May 21, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Boston Baked Beans

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Holiday weekends are always a great excuse to grill out. But let’s talk about side dishes… they really help make a meal even better. This skinny recipe for Boston Baked Beans is delicious and cuts calories by using sucralose (aka Splenda). (more…)

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May 20, 2015

Celebrate Salsa Month this May!

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Mother’s Day, Women’s Health Week, Celiac Awareness Month, No Diet Day, and Memorial Day are just some of the many events celebrated during the month of May. But did you know that National Salsa Month also takes place in May. It makes sense with Cinco de Mayo and the start of summer – what’s a party without some chips and salsa?!

Salsa is most commonly thought of as a dip, but this flavorful sauce can be used in a variety of ways. Try it as a marinade or topping for fish, chicken, or steak, stirred into scrambled eggs or frittatas, spread on a sandwich in place of mayonnaise or ketchup, mixed with low-fat yogurt for a creamy salad dressing, added to meatloaf or burgers for moistness and flavor, or used as a base for ceviche. (more…)

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May 19, 2015

Could a Switch to Low Calorie Sweeteners Help Hispanics Lose Weight?

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In the U.S., Hispanics are facing a growing problem with weight and obesity. This is a topic that hits home for me because I’m Hispanic. For many people, replacing added sugars in beverages and foods with low calorie sweeteners is the first step in the fight to lose weight. In her recent blog post, registered dietitian Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger, MS, RD, LDN, asks the question, “Can low calorie sweeteners help Hispanics lose weight?” (more…)

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May 19, 2015

Quick Tip: Smart Snacking

While those 100-calorie cookie or cracker snack packs are super convenient, they aren’t the end-all, be-all for healthy snacking. Nutrient-dense foods, such as fruits and veggies, or small servings of protein-rich foods are also great snack choices and they’re much less expensive.  Look through our Snacks & Sides Pinterest board for tons of ideas and read our post on the optimal snack equation!

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May 18, 2015

Monday Motivational

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Monday Motivational: It always seems impossible until it’s done