This New Year vow to skip the dieting
and focus on you and your beautiful self!
If you’re interested in changing your diet you should try to practice positive habits that will make you feel good. You will soon see that you are able to learn and grow with these new practices! In order to “stick with it” and feel success, it is important that you create routines and healthy habits which are centered on your life and schedule. You will most likely end up bringing yourself success this way versus with a rigid diet plan. This New Year set goals to create positive habits like walking 10,000 steps or drinking 64 ounces of water per day. Use a daily planner or mark off on a calendar the days that you reach your goal to help track your progress and keep you motivated. Continue reading →
Independence Day is this Tuesday and it’s time to celebrate! I hope this recipe roundup helps provide some inspiration. Whether you’re firing up the grill at home or bringing a dish to a friend’s, the following 15 festive red, white and blue recipes are sure to impress!
1. Patriotic Parfait
Have you stopped making New Year’s Resolution because you feel like “they always fail”? Or do you make one knowing deep down that you likely won’t accomplish it, or are you recycling the same resolution year after year?
We enter the New Year with good intentions, but once we realize change takes sustained effort, we give up all to easily and fall back into old habits. By knowing the reasons why new year’s resolution may fail, you can help create a smart goal and make your new year’s resolution happen. Continue reading →
A smart and simple way to prepare your food in a healthier way is to use basic cooking techniques such as baking, braising, grilling, roasting, broiling, poaching, sautéing, stir-frying and steaming. Some of these terms might seem daunting, but they are all fairly simple to use once you learn more about the cooking method.
Healthy cooking techniques can cut fat and calories. For instance, when frying one tablespoon of oil adds 14 grams of fat and more than 100 calories. By choosing to roast instead of fry, the oil is eliminated which substantially lowers the fat and calorie content of the food. Continue reading →
Lately I have been loving a glass of chocolate milk as a nice sweet snack! Since I am lactose intolerant I have been trying different chocolate almond and soy milks. I also recently realized how amazingly tasty chocolate almond milk is in coffee! As a result of my current affinity for chocolate non-dairy milk, this #FoodLabelFriday I will be comparing two brands of chocolate almond milk.
Bananas are abundant in potassium. Researchers from the Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab recently found that endurance cyclists performed just as well when they consumed bananas as they did when they drank a sports drink. A banana offers other, long-term benefits not available from a sugary sports drink: antioxidants, fiber and vitamin B.
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For this #FoodLabelFriday I will be comparing two brands of instant oatmeal. Oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast or a snack. It is a fiber-rich whole grain that can help lower bad cholesterol and help you feel more full for longer by curbing appetite. While steel-cut oats would be the ideal choice, sometimes convenience foods like instant oatmeal are the more realistic choice.
For this #FoodLabelFriday I will be comparing two brands of buttery spread. Both Land O’Lakes Whipped Unsalted Butter and Country Crock Original have 50 calories and 6g fat in 1 tablespoon, but one of these buttery spreads has 8 ingredients and the other only has 2. Continue reading →