The vast majority of us start the day with a cup (or three) of coffee. Surprisingly, coffee is a great source of antioxidants. Coffee can be beneficial to health and weight loss efforts when consumed at the right times, without adding excessive amounts of sugar and fat. Most flavored coffee drinks have the nutritional profile of a banana split, but these five recipes provide a tasty twist to your morning routine that will keep your mouth and waist line happy.
Making healthy food choices consistently is crucial when you’re trying to lose weight. Think healthy meals have to be boring? Thing again! A little creativity is all it takes to prepare delicious dishes that supply the nutrition you need while also satisfying your taste buds. Here are five options, all under 400 calories, to help support your weight-loss efforts.
It’s been a delicious (and healthy) year! Plates were piled high with colorful salads. Meatless Mondays trickled over into Tuesdays (and Wednesdays and Thursdays…). You kicked gluten to the curb. Burned out your blender on micro-greens smoothies. Fell harder in love with chocolate than you ever thought possible, once you tasted it raw.
As nice as it would be, most of us don’t always have a blender handy to whip up a smooth, creamy protein shake, complete with fresh fruit and all the extras we like. Ready-to-drink (RTD) shakes and beverages can be a great alternative when you’re away from home—especially when a nutritious meal isn’t readily available.
Cutting back on carbohydrates is a popular diet technique, but it’s not a good idea to eliminate them completely, because your body needs good carbs to function properly throughout the day.
If you enjoy smoothies and shakes, replacing fruit with other ingredients is an easy way to lower your carb intake. These recipes are a great alternative to traditional fruit smoothies—they have a low carbohydrate content, but still taste great.
Quote of the day:
“It’s essential to keep an open mind, and to be willing—better yet, eager—to try new things.”
Who knew coconut flour even existed, let alone tasted delicious?
I didn’t, but now I do. I use it to switch things up in my baking recipes. And also because of all that it is, and is not.
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