Addicted to Carbs?Tame Your Cravings

It’s so easy to go overboard on flour tortillas, pasta, chips and rice. But if you choose the right carbohydrates and what you eat with them, it can help reduce your cravings, help you feel full longer, and can even help you lose weight. Three Steps to keep your carb cravings under control: 1. Choose whole grain foods instead of refined simple carbs. Whole grains, such as corn tortillas, brown...
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Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

These pancakes are not only easy to make, but they are also high in protein.  I like to make them on Sunday mornings with a big pot of hot tea or coffee. If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you can also use them frozen; they will defrost when cooked in the skillet. Ingredients: Makes 6 pancakes 1 3/4 cup or 15 ounces of skim or part-skim ricotta cheese 1 Tbsp sugar 1 whole egg 1 egg white...
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Cilantro Brown Rice (Video)

This is a great recipe to introduce brown rice to your family.  It’s easy, requires only a few ingredients, and is packed with nutrients. Brown rice is considered a whole grain.  Whole Grains include the entire grain:  bran, germ and endosperm.  Most of the nutrition is in the bran and germ which is packed with fiber, b-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin E, antioxidants and...
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Tabouli, or Tabbouleh, is a great salad to make in the summer, when tomatoes are in season and taste their best. This salad is great to eat solo or, for a heartier meal, serve with fish or lamb.  It’s an easy dish to take to BBQ’s where people will love the fresh taste.  Bulghur and veggies add fiber and plenty of vitamins.  Sometimes, I add feta cheese for extra flavor or roasted...
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