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New Snack Bar

Posted on May 23

So looking froward to trying this snack bar by Health Warrior. I found it at Safeway for only $1.25.

Calories: 180, Fat: 12 grams, Protein: 8 grams and Net Carbs: 10 grams.ps-cs-2 grande

Frozen Yogurt vs. Ice Cream: Which is Healthier?

Posted on May 23

Ice cream is made from milk and cream, where as yogurt is made from yogurt, milk and sometimes cream.

To be labeled ice cream, it must contain 10% milk fat. There is no requirement for frozen yogurt.

Let's compare vanilla ice cream to frozen yogurt:

Ice cream: 130 calories, 7 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbs and 2 grams of protein.

Frozen yogurt: 120 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbs and 3 grams of protein.

*In yogurt there is friendly bacteria, but this benefit is lost as they are killed during the freezing process.

So.....when reading the nutrition facts label, it is important to look at the whole picture..... calories, carbs, fat and protein.

Personally, I would chose the ice cream here as the difference in calories is minimal but there is less sugar and more fat for better blood sugar balance.18581630 1885260565022003 8279477798411253824 n

Friday Funny....

Posted on May 12

Pesticides in Produce

Posted on May 12

The following produce has the highest level of pesticides and should be purchased organic to reduce your overall pesticide load from your food.

 

Apples

Celery

Cherry Tomatoes

Cucumbers

Grapes

Kale

Nectarines

Peaches

Potatoes

Spinach

Strawberries

Summer Squash

Sweet Bell Peppers

Fasting Diet

Posted on May 10

In the perfect world, we would eat at 9:00 am, 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. This would allow your dinner to be digested by 9:00 pm and the fat burning mechanism would turn on. This would allow you 12 hours of fat burning to help weight loss, weight control and longevity. Over feeding is not only an issue with weight gain, but also sickness, disease and a shortened life span. This is a simple way to fast or you can skip a breakfast or dinner once in awhile to trigger your fat burning.d9228b8bb91122b

Discounts at the Grocery Store

Posted on May 02

It can be more expensive when trying to buy healthier, whole food items like meat and produce. Did you know you can ask the butcher and the produce department to mark down the food on the day of or the day before the "sell by date"?
I was able to buy this chicken for only $4.60 and I also bought a steak that was originally $23.11, marked down to $12.23 and then 30% off.... for a total of $8.56!
If you find out what days they deliver meat and produce, then you can shop when the food is getting close to the sell by date. Don't be embarrassed to ask because they will be throwing it in the trash any way. Happy shopping!

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Seasonal Fruit

Posted on April 18

I so look forward to the summer when fruit comes into season. Peaches and berries can make a nice addition to any salad.pict

Much Deserved Meals

Posted on April 14

Let's not call them "cheat" meals, let's call them "much deserved" meals when you eat healthy 80% of the time.
Enjoy your weekend and some thing fun to eat minionpic1

Patience

Posted on April 11

"Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success." ~ Brian Adamspic2

Food Prepping Ideas

Posted on April 04

Food prepping for the week is so helpful when you are busy or get home too late to start cooking.

I like to make items that I can mix and match to create different meals out of left overs.

I baked boneless, skinless chicken thighs that were lightly coated in olive oil, salt and pepper.

The acorn squash I baked and mashed with butter and cinnamon.

The spaghetti squash I simply cooked in the microwave.

I sauteed mushrooms in butter and garlic and mixed with a spicy marinara sauce.

Meal combos:

1. Chicken and acorn squash
2. Mushroom marinara over "spaghetti"
3. Mushroom marinara and chicken "spaghetti"
4. Mix pre-bought pesto in the "spaghetti" and mix in diced up chicken to make a pesto and chicken "spaghetti"food

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