July 24, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Gazpacho Soup

This chilled soup is very refreshing and simple to prepare. Perfect for those sweltering summer days when the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or a burner. The soup is naturally vegan and gluten-free!

For a full meal, serve with a salad like this TexMex Cobb and spice things up by adding a dash of cayenne pepper to the soup. Or bring out the sweetness by pairing the gazpacho with this Strawberry Avocado Salad.

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Photo courtesy Flicker user Cyclone Bill

Tell me in the comments: What’s your favorite no-cook summer meal?

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July 23, 2014

Quick Tip: Incorporate Whole Grains

Make buckwheat pancakes. Serve stir-fry over bulgur. Substitute millet for rice in curry dishes. Whole grains have more fiber and nutrients than refined carbohydrates so they’ll keep you feeling fuller, longer.

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July 22, 2014

New Study: Sucralose Can Help Type 2 Diabetics

Sharing dessert New Study: Sucralose Can Help Type 2 Diabetics

Enjoying desserts as part of a healthy diet can be challenging for people with diabetes, especially in the summertime and around holidays when there are cupcakes, ice cream and pies galore!  But new research published this week in The Review of Diabetic Studies suggests that some desserts made with added fiber and sucralose (a no calorie sweetener), instead of sugar, may help type 2 diabetics maintain their blood sugar and insulin levels.

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July 17, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Single Serving Bran Muffins

Muffins can be a fast, nutrient dense breakfast or snack as long as they’re not full of added fat and sugar. This recipe for bran muffins cuts all that by at least half and the batter can keep in the fridge for up to two weeks so you don’t have to spend an entire afternoon baking batch after batch of muffins in the oven. Just scoop out enough batter for one or two muffins and you’re good to go in under 10 minutes.

Speaking of the oven… you won’t need it for this recipe. These muffins are made in the microwave. Just hear me out! It’s the middle of summer, it’s boiling hot outside and the last thing I want to do was turn on the oven. So I found a recipe I wanted to use and adapted it for the microwave. You’ll thank me when you have wonderfully light and fluffy muffins and a cool kitchen!

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