So one of my genius dietitian friends, Dawn the Dietitian, gave me a recipe for steel cut oats in the crock-pot with a can of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice! It was absolutely wonderful! So this weekend I decided to make another version with […]
Month: January 2011
Yes, just when I am trying to eat better with the New Year, I seem to keep migrating to the kitchen after dinner way to much, ahh! What can I eat?
Here are a few items that satisfy both my sweet and salty tooth.
Snack Better® Sahale Snacks Glazed nuts – yummy, just make sure you pre-portion them into little snack bags. I had these in my car as I was starving and it was a good thing there were not many left!
Here are my two favorites! A nice balance of sweetness with crunch! Plus great amount of healthy fats to help fill you up! Good fat that sticks to your belly!
Oh yes! Almonds with a touch of dark chocolate and the best of all they come in 100 calorie packs! Whoohoo!
Some nutritional highlights – Only 0.5g saturated with 2 g polyunsaturated (healthy) and 5 g monounsaturated (even healthier) plus 2 g fiber; 3 g protein and 20% super antioxidant vitamin E! This product does contain some artificial sweeteners which I don’t care for but ok in moderate amounts.
Try this filling snack with a ton of protein – soy protein that is!
Other types of roasted edamame products that I have tried are not very good and I usually have to choke them down because they are so dry and so unflavorful but this product is actually pretty good! They seem to be a bit lighter and crispier than other products. I would probably add a couple of golden raisins to enhance the flavor.
The awesome thing is – they contain 14 grams of protein for 1/4 cup and only 140 calories! Low in sodium and good source of fiber, the perfect snack!
Steel cuts oats may take quite a bit of time to prepare but with this product you will have it in just minutes! Steel cut oatmeal is a whole grain as the oats are cut into small pieces instead of rolled or crushed. In this […]
I love those meals where you can just throw it together in just minutes! Ahh, dinner is done! I bought a smoked turkey breast from the store and it seems like we have been eating it for the past week (sorry honey!) but I needed a bit more creativity to make a yummy meal! And that is when I found a new kind of dressing from Bolthouse Farms! Asian Ginger!
For one salad here is what I used:
2 cups dark leafy greens
1/2 cup shredded cabbage (from a coleslaw mix)
diced green peppers
1/4 cup mandarin oranges
3 oz lean protein (chicken or turkey)
Add dressing and top with Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato chips! The sweetness of the chips were the perfect topping! Way better than Chinese noodles and much healthier too!
As we reach day four of the New Year we still may be as motivated as ever to keep up with our new goals but let’s not sabotage your goals just yet. Here are some most common mistakes we may make when we start new […]