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This Low Carb Chicken Crust Pizza Went So Viral It’s Now In Grocery Stores Nationwide

Homemade pizzas were our jam growing up. We’d pop one in the oven and enjoy as we watched Legends of the Hidden Temple.

You may remember Real Good Foods as the company that creates ‘Real Good Pizza,” a low-carb pie that’s made with an all-natural chicken and parmesan crust, leaving it entirely gluten-free. Each serving only contains 4 grams of carbs and boasts 25 grams of protein.

The pizzas come in Uncured Pepperoni, The Supreme, and Three Cheese flavors. We tend not to pick favorites, but The Supreme is pretty damn good.

If you’re looking to grab a couple boxes for your next Friday night in, you’re in luck, because Real Good Foods just announced pizzas will be sold at all Publix Market locations across the country.

Next time you’re on the hunt for some low carb yet highly delicious pizza that’s easy to make, pick some up your local Publix and just pop it in the microwave or oven.

Pro tip: we highly recommend pairing these pies with some ranch dressing.


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A New Brand Of Protein Chips Comes In Flavors Like Spicy Chili Lime & Salted Caramel

At long last, there may finally be an answer to the lack of healthy, protein-based snacks. Protes, a Brooklyn-based company, has created a solution in the form of a protein-based tortilla chip that may change the way you look at other tortilla chips from now on.

Regardless of your lifestyle, it’s never a bad idea to eat more protein. However, if you’ve ever spent time browsing the supermarket shelves, you’d know finding healthy and delicious snacks is harder than finding a needle in a haystack.

By introducing vegan and GMO-free chips to the market, Protes is here to change the mindset that tasty snacks can’t be healthy.

Protes Chips are made with pea protein, and each bag contains 15 grams of protein. With flavors like Zesty Nacho, Tangy Southern BBQ, Toasted Coconut and Spicy Chili Lime, there’s a flavor for every day of the week.  

So, next time you’re that late night snack craving hits, pop open a bag of Protes so you can taste all the flavor but dismiss all the guilt.  

Currently Protes Chips are available at GNC and The Vitamin Shoppe, along with their website www.eatprotes.com.


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Meet The Grain-Free Treat That Could Disrupt The Cookie Market

As much as we strive to be conscious about the quality of our diets and the impact food has on our wellbeing, the truth is, it’s easy to let your priorities on health slide when you’re hangry AF.

You know those days where you’re feelin’ good about what you’ve eaten through lunch, but become voracious around 7pm and just stuff your face full of whatever you can get yours hands on for dinner?

Or worse – treat your body like a goddamn temple all day, but succumb to your deep, dark dessert cravings after dinner set to an internal monologue along the lines of, “It’s 10pm! You should be in bed already, why are you doing this?!”

Yeah, we’ve all been there.

Luckily, we’ve stumbled upon a cookie that’ll satisfy your cravings, keep you full (MAJOR KEY), and not make you feel gross.

This heaven-sent treat is from the masterminds at KNOW Foods, a company that makes a whole bunch of “superfood” versions of traditional grain-based foods like bread, pasta, and waffles (YES, WAFFLES!). Take it from us that these actually live up to the hype.

The magic behind most of their recipes starts with a rare, natural sugar called Allulose, which tastes just like regular sugar but only has 1/10th the calories.

The name might sound foreign, but Allulose actually occurs naturally in many foods – maple syrup and figs being just two examples.

KNOW Foods then replaces all grains and gluten with superfoods like coconuts, almonds, and chia seeds. There are no preservatives, no GMOs, no yeast, no dairy, and all the healthy fats come from those seeds and nuts we already talked about.

It shouldn’t be possible but it is, and we are SHOOK in the best way.

Right now, the cookies come in four flavors – chocolate chip, double chocolate, cinnamon, and lemon. They’re all bomb, but the double chocolate chip is without a doubt our favorite; each bite transports you to a fudgy, chocolatey oasis you never thought could exist in a good-for-you format.

You can stock-up on these cookies and other KNOW Foods products on Amazon or KnowFoods.com. Rumor has it they’ll start popping up in stores around October – we can’t wait!

Photos by Peter Pham


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This Pizza Company Will Change The Way You Eat Breakfast

Let’s face it, eating the same thing for breakfast everyday can be monotonous, whether it’s oatmeal, banana, berries, yogurt, sugary cereal, or – if we’re blessed with a few extra minutes in the morning – a plate of scrambled eggs.

Well, thanks to Real Good Pizza, breakfast has become sacred once again. Introducing: the world’s first breakfast pizza you can feel good about eating! With only 4 grams of carbs and packed with 25 grams of protein, you can enjoy Real Good Pizza for breakfast, lunch or dinner.



Real Good Pizza breakfast pizzas are now available in bacon, sausage, and pepperoni, and can be shipped directly to your doorstep or found in select specialty nutrition stores. Use the code ‘FOODBEAST’ to get $10 off on your order.

With a delicious white cheddar sauce, topped with scrambled eggs, all-natural mozzarella cheese, and your choice of savory topping, these new breakfast pizzas are the tastiest way to get your morning started – the best part is they’re ready in only two minutes!

Talk about waking up on the right side of the bed.  


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This Cannabis Infused Chocolate Shell Will Make Your Ice Cream Magical


For those looking to expand their horizons with canna-cooking adventures, always make sure there’s room for dessert. Case in point: we’re giving you a recipe for a magical, cannabis-infused chocolate sauce.

This is not just any cannabis-infused chocolate sauce, though. This is MAGIC — MARIJUANA MAGIC. This is the kind of miraculous chocolate sauce that hardens into a delicate shell upon contact with your stone cold fave: ICE CREAM.

We picked up Halo Top Ice Cream (that delicious low-cal, high-protein ice cream that has fewer calories in a whole pint than there are in one single cheeseburger) — to bring you this recipe and assist in your half-baked cannabis-cooking endeavors. We hope you give it a shot, a hit, or whatever you want to call it. Just don’t forget the sprinkles.

Remember, everyone’s cannabis tolerance varies. FOODBEAST recommends consuming  medicated edibles with oversight and caution. You can always eat more — not less! 

What you’ll need:
– crockpot

– baking sheet

– oven

– cheesecloth

– cannabis grinder

– 2 mixing bowls (one for chocolate, one for the canna-oil)

Ingredients

7-14 grams of cannabis

2 cups coconut oil

1 cup melted chocolate

¾ cannaoil (you’re making this along the way)

Grind up 7-14 grams of cannabis on a baking sheet, bake for 30 minutes at 240 degrees. Transfer it into your crockpot.

Add 2 cups of coconut oil into your crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Once done cooking, strain your coconut oil and cannabis mixture with cheesecloth, making sure to remove any extra plant material from the liquid. This is your canna-oil.

In a separate bowl, melt enough chocolate for 1 cup size.  Mix 1 cup of melted chocolate with ¾ cup of cannaoil. Whisk thoroughly.   

Use 3 scoops of Halo Top Ice Cream, and slowly pour chocolate canna-oil mixture over the top of ice cream.  Once the chocolate cools, it will create a hard shell. Top with anything you like from sprinkles, cherries, whipped cream or fruit.

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These Snacks Might Be Able To Replace Traditional Protein Bars

There is a portion of this world that likes to be super active, whether it’s going on a hike, climbing Mt. Everest, or just gettin’ down ‘n dirty in the gym every day. With my 2-3 gentle yoga classes per week and a total lack of stamina when it comes to most anything else, I wouldn’t even dare to place myself within this pristine group of humans, but I appreciate what they do. I like to show my support by being a cheerleader or by taking on the responsibility of making sure everyone gets fed – two things I excel at on a daily basis.

While I may be a gym noob, I do know the most important part of working out is what you eat afterwards to replenish your nutrients. Here’s where Caveman Foods comes in. This company, co-founded by the dude who made Muscle Milk, strives to create delicious snacks packed with protein to give you that perfect post-workout or post-scaling-Mount-Everest fuel.

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Caveman Foods has three main products: Primal Bars, Bites, and Jerky. Most of these snacks are not for the faint of heart, and by faint of heart I mean vegans/vegetarians. All three of these products use chicken meat as their base, which provides for a high protein and low fat snack. However, while they aren’t advertised as much as these baseline products, Caveman Foods does make nutrition bars that are nut-based and meat-free.

Let’s talk about these meat snacks for a second, though. In all honesty, eating meat in this format was a new thing for me. I’m usually an eat-steak-hot-off-the-grill kind of gal, but I found myself getting into this. Here’s my rundown of the products:

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Chicken Bites: These are such a great idea. First of all, they’re portable and bite-sized, which makes everything better in my book. Also, it’s pretty incredible that these have 10 grams of protein per serving. Second of all, they come in interesting flavors, like habanero & green chili, sun dried tomato & kale and applewood smoked BBQ. The BBQ was definitely my favorite, as its smokiness really shined through. The habanero and green chili, on the other hand, was super spicy. I could definitely imagine it being a good pick-me-up after the gym.

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Primal Bars: The primal bars are essentially the chicken bites but in a larger format, except they have 18 grams of protein instead of *just* ten. If you ask me, this format is probably the most efficient way to regain what you lost at the gym. If you’re a fan of fruit flavors with your meat (weird thing to say, but some people aren’t), you’ll definitely be into the sweet cherry flavor. I would say it’s more tangy than sweet, which was a good flavor combo with the chicken. The smoked jalapeño was a winner. What can I say, I love smoked meats. The texture of these bars are somewhat precarious, since the chicken is cooked and then chopped and formed into the bars. It was just a new texture for me since I’ve never eaten anything like this before.

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Jerky: I’ve been eating jerky for as long as I can remember. It was always my dad’s go-to snack whenever we were on the road. Caveman Foods has a pretty dope take on this classic snack. Again, their jerky is made with chicken, which provides you the most protein with the least amount of fat. The texture of this snack is what you’d expect with a good jerky. I was pretty sold on this, especially because I tried the buffalo flavor. I am obsessed with buffalo to the point where you could probably douse anything in buffalo sauce and I will eat it. Please don’t take that as a challenge because I will probably lose.

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Nutrition Bars: Okay, these were LIT. I would eat one of these every single day if I could. These come in almond cashew and maple nut flavors, of which the maple nut was definitely my favorite. This bar kind of tasted like those Nature’s Valley sweet & salty peanut bars but a million times better (and better for you). A lot of nut bars can be difficult to eat because they’re overly chewy or the nuts aren’t roasted and sweetened enough, but there were none of those issues here. Each bite was deliciously chewy and sweet, but not overly so. Totally a home run on this one.

Long story short, Caveman Foods is one of the good guys out there. For those of you with dietary restrictions, most of their products are gluten-free, milk-free, peanut-free, and many are 100% paleo. They also use only all-natural chicken and refuse to put nitrates in any of their products. If you’re looking for the perfect snack to refuel, Caveman Foods has got your back.

 

 

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Getting poolside-ready for the upcoming summer season is synonymous with endless workouts and diet programs! Cut yourself some slack today and check out  these Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins! This unique dessert utilizes ingredients such as antioxidant-rich unsweetened cocoa powder and protein-rich peanut flour, so feel a bit better about yourself. This trifecta of low fat, high protein flavors including chocolate, peanut butter and banana never tasted so good…or looked this good. Let’s go summer desserts! (Thx HealthyFoodForLiving)