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 →
Why wait all week for a diet cheat day when you can savor something sweet, without the calorie and fat splurge, right now? Keep the mixing bowls and measuring cups in the cabinet. This melt-in-your-mouth, single-serve “cheat”—er, cheese—cake can be whipped up quickly in an ordinary mug. Add your favorite fruit for extra fiber, or keep it simple with just three ingredients for more authentic cheesecake flavor.
Q: What is Psyllium?
A: Psyllium seed husks are part of the seeds of the plant Plantago ovata, which is native to India and Pakistan. Psyllium is primarily known for being an excellent source of soluble dietary fiber. The health benefits of psyllium fiber are far reaching, however, and may help to support heart health, gastrointestinal health and blood sugar. While the fiber found in psyllium is similar to that in oats and barley, it’s actually not wheat; thus, making it an excellent source of fiber for gluten-free dieters. Read more →
The ho-hum holiday thumbprint cookie has a shortbread base with a schmear of jam. But I like to switch things up. You know, keep it jazzy and interesting. Besides, I can think of richer, more satisfying combos for dessert. (Shortbread and jam sounds like breakfast!) Thus, we turn to the greatest flavor lovebirds of all time – chocolate and peanut butter. Can I get a thumbs up before you press it down?
Big Italian dinners and diets typically don’t mix. But watching your waistline doesn’t have to mean rich, savory meals are always off limits. Rather than pining away for pasta, make a mouthwatering main dish with tender chicken, loads of veggies and bold flavor brought on by a long, slow simmer in tomato sauce with authentic Italian spices. You won’t miss the carb-heavy bed of noodles or rice under classic cacciatore combos thanks to this recipe’s 55 grams of protein per serving!
America won’t be running at all if we keep chowing down on deep-fried, sugar-glazed donuts for breakfast. And though it seems so much more convenient to stop at the corner coffee shop on the way to work, it’s just as easy to make your own healthy “fast food” with a few pantry staples. Yes, black beans are the star of this version, but the heaps of chocolate make these a totally dunkable delight. Read more →
Truth be told, your metabolism runs a notch higher to warm up your body during colder workouts. An increased metabolism means an increase in calorie burn. But don’t go gorging on the bread basket just yet. The extra calorie burn is minimal and does not (I repeat, does NOT) give you carte blanche to binge.
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