Pineapple Fun Facts

Pineapple Fun Facts:

  • In 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus found pineapples on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean.
  • Pineapples are in peak season from March to July.
  • Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that may help reduce  inflammation and aids in digestion.
  • Pineapples are high in Vitamin C which helps your immune system.
  • Pineapples are low in calories and are fat free, only 80 calories per 1 cup.
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Skinny Green Fluff — Low Calorie Pistachio Fluff

This is just in time for Spring.  If you need a quick side dish to bring to the friend & family luncheon or dinner, this fluff is the answer.  It is super quick & easy to prepare.  In addition, it is light and fluffy!

What You Need:

  • 3.4 oz. box pistachio sugar-free instant pudding
  • 1- 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1 cup thawed light whipped topping
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in large bowl.  Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.  Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Info (per serving):

65 Calories; <1 gm Fat; 14 gm Carbohydrate; <1 gm Protein; 122 mg Sodium

Healthy Ground Turkey Meatloaf

Here’s a healthier twist to the traditional meatloaf recipe.  I  swapped ground beef for  ground turkey to lower calories and fat.
Ingredients:
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • cracker crumbs (7 saltine whole wheat crackers)
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2  tsp basil and oregano
  • 1-2 dashes  black pepper
  • 1 cup (8 oz) tomato sauce

Directions:

In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, egg, cracker crumbs, and spices until well blended and shape into 2 loaves.  Place in baking dish and pour tomato sauce over loaves.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.  Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Info:

146 Calories; 7 gm fat; 2 gm sat fat; 95 mg chol; 338 mg sodium; 5 gm carb; 1 gm fiber; 15 gm protein

 

 

Super Skinny Smoothie

When I need to drop a few pounds quickly, I always rely on smoothies.  If I  use a smoothie as a meal replacement, I always add a scoop of protein powder and I eat a lot of fresh veggies and fruit. This particular smoothie is super low in calories and high in nutrients.  It can be used as a snack and it’s great for controlling those unwanted cravings.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • handful of ice
  • 1 packet stevia

DIRECTIONS:

Mix in a blender until smooth.

NUTRITION INFO:

89 Calories; 4gm fat; 8gm carbohydrate; 2gm fiber; 4gm protein

Are You Cheater?

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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!

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Spring Clean Your Diet

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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.