Month: September 2010

Cranberry Walnut Cookies

Cranberry Walnut Cookies

Serves 72 (1 cookie each) Source: Stacy Mitchell, RD, LD Ingredients ½ cup light butter ½ cup no-sugar-added applesauce ½ cup ground flaxseed ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup white sugar 2 eggs 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon […]

Know your Health Score

Know your Health Score

After watching Biggest Loser last night I always love the heart-to-heart part with the doctor where he tells the patients how unhealthy they really are.  As a dietitian, I know the risks for my clients that I screen and try to nicely tell them they […]

Got Milk?  Lose Weight!

Got Milk? Lose Weight!

If you have heard it once, you will hear it twice – another reason to drink milk and do you body good regarding the link between milk and losing weight!

 

Drink Milk Lose Weight

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, September 21, 2010 — A new weight loss study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little to no milk products. 

 

There have been numerous studies similar to this one, whether it is yogurt or milk the calcium has been linked to opening the door of fat burning cells.

The study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found participants with the highest dairy calcium intake (12 oz. of milk or other dairy products including 580 mg of dairy calcium), lost about 12 pounds at the end of the two years.  Whereas those participants who only lost seven pounds had the lowest dairy calcium intake averaging about 150 mg dairy calcium, or about half of a glass.

 

Another interesting part to the puzzle includes Vitamin D and weight loss! Showing participants with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood had more weight loss than those with lower levels. 

 

Don’t forget to do your body good and drink you milk!

 

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Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Favorite Friday Product – HoneySuckle ground turkey sausage

Favorite Friday Product – HoneySuckle ground turkey sausage

  This is a nice lean turkey sausage with great flavor.  Most sausages are loaded with fat and saturated fat but when using turkey you can surely cut the fat in half if not more!  I have seen other varieties of pork sausages have up […]

The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

Past DD post – Organics – Taste the difference   Organics popularity is gradually increasing as many consumers are going back to the philosophy of eating wholesome, real foods with out all the other “stuff.”    I am definitely a savvy shopper so I do […]

Quick Tips to Eat More! Fruits and veggies that is!

Quick Tips to Eat More! Fruits and veggies that is!

There are simple ways for your brain to remember to eat more fruits and vegetables!  Super simple, all about tricking the mind.

 

1.  Place a bowl of fresh fruit on your counter so it is visible! Great for on-the-go!

2.  Keep your veggies at eye level in your refrigerator.  I like to keep all vegetables on one shelf and I always think of them first when I open the fridge.

3.  Place cut of vegetables in snack bags.  Again great for grab-and-go!

4.   Add more veggies to your salad!  Make more appetizing and throw in a variety of onions, peppers, mushrooms and more!  Plus it makes the salad more exciting!

5.  Don’t forget about dried fruits – add them to a simple trail mix!  Go for dried fruits with no added sugar.  I found a new dried fruit fav – Cherry essence pitted prunes – yummy!  They sure satisfy the sweet tooth and full of antioxidants!

 

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Pumpkin Whoopi Pies

Pumpkin Whoopi Pies

Serves 72 cookies. Ingredients 1 pkg pumpkin spice cookie mix 1 can navy beans   Filling: 1 pkg pumpkin pie pudding mix 1 cup skim milk 1 (8-oz) container light cool whip   Preparation Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place can of beans (plus water) […]