Try looking in the monthly archives. November 2017

2017 in review – You Don’t Have to be the “Biggest Loser”

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You Don’t Have to be the “Biggest Loser”! When you’re overweight or obese, the thought of losing enough pounds to achieve your “ideal” weight can be overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to remember that losing a relatively small amount of weight can have a large impact on your health. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics […]

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2017 in review – Successful Weight loss with Plants

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Research suggests that dropping meat from your eating pattern may be useful when it comes to successfully managing your weight. In a 2003 comparison study of over 37,000 Britons of all ages, researchers discovered that the BMIs of men following a vegan diet were lower compared to those who included meat in their diet (22.4 […]

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Make these delicious quesadillas with your leftover sweet potatoes!

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Sweet Potato Quesadillas INGREDIENTS 2 cups baked or steamed sweet potatoes 6 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional) Salt, to taste 6 large whole grain tortillas PREPARATION Combine the sweet potatoes, nutritional yeast, Sriracha, smoked paprika, and salt in a medium bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. […]

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Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole!

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VEGAN GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins 10-ingredient, 30-minute green bean casserole from scratch! Creamy, flavorful, delicious, and entirely vegan. Perfect for the holidays and beyond. Author: Minimalist Baker Recipe type: Side Cuisine: Vegan Serves: 4 1 pound green beans, rinsed, trimmed and cut in half Sea salt and black pepper 2 Tbsp […]

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Pumpkin Skillet Cake

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Pumpkin Skillet Cake Preparation: 5 min Cook Time: 20 min Serves: 8-10 No mixing bowl required for this Pumpkin Skillet Cake! You can make the whole thing right in the skillet. Light, fluffy and easy to make, it’s the perfect fall dessert recipe! Ingredients 6 Tbsp butter 2/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract […]

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Holiday Gifts from Your Kitchen

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Food gifts are appropriate for just about everyone. Homemade gifts can save time, energy and money as well as provide that personal touch. Food gifts can be tasty and nutritious at the same time. A healthy gift from home is always welcomed. Consider giving the food item in a container that can be used again or add a small gift […]

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6 Easy Ways to Lower Calories on Your Dessert Table

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1. Lighten ingredients in your desserts Use Splenda brand sweetener in place of all or part of the sugar. Splenda is a non-nutritive sweetener that measures just like sugar. Splenda works great in pie fillings, puddings, cranberries, etc. Splenda is not recommended for crisp cookies or cakes where sugar is needed for structure. Save 652 calories per cup compared to […]

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Black Friday Can Launch Fitness!

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BLACKFRIDAYHANDOUT Black Friday is the single biggest shopping day of the year in the United States. Before the celebration dishes are even cool, shoppers are headed out the door at midnight or up shopping online for all sorts of sales and deals to kick off the holiday season. Most stores maintain the sales through “Cyber Monday” […]

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Holiday Eating Without the Weight

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10 Holiday Survival Tips 1. Eat an apple, pear or other light snack before parties and festivities to curb hunger. 2. Plan, plan, plan! As in plan to have no more than one alcoholic beverage at a party followed by mineral water. 3. Bring a low-fat holiday dish to the party. Better still, go home empty-handed! 4. Only buy enough goodies to fill […]

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Quiz – Are you ready for the holidays?

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A study suggests that Americans probably gain only about a pound during the winter holiday season– but this extra weight accumulates through the years and may be a major contributor to obesity later in life. This finding runs contrary to the popular belief that most people gain from 5 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. This is the conclusion […]

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