Are you a cheater? I’m not referring to cheating on a test or significant other. This is referring to diet and the reason you are not losing weight. Do you check in to your weekly or monthly weight loss session with the perfect food diary. Honestly, if you are consuming exactly what you have recorded then you should lose weight. Perhaps you snuck a few cookies or a piece of pizza when you swear to all that you’ve been on a strict diet. And let’s not forget those few beers or glasses of wine at the end of the day that you may have guzzled but refuse to acknowledge, even to yourself! These are just some of the ways we can tell ourselves and others that we are on a more straight and narrow path with our health goals than we actually are! Though in this case, the person we are really cheating is ourselves!
It’s that time year and autumn is officially here. Apples are in full season by the bushels and they are a great addition to any pork dish. And, I love using the crockpot. It takes less than 5 minutes to prep and your meal is ready when you get home from work or when you are finished with your daily chores. I have to admit this recipe I threw together was absolutely delish!!!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 4 Boneless loin pork chops
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1-2 Tbsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. allspice
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 large apple
In crockpot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and garlic on high for a few minutes. Place pork chops in crockpot and season with black pepper, allspice and basil. Pour the balsamic vinegar over the pork. Cook on high for 4-8 hours until done. An hour before done place sliced apples on top.
NUTRITION INFO per 1 Pork Chop
- 189 Calories
- 7 g Fat
- 1.7 g Sat Fat
- 4.1 g MUFA
- 53 mg Cholesterol
- 12 g Carbohydrate
- 1 g Fiber
- 18 g Protein
- 50 mg Sodium
This recipe is perfect for Meatless Monday and packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. The main source of protein are provided by the butter beans.
Butter Beans are large flat yellowish variety of a lima bean. They are a great source of dietary fiber, folate, magnesium, and a fat free source of protein. In fact they contain both soluble fiber, which helps regulate blood sugars and lower cholesterol levels, and insoluble fiber which aids in the prevention of constipation.
This recipe also uses fresh spinach which is an excellent source of Vit K, Vit A, Vit C, Vit E, Vit B2, B6 and folic acid.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cans (15 oz) diced fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 can (15 oz) buttered beans, rinsed and drained
- 6 oz. fresh baby spinach
- Italian seasonings (basil, oregano, parsley)
- 8 oz. spaghetti
- Grated parmesan cheese, optional
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sautee. Next add tomatoes and seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; add beans and spinach and cook until spinach is wilted. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package direction; drain and rinse. You can mix pasta with bean mixture or serve over pasta.
Serving Size: 1 cup (160g Or ml)
Servings Per Container: 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 4.2g
| Saturated Fat 0.59g
| Trans Fat 0g
|Total Carb 35g
| Dietary Fiber 7g
| Sugars 2g
|Vitamin A 30%
||Vitamin C 24%
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Just in time for the summer holidays, cook-outs, and picnics. The red, white, and blue parfait is super easy to make and extremely healthy. The best it is only 3 ingredients. Moreover, these par…
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The waffle sandwich gives an entirely new perspective to the sandwich cuisine. It might sound strange but chicken and waffles are the perfect culinary couple. And please don’t knock until you try it; you will fall in love with this waffle sandwich.
Not only will your kids love this fun and healthy sandwich, but adults will enjoy it even more.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 2 Low-fat Whole Grain Waffles
- 2 Slices Healthy Choice Oven Roasted Chicken breast
- 1 Slice Low-fat Swiss Cheese
- 1 tsp Light Mayo
- 1 tsp Mustard
- Tomato Slices
Place chicken breast and cheese on frozen waffle and toast until cheese is melted. Also, toast plain waffle. Add tomato slices and spread mayo and mustard on remaining waffle and place on top of other waffle.
Fat Calories: 43.6
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1.3g
Total Carb 31.5g
Dietary Fiber 2.6g
Spring is great time for new beginnings and a perfect time to revamp your diet. Here are a few small changes you can try to get you started to eating healthier and losing weight.
- Start your day with a healthy breakfast.
- Cut the sugary beverages. Replace the soda pop and juice with water or any calorie free drink and you could lose 1# per week.
- Start walking. The Dietary Guidelines suggest 30 minutes on most days of the week.
- If you can’t avoid the temptation, get it out of the house.
- Stock your kitchen cabinets with healthy low cal snacks.
- Finally, track your progress.