Happy Thanksgiving! How Many Calories Are You Eating On Thanksgiving?

I love this image!  “Gobble till  ya Wobble!”  Isn’t this exactly how you feel after indulging in Thanksgiving dinner?

How many calories are you really eating on Thanksgiving?  According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories  and the average holiday dinner alone is a whopping 3,000 calories.  Read more @ http://www.caloriecontrol.org/articles-and-video/feature-articles/stuff-the-bird-not-yourself.

Amazing Low Calorie Applicious Cake

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 small box reduced calorie vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup liquid egg
  • 1/2 cup lite applesauce
  • 1/2 cup fat free sour cream
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 large apples, peeled and coarsely chopped

For The Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powder sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fat free sour cream
  • 1 tsp water

How To Make It:

Beat all ingredients except the apples on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Stir in apples.  Pour into 10-inch tube pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees for  1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Let cake cool for 15 minutes and invert cake onto wire rack; gently remove pan.  Cool cake completely.

How To Make Glaze:

Whisk together  powder sugar,  sour cream, and  water.  Drizzle over cake and let stand until glaze is firm.

Makes 16 servings.  Only 152 calories per serving!  Yum!!!

 

Skinny Almond Orange Parfait

Here’s another GoGirlDiet original.    This delicious parfait is only 140 calories and really satisfies the hunger.  It makes a great breakfast or you can enjoy as a snack.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup Light & Fit Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Mandarine Oranges, canned in natural juice, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon Slivered Almonds

In a parfait glass, layer half the yogurt, oranges, and slivered almonds.  Repeat the layers.

Skinny Almond Joy Parfait

OMG!!  This is fabulous, easy to make, and a GoGirlDiet original.    This delicious treat is only 140 calories and really satisfies the sweet craving without the guilt.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup reduced calorie chocolate pudding prepared with fat free milk
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut
  • 1 Tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 2 whole almonds

In a parfait glass, layer half the pudding, coconut, and slivered almonds.  Repeat the layers.  Top with 2 whole almonds.

SIMPLE TIPS TO SAVE CALORIES AND GET YOUR TACO’S ON!

October 4th is National Taco Day!

Tips to make healthier taco’s and save calories with these simple food swaps:

  • Use fat free sour cream instead of regular sour cream.  You will save 30 calories + 6 grams of fat per 2 Tablespoons.
  •  Replace regular beef with extra lean ground beef and you will save 230 calories + 30 grams of fat per 4-oz serving.
  • Replace a regular flour tortilla with a low carb whole wheat tortilla to save 80 calories .

Lose Weight By Eating Breakfast

September is National Breakfast Month 

Breakfast is the first meal of the day and the most important meal.  Did  you know, “The word Breakfast came about because it means breaking the fast after one has not eaten (fasted) since the night before”?  Moreover, multiple studies have shown that breakfast skippers have a higher body mass index (BMI) than non-skippers and breakfast consumption is associated with a lower body weight.  

Here are two of my favorite breakfast meals.

Egg McMuffin

  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 whole grain lite english muffin
  • tomato slices

Pour egg substitute in a bowl coated with non-stick cooking spray.  Cook on high for 1 minute.  Meanwhile, toast english muffin.  Place cooked egg topped with tomato slices on english muffin.  Voila!  Only 135 calories and zero fat.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup skim milk

Cook oatmeal and milk in a large mug on high for 1-1/2 minutes and stir.  Voila!  You may flavor with splenda and cinnamon.  Only 240 calories and 3 grams fat.

GRAB & GO BREAKFAST 

No time to spare in the a.m.  Here are some healthy breakfast choices you can eat on the run.

  • High fiber poptart.
  • Low-fat yogurt drink.
  • Banana or apple.
  • Instant breakfast drink.
  • Handful of nuts and raisins.
  • Cereal bar.

2 Ingredient Low Calorie Pumpkin Muffins

This recipe is SUPER easy and there’s only two ingredients.

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1-15 oz. can pumpkin
 

That’s right, no oil, no eggs, nothing else.  Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.  Pour into lined muffin pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

The end result is amazing!!  An incredibly moist muffin with a hint of pumpkin flavor and only 85 calories.  Makes 24 muffins.

1-2-3 Turkey, Lettuce & Tomato Wrap

This wrap is super easy to make and tastes great!  PLUS it is high in fiber and low in calories.

INGREDIENTS:

  •      1 dab of light mayonnaise
  •      1 teaspoons salsa
  •      1 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), room temperature
  •      2 slices fat free deli turkey breast
  •      1 lettuce leaves
  •      2 tomato slices
  •      2 slices ripe avocado

Spread mayonnaise and salsa down the center of each tortilla.  Layer with turkey, lettuce, tomato and avocado; roll up tightly. Yield: 1 servings.That’s a wrap!