Perfect Healthy snack-
(Cooking Light Magazine)
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained Continue reading
Makes 6 servings, ready in 70 minutes, calorie per serving- 128, total fat 2.5 g.
Turn on oven to 350 degrees. Coat glass or ceramic 8 X 8″ dish coated with butter flavored cooking spray. Pour in egg whites and pepper. Sauté onions, cauliflower, mushrooms in a non-stick pan with oil. Add to egg whites when cooled. Add cottage cheese, yogurt, feta. Stir till blended in the cooking dish. Sprinkle Asiago on top. Bake for 45 min. If prefer a golden color on top, put under broiler, watching till desired color is achieved. Enjoy!
Appetizers can be the downfall of a weight management plan for anyone over the holidays. Food is everywhere! On desks and in break rooms, in classrooms, at parties and get-togethers! Are there any healthy choices?
Some picks are better than others. Here are some choices to look out for and at the bottom is my Mother’s recipe for a great vegetable dip that she served at the holidays.
Appetizers to look for:
-cut fruit with yogurt dip
-Greek yogurt/horseradish dip with vegetables*
-smoked salmon (sans cream cheese)
-Goat cheese on pear slices
-wasabi and crab on endive leaves
Appetizers to steer away from:
-Artichoke/spinach dip with bread to dip
-Creamy cheese dips
-Nacho dip with chips
-Anything wrapped in pastry
-Anything fried and sitting in an orange colored sauce
-Mac-n-cheese with lobster
-Bread baskets with a cheese spread
Blanche’s Horseradish dip-
1 cup sour cream (I substitute 0% Greek yogurt)
2 tbsp. raw horseradish (called prepared)
dash of salt
1 tsp. paprika
Stir ingredients and serve with cut vegetables.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Bad eating habits are harder to lose, than good habits are easier to start.
1. When you pace your eating, your brain has time to register fullness and inform yourself to stop eating. It takes 20 minutes for the food you eat to make your stomach feel full. Mindfully put your fork down between bites. Use some of the tips from the portion control blog written recently such as using smaller plates, smaller utensils, and having a glass of water before every meal begins. Continue reading
The controversy continues over the nutritional and health supremacy of organic fruits and produce over conventionally grown. Every week a new ‘definition’ point of view is established. These are some facts to take into account.
It has been found that in about 60% of studies that organic food is higher in some nutrients than conventionally produced food. These statistics can be refuted by other studies, but you need to look if the studies that are being compared are done on the same physical area, over-time. Otherwise you’re comparing apples to oranges because the soil being tested is not the same. Continue reading