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10 Diet Tips for Soup Lovers

It’s soup season!! I love when it’s getting cooler because I love love LOVE soups, stews and chili. However, it’s super challenging to eat soup on a diet. Why? First, it’s hard to log. The more ingredients you have in a recipe, the harder it is to manage calories. It’s easy to weigh 4 ounces of …

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Sweeten Things Up: 3 Low-Cal Salad Recipes

Some Like It Sweet When we are crunched for calories, it forces us to get more creative with our cooking. Since we love salads, some of the first things that have to go are craisins, raisins, fruit and candied nuts. But we miss the sweetness these foods added to our salads. So, with a little creativity, …

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Roasted Low-Carb Sides

I get lazy when it comes to cooking. Plus, Steve always says not to make food that tastes TOO GOOD or he’ll eat too much. As a result, I find myself just sticking to my same 5 basic sides – steamed broccoli, grilled asparagus, garlic green beans, cabbage and salad greens. After 2 years of …

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JAN 21: 4 Smart Tips for Smart Eating

We shouldn’t diet, we should eat with purpose. Dieting shouldn’t be about starving yourself, it should be about eating smarter, which requires a certain level of thinking and planning. Sadly, most people don’t eat with purpose. They decide what to eat based on what they want to taste or what’s convenient, without thinking if that choice …

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Low-Cal Burrito Bowl

If you get a burrito at your favorite restaurant (like Chipotle), you are blowing a whopping 300 CALORIES just on the tasteless 13″ flour tortilla alone! Ironically, if you trade white rice for brown rice, your calories go up even more because the brown rice is actually higher in calories than the white rice. Then, if …

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Recipe Search

If you have dieted (or “eaten clean”) for any length of time, you know how easy it is to get tired of your own cooking. We all tend to stick to the same set of meals and go-to snacks just out of ease and habit. Sometimes we just need a fresh idea to spice up …

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Curry Chicken & Mango Quinoa Salad

I think we are all creatures of habit when it comes to cooking and eating. We make the same few things over and over, week after week. While we may switch things up, we still pull from the same group of go-to favorites. Occasionally, we will try a new recipe, and as we add a new …

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56 Calorie Calzone Quiche

Calzone Quiche you ask? Really? Yes! That’s exactly what I was going for when I was trying to think up a new Bonnie creation today. It tasted just like a calzone without the bread! In my recipe I use what I had on hand, including spinach, mini turkey pepperonis and onion. However, you could make …

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Banana Protein Oatmeal

I go ape for bananas. I love banana bread, banana & peanut butter sandwiches and banana pudding, so when Quaker started making banana and cream oatmeal, I finally made oatmeal a part of my daily nutrition plan – until I started dieting. While dieting for my competition, I’ve had to strip away any sugar and …

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VACA POLLO RECIPE: Seriously Delicious Low-Cal Snack or Meal

Since I’ve been craving salty snacks, I decided I’d make a salty, meaty protein snack similar to beef jerky. This is whey Vaca Frita came to mind. Vaca Frita, which literally means “Fried Cow”, is one of my favorite cuban dishes. Basically, it’s just shredded flank steak and onion cooked in lime juice and then …

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