January 28, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Pizza Nuts (Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas)

This snack is really satisfying and full of protein. It’s easy for big crowds and can be made the day before, which is one less thing you have to worry about before Super Bowl Sunday. They’ll never guess it’s roasted chickpeas because they come out so crispy!

Healthy Roasted Seasoned Chickpeas

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January 28, 2015

Quick Tip: Stave off hunger

If you’re hungry between meals, eat a healthy snack such as a piece of fruit, a few cups of air popped popcorn, or a small handful of nuts and drink a glass of water, diet soda or a hot cup of tea. Each snack contains about 100 calories, but the important part is the fiber and water combo. It will fill you up and keep you full until your next meal.

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January 27, 2015

4 Reasons to Stay Motivated to Lose That Extra Weight

If you have been making an effort to shed excess weight and you’re struggling with those next few pounds (or the last few pounds), resist the temptation to give up and go back to your old habits. When you first start to lose weight, it may seem like the pounds are melting away. However, as you approach your goal, it may take longer to see results. Don’t get discouraged if this sounds familiar, and keep these motivating factors in mind when you are faced with tough dietary decisions.

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January 22, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Homemade Herb Vinaigrette or Marinade

This simple herb vinaigrette isn’t just for salads. Use it to marinade meat or veggies or as a basting sauce for fish. It’s incredibly versatile!

I recently used it to marinade short ribs for a party and the resulting dish was a hit!

herb vinaigrette marinade short ribs
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Food Thinker

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