Deep Fried Pop Tarts

Ingredients:

Pop Tarts
Pancake mix (add water only)
confectioners Sugar

Directions:

Preheat your deep fryer 350 F

Follow the directions on the pancake box and make some pancake batter

Dip the pop tarts into the pancake batter and let the excess batter drip off.

Carefully place the pop tart into the oil and cook 1 and 1/2 minutes per side until golden brown.

Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Deep Fried Pizza

Ingredients:

Oil for deep frying
200g self-rising flour
Enough water to form a dough
100g Stilton cheese
1 courgette sliced
85g tinned cherry tomatoes
Drizzle olive oil
Basil Oil

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 220C
Meanwhile fill 2/3 of a frying pan with oil
Mix the flour and water together until a dough forms
Roll out the pizza dough to make a base of about 7 inches and deep fry the dough for 2 minutes per side
Remove and drain on paper towel
Top with cheese, courgette, tomatoes, olive oil and then bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Serve with drizzle of basil oil.

Deep Fried Coca-Cola

Ingredients:

3-4 cups all-purpose flour
3 eggs
2 cups Coca-Cola
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
Vegetable oil for frying
Confectioners sugar
Pure Coca-Cola Syrup
Whipped Cream
Maraschino cherries

Beat together the eggs, and add the sugar and Coca-cola.

Sift 2 cups of flour, add salt and baking powder and add to the Coca-Cola mixture. Mix together well adding more flour until the batter is smooth and not to thick.

Heat the vegetable oil to 375 F

Pour the batter into the deep fryer and cook them in a mass of strands.

Stuff into a Coca-Cola cup. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and pour on some pure coke syrup. Top with whipping cream and maraschino cherries.

Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As They Seem Part III

Pasta primaveraBagel with Cream Cheese Spread (700 cal, 40g fat, 13g saturated fat)

Bagels are terrible. The bagel itself has 300 calories and 60g of carbs. Add the cream cheese about the typically 4 oz breakfast chains use and your bagel breakfast became worse than a Whopper. Get rid of the bagels entirely and make yourself a cheese omelette. It will save you calories, provide your body with protein and help give your metabolism a boost.

Pasta Primavera (800 cal, 40g fat, 12g saturated fat)

Sure you have some veggies in your pasta but any benefit they may give you is diminished when you add the butter and cream. If you’re feeling the need for pasta look for red based sauces like marinara. Even so having 2 slices of veggie pizza may be a better option. Just be sure to opt for thin crust because pan and deep dish pizzas have double the calories.

Dried Fruit (175 cal, 45g sugar)

Dried fruit won’t be a total disaster but it isn’t without its flaws. First because the fruit is dehydrated it takes away from the volume of fruit causing you to eat more. Many of the companies that produce these products also add a ton of sugar to the fruit. Instead opt for fresh fruit which has way fewer calories and  contains natural sugar.

Fish Sandwich (600cal, 30g fat, 11g saturated fat)

Yes, fish is healthy. Batter it up and toss it in the deep fryer cover it in cheese and tartar sauce and your looking at a disaster. When you order fish make sure its grilled. Avoid “crispy” or “battered” menu items. Instead of tartar sauce opt for lemon juice, ketchup or even mustard.

Margarine 1tbsp (100cal, 11g fat, 2.5 saturated fat, 2.5 trans fat)

In attempts to remove saturated fat companies have created a spread loaded with trans fat with more links to heart disease then saturated fat. Skip the margarine and use whipped butter which decreases the calories and is easy to spread.

How to rest properly

When wanting to improve our life you may want to try to get the proper sleep that you need to maintain your body functions. The world is filled with people who find it difficult to rest properly. If this is you, you may want to visit your doctor so that he may provide you with sleep aides. Your doctor has links to a wide array of sleep aides that will benefit you. Give him time to find the best medications to help you sleep. In some instances, the first medication causes additional problems, which you should alert, your doctor immediately.

How to find relief:
If you think that you need to get help to fall asleep at night then you should go see your family doctor. You can also find relief by exercising one hour before you go to sleep. When you lie down to rest and find it hard to sleep, get up and read a book. Do not watch television, unless it helps you to relax and fall asleep. You can also benefit from meditation.

How to avoid things that keep you awake:
Some of the reasons that you may not be able to sleep vary. Perhaps you have a medical or mental ailment that hinders you. Perhaps you have too much stress. Do you get excited easily? Do you sleep during the day? If you take naps during the day, try to stay awake instead so that you can rest at night.

What else can I try to help me sleep at home?
Some of the things that you may want to try to do before going to bed they are maybe talking a hot relaxing bath. Perhaps you will find delight soaking in a bath with candles dazzling light off the ceiling. Play some soft music. During sleep time, perhaps you will enjoy hot milk or tea to help you relax. Do not use caffeine before going to bed.

Melatonin is a great natural supplement you may benefit from using as well. Melatonin is a natural chemical in the brain, which many people suffer deficiencies. Some people have Serotonin deficiencies. Perhaps you can seek professional support to learn if this is part of your problem. You may want to try to exercise daily, which can help you rest properly also.

How is my body and mind affected by poor sleeping habits?
Without the proper rest, many things could happen to your body and mind. Your body and mind needs healthy living to function properly. If you lack sleep, you will likely get sick easily. You are apt to get the flu or colds more often. You may also endure unwarranted headaches or migraines.

What can I do to help relive the stress I have?
When it comes to relieving stress, you have many options. You should always eat right. Eat three meals daily, or five if you eat light. Avoiding substances or chemicals that stress the nerves: If you rely on caffeine pills sold on the market, stop using them now. You are only damaging your heart, body and mind.

So eating right will help.  Exercising will help a lot. When your stress go for a walk and take it out on the way you walk or maybe you want to ride a bike that’s all good but you also need to excise on a regular base as well take 30 minutes out of your busy day to do something for you will feel better in the long run.

Tip:
Laughter is a great way to start feeling better about your self the more you smile and laugh you will find your self doing it all the time.

Deep Fried Oreos

Ingredients:

I cup buttermilk pancake mix (make sure it only needs you to add water)
3/4 cup ice water
1 quart vegetable oil
14 Oreo Cookies
Confectioners sugar

Directions:

Freeze Oreos for a minimum of 4 hours.

Preheat oil to 350 F.

Get a plate and place paper towel on top for draining.

In a mixing bowl add water into buttermilk pancake mix stir until combined. Once your batter is smooth dip each cookie in one at a time making a coat all around the cookie.

Carefully place each cookie into the hot oil and fry on both sides until golden brown. Remove from hot oil and place on the paper towel. Dust each cookie with confectioners sugar.

Let cool for at least 2 minutes before eating.

Deep Fried Pickles

Ingredients:
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground pepper
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 32 oz jar sliced dill pickles
vegetable oil for deep frying

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, mix together the first 4 ingredients. In another bowl stir together the next 3 ingredients.

Heat your oil to 350F. Dip each pickle into the milk mixture and then the flour mixture. Repeat for all the pickles.

Carefully place a few pickles in the hot oil and fry them until they turn golden brown and float up to the surface. Remove and drain on paper towels. Repeat cooking process until all pickles have been cooked.

Deep Fried Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese

Ingredients:

3 cups of cheese
1/2 cup Parmigiano-reggiano
8 tbsp butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 lb cooked macaroni
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 450F.
Over Medium heat melt butter and whisk in the flour. Keep stirring and cook until mixture is light brown.
Add the cheese, whole milk and cream. Stir until cheese has melted and mixture has thickened up. Make sure you continue to stir so cheese doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pan. Add the cooked Macaroni and stir until well combined.
Add mixture to an 8×8 baking dish. Top with bread crumbs and parmigiano-reggiano. Place dish in oven and cook until crust is golden brown approximately 20 minutes.

Now this dish can be eaten like this or you can be brave and deep fry it. Follow the previous directions, but once the macaroni and cheese is done put it in the fridge overnight to let it harden.

Preheat oil to 350. Set up your breading stage. Have one bowl with 1/2 cup flour, another with 2 whisked eggs, and the third bowl with 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs.

Cut your macaroni and cheese into sections. Take each section and cover it in flour then dip it into the egg followed by the bread crumbs. Place the macaroni and cheese into the oil and cook until brown about 4 minutes. Remove from the oil and pat dry.

25 Crazy Deep Fried Foods

We all occasionally enjoy deep fried foods like fries, corn dogs, and chicken, but you probably wouldn’t have ever though to eat deep fried twinkies or chocolate bars. Take a look at some other strange deep fried foods. I’m sure you’ll feel your arteries starting to clog just by looking at them.

1. Macaroni & Cheese

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2. Deep Fried Oreos

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3. Deep Fried Pickles

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4. Deep Fried Pizza

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5. Deep Fried Coca-Cola

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6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

7. Deep Fried Pop-tarts

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8. Deep Fried Spam

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9. Deep Fried Mars Bars

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10. Deep Fried Cupcakes

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11. Deep Fried Apples

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12. Deep Fried Macapuno

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13. Deep Fried Cheesecake

14. Deep Fried Cheeseburgers

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15. Deep Fried Cadbury Creme Eggs

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16. Deep Fried Eggs (Scotch Eggs)

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17. Deep Fried Banana’s

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18. Deep Fried Corn

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19. Deep Fried Cheese Curds

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20. Deep Fried Peaches

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21. Deep Fried Tofu

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22. Deep Fried Strawberries

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23. Deep Fried Olives

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24. Deep Fried Ice Cream

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Deep Fried Jam Sandwiches

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Foods That Aren’t As Healthy As They Seem Part II

4 gewinntFruit Smoothies (600 cal, 120 g sugar)

Many smoothies are full of high fructose corn syrups and added sugars. If you are going to have a smoothie look for one with the label of 100% fruit smoothie made with plain yogurt. Avoid smoothies made from ice cream or sherbet. By doing this you’ll cut your sugar intake and increase vitamin and antioxidant intake.

Granola Bar (200 cal, 15 g sugars)

Have you looked at a granola bar lately? Do you wonder how it just seems to stick together like that? Well the answer is high fructose corn syrup. Instead of getting the benefit of the oats you get a spike in blood sugar. Instead try having 1 oz of cheddar cheese with a few triscuits. Instead of sugar you get protein and fibre.

Pasta Salad (300 cal,20g fat)

When you are likely have a snack or side dish you don’t want pasta to be the main ingredient. This is because it is made of mostly refined flour which means its nothing more then quick burning carbohydrates which will end in you having a spike in blood sugar. Instead of the pasta salad have egg salad. Filled with protein it will fill you up faster and help your metabolism.

Yogurt with Fruit on the bottom (190 cal, 30 g sugar)

You wouldn’t start your day off by eating an ice cream or drinking a bottle of coke would you? Then you shouldn’t eat the yogurt with fruit because it can contain the same amount of sugar as many soft drinks. Instead enjoy non-fat plain yogurt with 1/2 cup of mixed berries.