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2 Protein-Packed Recipes To Keep You Fit And Satisfied

Monday, January 16th, 2012

 

Are you looking for ways to stay healthy, fit and satisfied with your diet? If yes, we are here to help by providing you 2 protein-packed recipes to keep you satisfied, healthy and fit. Read below to get started.

Protein is delicious and healthy for your body. It can fight against unwanted fat and build muscle for your body at the same time. The following are great protein-packed recipes:

 

Lamb Burger with Smoked Mozzarella

Lamb burger is not only delicious but great for your body. You will need ¼ pound of smoked mozzarella sliced into 4 pieces. Next, divide a pound of ground lamb into quarters. Make these quarters into patties that cover each piece of cheese. You can add salt and pepper to flavor your meet. Grill or broil your patties until the outer layer is firm. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes on each side of your patties. Serve these delicious patties on toasted buns with your favorite fixings.

 

Grilled Chicken with Pesto Sauce

If you are a fan of chicken, you should try this Grilled chicken with pesto sauce.  To make your pesto, take a blender or food processor and puree 2 cups of fresh basil, 1 garlic clove, a pinch of salt, 2 Tbsp of pine nuts, a ½ a cup of grated Parmesan and ½ a cup of extra virgin olive oil. Set your pesto aside and get your grilled chicken together.

 

You need 1 pound of thin chicken cutlets. You should season your chicken with salt and pepper. Grill your chicken for 4 minutes on each side and top your grilled chicken with pesto and serve.

 

For a great selection of nutritious foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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Source: 37 Protein Packed Recipes to Keep You Satisfied

How To Help Your Teen Eat Healthy

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Are you looking for ways to help your teenager son or daughter eat healthier this year? If yes, we are here to help by providing you information and ideas on how your teen can eat healthier, quicker and make easier meals. Read below to get started.

 

Eating the right foods in moderation will help your teenager maintain health and keep a balanced mood. Teenagers need specific nutrients to function successfully during the day. In fact, the most important meal is breakfast for a teenager. The body needs a daily supply of the following:

 

Ø Protein. This makes up components of muscles, hair, nails, skin, eyes and internal organs such as the heart and brain. Protein helps teens grow and keeps red blood cells healthy. Some great protein foods are eggs, cheese, soy products, fish, nuts, chicken, beef and pork. If you are a vegetarian, a great way to get the appropriate amount of protein is through consuming soy products, beans and nuts.

 

Ø Carbohydrates.  They are the body’s main source of energy and help the nervous system, muscles, and internal organs function. You can get enough carbohydrates by having fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans in your diet.

 

Ø Fats. They are the body’s energy reserve and keep your body warm. Fats have nutrients of vitamins A, D, E and K. Fatty tissues will protect the body’s vital organs from trauma and temperature changes.

 

 Here are some great meal ideas for healthy, quick and easy consumption for your teen:

 

 Breakfast

 Ø Have a soy shake. You only need a cup of vanilla, chocolate, soy milk or milk from a cow. Blend this with banana and 2 ice cubes. This will improve your mood and how you function during the day.

 

Ø Eat Oatmeal. Oatmeal with chopped nuts, raisins, banana and strawberries is a great source of protein.

 

Ø Drink Orange Juice. This will give you the calcium and vitamin C you need to start your day.

 

Ø Eat Fresh Fruit. Some great fresh fruit to eat first thing in the morning are oranges, pears, strawberries, bananas, peaches, and blueberries. Eat it with yogurt and granola.

 

 Lunch

 Ø Have an egg salad sandwich on wheat bread with lettuce and tomato.

 

Ø Eat veggie burgers and veggie pizza.

 

Ø Have a turkey, chicken, tofu, cheese, or vegetable turkey wrap.

 Dinner

ØPasta with pesto sauce, tomato sauce and vegetables is a great dinner meal.

 

Ø Have stir-fry vegetables with tofu, shrimp or chicken.

 

Ø Broil Salmon with vegetables.

 

For a great selection of nutritious foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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Source: Healthy Eating Tips For Teens

How To Have Healthier Eating Habits In 2012

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

 Are you trying to have healthier eating habits for this New Year? If yes, we are here to help you eat healthier this year with nutrition and food must-dos. Read below to get started.

 

Cook And Eat More Homemade Meals

 Not only is cooking from scratch more rewarding, but it is healthier to eat from home than away from home. More than half the meals we consume in the United States of America are eaten outside of the home. Meals that are not homemade are larger in portions and lack healthy ingredients. Homemade foods are more likely to taste delicious and be healthier. If you fear your skills in the kitchen, try buying an easy to use cookbook.

 

Buy Local

 When you buy local you have healthier selections and you increase your chances of finding quality goods. Look up a market that provides an abundance of quality local goods.

 

Look at the Labels

 The best way to eat healthier is to look at the ingredients of what you are eating. When shopping for food, do your best to buy goods that are labeled organic products. Do your best to avoid foods consisting of corn, soy, cottonseed and canola by products. Examples of canola byproducts are oil, starch and flour.

 

For a great selection of nutritious foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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Source: 4 Nutrition & Food Must-Dos For The New Year

Perfect Christmas Meal Dishes

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Want to cook the perfect Christmas dinner? If yes, we are here to help with some delightful recipes. Read below to get started.

 

Sage and Onion Stuffing

 Sage and onion in stuffing is a classic dish. You can make a wonderful stuffing with sausage meat and egg. It will be both perfectly crunchy and flavorful. It is tasty when served warm and cold. You can make 14 balls of sage and onion stuffing with sausage meat. You will need the following ingredients:

Ø Knob of butter.

Ø 1 large onion (finely chopped).

Ø 75g white breadcrumbs.

Ø Small bunch of sage leaves (finely chopped).

Ø Grated Zest of ½ lemon.

Ø 450g-pork sausage meat.

Ø Nutmeg

Once you have the ingredients, melt the butter in your frying pan. Make sure the heat is not too high. Soften the onion and fry both the breadcrumbs and onions until golden. Mix the onion and breadcrumbs with sage and lemon.  Add them to the sausage meat by mixing them well with your hands. Make sure you season the mixture with nutmeg. Bake in a greased baking dish for 200C.

 

Brandy Butter

 Make Brandy Butter for Christmas. It goes wonderful with Christmas pudding and apple crumble. To make Brandy Butter, you will need the following ingredients:

Ø 225g unsalted butter (room temperature).

Ø 55g icing (caster sugar can substitute it).

Ø 3 tbsp of brandy.

Ø Lemon juice (just a little).

Ø 2 tbsp clotted cream.

 

Put the butter into a bowl and beat it until it softens. Add the sugar to the butter. Once the sugar and butter are beaten well, drizzle in the brandy and lemon juice. Lastly, mix in the clotted cream and put nutmeg to your preference of taste. Store your butter brandy in the fridge until ready to serve. When ready to serve top with orange zest.

 

For more great recipes to make the perfect Christmas dinner, read this article from Guardian.Co.Uk.

 

Or for more information on cooking a great meal, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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Must Have Meals at Christmas Brunch

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Are you planning on having a Christmas Brunch this year? If yes, we have a few great recipes to share with you to make it a pleasant one! Read below to start cooking!

 Turkey Filled Omelette

 Do you enjoy eating turkey, then you will love this omelet filled with turkey and savory seasoning. It takes only 15 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook.

You need the following ingredients:

-         1 Tablespoon Olive Oil.

-         2 Teaspoons Unsalted Butter

-         1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Shiitake Mushroom

-         1 Shallot, Finely Chopped

-         ¼ Teaspoon Salt

-         1 fresh sage leaf, minced

-         ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

-         ¼ cup shredded cooked turkey

-         1 teaspoon dry vermouth (optional)

-         2 eggs, chilled

-         1 pinch ground white pepper

-         2 teaspoons olive oil

-         1 tablespoon crème fraiche

Directions to cook your Turkey Omelette are here.

 Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole

 This is a great Christmas morning meal. It is delicious and sure to become a household favorite. It takes 20 minutes to prep and 1. 5 hours to cook.

The ingredients are as followed:

-         1 pound ground pork sausage

-         1 teaspoon mustard powder

-         ½ teaspoon salt

-         4 eggs, beaten

-         2 cups milk

-         6 slices white bread, toasted and cut into cubes

-         8 ounces mild Cheddar Cheese, Shredded

Read the directions here.

 Overnight Blueberry French Toast

 This is a fresh and fulfilling dish that you can make for the family Christmas day. Use blueberries and cover them with blueberry sauce to make a one of a kind French toast meal. It takes 15 minutes to prep and 1 hour and 15 minutes to cook.

The ingredients are as followed:

-12 slices day-old bread, cut into 1-inch cubes.

- 2(8 ounce) packages cream cheese, cut into1-inch cubes.

- 1-cup fresh blueberries.

- 12 eggs, beaten.

- 2 cups milk

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

- 1/3-cup maple syrup.

-1 cup of white sugar

–2 tablespoons cornstarch

–1 cup water

–1 cup fresh blueberries

–1 tablespoon butter

Directions for this delicious dish are here.

To learn how to cook more great Christmas Brunch dishes, read this article from AllRecipes.com.

 

For more information on cooking a great meal contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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How To Identify And Cook Steak Cuts

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

 

Do you know how to identify and cook steak cuts? If no, we are here to help you! Read below to learn!

 

Eye Round

This is an nonredeemable cut of meat. It is tasteless and tough. You can save money by buying it.

 

Chuck Steak

Chuck steak is the shoulder of an animal. This cut of meat has great flavors and a good balance of tenderness and toughness.  If you have a cut with a long flat bone, it originates close to where the prime rib is cut. It usually has a piece of the tender part of a rib eye. Cut the rib eye out and use the chuck steak for stew or burgers. You can freeze what you do not use for meals later.

 

How to Cook Your Steak Right

 

If you enjoy tender steaks, the best technique to use to get your cuts tender is to cook them low and slow. If you want your steaks juicy, brown your steaks on high and then heat down to a medium low and cook slowly. Make sure to turn them often.

 

To learn how to cook to perfection your steaks well done, medium rare or bloody rare, read this article from the Huffington post.

 

For more information on cooking a great steak cut, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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15 New Ways to Give Your Thanksgiving Turkey An Incredible Flavor

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

 

Are you determined to make the best Thanksgiving Turkey you have ever made this Thanksgiving? If yes, we are here to help by giving you 15 new ways to cook your Turkey! Read below to learn!

 

The best ways to make your Turkey special and delicious is giving it a flavorful glaze and filling it with amazing stuffing.  Here are just a few recipes to get you started:

 

Soy Sauce and Honey Glazed Turkey

 

This Turkey is marinated and basted with Asian ingredients of soy, sesame, honey, and ginger. It will have a superb flavor and the color will be mahogany. Read the recipe here .

 

Slow Roasted Herbed Turkey Breast

 

By searing your Turkey breast in a skillet before you roast it, you can keep the moisture you desire in your meat with this recipe. The sage, rosemary, and thyme give the turkey a delightful flavor. Best of all, you can add your favorite herbs to the dish. Read the recipe here .

 

Rosemary Maple Glazed Turkey Breast with Gravy

 

If you enjoy using rosemary in your meals, you will enjoy this Turkey recipe. This recipe uses a rosemary orange butter glaze to give your turkey breast an incredible flavor. Read the recipe here .

 

For more wonderful recipes, read this article from the HuffingtonPost.com.

 

For more information on making a great Thanksgiving Turkey, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

 

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5 Tips on How to Avoid Over Indulging During Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

 

Are you looking for ways to make your Thanksgiving dinner a healthy choice? If yes, we are here to help by giving you five great tips on how to avoid overindulging. Read below to learn!

 

Thanksgiving promotes families to overboard with the calories and consumption, then regret it later. The temptations of gooey apple pie and dense sweet potatoes topped with melted marshmallows make it hard for most to be disciplined during dinner.

 

Here are five ways experts suggest you do to avoid over indulging on not so healthy foods during Thanksgiving:

 

 

Stick to Healthy Portions

 

Experts recommend that you have one plate of Thanksgiving food. They say it is all you need. Fill up half of your plate with vegetables, fruit, whole wheat roll, a quarter of mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, another quarter should go for the meats of turkey or ham. The more color to your plate, the better. Add leafy greens, carrots, bell peppers and beets to your veggie spread.

 

When you fill up on these types of food, you have a lower caloric density and a higher level of nutrition to serve your body. You will not only feel full but you will not be bloated or tired because it is a lighter, healthier and well-balanced meal.

 

As for dessert, pick fruit or pumpkin pies, they have fewer calories than chocolate or pecan pies.

 

Have Single Servings of the Most Unhealthy Foods

 

If you stick to single serving of the unhealthiest foods, you will avoid feeling bloated. Have a half of cup of mashed potatoes- that is the regular size of a cupcake. Have Turkey the size of your checkbook.

 

 

Eat before you indulge.

 

Make sure you do not starve yourself the whole day waiting for the big dinner. You are not saving room for your big meal but preparing yourself to over eat. Eat breakfast. Eat lunch. Have snacks. You will thank yourself later.

 

For more great tips on how to avoid overindulging, read this article from MyHealthyNewsDaily.com.

 

For more information on eating healthy, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!