Tag Archives: healthy snacks

Can I Ever Lose Those Last 10 Pounds?

If you have been reading my blogs for any period of time, you know I don’t believe in crazy diets, diet pills, shakes or whatever the “quick-fix-cure” of the moment is.  I believe in making small changes to your diet and fitness regimes that reflect a change in ‘lifestyle’ for your long term health benefits.  Changes that you can stick with that aren’t once a year resolutions, or fixes that will have you lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks. Continue reading

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My Child Has Neophobia?!

No, they don’t need a special shot. Food neophobia is another title for a picky eater. That includes a significant portion of the population under 18 years of age. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Nutritional Punch

Pumpkin seeds are a versatile source of mineral zinc.  They are a great source of dietary fiber, unsaturated fat and protein. Despite these great nutritional components, pumpkin seeds are relatively high in calories, and should be eaten only in moderation. They have 285 calories in 1 cup (1 cup of sunflower seeds contains 745 calories!). Continue reading

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What exactly are you eating? Hidden surprises

As the saying goes, ‘Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future’ – a food sinner that is. It’s never too late to change your evil ways and adopt a heavenly lifestyle. If you’re new to healthy eating or trying to lose weight, it can be hard to know where to start. The world of fitness and food can be a totally confusing and mis-conceptive mine field. We all need to start somewhere. Continue reading

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Crunchy Chickpeas

 

Perfect Healthy snack-

(Cooking Light Magazine)

2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained Continue reading

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Delicious No Bake Protein Bars

I found this great recipe in Oxygen Magazine.  These yummy bars will you give a wonderful dose of protein for energy.

Makes 6 servings

2 cups quick-cook oats

½ cup natural peanut butter Continue reading

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Easy Trade Offs To Shave 100 Calories Off Your Plate!

There are some easy trades you can make to save 100 calories quickly from your daily calorie intake without feeling like your “dieting”.

Breakfast:

-Use skim milk vs. Coffeemate and try to slowly reduce the amount of sugar you add to each cup. Try ¼ teaspoon less sugar in your coffee. It’s easy to do without radically changing the taste.

-Eat a bowl of high-fiber cereal or oatmeal instead of grabbing a giant muffin or bagel. Continue reading

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