10 Studying Snacks to Help You Ace Your Finals

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Buzzfeed featured an article listing healthy snack ideas to “help you study hard and power through those final days of tests, presentations, and paper writing.”

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No Bake Energy Balls
For snack number five, the recipe includes Carrington Farms Organic Flax Chia Blend and explains, “Make these energy balls a week before you dive into study-mode and you can keep them in your fridge to grab-and-go when needed!Click here for the recipe.

 

 

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Sriracha Popcorn
For their number seven snack pick – popcorn – the article highlights Carrington Farms Sriracha flavor Coconut Cooking Oil, “For a spicy (and healthy!) twist, sprinkle with sriracha coconut oil,” Click here for recipe.

 

To see the entire article, click here.

 

8 Cooking Hacks to Make Holiday Baking Healthier

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The holiday season means Christmas cookies galore. Shape Magazine has tips on how to bake healthy brownies and other treats for the holidays. Here is Carrington Farms favorite tip…

Add Chia to Your Cookies
Chia seeds add fiber, omega-3s, potassium, iron, and calcium to your baked goods. The folks at Carrington Farms recommend adding 2 tablespoons of the seeds to your batter for every dozen cookies or muffins. (For more ideas, check out these Quick and Easy Chia Seed Recipes.)

Jessie James Decker is a fan of Carrington Farms!

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Jessie James Decker (@jessiejamesdecker), country-pop singer-songwriter/reality TV star/wife of Eric Decker (Wide Receiver for the New York Jets) shared a picture of Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad with her 1.9 million Instagram followers that included the Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil!

Carrington Farms Liquid Coconut Cooking Oil is the first of its kind!

  • Liquid Coconut cooking oil is a great alternative to traditional oils such as vegetable, olive, canola, and corn oil
  • Retains all the benefits of traditional coconut oil but does not have the flavor or odor of coconuts
  • Naturally rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) which is efficiently utilized by the body for energy production and helps aid in calorie burning
  • Contains 4 times more MCT’s than traditional virgin coconut oil and retains all the benefits
  • Has a higher heat point than traditional olive oils
  • All natural, gluten free, hexane free, NON-GMO, free of hydrogenated and trans fats and comes in a BPA free bottle
  • Perfect for cooking, sautéing, and baking

Also available in RosemarySriracha and Garic flavors.

Buy 6 bottles of Unflavored Liquid Coconut Oil and receive 10% off!

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Coconut Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving

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Looking for an easy recipe to make for Thanksgiving that uses your new Carrington Farms coconut oil? In this easy roasted sweet potato side dish, coconut oil deepens the natural caramelized flavor of roasted sweet potatoes, and it adds a delicate subtle coconut flavor. Brown sugar and nutmeg sweeten the dish.

Ingredients

Directions

1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into ½ inch chunks.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a skillet, melt the coconut oil over low heat.

3. When coconut oil is melted transfer it to a large bowl with the sweet potatoes and other ingredients to toss together.

4. Spread the sweet potatoes evenly on a large baking sheet. Roast, tossing occasionally until soft and caramelized for about 1 hour.

10 Unexpected, Energizing Snacks to Keep You Going After 3pm

You Had Us at Chocolate Chia Pudding!

It is 3pm and if you are like many of us, you’re struggling to stay awake at your desk. Fueling your body with healthy food, specifically items high in protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates is a better solution than coffee.

Click here to read the article on HuffPost Healthy Living


Interested in the Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding? Here is the easy-to-make recipe…

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups of full fat coconut milk (use the milk thats in the can, do not use the coconut water portion)
  • ½ cup of Carrington Farms chia seeds
  • ½ cup of dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 9 whole dates (dried and pitted)
  • optional toppings: fresh raspberries, sliced almonds, bananas, strawberries, shaved dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add coconut milk and chia seeds. Whisk until combined.
  2. Next add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and whole dates. Mix until slightly combined.
  3. Cover bowl securely and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. (it is better if you let it sit overnight)
  4. Remove pudding from refrigerator and spoon into blender. Puree until smooth.
  5. Top with fresh fruit, almonds, or shaved dark chocolate.
Notes
If your pudding comes out to liquidy you can add more chia seeds to thicken it up, if it is too hard just add more coconut milk or almond milk to thin it out.

 

2 Great Healthy Grilling Recipes

flax-burgerFlax Burger

Prep time: ~15 mins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax and bread crumbs.
  2. Lightly beat water and egg together and add to mixture. Add mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins)
  4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking and grill or broil for about 1 min.
  5. Put burger on bun and Enjoy!

Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.


grilled-salmonGrilled Salmon

Ingredients

Directions

1. Oil grill with 1 tbsp coconut oil
2. Heat grill
3. Coat each fillet with coconut oil and garlic powder and pepper to taste
4. Grill Salmon approx 5 – 7 minutes per side to taste.

Alternative: Use 2-3 Tbsp of Carrington Farms Garlic Flavor Coconut Cooking Oil instead of the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. If you use this oil, remove or reduce the amount of garlic powder.

Flax Chia Burger and Healthy Grilling Tips

flax burgerFlax Chia Burger
Prep time: ~15 mins

Ingredients

1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey or bison, veal or your favorite meat.
2 Tbs finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic minced
Carrington Farms Flax Chia Pak
2 Tbs water
3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice of bread)
1 beaten egg
1 Tbs mustard
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Directions

1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax and bread crumbs.
2. Lightly beat water and egg together and add to mixture. Add mustard, salt and pepper.
3. Cook on a grill or stove top until no pink remains (~12 mins). Tip: Use Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Cooking Spray on the Grill.
4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking and grill or broil for about 1 min.
5. Makes 4 -3/4 inch thick patties or 6 -1/2 inch thick patties.

Recipe from Bites Reviews You Can Use

 

good-day-sacramentoGood Day Sacramento offers Healthy Grilling Tips which includes using Carrington Farms Coconut Oil Spray since it is fat free and trans fat free and handles heat well. Click here for more Grilling Tips.

Delicious and Nutritious Flax Chia Muffins

Good morning, flax seed fans! We’ve talked about why breakfast is so important as well as some easy ways to add flax seeds to your meals, simply by sprinkling them on top of other foods so today we’re going to get a bit more complex and talk about baking a delicious, healthy morning treat using our flax chia blend!

Here’s what you need to bake our Flax Chia Muffins: milled flax

  • 3 Tbs flax chia blend
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ½ Tsp Vanilla
  • ¼ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Once you have your ingredients all together, cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla.

In another bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda and flax chia blend, and then add it to the other ingredients. Put the mixture into the muffin tins, making sure that they’re greased, and then add sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake for 20 minutes.

Wasn’t that easy? Now you have muffins with all the beneficial nutrients of flax seed products. For more flax seed food recipes or nutritional information, visit CarringtonFarms.com.

Flax Seeds for Every Meal

As we’re sure you know, we’re big fans of flax seeds here at Carrington Farms! They’re low in carbohydrates, making it easier for people who want to lose weight. They’re also high in fiber to help digestion as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which prevent inflammation and chronic diseases that may result. It’s no wonder that flax seed is known as one of the healthiest foods.

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Now, you don’t want to get into a boring, monotonous routine with your food. Visit our Carrington Farms recipe page to get some ideas about how to add flax seed to your diet. Here are some ideas plus a few extras for every meal of the day!

Breakfast: Add flax seeds to your yogurt, muffins, oatmeal, french toast, or  eggs.
Lunch: Sprinkle flax seeds onto your sandwich, smoothie, or cottage cheese.
Dinner: Mix flax seeds into your salad, soup, chicken breading, or meatballs.

Flax seed can also be used as a substitution for other foods. Visit CarringtonFarms.com for instructions on substituting flax seed for butter, oil and eggs. If you’re adding ground flax or flax seeds to your diet, make sure to drink plenty of water and to add flax slowly to your diet so that it can adjust.

Flax Burgers for the 4th of July

Are you ready for your 4th of July barbecue? Nothing beats making burgers out on the grill, except maybe making our flax burgers! Packed with that great taste that you love, flax burgers also give you the healthy benefits of flax products with their omega-3 fatty acids and high level of fiber. Check out this great recipe, which makes 4 to 6 burgers.

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound thawed ground beef, lean ground turkey, bison, veal or your favorite meat.
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp milled flax seed from Carrington Farms
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice of bread)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Preparation (approximately 15 minutes)

  1. Mix together meat, onion, garlic, flax and bread crumbs.
  2. Lightly beat water and egg together and add to mixture. Add mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on a grill or stove top until the meat is no longer pink.
  4. Optional cheeseburgers: top with slice of your choice of cheese at end of cooking and grill or broil for about one minute.

Now you’re ready to enjoy some delicious and nutritious burgers! You can find other great flax seed recipes from Carrington Farms on our website. Happy Independence Day!