Diet food Archive

Your Daily Apple

We’ve all heard that an apple a day will keep the doctor away, right? Why is the apple so magical? And how do we eat the same thing EVERYDAY and not get completely sick of it? Did you know that there are more than 7,500 different types of apple? It’s true. Each ...Read More

Raw Vegetables

Raw Vegetables Raw vegetables make an outstanding snack. They satisfy the desire to crunch, they’re full of water to help you feel full, and they’re low in calories. Half a cup of diced celery has just eight calories. Try coating celery with a little peanut butter or dunking carrots in salsa. When you’re ...Read More

Food Fraud: Low-Fat Yogurt

Too often this nutritional superstar — rich in protein and calcium — contains shocking amounts of added sugar. Some brands add 30 or more grams of fructose, sucrose, or other sweeteners Compare plain to fruited yogurts to see the difference between naturally-occurring milk sugar and added sugar listed on the nutrition facts panel. ...Read More

Bobo’s Oat Bars

In the constant search for healthy snacks, I got a chance to try out Bobo’s Oat Bars. The one I tried is gluten-free, vegan and made with organic ingredients. Don’t let all that frighten you off. It was delicious! I’m not vegan or gluten-unfriendly, but I do like healthier snacks when I ...Read More

Food Fraud: 2% Milk

Two percent milk sounds healthier than “whole” milk. But it still has more than half the saturated fat of whole milk. Here’s what’s in a cup of milk: Whole Milk (3.25%) = 150 cal., 8g fat, 5g sat. fat Reduced-fat (2%) = 130 cal., 5g fat, 3g sat. fat Skim (nonfat) = 80 cal., 0g fat, 0g ...Read More

Food Fraud: 2% Milk Latte

It’s tempting to choose “reduced-fat” milk in a latte and reward yourself with whipped cream on top. Sadly, this trade-off still adds up to 580 calories and 15 grams of saturated fat in a 20 ounce white chocolate mocha. That’s worse than a quarter-pound burger with cheese. If you want to see ...Read More

Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt – What makes Greek yogurt a delicious tool for weight loss is its protein content. It has twice as much as other yogurts. “Protein takes longer to leave the stomach,” says sports nutritionist Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD. “That keeps you satisfied longer.” As a bonus, the body burns more calories ...Read More

The Dinner Solution

If you have been reading my articles or subscribed to my newsletter for very long, you will know that my number one tip for ANYONE trying to eat healthier, save time and money or lose weight is to plan ahead. It’s the same every time. Plan your meals ahead Prep your vegetables ...Read More

Pumpkin Pudding VitaTops Recipe

 (click the picture to get Pumpkin Spice VitaTops used in this recipe) This healthy treat is the perfect alternative to snacks loaded with extra calories and fat and is sure to be a hit at your Halloween party! Ingredients 12 Pumpkin Spice VitaTop 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1 pack of fat-free vanilla ...Read More

10 Easy Ways to Cut Calories

A lot of times we can make simple switches and save ourselves hundreds. Hundreds of calories, that is. We’ve all heard the phrase “stick to your ribs”… well here are a few “stick to your hips” things you can easily replace. Review your recipe file with a fresh eye. Rethink your kitchen ...Read More