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This All-Chicken Crust Pizza Packs 25 Grams Of Protein, 4 Grams Of Carbs

With so many people tweaking their diets to avoid certain types of food, it’s hard to find something that actually feels good to eat, both before and after.

In fact, in 2016, one out of every two people in the U.S. tried lowering their carb intake. Still, for those working hard to maintain a ketogenic diet, or for diabetics looking to keep their blood sugar levels in check, it’s not always easy to indulge in the not-so-healthy foods we all know and love.

With that said, Real Good Pizza is working to change the game for pizza lovers everywhere. It is the first gluten-free and grain-free pizza made with an all-natural hormone and antibiotic free chicken crust and parmesan cheese. And with 25 grams of protein, and only 4 grams of carbs, this is pizza you can actually feel good about eating.

With Real Good Pizza products in more than 2,000 Kroger stores, whether you’re simply looking to carb down, perfect your keto routine, or are just getting into the habit of healthy eating, Real Good Pizza is hacked to be healthy.

Next time you load up your cart at the grocery store, tear down that mental parameter you’ve built around the frozen pizza section and learn to eat pizza once again.


Created in partnership with Real Good Pizza  

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A Fond Look Back At Lunchables, A Childhood Obsession

Lunchables — the American Bento box

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Every culture has its version of the boxed lunch, the thing millions of school children are sent off with every day, 180 days out of the year.   In Japan it’s a bento box made of rice, meat and veggies.  In America it is the Lunchable, a deconstructed sandwich in a perfectly packaged plastic container. It’s fun for kids and easy for adults. Everyone wins when you don’t have to think about what to make for lunch every day, day after day.

 

If you share a slice of cheese….

Think about it, what makes a Lunchable special?  It’s literally just ham, cheese and Ritz crackers in a box.  

However, back in the early ‘90s, it was also a status symbol.   My family wasn’t poor, but my mom definitely didn’t believe in name brand anything. As an adult I respect that she took the time to make me a sandwich every day, but as a kid, the Lunchables just seemed, cooler, and I wanted one.

My school lunches were turkey sandwiches wrapped in a plastic grocery bag, but Lunchables were food toys you could eat.  Therefore, I was always begging some friend for some ham; it always looked and tasted better in a thickly sliced circle and the cheese, which was savory to the max, when you had to ration one piece.  

And I’d never just sit down and eat a Ritz cracker by itself, but with that ham and cheese, it just seemed to have a completely different personality, not dry, like its usual lonesome form.  

Likewise, there was always dessert, a little Twix or Crunch Bar, or even a decadent Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  Cool looking and convenient, I always approached it with the care I assumed an astronaut lifted his dessert from whatever floating space tray he ate from.

 

Kids these Days

The website for Lunchables has a tab for both kids and parents.  If you click the kids tab, it takes you immediately to a commercial about Lunchables where a satyr eats a playing card.  “Mix your food up,” is the new theme.

I also clicked on the “parents” tab, which I’ll just interpret to mean all adults.  The site is way less fun, but I did learn about all the new Lunchable options.  For example you can get your Lunchable with or without a drink, you can even “upload” to a deep dish pizza, or a turkey sub.  Wow! They’ve come a long way from a few slices of cheese, ham and crackers.  

Having recently worked at an elementary school, I hadn’t seen a fruit rollup or a pack of Gushers in years. But once a week some kid will come to school with a Lunchable and with a hint of shame, I would ask them for a slice of cheese. Here I go again. Mooching off some kid.  What am I doing!? I can buy my own Lunchables, or even better, create my own DIY Lunchable with gouda, pretzel chips and smoked Boar’s head ham, because I am an adult now and I deserve the best versions of my childhood.

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7 Essential Pizza Prints Every Pizza Lover Should Have

There are a lot of people out there who claim to “love” pizza. However, these basic fans don’t know how to commit to pizza. You, on the other hand, want to live and breathe pizza, not just eat it. And you’re not alone! A few visually talented people clearly in lifelong pizza relationships created seven ways to keep your one, true love close to you.

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Pizza Socks

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Warm, sticky, garlicky…pizza was made for feet, but wearing these socks is the only time pizza should be on the ground.

Where to buy: $14.99 at Odd Sox


Pizza Panties

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Now, this item is really between you and your pizza, but this is a good option for closeted pizza lovers (looking at you, vegans) who want to show their love without marching in the pizza pride parade.

Where to buy: $5.00 at Target

 

Pizza Backpack

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Who are you gonna trust with your prized belongings? Your hands or your pizza backpack?

Where to buy: $34.99 at Target

 

Pizza Dress

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Pizza is as classy as you make it. Take your pizza dress out on a date and let it hug your curves. You know, where its sister pizzas went.

Where to buy: $44 at Sourpuss Clothing

 

Pizza Tie

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For the working professional, nothing says dedication and “I can be trusted with your Excel sheets” like a pizza tie.

Where to buy: $36-45 at Zazzle

 

Pizza Onesies

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On a rainy Saturday, pull on your pizza onesie and binge on Netflix and pizza. Or maybe it’s sunny out and you’re just having a bad day. Rest easy knowing that your onesie has your back. And your legs. And everything else except your feet, hands and the delivery bill.

Where to buy: $129.95 at Beloved

 

Pizza Bedsheets

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At the end of a long day, everyone just wants to fall into the loving folds of their pizza. These sheets are the ultimate safe space for your body, your feelings, and your late night munchies.

Where to buy: $219.84 at Rage On

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The Coachella Experience Through The Eyes Of A Foodie

When the music lineup is announced

 


This is a monumental day. Everyone is excited and your twitter is LIT! Music lovers are excited, stoners are excited, foodies are excited, you get the picture. Everyone is HYPED. Nothing brings the world together like a natural disaster, or music festival lineup coming out. Ah, what a time to be alive. As a foodie, the music lineup isn’t the main thing you are looking for here, but a good soundtrack while you indulge in a great meal is never something to turn down.

Assembling your squad

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A squad that grubs together at Coachella, stays together! You take your seat as the designated foodie and assemble a killer squad around you consisting of an ACTUAL music enthusiast, the FOMO person, the rich kid who likes to brag about their VIP pass, the festival goer who doesn’t even care what festival it is, the valley girl, the out-of-towner, the foodie, Vanessa Hudgens, and the hippie mom. They will be important later when you need to re-up on your watermelon or double fist those giant pizza slices, as someone needs to save your spot in the crowd. They’re also helpful in holding your crazy amounts of food (heavy breathing). Another reason the squad is important is they need to be understanding of your food needs, no one likes a complainer. Lets not forget someone has to take the picture or act as an impromptu hand model. Bottom line. This step is crucial, so choose wisely.

Purchasing ticket

 

Without a doubt the worst part of the whole Coachella experience is purchasing the tickets. This is also shared on every social media possible, but in a much less hyped, way more whiny way. Basically we are all just whiny and complaining about the price although I do not doubt actual tears have ensued following the purchase. I may have personal experience. If your bank account isn’t slightly crying after a Coachella purchase pat yourself on the back, you are successfully adulting, have a successful sugar daddy, or just a successful (generous) daddy. Either way, I hate you.

When the Important lineup comes out

 


You know—the food lineup. The best lineup. Ok, if you’re not a foodie and are ready to shoot a mean comment my way for being more into the food than the music, FINE! But you better also send one to Coachella and tell them to step their music game up. I am not inhuman. I love music too, I just think the lineup game for food is far superior to the music lineup. Sorry, I am so not sorry. This is the day foodies get hyped on social media with ideas for food combinations. Ah, daydreams.

Planning your set list

 

Every Coachella-goer eagerly awaits set times and as a foodie it’s no different. We, too, get hyped about the set times. I obviously go for the music as well okay, sigh. Anyway, knowing set times is very important. You have to map out where you will be and what food is around the area. It essentially helps you know what kind of food you will be eating and on what day. Your eating pace is determined, your menu for the day is set, and your tunes to grub to are established. It all goes hand-in-hand.

Waiting in line for food

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You did it. You have made it to the motherland. Your stomach is grumbling and it is go time. If you have been to Coachella you know the vibes are unlike any other. Everyone is just smiling and running around. I don’t know about you, but when I’m in line for food, I am smiling ear to ear. Everyone else’s smiling just adds to that. I look like a giddy five year old whose mouth is stuck in an upside down rainbow formation. Waiting in line with others just as happy as you are is just a plus. You have your squad holding your place in the crowd (hopefully they are good with elbows) and everything you have been dreaming of for the past few months is finally falling into place. Bliss.

7. Realizing every damn dollar was worth it

 

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You take that first drool-inducing bit, get that Insta-worthy pic and the music is like Jesus himself is performing a private concert. Fine, Coachella, take my money. Every last dollar. I love you, Coachella.

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The World’s Most Expensive Kebab Costs $1,315

Some things are better off eaten drunk, but one man has set out to dispel the status quo with his $1,315 kebab.

You’re going to hate yourself for devouring this delectable kebab inebriated. Hazev restaurant in Canary Wharf, London, boasts the world’s most expensive kebab at 925 pounds ($1,315).

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According to the Daily Mail, the head chef of Hazev, Onder Sahan, challenges anyone in the world to make a better kebab and offers over 1,000 pounds ($1,400) as a prize.

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Sahan dubbed his speciality kebab the “Royal Kebab” and claims to use expensive, high-quality meat, vegetables and olive oil. The dish also uses 25-year-old aged Italian vinegar, which costs 185 pounds ($263) per bottle. He was determined to prove that kebabs weren’t just appropriate as a late night “drunchies” snack for intoxicated people. Sahan stated in a video of him preparing his famous dish:

“We try to change the kebab image and then we show people if you have good taste and then you can make it whatever way you like it.”

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Among the ingredients in his dish are fine Japanese Wagyu beef, fresh morel mushrooms, milk-fed lamb and goat minced into traditional kofta. Ingredients used to enhance its flavor include French Chaumes cheese with courgette flowers, Turkish basil, Jerusalem artichokes and La Vallee des Baux olive oil. Chef Sahan is proud of his culinary masterpiece, but also hopes someone will create a kebab just as worthy. He said:

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“I’m really very very happy if someone do it and I’m very interested. I’m waiting if someone makes it better than this and I’m happy to pay more than 1,000.”

Sahan won first place in his country’s best kebab chef contest. His dish was in honor of the fourth British Kebab Awards that occurred earlier this month.

Written by Editorial Staff, NextShark

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Little Girl Explains How She Landed A Million-Dollar Business Deal With Whole Foods

Mikaila Ulmer is the 11-year-old creator of BeeSweet Lemonade, a tasty homemade lemonade that also saves endangered honey bees in the process. We recently reported that she was able to land a multi-million dollar deal with Whole Foods, which would distribute her product to 55 stories nation-wide. Watch her explain how she was able to get such an amazing deal in the video above.

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6 Healthy Nachos Recipes That You’ll Actually Enjoy

If you’ve been keeping up with my experimental eating endeavors, you may have seen my latest crazy diet, the “nacho diet.”

If not, let me fill you in.

I recently went on a cleanse diet that basically let me binge-eat nachos for five days straight, and I somehow managed to lose weight.

Now, you’re probably wondering, how the hell is that possible?

Well for one thing, I gave up alcohol and sugar.

Aside from that, I also got a little creative in the kitchen and figured out a few ways to lighten up those classic calorie-laden nachos and turn them into a somewhat healthy snack.

From Irish sweet potato nachos loaded up with veggies and fruity apple nachos drizzled in hazelnut spread to Mediterranean nachos that swap out the tortilla chips for crunchy cucumber slices, the healthy nacho possibilities are pretty much endless.

So I rounded up some of my favorite recipes from the nacho cleanse, and trust me, these things taste so damn good you’ll never want to go back to eating normal nachos ever again.

Take a look at the pictures below to see some healthy variations of this Mexican snack.

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Apple Pomegranate Nachos

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Recipe:
2 apples, sliced
3 tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread
1 tablespoon chocolate chips
1 tablespoon chopped almonds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mediterranean Cucumber Nachos

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Recipe:
1 cucumber, sliced
1/4 cup chickpeas
1/4 cup sliced cherry tomatos
1/4 cup sliced Kalamata olives
1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
2 tablespoons tzatziki sauce

Loaded Pizza Pepper Nachos

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Recipe:
2 bell peppers, sliced
1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatos
1/4 cup brocoli
1/3 cup chicken breast
1/2 cup fat free mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup tomato salsa
1 teaspoon pizza seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Multi-Grain Waffle Breakfast Nachos

Recipe:
3 multi-grain waffles, cut into quarters
1/3 cup red pepper
1/3 cup reduced fat white cheddar cheese
1/3 cup avocado chunks
1/3 cup sliced jalapeños
2 tablespoons spicy salsa
1 fried egg

Skinny Irish Nachos

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Recipe:
1 package of frozen waffle cut sweet potatoes
1/3 cup zucchini
1/3 cup yellow pepper
1/3 cup black beans
1/4 cup sliced jalapeños
1/3 cup spicy salsa
1/3 cup low fat Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 avocado, sliced

Naked Bell Pepper Nachos

Recipe:
2 red bell peppers
1/2 cup chicken breast
1/2 cup brocoli
1/3 cup tomato salsa
1 tablespoon sour cream
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

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Florida Beer Company Will Pay 3 Interns $12,000 To Travel, Party and Drink Beer

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Calling all beer drinkers who want to make money doing what they do best.

A Florida-based chain of craft beer taverns called World of Beer is on the search for three paid interns to travel the world drinking beer at breweries for four months. The “Drink It Interns” will be paid $12,000, enjoy free travel and drink all the beer their hearts desire.

The official description for the “Drink It Intern” reads:

“Whether you’re a photographer or writer, social media maverick or beer blog surfer, we are looking for you. Adventure seekers and storytellers, beer experts or novices, brewery nerds and foodie fans all open to apply. So if you want to live, drink and tell the tale to the world, get ready to apply for the chance to share your experience as a Drink It Intern.”

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The job description involves documenting the experience through blogging, photography and social media. Potential candidates must be willing to travel to domestic and international locations to meet brewers and attend beer festivals.

To apply for the opportunity of a lifetime, beer connoisseurs must submit an application to the website and share a one-minute video about themselves and their interest for the position. Applicants also have the option to interview at one of World of Beers’ taverns across the country. Application is open March 1 and ends March 26. All candidates must be 21 years or older to apply. A World of Beer spokesman released an update stating that applicants don’t have to be a U.S. citizen, but individuals must be authorized to work in the U.S.

h/t: Thrillist