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Eat Better, Live Better

Eat Better, Live Better

If you’re like the majority of people these days, you’re probably paying attention to what you’re eating. You are what you eat, right? We’re all savvy enough to know that when we enjoy a healthy diet and exercise regularly, we look better, feel better, and tend to make better choices in life.

So, whether you’re sticking to a resolution, training for the Olympics (um, the NEXT Olympics), or simply avoiding allergic reactions, we have a few recipes that taste as good as they make you feel.

Spring Detox Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower seems to be the go-to carbohydrate replacement this decade. Since everyone has made processed carbs the enemy, we had to find a new vehicle for flavors we love. Thus, cauliflower is the new healthy starch. And while you’ll find dozens of ways to make cauliflower palatable, this cauliflower salad recipe sounds pretty tasty and it doesn’t require too many ingredients to put together.  

Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Infused Water

One of the biggest rules of diet is hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! In fact, when most people complain they don’t seem to be losing weight on a diet, it usually comes back to the fact that they aren’t drinking enough water. But water can be boring, right? So, jazz up a jar of H2O with this fruity mint concoction and start washing away the excess calories.

No Sugar, 2-Ingredient Pancakes

Most diets have you avoiding sugar at all costs, with the exception of naturally-occurring sugar in fruits. But man, giving up sugar means you give up so much — especially when it comes to breakfast! We found this recipe for pancakes made from eggs and bananas. That’s it! They may sound a bit too good to be true, but give them a try.

Watercress Soup

Are you aware of the health benefits of watercress? Not only does it work as an anti-aging ingredient, it also treats skin inflammatory conditions and promotes hair growth! But it’s not like you’re just going to grab a batch of watercress leaves and shove them in your mouth. Instead, just make this delicious soup puréd with a lovely combination of flavors.

Seasonal Leek and Potato Pan Roast

Do you have any friends who insist on eating paleo? Are you ONE OF THEM? This roast recipe is loaded with lots of veggies you can make all in one pan. Even better, it’s Whole 30 friendly!

Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

If you’re trying to avoid red meat but miss the joy of eating burgers, give these patties a try. They come with a little kick! Just make sure you wash your hands well after handling the jalapeños.

Once you find a recipe you like, share it with the world! Better yet, share it with your friends at BackCountry at the BackCountry Cooking Club. And make sure you post pictures of the finished product — we love looking at food pics!

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