15 x Healthier Fast Food for All Your Weekend Cravings | The Health Sessions

15 Healthier Fast Foods for All Your Weekend Cravings

Do you get in the mood for pizza and drinks as soon as the weekend rolls around?

It’s not because you follow a diet for health reasons, that you no longer get cravings. But burgers and fries, hot dogs and milkshakes have a bad rep for a reason.

Fast food is high in calories, salt and fat content (and not the good kind). The trans fats in fried foods raise the bad cholesterol and lower the good cholesterol in your blood, putting you at double risk for heart disease. What’s more, highly processed foods that are low in vitamins and fibers cause harmful spikes in your blood sugar levels, which contributes to the development of diabetes.

The solution? Making healthier versions of your favourite fast food.

Ok, the recipes below are not as fast as throwing snacks in the deep-frier, and they definitely require more effort than ordering take-out. But you can enjoy healthified ‘fast’ food without getting stomach aches, bloating or worse chronic illness symptoms from ditching your diet. Plus, you can easily adapt them to suit your eating style, whether that’s vegetarian, gluten-free or keto.

No matter if you’re craving a good shawarma, fish and chips or a soft serve ice cream, check out these 15 healthier fast food recipes for all your weekend cravings! 

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15 Sweet & Savory Stone Fruit Recipes for Summer | The Health Sessions

15 Sweet & Savoury Stone Fruit Recipes for Summer

Nothing rings in the summer season like stone fruits. They’re luscious, juicy and their bright colours liven up any recipe, sweet or savoury. And even better, stone fruits are packed with health-boosting nutrients.

Cherries and plums contain potent antioxidants that help fight inflammation, whereas the vitamin C found in peaches and nectarines supports clear skin and good immunity. Mangoes are a rich source of betacarotene, which plays an important role in your eye health. Not that you needed any more reasons to enjoy these juicy fruits!

The only bad news is that stone fruits are only available for a short while. So we better make the most of them while we can. From breakfast to salads and desserts, sweet meets savory in these 15 healthy stone fruit recipes!

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9 Breakfast Salads Worth Waking Up For | The Health Sessions

9 Breakfast Salads Worth Waking Up For

I bet the thought of having a salad for breakfast has never crossed your mind. Especially if you’re not a big fan of eating first thing in the morning, a bowl of leafy greens and other crunchy veggies probably doesn’t sound that appealing. But breakfast salads have plenty benefits worth waking up for.

Naturally, leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and disease-fighting nutrients like chlorophyll. This pigment giving plants their vibrant green colour is known for its blood-building properties and wound-healing abilities. Getting more leafy greens into your diet also supports healthy bones, reduces inflammation and protects you against heart disease and cancer. And since statistics show most of us still don’t eat enough veggies, breakfast salads are a great head-start to get those health-boosting nutrients in!

You can go sweet by adding fresh fruit to your salad or choose the full-on savory route with eggs, smoked salmon, spices or herbs. No matter if you follow the autoimmune protocol, a low-carb diet or simply enjoy a hearty meal, get inspired by these 9 breakfast salads to get you off to a flying start! 

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How Parties Can Be Incorporated into Your Healthy Living Goals | The Health Sessions

How Parties Can Be Incorporated into Your Healthy Living Goals

This article is written by Frankie Wallace. 

The pandemic has kept the entire world apart for over a year now. Social distancing guidelines, quarantines and canceled events have left everyone starving for social interactions.

Why the desperate need to see and interact with others? Because humans are social creatures — especially when it comes to bonding as a group over some delectable food. It’s a fact that anyone living with a chronic illness already knew far before a pandemic tore the world apart.

Now that restrictions are starting to lift and group events are coming back into focus, it’s leaving many with the age-old question: how can you attend a party — especially one laden with deliciously tempting junk food — while still sticking to your healthy living goals? Here are a few tips to help you find an answer uniquely suited to your own situation as you begin to venture out and attend events once again.

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12 Healthy Egg Dishes for Any Time of Day | The Health Sessions

12 Healthy Egg Dishes for Any Time of Day

They’re versatile, budget-friendly and suitable for many diets: eggs. Whether you follow a Paleo, keto vegetarian or gluten-free food pattern, eggs provide you with high-quality protein, healthy fats, vitamin D and minerals. Especially the egg yolk is a great source of nutrients, like the carotenoids that support your eye health.

Contrary to what we used to believe, eggs do no seem to raise the cholesterol levels in your blood. Unless you have diabetes or other risk factors for heart disease (like smoking), you can safely eat one egg per day.

And the best thing is: eggs are the ideal ingredient for both a hearty breakfast, satisfying lunch and a quick nourishing dinner. So try out these 12 healthy eggs dishes for any time of day!

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