About Jeff Stripp

My name is Jeff Stripp and I created this site because I want to share what I have learned about nutrition through years of coaching athletes. Call it a passion, of sorts. I have always loved to write about my life and experiences – consider this my living journal about nutrition.

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Easy Healthy Chicken Pizza

Simple Healthy Chicken PizzaHave you ever avoided making a homemade pizza because you thought it would take hours to make?

Well, I have a easy healthy chicken pizza recipe for you that fits perfectly with your healthy diet plans and the prep time for this delicious easy healthy chicken pizza is only 20 minutes and then cook time is 15 minutes. This homemade pizza should be a part of your healthy eating plans. It tastes delicious and only takes about 35 minutes to make and serve.

Easy Healthy Chicken Pizza Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 12 ounce whole-wheat or whole-grain pizza crust, such as Boboli
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 medium white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup part skim ricotta
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsps Balsamic Vinegar
  • 6 oz of chopped chicken, cooked
  1. Cook 6oz of chicken and then cut into small chunks.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place a large pizza pan or baking sheet on the bottom of the oven to preheat.
  3. Spread the pizza sauce on the pizza crust followed by the spinach and onion. Then sprinkle with the mozzarella and mushrooms. Dollop the ricotta over the pizza and sprinkle wiht the parmesan. Spread the chopped chicken over the pizza and finish by drizzling the olive oil all over.
  4. Carefully transfer the pizza to the preheated pizza pan or baking sheet that is in the oven. Bake until the crust is puffed and beginning to color at the edges and the cheese is melted. This should take about 10 minutes. Take the pizza out of the oven and then preheat the broiler.
  5. Put the pizza back into the oven once the broiler is up to temperature and broil the pizza until the cheese is browned and bubbling. This will only take about 2-3 minutes. Pull the pizza out and let cool for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the balsamic vinegar and slice and serve.

Makes about 6 servings:

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • Calories: 287
  • Protein: 22 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 30 grams
  • Fat: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 5 grams

Enjoy this easy healthy chicken pizza and make sure it is a part of your healthy eating guidelines.

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By Jeff Stripp, Prograde Partner

Detox Your Fat in 2013

To get you started on the right foot I’ve got a really cool quiz for you on fat loss. The quiz will help you understand how to Detox Your Fat.

When you done taking the quiz, let me know how you do!

True or False: 2013 Fat Loss Quiz >>

Going into 2013 I want to make sure you really understand this: You Can NEVER Lose Fat. Now, you might think that is very bad news. Well, it kinda is, and kinda isn’t. When you read this you’ll understand why. It’ll only take a second and it will help you instantly detox your fat.

New Research Shows You Can NEVER Lose Fat

By Jeff Stripp

Why Your Fat Cells Never Die and What You Can Do About it

Did you know that your Fat Cells Never Die?

One thing that is hard for people to wrap their head around is that their fat cells are there to stay.

This isn’t horrible news because your fat cells have an incredible ability to not just expand, but shrink as well.

fat cells never dieSo you can get the lean body you desire without losing a single fat cell; you just need to make them smaller.

Here are three simple diet tips to help you keep your fat cells small and happy.

1. Reduce, Don’t Eliminate Your Carbs – Cutting out carbohydrates entirely from your diet isn’t the best idea for most people.

Yes, very low carbohydrate diets do work, but you can get just as good of results by reducing and rearranging your carbs just a little bit.

Here’s what to do. Grains (like breads, pasta, rice, oats, etc.) and starchy carbs (like potatoes) should be eaten first thing in the morning and directly after you exercise.

So if you don’t exercise before dinner, no potatoes for you (read in your best Soup Nazi voice).

The rest of the time, fill your plate with vegetables (especially green leafy and fibrous ones) and some fruit.

Pretty simple huh?

This simple reduction and rearrangement of the carbohydrates in your diet will have you eating carbs when your body is hormonally ready for them, making fat loss more efficient.

2. Eat More Raspberries – Researchers have found that a group of antioxidants in raspberries, called raspberry ketones, can impact your fat loss hormones at the gene level.

Raspberry ketones have been shown to increase gene expression of the hormone adiponectin.

This is a hormone released from your fat cells that causes you to burn more calories.

Raspberries also have lots of fiber (9 grams per cup!) – one more reason that they are a great weight loss food.

3. Drink Green Tea – This last tip is going to help shrink your fat cells and help stop you from growing new ones.

Studies involving the antioxidants found in green tea show that they actually stop the maturation of your fat cells, preventing them from growing into mature immortal fat cells.

Drink green tea every day to aid in this process. As a side benefit, the combination of the antioxidants and caffeine naturally found in your daily cup of green tea, have also been shown to shrink your waistline. Drink up!

These three diet tips are very easy to implement and follow. Put these three simple steps into your diet to start losing weight faster and more efficiently.

By Jeff Stripp