Month: March 2010

Restaurant Nutrition Facts Made Law

Restaurant Nutrition Facts Made Law

Will this really help lower the rates of obesity? President Barack Obama’s new federal law requires restaurant chains with 20 or more outlets to disclose calorie counts on their food items and supply information on how many calories a healthy person should eat in a […]

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution – Let’s Help!

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution – Let’s Help!

Wow! ABC’s Food Revolution show with Jamie Oliver set out to help the fattest city in America get healthy! So my TV did not record the show from last Friday (it will be on again and on the internet) but it did record Oprah and […]

Favorite Friday Product

Favorite Friday Product

Today’s winner is Dannon® Greek Yogurt!

Dannon

I have posted many comments about Greek yogurt as well as recipes from below, but since the craze, more and more manufacturers are coming with more varieties of Greek yogurt .

Taco Veggie Pizza

Greek yogurt for your holiday dips

Pomegranate Blueberry Cupcakes

Notice you get twice as much protein from Greek yogurt than regular yogurts.  It also has a thicker consistency, kind of like ricotta cheese or sour cream so you can use it in place of sour cream for dip!   To one plain 6-oz Greek yogurt try adding a tablespoon of Mrs. Dash seasoning (any kind) and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt – wonderful for eating a bunch of fresh veggies!

This thick, creamy texture is decadent and perfect for dessert.  It is hard to go back to regular yogurt after trying varieties of Greek yogurts.  Other similar brands I have talked about and tried are Stonyfield Oikos and Fage Greek yogurts – all wonderful!

Try it out or try it in your next dip!

Foods to Lower your Cholesterol!

Foods to Lower your Cholesterol!

Of course a healthy diet (low in saturated fat, trans fat free and high in fiber) is always essential but there are certain foods that contain plant sterols to help lower cholesterol even more.   Plant sterols are found naturally in foods such as fruits, vegetables, […]

New Vitamin Waters

New Vitamin Waters

Vitamin Water Zero – naturally sweetened (This is the one I tried – not too bad)   These waters went from the full version to just 10 calories and now to zero calories.  Each flavor contains a variety of different vitamins, minerals and electrolytes.  It […]

Get the Kids Cooking! – Let’s Make Sherbet!

Get the Kids Cooking! – Let’s Make Sherbet!

Summer is just around the corner and I have the perfect recipe for a summer-fun treat! 

Little Chefs

Pineapple Sherbet

Serves 6 Source: Stacy Mitchell, RD, LD,

Ingredients

1 can (20-oz) crushed pineapple with juice

2 cups frozen raspberries, thawed (or any berries)

1 quart low fat buttermilk

Preparation

Combine all ingredients and place in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.

Pour into a freezer-safe dish and place in the freezer. Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. Eat and enjoy

Nutrition facts per serving: Calories: 110, Carbohydrate: 23g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Fat: 1g, Protein: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Sodium: 85mg, Sugar: 19g, Trans Fat 0g

 

The color of this recipe is gorgeous and it is all from the fruit – all natural!  The buttermilk gives it a great texture like ice cream!  Super simple and super yummy!  Plus you also get antioxidants from the berries and a good source (30%) of calcium from the low-fat buttermilk!  WOW – much better than ice cream which is only 10%.  Can’t be beat!

Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

As heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death, I have also included the new 2008 map of the U.S from the CDC showing obesity and overweight – any correlations? American Cancer Society     Look, even some states are showing more than […]