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PlateJoy’s New Program Helps Users Lose Weight and Prevent Diabetes Through Personalized Nutrition

PlateJoy’s New Program Helps Users Lose Weight and Prevent Diabetes Through Personalized Nutrition

1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes (that’s over 90 million people). But most of these people won’t do anything to stop it—because 90% of them don’t even know they’re at risk. For the 10% that do find out, their doctor may write them a prescription […]

4 Valentine’s Day Gifts Better Than Chocolate

4 Valentine’s Day Gifts Better Than Chocolate

Besides Halloween, Valentine’s Day is the most sugar-centric holiday of the year. Between the candy hearts and the chocolate samplers, it’s hard to get out of February 14th without a massive sugar rush. So what do you do for your sweetheart when you’re trying to […]

Keto for Beginners: Our One-Day Ketogenic Meal Plan

Keto for Beginners: Our One-Day Ketogenic Meal Plan

So you’ve decided to go keto. Maybe you’ve read about the weight loss benefits or the research on ketosis and blood sugar. But now that you’ve made the commitment … where do you start?

If you want to know is keto is right for you, this one-day ketogenic meal plan will give you a taste (no pun intended) of what the diet is all about. With simple recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll be eating keto in no time.

Want more recipes? Try PlateJoy’s keto meal planner and get recipes and grocery lists customized to you.

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Cinnamon Ricotta Porridge

Serves 1

1/2 cup full-fat ricotta cheese
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp butter
1 drop liquid stevia (optional)

  1. Mix ricotta, cinnamon, butter and stevia (if using) in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute, until warmed through and enjoy with a spoon.

 

Avocado BLT Egg Salad

Serves 1

2 slices bacon
1/2 avocado
2 hard-boiled eggs
1 tsp minced garlic
1 green onion
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
1 cup spinach
lemon wedge

  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, fry bacon until crispy, about 8 minutes, flipping occasionally. Set aside to cool.
  2. While bacon cooks, cut avocado in half and remove the pit, then scoop flesh out of the peel into a medium bowl. Add hard-boiled eggs, garlic and a pinch of salt; smash with a fork until combined.
  3. Finely chop green onion (both greens and whites). Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Crumble bacon into the bowl with the egg salad, then add cherry tomatoes and green onion. Mix well.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over spinach, with a drizzle of lemon juice over the top.

 

Two-Cheese Zoodle Casserole

Serves 4

4 medium zucchini
3 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tbsp butter
1/4 garlic powder
3 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup grated jack cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13 casserole dish.
  2. With a vegetable peeler, spiralizer or sharp knife, shave zucchini lengthwise into thin ribbons. Place in a colander and sprinkle generously with salt. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, butter and garlic powder.
  4. Press zucchini with a paper towel to expel excess liquid. Place in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with shredded cheddar and jack cheese. Pour egg mixture over the top and bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until firm.

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Want more recipes? Try PlateJoy’s keto meal planner and get recipes and grocery lists customized to you.

New Diet? Here’s What Supplements You Need to Consider

New Diet? Here’s What Supplements You Need to Consider

Contributed by Jamie Stephens NTP, Lead Practitioner at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in Chicago, Ill.  So you’re trying to eat healthy or avoid certain foods—if you’re not getting some foods in your diet, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies down the line. That’s where supplements can help. They’re […]

How to Get Vitamins in Your Diet: What to Eat and Why It Matters

How to Get Vitamins in Your Diet: What to Eat and Why It Matters

This post is brought to you by Tula, which uses probiotics and superfoods to boost the health of your skin, the same way they do for your body. Get 20% their skincare and beauty products through 2/28 with the code PLATEJOY. You probably remember your […]