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Sans Sucre, Anyone? Win it!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Giveaways | 37 comments

It’s the holidays, and I figured that someone might just need the help with baking some delicious desserts without the guilt! One lucky reader of ours will win four boxes of Sans Sucre baking mixes! Check out what the winner’s prize: • Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix • Classic Blondie Brownie Mix • Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Mix What is Sans Sucre? Just because you’re eating healthy, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice deliciously sweet desserts. Sans Sucre is a line of baking mixes that were created for those trying to cut back on their sugar, fat, cholesterol and calorie intake— yet still want to enjoy great tasting desserts. And, since San Sucre uses Stevia, a natural sweetener, you can feel good about what you’re eating. All you need to do is just add water and...

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Win Sans Sucre Baking Mixes!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 in Contests, Giveaways | 49 comments

One lucky reader of ours will win four boxes of Sans Sucre baking mixes! Check out what the winner’s prize: • Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix • Classic Blondie Brownie Mix • Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix • Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Mix What is Sans Sucre? Just because you’re eating healthy, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice deliciously sweet desserts. Sans Sucre is a line of baking mixes that were created for those trying to cut back on their sugar, fat, cholesterol and calorie intake— yet still want to enjoy great tasting desserts. And, since San Sucre uses Stevia, a natural sweetener, you can feel good about what you’re eating. All you need to do is just add water and 2 tablespoons of oil. On the back of the box, it suggests that you use vegetable oil. My suggestion? Just use coconut...

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Best and Worst Food at Panera Bread

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in Nutrition | 0 comments

When you (occasionally) eat out, it’s important for you to understand what the best option is at the place you are eating. Best Food at Panera Bread You have plenty of healthy choices at Panera Bread, you just need to know which ones you should choose and which ones you should pass up. Here’s a couple of healthier items that you may want to consider the next time you choose to eat out. Tuna Salad on Honey Wheat – Full If you are looking for a yummy sandwich without all the guilt, this is it! Calories: 470 Total Fat: 16 g Protein: 19 g Sodium: 980 mg Carbohydrates: 65 g Fiber: 5 g Smoked Turkey Breast on Country – Full You can have a whole sandwich for 420 calories (unlike others, where you would have to order a half sized to...

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Eat Healthy when Traveling

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Whether you are planning a fun family vacation this year, or just going on a business trip, here’s some healthy snacks that won’t make you gain weight while you are on the road or in the air. A lot of these suggestions are geared toward road trips, since they will require you to have a cooler, but a lot of these will work for travel days at the airport as well! Sandwiches Nut Butters – I can’t help but love Almond Butter and Creamed Honey Sandwiches! What about Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches? You can make these sandwiches ahead of time on whole wheat bread, and keep it in an air tight container until you are ready to enjoy. They can get a little messy, especially with kids, so make sure you bring something to clean up with afterwards....

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10 Health Benefits of Watermelons

Posted by on Jun 2, 2011 in Nutrition | 5 comments

When I think of Summer barbecues, one of the first fruits I think of is a refreshing Watermelon slice! To celebrate Summer, I have listed some amazing health benefits that Watermelons come with, something we can all enjoy! Watermelon Health Benefits 1) Watermelon is rich in a carotenoid antioxidant in it called lycopene, which is something tomatoes are famous for. Something you may not know, watermelon has more lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable -including tomatoes -which are known to help reduce the risk of several types of cancers. 2) Watermelons are very low in calories, about 46 calories per cup. This is one of the many reasons that makes watermelon a great snack to have throughout the day, especially if you have a weight loss goal. 3) Watermelon contains arginine which is an amino acids that can help...

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Best and Worst Food at Chili’s

Posted by on Apr 30, 2011 in Nutrition | 0 comments

You can enjoy delicious food at Chili’s that won’t be an entire week’s worth of calories! You can also order a meal that is your entire day’s worth of calories – and then some! You just need to know what to order and what not to order. Chili’s has a “Guiltless” line of food that may not be completely healthy (hey, it’s not your delicious homemade food, ok?!), but it is still a much better choice when you compare it to the other meals on the menu. I guess you can consider this a little splurge, but not completely over doing it? What does “Guiltless” Mean? If you check out the Chili’s menu, this is what they have to say about their Guiltless line of food: “Guiltless Grill choices for your healthy lifestyle are featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com and meet...

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Olive Garden’s Healthy Salmon Dinner

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Nutrition, Twinkie's Favorites | 0 comments

Sometimes, it’s just nice to enjoy a dinner without having to worry about all of the cooking and cleaning. It’s also nice to enjoy a delicious dinner that isn’t full of empty calories and guilt. If you are planning on a dinner at the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, you may want to consider trying the Herb-Grilled Salmon. The dinner includes a salmon fillet that is seasoned with Italian herbs and extra-virgin olive oil. It also comes with seasoned broccoli. Calories: 510 Total Fat: 26 g Sodium: 760 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Fiber: 2 g This is a low calorie dinner, and one of the much healthier options to choose from when eating at the Olive Garden. I am not worried about the fat content, since Salmon and Olive Oil are full of very healthy fats that are actually good for...

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“Low Calorie” doesn’t mean “Healthy”

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | 0 comments

Everyone seems to be obsessed with the term “low calorie”. Companies market their product as a “low calorie” meal or snack, which as a result, leads consumers to believe they are buying a healthy product. Unfortunately for us, “low calorie” doesn’t mean that it is “healthy”! This concept is a huge misunderstanding that I would like to clear up for everyone. When Low Calorie doesn’t mean Healthy I went searching for what consumers thought was a great low calorie snack for weight loss. Here are some of the most common low calorie snacks consumers suggested to others, and my suggestions of healthy alternatives. •JELL-O Brand Gelatin and Pudding Snacks- The low calorie snack packs make this product easy to consume on a daily basis, which is concerning once you read the label and see what ingredients are listed in...

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