Month: February 2010

Simple Slimming Satisfying Soup Recipe

Simple Slimming Satisfying Soup Recipe

Boy, that is a tongue twister to say but all very true for this SUPER soup recipe! Eating soup may help you feel fuller on fewer calories as many studies have shown that by eating soup you can reduce your calorie intake by a significant […]

Favorite Friday Product

Favorite Friday Product

I thought since the last post was about eating more veggies, this week’s favorite should be some delicious veggies.  This week’s favorite product goes to Green Giant frozen vegetables.  There are many varieties but here are some of my favorites – great for two people! […]

How Do I Eat More Veggies?

How Do I Eat More Veggies?

Yes, we all know that we need to eat more veggies but I know it can be hard some days.  Yesterday was an extremely busy day on top of being tired and I am ashamed to say my best source was coming from the sauce on the slice of pizza I had for lunch – yikes!  So, how do you make it easier to eat veggies?

 

Any type of pizza is always a winner – here is a simple recipe I like to make to help me eat more veggies!

Taco Veggie Pizza

Serves 2. Source: Stacy Mitchell, RD, LD,

2 whole grain tortillas

1 tsp olive oil

1 (17 oz) container Greek yogurt (if you want to use an 6-oz container just add a tbsp of seasoning or try Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle for low sodium!)

1 pkg reduced-sodium taco seasoning

1 tomato, chopped, divided

1 c. chopped broccoli, divided

1 c. shredded lettuce, divided

¼ c. shredded taco cheese, divided

¼ c. taco sauce or salsa, optional

All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place two tortillas on baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil on both tortillas. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Mix together yogurt and taco seasoning. Save any remaining dip in the refrigerator for fresh veggies!
  4. Spread yogurt mixture onto tortillas.
  5. Top with vegetables, shredded cheese and taco sauce or salsa.

Daily nutritional values:

35% vitamin A, 80% vitamin C, 20% calcium, 15% iron

Nutrition information per serving:

280 calories, 11 g fat, 4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 660 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 4g sugar, 8g protein.

 

Here is the base of the pizza – toast it to make it crisp – very yummy!

 

Here is the yogurt I used

 

 

I also buy the pre-packaged cut broccoli, cauliflower and carrots from Dole.  They come in little bags – perfect size so you don’t have to throw any away.  I have found them on sale for only 3/$5 – that is a great deal especially when you don’t have to chop anything.  Just rough chop the veggies and throw on this pizza recipe!

Also if you tend to throw your veggies away – check out the salad bar section of the store.  I have found little snack size baggies with veggies for only 50 cents!

 

More yummy and different recipes on getting in your veggies.  There are days when I need to improve too – today I will do better and make more time to eat my veggies.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seeds!

Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Seeds!

Super food for a super you!  Yes, I am talking about those little seeds similar to the most beloved chia pet.   Chia seeds are back in high demand for all their health benefits.  They were first used in 3500 B.C. in Mexico.  Get this, even […]

Monday Motivation?

Monday Motivation?

So, another Monday and for some people it may mean a fresh new start and ready for the week.  For others, it may be a downer and say somebody’s got a case of the “Mondays”  (like on the movie Office Space). But what does motivate […]

Favorite Friday Product

Favorite Friday Product

Drumstick® Lil’ Drums(TM)  – mmmmmmmmmmm!

Just when you think ice cream, especially a drumstick, is off limits – this is the perfect size to enjoy a treat! 

For only about 140 calories enjoy a drumstick ice cream cone.  They have a couple different flavors in the box.  I tried cookie dough and chocolate brownie – both were wonderful!  I bought these on sale and only have one left and will have to say I am wanting to buy more.

 

The ice cream has great flavor in combination with the crunchy, chocolate cone – pure delight!

Enjoy this decadent treat, the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

 

After eating the snack size, I realized my chocolate taste buds are just as satisfied as if I would have eaten a large one – agree?  It is all about portion size.  If a large one would have been in front, of course, I would eat the whole thing, waste ice cream – ARE YOU CRAZY?!  But think about this for other foods, try a smaller portions size first, and don’t forget to eat it slowly, then evaluate.  Am I still hungry?  Maybe your mind is saying yes, give me more but really listen to your stomach or your “true hunger signal”.

 

Satisfying Savory Snack – only 110 calories!

Satisfying Savory Snack – only 110 calories!

Need a little crunchy snack?  Well, Rold Gold® Cheddar Flavored Tiny Twists will hit the spot!  Serving size is about 20 pretzels!  For only 110 calories!  Not too bad.  A nice cross between a chip and pretzel.  They also have honey mustard as well!  These […]