How to build a Healthy Salad

Did you know that the Bruschetta Chicken salad at Applebee’s has more calories than a sizzling steak and cheese? The salad has an unbelievable 1110 calories and the steak and cheese “only” 1000 calories.  To avoid adding loads of unwanted calories on a seemingly innocent salad, make your own by following  these simple guidelines. 1. Start with a variety of leafy greens.  Move...
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How to Choose the Best Cereal

Eating cereal for breakfast can be a quick and healthy way to help you lose weight or maintain your weight loss; but only if you choose the right cereal! Studies show that breakfast eaters are leaner than those who do not, and are more successful at loosing weight (National Weight Control Registry). But with the huge number of breakfast choices available, choosing the right breakfast cereal can...
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Discover the Grilled Vegetable

Think outside the box this 4th of July and instead of having the same ole’ coleslaw or potato salad, experiment with your favorite vegetables.  Grilling brings out the natural sugars of vegetables which causes them to caramelize and add a sweet and smoky flavor. Which vegetables are great for the grill? The possibilities are endless.  I’m listing a few of my favorites to help you get...
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Snacks for less than 150 Calories

A healthy snack can be a great way to stave off hunger during an afternoon slump or provide needed energy before a workout.  Make sure you always include protein in your snack, it will help you feel full for longer without ruining your waistline. Here are my top eight snacks: 1. Single serve Nonfat Greek yogurt (6 oz) with 1/4  a cup of berries and a teaspoon of agave nectar. 2. Two...
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Skinny Valentine’s Chocolate Treats

What’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate?! Thank goodness it’s also good for you.  This delicious treat is packed with flavonoids, which have been shown to reduce your risk for heart disease.   But be aware, this does not apply to any ole’ chocolate.  Make sure you buy good quality dark chocolate, which contains the most antioxidants. Here some easy treats for you and your...
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6 Healthy Superbowl Snacks

After thanksgiving, the Superbowl is the second highest food consumption day of the year.  Sports fans and foodies alike look forward to this day of food and fun.  Why not give your heart and waistline a time out and swap out some of the calorie-laden snacks with some lighter options? Score with these healthier options. 1. Popcorn: Popcorn is a whole grain, it’s high in fiber and...
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