Getting Rid Of Bad Carbs

Cookies are an example of bad carbsIf you are reading this, chances are you are curious about what all the hubbub is about 'good carbs' versus 'bad carbs.' You may be thinking of starting a low carb diet and want to know where the dividing line is. You may even be wondering what specific foods contain bad carbs and why do you have to get them out of your pantry, refrigerator, and life? First a short lesson in Bad Carb 101 and then we'll get to… Read More »

Learn The Three Quinoa Varieties – Gold, Red, and Black

3 varieties of quinoaThere may be over 100 varieties of quinoa, but the three main types of quinoa sold commercially are what we need to learn about here. Each has its own characteristics that makes it completely unique from the others. Let's take a bite out of each of these different varieties and see where it takes us. Gold The gold, or cream colored quinoa, is generally the most common variety. Not only can you find it abundantly in the stores, but it… Read More »

Vegetable Soup As An Appetizer

vegetable soupAn Easy Way to Eat Fewer Calories and Get Your Veggies In If you are like most people in the US, you aren't getting enough fruits and vegetables in your diet. The recommended daily serving is at least five! With the hustle and bustle of busy lives and access to so much fast food and convenience foods, it's no wonder people aren't eating enough of them. But that's no excuse. You should still make a conscious decision to do what… Read More »

Introduce Exotic Vegetables To Your Diet

bok choyIf you find that you're getting tired of the same ole vegetables over and over then it's time to start thinking of different ways to introduce new ones into your diet. One of the ways to do this is to start experimenting with exotic vegetables. Thankfully it's much easier these days to have access to some of the exotic vegetables that you used to only find in upper class (aka expensive) restaurants. Exotic vegetables are a fun way to add… Read More »

3 Healthy Quick And Easy Fruit Desserts

healthy recipesWhen you think of the word “dessert” what comes to mind? More than likely you immediately think of pies, cakes, cookies - all the unhealthy things that most people associate with the word desserts. But did you know there are healthier versions available? And healthier doesn't mean boring and bland! Things like fruit desserts can be healthy, full of flavor and a great way to help ensure that you and your family are getting more fruits in your daily diet!… Read More »

Lose Weight With Smoothies

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Losing weight isn’t easy. It takes perseverance, hard work and a determination to change old habits. It also takes a willingness to make better choices when it comes to what goes into your body. Adding smoothies to your diet is a great way to help you get into a healthy eating habit. This article will show you three ways drinking smoothies can benefit your weight loss plan. Smoothies Make You Feel Full One of the biggest ways smoothies can help… Read More »

Quiona For Health And Weight Loss

bowl of quinoaOriginally from the heart of South America, quinoa is not a grain; it is a seed. If sprouted and grown, quinoa would resemble plants in the spinach family – dark leafy greens. This ancient food has tons of health benefits that have been passed down from generation to generation; like a plant family heirloom of delicious nutrition. Quinoa is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, which leaves you feeling satisfied, not deprived, making it the perfect diet food. The reason… Read More »

Three Secret Strategies For Eating More Fruits And Vegetables

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When it comes to healthy eating and snacking it’s all about convenience and having things readily available. These three secrets will help encourage you and your family to eat more fruits and vegetables. So, let’s jump right in. Secret #1 – Buy prepackaged One of the biggest reasons people say they don’t eat more fruits and vegetables is because they don’t have the time to prepare them. That’s really not an acceptable excuse anymore because today you can just about… Read More »

Easy Cheesy Mustard Dip

healthy recipesIngredients 1 pkg (8 oz) softened cream cheese 1/4 cup milk 3 Tbsp spicy brown mustard 2 Tbsp olive oil mayonnaise 2 Tbsp finely minced green onion tops Directions In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mash together with a fork or pastry cutter until the dip is nice and smooth and creamy. Serve as a dip with celery, carrots, or other vegetables, or crackers, depending on your diet. You may also substitute any low fat ingredients if that… Read More »

Delightful Guacamole Dip

healthy recipesIngredients 4 to 5 ripe avocados 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 cup finely diced red bell pepper 1 cup finely chopped plum tomatoes 1/2 cup finely chopped green onion 1 garlic clove, grated 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper sprinkle of red pepper flakes Directions Peel avocados and scoop out into a bowl; add the lime juice and mash avocados coarsly with a fork Add the remaining… Read More »