Healthy Snack Idea – spinach and yogurt dip

My new Irani friend shared this super easy, healthy, and yummy spinach and yogurt dip recipe with me. You can eat it with chips, celery sticks, baby carrots, cucumber, and even just like that. Its very filling! Number of servings: 16 Shelf life: should be good for about 10 days refrigerated 1 serving of dipContinue reading “Healthy Snack Idea – spinach and yogurt dip”

One healthy tip at a time!

You do not have to completely avoid sodas – it is okay to enjoy them once in a while. Drinking them on a regular basis can add unnecessary extra calories (1 can has about 8 tsps of added sugar) to your diet. These are empty calories (no nutritional value) that can easily be avoided. DrinkContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

One healthy tip at a time!

Fast foods are high in saturated and trans fat. Cutting these foods out of your diet will help with weight loss. If kids insist on fast foods then help them choose the healthier sides from the menu. For example, instead of soda they can drink milk or a side salad with the burger instead ofContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

Chappli Kabab: healthier version

Chappli Kabab is one of my favorite foods but it is usually deep fried in oil. My mom slightly adjusted the recipe on the back of the Shan Chappli Kabab masala box to make it a little healthier. Bake it don’t fry it! Forget the egg! Go lean! Serving size: 2 kababs Number of servings:Continue reading “Chappli Kabab: healthier version”

Believe me when I tell you…

Believe me when I tell you that you can’t even taste the oatmeal in the smoothie. Before you say “It has oatmeal in it, I am never trying this,” think about the worst that can happen? If you don’t like it, you can make your younger sibling drink it! I did this to my olderContinue reading “Believe me when I tell you…”

I am only eating 2 meals a day! Why can’t I lose weight?

This is a very common question and the most tried effort for weight loss. Sadly, it’s not always successful.  Why? Because you deprive your body of fuel supply that it needs in between these two meals. When it doesn’t get the fuel your body starts conserving and saving energy.Our body thinks “Who knows when I am goingContinue reading “I am only eating 2 meals a day! Why can’t I lose weight?”

Nutritional Gatekeepers

“The biggest food influence in our life is the nutritional gatekeeper. This is the person in our home who does most of the food shopping and meal preparation. Regardless of whether they’re a great cook or whether they’re “culinarily challenged,” they have a huge day-by-day influence on their family’s nutrition. Although they don’t realize it,Continue reading “Nutritional Gatekeepers”

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These are one of my favorite homemade cookies. The recipe is from my friend’s blog (http://canihavesomemoremum.wordpress.com) 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature + 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (applesauce is used to reduce the amount of fat) 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies”