Sunday mornings are one of the few untouched occasions left in our busy lives. Make the best of it with your family by trying one of these healthy breakfast and brunch ideas that are also satisfyingly hearty.
Oatmeal with All the Fixins
Oatmeal and heart health have been attached at the hip for years. Why is heart disease still such a big issue then? Oatmeal is boring. Spice it up with an oatmeal fixins bar. Frozen fruit, especially berries, can liven up any oatmeal, Read the rest of this entry »
When most people think of comfort food, they think of their grandma. Grandmas may make some good food, but not all of that food is very healthy. With these simple tips you can take your grandma’s traditional but unhealthy casseroles and make them diet friendly.
Substitute Low Fat Ingredients for Dairy Products
Many recipes can be made healthier simply by substituting low-fat ingredients when possible. Prime candidates for substitution include many dairy products like milk, sour cream and cheese. Try to use low fat Read the rest of this entry »
You heard right, we’re talking about healthy pizza that actually tastes good. This is not a dream.
Honestly, plenty of the ingredients that go into pizza are healthy. Vegetable toppings, maybe a little meat, some cheeses but the reason pizza is often considered an unhealthy food is because of the quality of ingredients some of the biggest offenders employ and the method of cooking. Grease and fat are often the name of the game when it comes to ordering a pizza so how do you get a great tasting pizza with none of the fat? Simple answer: you make one and we’ll show you how.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 12-inch pizza pan
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon cornmeal
- 1 cup reduced-fat, shredded mozzarella cheese
- 3 medium plum tomatoes (sliced thinly)
- 1 10-ounce package of pizza dough
- 4 ounces cooked chicken cut into small cubes
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons fresh basil
Here’s what you do:
1. Coat the pizza pan in cooking spray and a little cornmeal.
2. Knead the dough and press it up into the pan. Make sure it fills out the whole space.
3. Put the chicken and tomato slices on the dough with the basil, pepper and top it all with mozzarella.
4. Bake for 14 to 20 minutes at 425-degrees F or until the cheese is bubbling. Keep an eye on it but don’t let that stop you from doing other things. Pay a bill, get on the wireless internet, whatever.
5. Enjoy a flavorful and healthy pizza.
We all have traditions when it comes to Thanksgiving, many of which include foods that are tasty but full of fat, calories and sugar. Perhaps this year is the year to start some new, healthier traditions for your Thanksgiving table. That infamous green bean casserole — you know the one — is one of the easiest dishes to convert. Creamed soup is full of sodium and fat calories. So try serving your green beans this way instead:
Bring the following ingredients to boil in Read the rest of this entry »
As we all know, Christmas is a time of cheer, laughter and comfort food. Unfortunately for many of us it can also be a time of battling the scale to keep those unwanted extra pounds from packing on. Luckily, for us health-conscious Christmas food lovers there are many ways to alter your favorite tradtional Christmas dishes to make them healthy and delicious.
Stuffing is one of those foods you just can’t miss during the holiday season. Unfortunately this Read the rest of this entry »
If you are looking for some quick and easy appetizers for your next party look no further than these two chip or cracker dips. They are both simple to make and taste great. Your friends will all be asking for your recipe!
Make a quick Mexican dip. It only take 2 ingredients and a microwave. Partially melt one package of cream cheese in a microwaveable bowl, just long enough the it’s easier to stir. Dump in one can of chili without beans and Read the rest of this entry »
Needs some healthy options for your Super Bowl Party? Try these:
1 can of red kidney bean, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 tsp EVOO
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Blend the red beans and olive oil. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate in a covered dish for 30 minutes before serving. Also try using veggies to dip with instead of chips!
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher Read the rest of this entry »