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5 Pie Recipes That You’ll Definitely Wanna Try This Weekend

5 Pie Recipes That You’ll Definitely Wanna Try This Weekend

Pie is delicious and it’s relatively quickly to prepare. Baking a pie is also easy and hardly ever flops. This means that even if your cooking skills aren’t at level with Gordon Ramsay or The Cake Boss, you can still bake a delicious dessert for the entire family without worrying about messing it up. We’ve taken a look at some of the best pie recipes that you can try out with your family this weekend. Each pie recipe is easy to prepare, and we’ve made sure to include something for everyone.

1. Skinny Pumpkin Pie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

    With just 175 calories, this pie will play nicely with even a strict diet. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare for baking, so before you get started on making the crust, preheat your oven to 400 degrees (Fahrenheit). Press the crust dough in a 9-inch pie tin, evenly distribute it along the sides and bottom of the pie tin and crimp the edges.

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    The pie filling is made with pumpkin puree, unsweetened almond milk and egg whites. The wonderful combination of flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and clove to bring out a delicious, traditional taste to this filling. Pour this mixture into the pie crust you prepared earlier and bake in the oven. After 15 minutes, lower the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees and let the pie bake for another one and a half hours. The pie should cool down to room temperature before being served. 

    2. Caramel Apple Pie

    Caramel Apple Pie

      This caramel apple pie has a spicy crust and a delicious crumb topping. It takes less than two hours to bake and serves up to 8 family members. Know that this pie is suitable for a high fiber diet, as well as for a controlled calorie diet.

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      The pie can be served hot or cold and has a scrumptious caramel coating that is perfect for meeting the needs of every family members sweet tooth. This caramel apple pie combines the flavor of cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon and the sweetness of caramel to give you the perfect comfort taste. The pecan nut and oats topping also gives it that extra deliciousness we are all looking for.

      3. Lemon Dessert Pie

      Lemon Pie? Oh My!

        For those of you who enjoy the sour but sweet taste of the lemon pie, this recipe is for you. This lemon pie is smooth in texture and sweet in taste. It goes perfect with summer weather and the entire family will thank you for this delicious treat during the weekend. The crust is frozen and then baked first after which a delicious filling is added and then again baked to perfection. This pie will serve the entire family and can be prepared earlier in the day. Enjoy a delicious, cooled down pie after dinner.

        4. Buko Pie

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        Buko Pie

          If youre in the mood for a coconut treat, then Buko Pie might be the perfect pie to bake this weekend. This pie is sweet and has a smooth texture, and has both a crust and a filling. Its easy to prepare and doesnt require expensive ingredients. This pie contains a large amount of coconut. As we all know, coconut has an array of health benefits. 

          5. Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie

          Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Oreo Pie

            This pie combines some of the most delicious ingredients into a sweet and salty treat. The recipe contains only 5 ingredients and its relatively easy to prepare. This three-layer pie is perfect for sweet lovers, but it will also suit the taste buds of those who enjoy salty treats.

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            The pie contains chocolate chips, butter, brown sugar, whipping cream and a packet of Oreos; ingredients you can gather at your nearest grocery store. Serve as a cold, sweet treat with a salty topping.

            Conclusion

            Pie is delicious and easy to prepare. Its also sweet and tasty, and the entire family will have a favorite from the list weve shared with you here today. Why not make this weekend a family weekend. Treat the family with a fun activity during the day and a delicious pie after dinner.

            Featured photo credit: www.akshayapatram.com via google.com

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            Last Updated on September 18, 2020

            7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

            7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

            Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

            Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

            1. Exercise Daily

            It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

            If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

            Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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            If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

            2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

            Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

            One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

            This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

            3. Acknowledge Your Limits

            Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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            Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

            Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

            4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

            Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

            The basic nutritional advice includes:

            • Eat unprocessed foods
            • Eat more veggies
            • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
            • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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            Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

              5. Watch Out for Travel

              Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

              This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

              If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

              6. Start Slow

              Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

              If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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              7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

              Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

              My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

              If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

              I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

              Final Thoughts

              Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

              Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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