January 17, 2015 by
Here’s some happy news: You don’t have to ignore your sweet tooth. In fact, indulging your sugar cravings with the right picks is a smart weight loss strategy. If you allow yourself just one little splurge per day and keep it under 200 calories, you can stay on track.
Here are some snacks for Slimming:
This delish dish rings in at around 175 calories, including the yummy toppings. Your’ll never notice that the calorie-heavy pie crust is gone.
Apple Crumble Directions:
Dice a granny smith apple and saute in a nonstick pan for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon and cook until the sugar melts. Plate it and top with 1 Tbsp granola and 1 tsp chopped pecans.
Vanilla Pumpkin Pudding
You won’t believe how much this concoction tastes like pumpkin pie at only 60 calories;
Vanilla Pumpkin Pudding
In a bowl, mix 6oz nonfat vanilla yogurt (greek or traditional) + 1/2 cup 100% pumpkin puree and a dash of ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Top with 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts and raisins.
Skinny Pumpkin-Banana Smoothie
The pumpkin gives the smoothie its festive flair, plus a massive dose of beta carotene, a nutrient that helps keep your skin looking youthful and fresh.
Combine 1 banana, 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree, 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 3 to 5 ice cubes in a blender and puree until smooth and frothy. Makes 1 (2.5 cup) serving. 195 calories per serving.
Skinny Pop Corn
Who doesn’t love popcorn? Well you can still have it and lose weight. Forget those package popcorn brands they are full of trans fats and hydrogenated oils, that are referred to as processed foods. Making popcorn yourself with olive oil and fresh herbs, will save you a lot of calories and fat that you just don’t need. You will love this Skinny Pop Corn Recipe.
October 21, 2014 by
Oatmeal Chocolate Chia Seed Cookies Recipe
Did you know that chia seeds can help you lose weight? Chia Seeds work to slow digestion and the body’s absorption of carbohydrates. This helps maintain the feeling of fullness and minimizes blood sugar spikes. Keeping balanced levels of blood sugar is also important for both health and energy. Eat less by increasing your fullness and what a great way to stay full – add these healthy high protein high fiber cookies and start cutting calories. But remember to control your portion amounts we all enjoy our snacks so don’t give them up just keep in mind potion sizes – two cookies daily will keep you satisfied and slim.
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Makes 36 cookies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats (1/2 ground to flour)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal
- 1/2 cup shaved dark chocolate or semisweet mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl or stand mixer cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and egg until well blended. Grind half the oatmeal in a spice grinder until flour like. Combine the ground oats with whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt; blend into the batter until just moistened. Mix in the whole oats, rice krispy cereal, chia seeds and shaved chocolate until evenly distributed. Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop on lightly greased cookie sheets. I like to press them down with a flat bottomed cup dipped in sugar. Cookie in photo below on bottom left has not been pressed down. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets for about 5 minutes before transferring to newspaper to cool.
June 24, 2014 by
Are you tired of sending your kids to school with cheese puffs and popcorn?
If so here are some tasty Portable Snacks and Lunches. Spice up you kids snacks with yummy healthier recipes:
Try Cookies with Fruit
Take things that kids like and then make them healthier like taking cookies and adding fruit. Here are some great cookies recipe with fruit.
Coconut Fruit Cookies
- 1 sugar cookie recipe or 1 (14-ounce) package Pillsbury® Sugar Cookie dough, cut into 24 slices
- ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
- milk or coconut milk
- flaked coconut
- fresh fruit
- Bake cookies according to package directions. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Stir together confectioner’s sugar and enough milk to make a thick glaze. Spoon about a teaspoon of the glaze on top of each cookie, spreading to the edges with the back of the spoon. Sprinkle on coconut while the glaze is still wet. Allow to dry. Top with fresh fruit when ready to serve.
Serves: 24 cookies
Make Yummy Smoothies
Smoothies are another great snack alternative. They make a great nutritional cold drink for any day.
Tip: Be sure to get ripe fruit it will be sweeter.
Spice up Yogurt with Nuts & a little Brown Sugar
You could also try or strawberries in yogurt with a little brown sugar. And for lunches there are many other non messy things other than a sandwich like put baked beans in a container or wrap up a baked potato in tinfoil. There to many leftovers? no problem just get some containers and you can mix and match food for instance beans and rice pasta and bacon or pancakes will make a fine lunch to send with your child to school
Homemade Fruit Pops
November 16, 2013 by
Start enjoying Thanksgiving now. Here is a healthy low calorie pumpkin pie recipe that is pretty tasty. Even if your not on a diet this is a healthy recipe to enjoy.
Directions: 1. Mix 15oz. can pumpkin, 1 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice and truvia sweetener to taste. Add two beaten eggs and 12 oz. can fat free evaporated milk. 2. Divide mixture between Pyrex custard dishes. 3.Bake in pre-heated 425 degrees oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until knife in center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Makes about eight ¾ cup servings.
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August 20, 2013 by
Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks are nutritious, organic and gluten-free. They come in 70 calorie packs with a variety of flavors — strawberry, peach, tangerine, lemon, tropical and mixed berry flavors. Consumers love Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks because they give you a day's dose of Vitamin C and are safe for those with allergies. They are soft, easy to chew and a healthy snack in between meals, not like those hard, pull-your-teeth-out gummies we've all tried. It's perfect for those who are on the go and usually grab that stale, leftover doughnut in the kitchen. Consumers rate Tasty Brand Fruit Snacks high compared to other fruit snacks. The only complaint is that they're so tasty there aren't enough in the package.
July 24, 2013 by
Spicy Peach Salsa
With trees bursting with peaches, this is a farmers markets staple, with a savory twist. This salsa is fantastic with plain tortilla chips, but it also pairs well with grilled fish or ham steak. It freezes beautifully, so you can have a kiss of summer for months after it's gone.
Makes 3 cups
- 6 large peaches (peeled or not, depending on your preference), halved, pitted and chopped in a 1/2 inch dice.
- 1/2 red onion, peeled and chopped fine
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- Juice of two fresh limes
- Zest of half a lime
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and pasted
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and deveined, chopped fine
- 1 red pepper, seeded and deveined, chopped fine
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. combine all ingredients in a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid.
2. Shake vigorously and chill for at least one hour before using.
July 07, 2013 by
Seaweed Roasted Wasabi Annie Chun's
Are you looking for a healthy snack that is low in calories but really tasty? Well then seaweed roasted wasabi could be a great snack for you. These are delicious and full of flavor. They are very light and only 30 calories for 1 serving (half the package). These are very light and flaky I wouldn't say crispy, exactly. They disintegrate as soon as they hit the moisture in your mouth, much like cotton candy does. They have a nice wasabi flavor, strong, but not so hot that it would prevent you from just downing the whole package at once. If you happen to take a breath when putting one in your mouth, watch out because you will get a wasabi attack in your nostrils. If you've ever had a little too much wasabi on your sushi, you'll know what I mean. They are especially great when your craving a small, salty snack. And are great with a sandwich like grill cheese or turkey. They are the next best thing to chips but without the high fat and calories. These are so tasty and the only bad thing about them is that when I eat them, I crave sushi. These are very appetizing and I would recommend that you buy a single package first if you've never tried them. If you've had nori snacks before and like the kick that wasabi gives you, you won't be disappointed in these. These are amazing.
July 04, 2013 by
Try these delicious Oven Zucchini Fries not only are they healthy there also tasty.
They are tasty and healthy. Slice zucchini into 3-inch-by-1/2-inch sticks. Dip into beaten egg (or egg substitute), then into seasoned breadcrumbs. Place on a baking sheet, spritz with cooking spray and bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, turning zucchini fries after 15 minutes.
September 22, 2012 by
Roasted Garlic, Tomato and Olive Salsa
- 12 medium-size cloves roasted garlic (see recipe)
- 1 cup nicoise olives pitted
- 2 medium-size ripe tomatoes, cut into medium dice
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- 6 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, cut crosswise into thin strips
1. Peel the garlic carefully to keep the cloves whole. Cut them in half lengthwise. In a bowl, toss together the olives, tomatoes and garlic. Mix in the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the basil leaves and toss. Serve over grilled chicken or tuna or toss with cooked pasta. YIELD Two and a half cups
August 15, 2012 by
Lord of the Onion Rings.
Wow! An average order of onion rings at a fast food joint delivers 450 calories and 25 grams of fat!
These crispy snacks will only cost you 153 calories and one tiny gram of fat,so go ahead and enjoy guilt-free!
- 1 large onion
- 1/2 cup fiber One Orginal bran cereal
- 1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute
- Dash of salt
Optional: additional salt, peper, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut ends off of onion; remove outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2" wide slices (you'll get about 2 1/2 cups); separate into rings. Use food processor to grind fiber one to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Pour fiber one "breadcrumbs" into small dish; mix in salt and any optional spices you like. fill small bowl (just large enoungh for onion rings to fit in) with egg substitute. One by one, coat each ring first in egg and then in breadcrumbs (give each ring a shake after egg bath). Evenly place rings on baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes, flipping rings over about halfway through using a pair of tongs.
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