Healthy School Lunches
It's almost time to pull out the brown bags to fill with lunch items for kids heading back to school. But how do you make sure your child's lunch ends up in their stomach and not in the trash can? Studies show children who eat breakfast and a healthy lunch perform better on academic tests and that junk-food lunches cause potential health issues such as obesity, diabetes and early onset hypertension.
Dr. Jennifer Willis, a family practices physician at Banner Health Center, Verrado and a mom of three, shares some tips what to pack for a healthy lunch.
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Chef Dad’s Green Chili & Chicken Cheese Crisps
8- to 12-inch flour tortillas
1 lb. cheddar jack cheese (shredded)
8 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast
8 oz. diced green chilies (or hatch chilies)
1/4 cup bottled taco sauce
Salt and pepper
Vegetable or corn oil for frying
Baking pan lined with foil
Matching baking rack
1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2) Drain green chilies from the can then set aside. Shred your cheese and set aside.
3) Cut your raw chicken breast into small cubes (no bigger than 1 inch) then put in a bowl. Drizzle with 1 tbsp. of olive oil plus 1/2 tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. of black pepper. Toss well to coat. Heat a medium-sized nonstick frying pan over medium high heat. When hot, add the chicken and cook, stirring frequently. When the chicken is cooked all the way through, drain and put meat on your cutting board. Give it a rough chop then put in a clean bowl. Add the taco sauce and mix together. Set aside.
4) Put about 1 inch of oil in your large frying pan and heat to about 360 degrees. Make sure the pan is large enough that your entire tortilla will be submerged in the oil. Do NOT fill the frying pan more than 1/3 of the way up the side of the pan. When the oil reaches 360 degrees, reduce the heat to medium low and start cooking the tortillas, one at a time. Slide the tortilla in and let it cook for about 15 seconds then flip it over using a pair of metal tongs. Cook on its flip side another 15 seconds or so until you see it’s a light golden brown. Remove and place on the baking rack.
5) Assemble your cheese crisps by first putting on the chicken and chili then finally the cheese. Put in the oven for about 10 minutes to melt the cheese. Use a long knife or pizza cutter to make pie shape pieces then serve.
Cook’s notes: This amount of chicken and cheese should be enough to make four cheese crisps. Each crisp should feed one to two people. While one pound of cheese should be plenty for four 8-inch tortillas, you will need more for four 12-inch ones.
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More than 50 companies representing 1,000+ full/part-time jobs to attend
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Men’s Skin Care
Skin care isn't the most popular subject for most men, especially in comparison to women. But men need to take care of their grooming needs as well!
More and more men are delving further into the skincare and the grooming world. This includes skincare regiments, scrubs, lotions, lip balms, etc. While we don't want men to have to spend excessively on skincare, we do suggest for men to take care of their skin. There are tons of benefits to adopting a basic skin-care routine including looking younger, having skin less irritated and inflamed when shaving, fewer ingrown hairs, fewer breakouts, fewer dry spots, and less oily skin.
A skincare routine can be established with just a few tips from Beautif-EYE. These include cleansing, exfoliating, shaving, moisturizing and repair.
On Monday, July 21, Beautif-EYE Studios will have our very own bachelor contestant, client and AZ resident Kat Hurd at Beautif-EYE Studios to dish it all during the Men Tell All episode. The event is from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Beautif-EYE Studios, which is located at 4332 N. Wells Fargo Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251.