Whipped avocado has become the new mayonnaise. This is incredibly simple to do, and you are doing yourself a big favor because you are replacing a lot of unhealthy fat and empty calories with the wholesome goodness of avocado.
Avocados are full of good fats, and they contain fewer calories than mayonnaise. It is also a nutrient dense food that is full of the B vitamins, vitamin E, potassium and fiber. This is an ideal Read the rest of this entry »
Autumn is the best time of year for warm salads with fresh crisp apples and toasted nuts. Here are two salads that put apples center stage to celebrate and fully enjoy Autumn.
Spinach Salad with Apples, Walnuts and Bacon
Toast 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts in the oven at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes, and fry a quarter pound of bacon until crispy. Make a vinaigrette with 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Whisk these ingredients together, and slowly Read the rest of this entry »
Encouraging your children to eat more vegetables is challenging, and you are not the only parent who has to deal with this situation. Instead of having this battle night after night with your child, consider bringing some of these vegetable recipes into the rotation.
One idea is to make vegetable lasanga. You could really use whatever vegetables you would like; a popular recipe is a spinach and ricotta lasanga. When your child love a nice, homemade red sauce, you can pour this on top Read the rest of this entry »
Are you looking to lose weight? Are you sick of looking into the mirror, only to notice your flaws, such as excess body fat? If so, then perhaps you have tried to get on weight loss programs in the past, only to find that they have been largely unsuccessful and that you have a hard time being able to stick to them. You may be feeling as though you have tried everything and are wondering what weight loss help options may be available to you that will actually make a difference and improve your life.
What many people do not realize is that a lot of health insurance companies offer weight loss support for their policyholders. Therefore, if you already have an insurance policy, this is something that can definitely be worth your time to look into. Furthermore, if you do not have health insurance, this may be a reason to start shopping around for it.
The type of support that health insurance companies may offer for policyholders looking to lose weight can vary greatly. Some will offer discounts on gym memberships or even include a free membership with the policy itself. On the other hand, some health insurance companies will encourage their policyholders to lose weight by offering discounts on their policies as a result of successful weight loss.
The impact that this can have on an individual attempting to lose weight is phenomenal and can offer more motivation than any other factor. So if you have been struggling to lose weight, you may want to consider getting in touch with your health insurance company to inquire about what they may be able to do for you in terms of helping you reach your weight loss goals. And if you do not have health insurance, start pricing it today!
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Everyone knows how important veggies are for our health and for weight maintenance. However, many people are not crazy about vegetables or simply don’t know how to get them into their daily diet enough times. It’s recommended to eat between five and nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day so it’s important to find a way to throw them in to a balanced diet. Vegetables can make an appearance in fruit juices on the market that actually contain Read the rest of this entry »
The slow cooker can be a busy person’s best friend. A meal can be prepared the night before, the ingredients tossed in early in the morning, and left to cook on low heat for the entire day with a hot meal waiting after a long day at work. For families, it gives parents more time with children and less time over a hot stove. Finding healthy choices is another goal when using a slow cooker. Stews and Read the rest of this entry »
Cakes are an integral part of many celebrations, especially birthdays and holidays. There are a number of ways to make these cakes healthier, as well as delicious.
Most cakes contain an abundance of white flour, fats, eggs, sugar and calories. Substituting healthier ingredients will add nutrition and reduce calories.
Try using whole wheat flour for half the flour in the recipe. The cake will not be as light, but will have a more robust flavor, and will be more nutritious. As you become more accustomed to using whole wheat flour, you can experiment with different proportions. You can also Read the rest of this entry »
Dips are a good way of getting the whole family to eat healthy raw vegetables. The following are 5 healthy dips for your veggie tray that will delight both family and friends.
Dill Dip is great with raw vegetables and is easy to make. Combine 1 cup light sour cream with a cup of light mayo and mix well. Add 2 tablespoons each dill and parsley, 1 tablespoon each crushed garlic and minced onion and a dash of salt.
Lend the flavor or ranch dressing to spice up vegetables. Place a 24 ounce Read the rest of this entry »
Would you like to enjoy fried foods, but without all of the fat and guilt that goes into pan frying? You might want to try oven frying, then. Oven frying is when you coat foods with breadcrumbs or flour as you would for frying, then placing them in the oven and letting the food’s natural fat content fry it to crispy deliciousness. Here are a few of its other benefits.
Anyone who has fried knows that it’s no fun wiping up the grease that splattered everywhere during the process. Depending on what you’re frying, the Read the rest of this entry »