Do you view soup as a way to supplement your lunchtime sandwich or cure an occasional cold? While we’re also fans of old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup as well as Mom’s chicken noodle soup cure for colds, there’s a new use for soup: Weight loss.
Just as hearty yet more wholesome than traditional red versions, this white bean chili is loaded with lean turkey, fresh veggies and a heaping helping of cannellinis. A type of white kidney bean, cannellinis have a mild, nutty flavor and cook up tender and creamy—perfect for a warm, stew-like dish that combines the different textures and complementary tastes of vegetables and meat. Spoon in a dollop of Greek yogurt for a touch of cooling contrast to the spicy green chiles.
Tea for two? If you’re pregnant, every sip you take might have an impact on your growing baby, so you’re never drinking alone. Because many teas are brewed from herbal leaves that also can be used for medicinal effects, you do need to think carefully about what’s in your cuppa’. Here is a list of teas that are safe during pregnancy—and ones you should avoid until after baby arrives.
I don’t typically divulge many details about my personal life, but I will share this tidbit with you today: I love food and I love to snack.
I know I’m luckier than most, being constantly surrounded by healthy foods. Because of that, fast foods and vending machine snacks just don’t seem nearly as convenient.
As a registered and licensed dietitian, you can imagine how many times I’m asked, “So, Kristen, what do you eat to stay healthy?” You may have the notion that nutrition professionals are really strict with their diets and count every calorie. In reality, we’re not that neurotic. Just like you, I want my food to taste good and be quick and easy to prepare. In this video you’ll see exactly how simple healthy eating can be. Read more →
There’s something about the word “cookie” that makes us smile. Memories of childhood, perhaps, when our biggest worry focused on which cookie to choose from Grandma’s cookie jar? But we don’t always have time to bake in our busy adult lives — and we also don’t want to resort to grabbing processed products at the store. Here’s the solution: no-bake cookie bars. This wholesome recipe is beyond simple, and better yet, it can be customized with your favorite dried fruits and berries, nuts or nut butters.
Don’t feel left out when dessert time rolls around. This brownie is the bomb, and it won’t derail your bodybuilding diet. Besides an avalanche of chocolate cheat flavor, you get 78 solid grams of protein from Six Star professional-strength whey powder, plus 6 additional grams from a large egg. To save you the math, that’s 84 total grams. The best part? You don’t even have to turn on the oven.
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