely reason is that these types of breakfast choices are lower in carbohydrate. Some people with diabetes experience higher blood sugars in the morning because the liver breaks down sugar overnight and the cells can also be a bit more resistant to insulin at this time…

Also, studies have shown that blood sugars tend to rise after breakfast meals, two times higher than after lunch. High post prandial (after meal) blood sugars can result in carbohydrate cravings because, instead of using sugar for fuel, it is remaining in the blood stream and the body thinks it needs to eat sugar (or carbohydrates) to fuel itself. Another study found that healthy adults who consumed a standard 50 g carbohydrate (for example, 3/4 cup cereal with 1 cup milk and a 1/2 banana) meal had their highest peak glucose (sugar) after breakfast, lowest after lunch, and moderate after dinner.

Perhaps this is a good reason to try a lower carbohydrate breakfast. It’s worth a shot. So, ditch the bagels, cereal, muffins, and pancakes, and try one of these best breakfast picks.
..
Grilled Peanut Butter and Strawberry Sandwich

Instead of grilled cheese make a grilled peanut butter sandwich on whole grain bread. The peanut butter gets nice and gooey too which makes it delicious. Chop up a few strawberries for added fiber and sweetness. The combination of protein and fiber will help you to stay full and satisfied.

Ingredients:

1 whole grain bread sandwich thin (make sure it has at least 3 g of fiber)
1 1/2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
1/2 cup sliced strawberries

22 Healthy Breakfast Plant-Based Foods For Diabetics – List – YouTube

The Balanced Plate – Diabetic Breakfast – YouTube

Top 10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Diabetics – YouTube

Jelly/Jam

-Jam

diabetic jam or jelly | diabetic recipes | step by step | healthy recipes

How to Make Tart Cherry Jam Without Sugar : Recipes for Diabetics …

How To Prepare Jam 100% Sugar-Free – DIY Food & Drinks Tutorial …

Sugar Free Blueberry Jam Recipe – YouTube

Diabetic apricot jam – YouTube

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Dessert-Snack: Various Ice Creams and related frozen treats!

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20 Outrageous Ice Cream Sundaes from Across the U.S.
By Lauren Donaldson, Sienna Fantozzi and Hannah Doolin delish.com

Restaurants

-Ice Cream Cake

Prepared at Home

-Banana Split

Healthiest

14 Best Brand Name Ice Creams for Weight Loss eatthis.com
“..All of them come in at 150 calories or less per serving and have no more than 6 grams of saturated fat or 17 grams of sugar. For some context, most frozen treats average around 25 grams of the sweet stuff!..”

THE TRUTH ABOUT HEALTHY ICE CREAMS | Too Good To Be True?

Halo Top, ‘the healthier ice cream’, may not be good for you, nutritionists say

Is Erythritol a Healthy Sugar Alternative? The Lazy Person’s Guide dietvsdisease.org
“…In one review, erythritol was shown to decrease dental plaque, oral bacteria, and the overall number of dental caries compared to xylitol and sorbitol (3).

In a clinical study of 485 school children over a 3-year period, the use of erythritol decreased and prolonged the development of dental caries when compared with other alternative sugars (4).

On the other hand, another study found that erythritol had no effect on plaque or oral hygiene when compared to other sugar alcohols (5)…

..

Many people report GI distress, specifically nausea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and increased gas when consuming erythritol.

However, of all sugar alcohols available, erythritol is shown to cause less of these negative symptoms due to its small molecular size….

Summary: Erythritol and stevia are comparable sugar alternatives, though stevia has a few more health benefits. Honey is another great natural sweetener with many health benefits.

Conclusion

Erythritol is a good choice if you’re looking for a calorie-free sweetener that looks and tastes similar to table sugar.

It’s also a great sugar alternative if you have problems with blood sugar regulation.

The few negative side effects of erythritol are minor, avoidable or need more research to prove.

You may also want to consider natural sugar alternatives like stevia.”

you will never eat this ice cream again, sickening results! – YouTube

Mr EastCoastMan
Published on Jan 21, 2016
You have to watch this video it shows a detailed look at four brands of Ice cream showcasing the good and the bad and you will not believe how horrible it turns out for Breyer’s.

Why We No Longer Eat Breyers Un-Natural Ice Cream homemadehints.com
“..I was disappointed, but how could I have imagined that this giant ice cream manufacturer that plops hundreds of thousands of gallons of ice cream into coated card board containers was making each carton with love and real commitment to all-natural ice cream and to world peace. Oh yes, forgive me. Tara gum is defined as a natural ingredient by the USDA…”
Ice Cream’s Identity Crisis De Gustibus By DAN BARRY APRIL 15, 2013 homemadehints.com

“..You might ask what the difference is between ice cream and a frozen dairy dessert, and I might answer that it is the same as the difference between a slice of American cheese and a slice of Kraft Singles American Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. Since this is not helpful, we turn to a spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administration, the guardian of “standards of identity,” who explained the distinction in a written response: “Ice cream requires specific levels of milk fat content, nonfat milk solids content, total solids in each gallon of ice cream, and total weight in each gallon of ice cream, while frozen dairy products do not.”

In general, ice cream has at least 10 percent dairy fat, and a frozen dairy dessert does not. In my freezer, the Breyers vanilla fudge twirl frozen dairy dessert has the ubiquitous corn syrup, and the Breyers vanilla ice cream does not.

Why, Breyers, why?..”

Toxic Ice Cream – Mamavation mamavation.com
“..So what kind of ingredients and additives are in your ice cream? Let’s take a look at the both top culprits and controversial additives that you can find in popular ice cream brands today…”
*seecomparison list on best, better, and bad!

Organic

11 Organic Ice Cream Brands to Try This Summer
Renee Spillane
University of Virginia
July 12, 201 spoonuniversity.com
“Here’s a breakdown of the organic ice cream brands that I found and how I think they stack up in the flavor department. ..”

Vegan

THE BEST VEGAN ICE CREAM | taste test – YouTube

Brands mentioned: Nada Moo, Snow Monkey, So Delicious

Homemade

Homemade Ice Cream Recipe (No Machine) with only 2 Ingredients – Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking

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Sal’s Famous Sweet Potatoes

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Sweet Potato Fries

Health: Cooking Sweet Potatoes w/Sal (healthfitnesslifeguy)

How to Make Sal’s Sweet Potato Fries
1-warm a frying pan with olive oil at heat #3
2-cut a sweet potato in whatever size you desire, but thinner the better
3-place one slice at a time on a frying pan as “evenly” and flat as possible using as much space you can fit in the pan
4-add some pepper seasoning on top
5-cover the pan (air tight as possible) for quicker heating
6-cook 10 minutes or so until you hear constant fast sizzling
7-flip each potato and then add season pepper again
8-repeat step 6
9-ready and hot, which I recommend putting turmeric for healthy tasting (see down below for #healthbenefits)
10-Let it “cool” for a couple of minutes before eating, which I myself can get very tempted to eat right away. However, it’s hot in your mouth and you won’t be able to savor the flavor and taste! 🙂

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