Lose Weight By Eating More Fruit & Veggies

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Celebrate Fruit & Veggies More Matter Month by consuming more! Here are the top 5 reasons you should eat more fruits & veggies:

They are very low in calories. A cup of green beans or broccoli is only 30 calories.
They are fat-free and high in fiber.
They are also high in Vitamin C, B vitamins and antioxidants which help support your immune system.
They make you fill full longer which will help reduce cravings.
They will help you lose weight and feel better.

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September is Fruit & Veggies More Matter Month

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Celebrate Fruit & Veggies More Matter Month by consuming more!  Here are the top 5 reasons you should eat more fruits & veggies:

  1. They are very low in calories.  A cup of green beans or broccoli is only 30 calories.
  2. They are fat-free and high in fiber.
  3. They are also high in Vitamin C, B vitamins and antioxidants which help support your immune system.
  4. They make you fill full longer which will help reduce cravings.
  5. They will help you lose weight and feel better.

Red, White, and Blue Parfait

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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 parfaits look pretty and taste awesome!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Light vanilla yogurt
  • Strawberries, washed and cut
  • Blueberries

DIRECTIONS:

In plastic parfait glasses, layer strawberries and yogurt twice.  Then top with blueberries.  Again, layer strawberries, yogurt, strawberries, yogurt, and top with a layer of blueberries.  Enjoy!!

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.