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Sweet Satisfying Snacks

Sweet Satisfying Snacks

Now there are many times where we just want something sweet.  Think after you eat a big holiday meal and you are fully stuffed but when the cherry or pumpkin pie comes around, do you pass it up?   Here are some great sweet snacks…

Satisfying Snacks

Satisfying Snacks

Again think protein and fiber to help fill you up for your snacks! Protein choices may include, deli meats, dairy, edamame (soybeans), nuts and more.  Fiber choices may include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and more.   Here are some of my favorites.   Greek yogurt –…

Off track?  Get back on track, don’t wait!

Off track? Get back on track, don’t wait!

After the big game yesterday, maybe you had indulged a little too much but don’t worry today is a new day to get back on track again.  Here are some tips to remember during the day.

  • Drink your water to keep you feeling full
  • Chew your food slowly (remember it takes 20 minutes for your brain to know it is full)
  • Load up on the fruits and veggies
  • Go for whole grains – increase your fiber!
  • Lean sources of protein – also think about a protein source for your snacks!
  • Move! Burn more calories and get moving!

These are great tortillas loaded with fiber, low in calories and good source of protein.

BREAKFAST:  Try 1/2 cup of egg beaters – microwave 1 1/2 minutes.  Sprinkle of cheese – microwave 10 seconds.  Top with some salsa and throw in the tortilla!  This is a super hearty breakfast to keep you full all morning long!

SNACK: Try the smaller tortilla for only 50 calories and add some peanut butter!

LUNCH:  Add some light cream cheese with deli meat and veggies.

DINNER:  Quesadillas, fajitas and so on!

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Joe Montana’s Nacho Guacamole

Joe Montana’s Nacho Guacamole

Try this wonderful recipe for the big game tomorrow!  It is so good but shh – it is even super healthy with antioxidant-packed avocados, tomatoes, pepper and black beans!  The main star, avocados, are a great source of heart-healthy vitamin E  (may inhibit cholesterol absorption)…

Broccoli Slaw with Toasted Walnuts

Broccoli Slaw with Toasted Walnuts

INGREDIENTS 1 cup mayonnaise (low-fat is okay) 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 6 cups (1 – 1 1/4 lbs.) broccoli florets, cut or broken in half-inch pieces 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2…

Volumize

Volumize

No, not your hair but your foods!  Eat more energy-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains versus low nutrient foods such as chips, soda, candy, white starches, etc.

 

In a recent study published in the June issue of the Journal of Food Chemistry and Analysis, most Americans get one-third of their calories from junk food! Yikes!  This could result in some major weight loss.  Depending upon your calorie intake this could result into a five pound weight loss each month!  No wonder they call it junk!

 

Make the most of your calories!!

 

Guess the amount of calories?

20 oz regular soda, 1 oz bag chips, 1 king size candy bar (no offense to Snickers – any king size will do – Snickers is actually my favorite, maybe just one of the minis)

 

Guess the amount of calories?

 

Actually they are the SAME at 1200 calories!!! 

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…