Skinny Recipes for Cinco De Mayo

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!!!

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Here are a couple recipes to celebrate Cinco De Mayo without sabotaging your diet.

https://gogirldiet.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/salsa-chicken/

https://gogirldiet.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/tex-mex-rice-and-beans/

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Healthy Thanksgiving Plate

Making healthy choices during the holidays can be difficult. Here are some tips for a healthy food choices using the plate format:

VEGETABLES

Fill ½ of your plate with vegetables, such as carrots, green beans, broccoli, salad, brussel sprouts, or asparagus.
Avoid casseroles or dishes that have heavy creams, sauces, butter, or crusts.
If your table is low on vegetables, consider adding fruit to this half of your plate. Cranberries, baked apples, and pears are good options.
GRAINS

Fill ¼ of your plate with starches such as stuffing and sweet potatoes.
Other choices for this section may include: mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, or corn pudding.
Skip the bread or rolls.
PROTEIN

Fill ¼ of your plate with lean turkey slices (approx. 3-4oz).
Avoid dark meat, including drumsticks.
Remove the skin from the turkey before eating.
Instead of gravy, use a fruit-based relish special kick.

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Halloween Candy For 100 Calories or Less

Here at GoGirlDiet.com the motto is to “Eat your cake and lose weight too”. That also means halloween candy. But we don’t want to sabotage the diet either. Here are some picks for 100 calories or less (pay attention to package size):

Almond Joy (snack size) -80 cal
Butterfinger (fun size)- 85 cal
Nestle Crunch (fun size)- 90 cal
Hershey Kiss (4)- 100 cal
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup (snack size)- 110cal
Whoppers (10)- 100 cal
Jolly Ranchers (3)- 70 cal
Smarties (1 roll)- 25 cal
Skittles ( 1 fun size bag)- 70 cal
M&M’s ( 1 fun size package) -100 cal

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Skinny Pumpkin Pie in a Cup

Wow! It tastes just like pumpkin pie and only 80 calories!  Therefore, the name skinny pumpkin pie in a cup.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 box sugar-free butterscotch instant pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup fat-free whipped topping

DIRECTIONS:

In a large bowl, whisk the pudding mix and milk together until thickened.  Refrigerate for 5 minutes.  Stir in the pumpkin and spices.  Fold in the whipped topping.  Serve in a glass cup.  Makes 4 servings.

NUTRITION INFO:

80 Calories; 0 Fat; 16 gm Carbohydrate; 1 gm Fiber; 4 gm Protein

Labor Day Skinny Menu

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Wow!  It’s hard to believe Labor Day and the end of summer is upon us.  Here’s a healthy menu plan to keep you on track with your weight management goals.

Skinny Deviled Eggs

Skinny Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Skinny Pasta Salad

Red, White & Blue Parfait

Watermelon

Have A Safe and Wonderful Labor Day !!!