15 Recipes For Weight Loss

From Men’s Health email newsletter, click this link to go to their site and find 15 recipes for weight loss!

  1. Waffles with Ham and Egg
  2. Nachos with Chicken and Black Beans
  3. Chicken Fingers with Chipotle-Honey
  4. Crispy Quesadillas with Guacamole
  5. Spicy Potato Skins
  6. Chinese Chicken Salad
  7. Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Sandwich
  8. Green Chile Cheeseburger
  9. Cheesesteak Sandwich
  10. Grilled Pork and Peaches
  11. Grilled Steak with Red Wine Butter
  12. Loaded Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables
  13. Macaroni & Cheese
  14. Chicken Parmesan
  15. Strawberry Shortcake with Balsamic

PLUS Belly Busting tips here!

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Still Hungry!

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: Often when I’m finished with my meal, I still want to eat more. What can I do?

A: One strategy to increase satiety during meals is to make sure you have included plenty of high-volume, low-calorie items to fill up your stomach without filling up with calories. For example, load up on fruits and vegetables (as found in salads), low-calorie vegetable soups, and whole grains.

Another strategy involves mindful eating, where you slowly eat each bite and savor it. Many people have found this helps them get in tune with their feelings of fullness for the first time in ages.If you still have a problem with appetite even after trying these strategies, you might want to seek help from a weight-management specialist. There are many people struggling with appetite, as it is an ingrained instinct that is hard to overcome. There are also medications that a doctor can prescribe for appetite suppression if you have medically serious obesity.

November 24, 2010. Diet, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Navigate the Holidays – Holiday Calorie Cutting

9 Recipes for a Health Thanksgiving Apply these ideas to Christmas dinner too!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Control your cholesterol with this recipe!

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Navigate the Holidays: Pie Makeover

I love pie…especially pumpkin.  But, we need every calorie cut over the holiday to minimize weight gain but still enjoy the holiday food.  Here is South Beach’s healthy makeover on holiday pies.  The link is below.

For the crust: Replace refined white flour with whole-wheat flour, white whole-wheat flour, or nut flour (made from ground almonds, pecans, and/or walnuts, for example). Feel free to combine some old-fashioned rolled oats with the flour to give the crust more texture. You can also use whole-wheat phyllo dough for a lighter crust. Be sure to limit any pie you make to one crust though. 

For the filling: Take advantage of the fall season’s freshest produce and fill your pie with apples, pears, quince, or pumpkin, or use canned pumpkin purée or frozen fruits of your choice. For other pie-filling ideas, enjoy no-sugar-added natural peanut butter, nonfat or low-fat artificially sweetened flavored yogurt (such as raspberry or strawberry), or sugar-free pudding. Be sure to use granular sugar substitute (or agave nectar for a natural sweetener) and use fat-free half-and-half instead of heavy cream and trans-fat-free margarine (vegetable-oil spread) or canola oil rather than butter. You can also use no-sugar-added chocolate powder and unsweetened cocoa powder, but remember to count them toward your daily Sweet Treat allowance of 75 to 100 calories. Among the traditional pie flavorings, we recommend pure vanilla or almond extract, ground cinnamon, allspice, ground ginger, freshly grated nutmeg, and ground cloves.

For the topping: Rather than using a second crust, there are many delicious ways to top your cooked pie. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Lemon or lime zest
  • Dark-chocolate shavings
  • Sugar-free maple or chocolate syrup
  • Bittersweet dark or semisweet dark chocolate chips
  • Pecans, slivered almonds, or walnuts
  • Light or fat-free whipped topping

Link: http://www.southbeachdiet.com/sbd/publicsite/healthy-holiday-pie-makeovers.aspx?xid=nl_TheSouthBeachDietTMNewsletter_20101119

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Navigate The Holidays! Pan Jus Gravy

One thing I LOVE about family dinner is mashed potatoes and gravy…gravy on everything.  I love it!  However, it’s not the healthiest.  Which is why I reserve it as a treat for the holidays (every holiday, I’m not a saint) and for sometimes Sunday night roasts.

South Beach came up with the following Pan Juice “Gravy” that uses no cornstarch or flour.  I’m terrible at making gravy so I might as well stick with a recipe that doesn’t require thickening!

This “jus”-style gravy, made without flour or cornstarch, is thickened naturally by reducing and concentrating the turkey juices. After the bird is carved and placed on a serving platter, add the juices from the cutting board to the gravy for extra richness.

Makes 8 (1/4-cup) servings

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
1 cup dry white wine
2 cups lower-sodium chicken broth

Instructions
After turkey has roasted, pour juices from the pan into a glass measuring cup or a fat separator; set aside. Place the roasting pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Add wine to the pan and, using a wooden spoon, scrape any browned bits of turkey from the bottom of the pan. Add broth, bring to a simmer, and cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, skim off any fat that has accumulated on top of the reserved pan juices (you should have about 2 cups of juices). Add juices to the roasting pan along with any additional juices that have accumulated on the carving board. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half, stirring occasionally. Serve warm.

Nutritional information
Per (1/4-cup) serving:
25 calories
1 g fat (0 g sat)
1 g carbohydrate
1 g protein
0 g fiber
105 mg sodium

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Navigate The Holidays!

It’s soon that time of year where we/I indulge, am a little more lazy, and drink a little too much.  So to continue the Navigate The Holidays from last year, I will bring you tips on how to be healthy yet enjoy the holidays!

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Detox Meals

Chatelaine has posted a detox meal plan and 3 recipes.  I have not tried a detox, however I am trying to eating cleaner foods and way more veggies.  Hardest thing to give up are chips and beer.  So far I have about a handful or chips a night (really need to give that up) and a beer.  Bad habits are hard to break…

Click here for the detox meal plan and recipes!

Detox meal plan and three healthy recipes

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New On Shelves

New addition to the Eat Clean series of books, the Clean Eating Quick and Easy Meals!

Newest Oxygen magazine featuring Tosca Reno!  She’s been busy doing TV, radio and book store appearances around Ontario and I think the upper eastern States.

This year’s Off the Couch! issue.  If you need motivation or know someone new to the fitness bug, get this.

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South Beach Makes Over Comfort Foods

I love comfort foods like hamburgers and mashed potatoes.  No need to give them up!  Just make them with less of the unhealthy ingredients and add more nutritional ones. Click here to find the link on how to remake these old favourites:

  • Mac and cheese
  • Meatload and mashed potatoes
  • Burger and fries
  • Cheese pizza
  • Ice cream cones

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Comfort Food Done Health(ier…)

I love my gossip websites and now Perez Hilton has a few fitness site called Fit Perez.  Check it out!

This post has comfort food made healthier.  The list of recipes includes:

  • Fried chicken
  • Meatloaf sliders
  • Carrot cake cupcakes (mmmm love!)

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