Month: January 2010

Snacks Ideas

Snacks Ideas

Think protein and fiber to help fill you up! Here are some of my favorites * 15-20 peanuts (try honey roasted, smoked, or even butter toffee to satisfy your cravings) * turkey pepperoni  or Canadian bacon pizza slices with whole grain crackers (watch the sodium […]

Turkey Spinach Loaf Cups

Turkey Spinach Loaf Cups

1 pound 99% lean ground turkey 1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained                  (put spinach in a dish towel and drain out all of the water) 1 can (15.5-oz) diced tomatoes, Italian seasoned (do not drain) 1 egg 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs […]

Favorite Friday Product

Favorite Friday Product

al fresco all natural chicken sausages

http://www.alfrescoallnatural.com/Default.aspx

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These are delightful!  They have lots of different flavors too such as sweet apple, spicy breakfast sausages, sundried tomato, roasted pepper and asiago, buffalo style, roasted garlic and more!  I think I have tried all of them and they are all great!

 

I just put mine in a non-stick skillet and ate it plain but they also have many recipes on their website too for a variety of dishes.

 

Nutrition scoop – Only 140 calories, 2 g saturated fat, 15 g protein and 480 mg of sodium (which isn’t too bad – just try to keep your entire meal under at least 800 mg).   I love how much protein they have!  Most sausages similar to this one would have at least 25 grams of total fat but this one is only 7 grams.

 

They sure hit the spot! 

How Many Calories Do I Need?                                              Calculation vs Metabolic Screening

How Many Calories Do I Need? Calculation vs Metabolic Screening

If you hitting a plateau or wanting to achieve your weight-loss goal and wanting to know how many calories should I be eating – here is a great website.  http://nutrition.about.com/od/changeyourdiet/a/calguide.htm It will as you a series of questions. Question 1: How much do you weigh? […]

Every little bite you take. . .

Every little bite you take. . .

Hopefully you haven’t lost hope for your New Year’s resolution yet.  And as I always say, if you have fallen off track a bit – no big deal – just pick yourself back up and start again!   From previous posts I have focused on […]

Move, Move, Move!

Move, Move, Move!

Here is another reason to drag yourself to the gym or to turn on that treadmill at home.

Japanese researchers found that working up a good sweat may help control your sweet cravings due to the endorphin levels during a hard work out.  www.dolenutrition.com

So get your grove and sweat on! 

 

Remember do what you can – even if it is only 15 to 20 minutes that is better than nothing!

 

Thirsty or Hungry?

Thirsty or Hungry?

The majority of the time thirst is mistaken for hunger.  So make this your golden rule – Drink two glasses of water, wait 5 to 10 minutes and then decide This may sound harder than you think but it is very crucial to understand your […]