March 12, 2015

Recipe Roundup: St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick's Day Recipes

Many of us will be throwing St. Patrick’s Day parties this weekend, because the holiday itself falls during the week. So, for anyone who is trying to plan a menu, I put together this awesome recipe roundup. And if you’re anything like me, you’re looking for healthy recipes to use. I’ve been working too hard at the gym not to.

Here are some great low calorie St. Patrick’s Day recipes to try out this year:

Healthy 77 Calorie Protein Shamrock ShakeSimply Tara Lynn

Oven Fried Fish and Chips – Eating Well

Slow Cooker Corned Beef – Nums The Word

Mock Lime Cheesecake – One Creative Mommy

Easy Mint Fudge – Whole New Mom

Irish Soda Bread

Be sure to check out our St. Patty’s Pinterest board full of low calorie St. Patrick’s Day recipes.

And may the luck o’ the Irish be with you!

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March 11, 2015

Moderation is Boring, and I Know It!

With Spring just around the corner, my thoughts are turning to bathing suit season (which is hard to even imagine given all the cold, ice and snow we have had recently).  (Is anyone else ready for Elsa to go away?) But, before I know it, warm weather will be upon us.

eating in moderation

Of course, I would like to lose about five pounds to be “bathing suit ready.”  But ever since I can remember I’ve always wanted to lose 5 more pounds – no matter my weight.  I always think I could look better, have fewer wrinkles, work out more, etc., etc., but the truth is that I am not perfect and I never will be (sigh)! Even as a registered dietitian, one of my favorite foods is French fries.  I love them and I think I always will.  I can’t live without them, so I’ve got to learn to live with them.  Yes, this RD is admitting that French fries will be a part of her diet.  The key is that they will not be a staple or the majority.  But, I will enjoy them here and there as I will enjoy other indulgent and decadent foods.  The truth is that part of eating is enjoying your food and every now and then I want to enjoy a good French fry (or two)!

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March 10, 2015

Quick Tip: Use Calorie Counter to Track Calories Burned

Exercise is an important part of the weight loss process, and every bit of physical activity counts when it comes to burning calories.

This calorie counter for exercise from CaloriesCount.com helps you determine how many calories you have burned with everyday activities like climbing the stairs or doing yoga. When you burn more calories with exercise, you can reward yourself with weekly indulgences like a decadent dessert after dinner.

 

For more tips on losing weight and counting calories, check out our tips section.

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March 5, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

Full disclosure: St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. I’m only a quarter Irish, but I totally flaunt it every March 17th. In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a delicious low sugar recipe for Irish soda bread that features sucralose, also known as Splenda®.

Irish Soda Bread Recipe - St. Patrick's Day

Photo courtesy of Flickr User Mike McCune

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