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Lunch Meal Prep Made Easy

These days, everyone's lives are busier. It's tempting to skip lunchtime in the middle of the day to fit your on-the-go lifestyle or hectic work schedule, but eating well doesn't have to be complicated. That's why some foodies have turned to meal prepping — a trend that continues to grow, and it's never too late to try it out for yourself! What is meal prepping? It's homemade cooking prepared in advance and stored for later, like in your fridge or freezer. Think of it like using your leftovers, but with planning and extra care mixed in, you can kick those portions up a notch for single-serve meals that are just as delicious as a dinnertime dish. Lunch Meal...                                                <!-- social icons -- data-src=
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Special Stay-Home Dinner Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day calls for sharing a pleasant evening with your partner. But before you retrieve your fanciest outfit and prepare to step out the front door together, think of the benefits of serving Valentine's Day dinner at home. For starters, it'll avoid the hefty bill after a night of fine-dining. Home is also where you can eat whatever your heart desires in comfort. Consider the warm message it sends when you share a delicious meal that you cooked yourself. If these benefits have convinced you to have date night at home this Valentine's Day, here are some ideas to craft that perfect romantic dinner for two.Special Stay At Home Dinner Dates Ideas for Va...                                                <!-- social icons -- data-src=
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winter stew with beans and kale

4 Warm Recipes for the Winter

When the weather outside is bitter cold, you need simple comforts to warm your heart and soul. A toasty blanket checks at least one of those boxes, but so does good food and close family. We have four recipes for winter here that will help you entertain or serve a feast on a snowed-in night. Whether you have a party of guests or dinner to make for your loved ones, just follow our simple instructions for any of these four recipes. Substitute in Premio hot Italian sausage to these dishes, and reinvigorate anyone from the chill.

1. Warm Artichoke, Premio Sausage and Bacon Dip

If you need a hearty appetizer for a crowd around a television or a fireplace, try out our delicious Warm Artichoke, Premio... Read more
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New Year’s Resolution Dinners

Every year, the end of the holidays marks the time for New Year's resolutions. Even if a full-blown detox isn't on your list of resolutions, these four healthy sausage recipes will make eating clean effortless and fun. From 10-minute dishes to adventurous slow cooker chicken sausage meals with cabbage and apples, we have the recipes to help you stick to those "better you" criteria.

Healthy Sausage Recipes

Let us help you kick-start your 2020 New Year's resolutions with these recipes to put you on the path to success!

1. Kale, Sausage and Spaghetti Squash Boats

To pr... Read more
healthy lunches with carrots, eggs, almonds, celery and grapes

Set Yourself up for a Healthy New Year

After indulging in holiday time comfort foods, cookies and chocolate-laden beverages, your body will be ready for a healthy break come January 1. Instead of assuming you will have to give up all the flavors you love, though, rethink your vision of a diet detox for your new year resolution. Improving your intake of vitamins, fiber and minerals does not have to equate to taste bud sacrifice. In fact, we offer plenty of health-conscious sausage recipes that allow you to indulge without guilt. Beyond choosing recipes and ingredients that will help you hit those health-related resolutions, you can easily apply these strate... Read more
Veggie Spaghetti

Veggie Spaghetti: A Spiral Sensation

You don't need to be Italian to appreciate the versatile deliciousness of pasta. But indulging in your favorite pasta dishes a little too often can really pack on the pounds. While we would never — ever — recommend giving up this wonderful Italian staple completely, we want to introduce you to this delectable pasta alternative: veggie spaghetti! Made from several different types of vegetables, veggie spaghetti is a tasty and healthier alternative to regular pasta. Veggie spaghetti is easy to make at home if you have the right kitchen tools. But first, what can this spaghetti alternative be made from, and how is it made?

What Goes Into Veggie Spaghetti?

  Veggie spaghetti is usually made from one of the following types of vegetables:
fruits and veggies in a blender

How to Hide Veggies in Your Favorite Foods

Vegetables are not often listed as a favorite food or delicious indulgence — but hearty greens are among the healthiest ingredients you can add to a meal. Luckily, we've got some suggestions for how to sneak heart-healthy veggies into your favorite snacks and entrees. You won't even notice the difference, and you may even realize they taste better this way!

Mix Cauliflower or Broccoli in Scrambled Eggs

Puree or finely dice cauliflower or broccoli and add to your scrambled eggs for some Vitamin C. To make a whole breakfast meal, slice and bake a russet potato and add a Premio Breakfast Sausage link to the side.

Use Zucchini Noodles Instead of Pasta

An ingenious way to cut the carbs while still getting your taste of Italy is to replace pasta with zucchini noodles. Th... Read more
salad with sausage

Spicing Up Your Salad

During the summer months, more of us add salads into our diet so we can enjoy healthier outdoor lifestyles while keeping waistlines trim. However, after a week of healthy greens, you may find yourself quickly bored by the meal. Opt to venture outside of the typical mix of iceberg lettuce, few cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, slices of onions and drizzle of store-bought dressing. Jazz up your summer salads with fresh and surprising ingredients to bring a bit of sweet and savory texture to your salad.

Dazzle Your Taste Buds With These Healthy Salad Enhancers

The same basic salad configuration can leave your taste buds bored and tempted to sink their teeth into a juicy burger patty. To fight the urge of food temptation and maintain your healthy summer diet, see your bed of lettuce as... Read more
Sausage and cooked peppers

Cooking for Keto

The keto diet is the latest food and weight loss diet taking over dieting and pop culture. Essentially, the keto diet allows you to eat many of your favorite fatty and low-carb foods while losing weight and enjoying a healthier and more active lifestyle. Keto diets boost a wide array of health benefits, including significant weight loss and reduction of blood sugar and insulin levels. Diets can often seem intimidating, but by understanding the types of foods you can still eat and how you can create healthy, fun and fresh meals, mastering the keto diet is simple and fun.

What Can You Eat on the Keto Diet?

When on the keto diet, it may be tempting at first to believe you can eat any high-fat food you want. For the best results, those enjoying the keto diet need to monitor their... Read more

Staying Healthy During Summer

Summertime may give you tons of opportunities to hang out in the beautiful weather, but it can still be hard to lose weight. After all, those pool parties and picnics usually involve calorie heavy foods. Rather than worry about gaining weight or losing your healthy momentum this summer, use some of our hints to make good choices. That way, you can go to all the social gatherings you want and always leave feeling good about the foods you eat.

Bring a Bottle of Infused Water With You

Did you know your brain sometimes sends hunger signals when you are actually thirsty? Make sure you never misread your hunger pangs again by taking water with you. Buy a reusable water bottle and fill it throughout the day. For an added boost of flavor, try infusing your regular water with slice... Read more