In order to make stocking up on products easy, Brandless has created a Keto Pantry Essentials Bundle ($52; brandless.com) that includes a variety of keto-friendly products at a very affordable price. This 17-piece set includes everything from spices like ground turmeric and thyme to snacks like wild tuna and peanut butter, allowing you to have a good selection of items for easy, versatile cooking. All the products are organic and non-GMO, coming in resealable packaging for peak freshness. You can also buy these items individually, but the set is really helpful for people who need to start from scratch in the kitchen.
Sauces can be a way to add a healthy pop of flavor…or hidden nutritional saboteurs, depending on how you approach them. The problem with sauces in restaurants is that you don’t know what else they’ve included. My advice is to err on the side of caution and order it on the side. Or take it up a notch and skip it altogether. Do you really need cheese sauce on that chicken breast? Probably not. If you’re dealing with food sensitivities, I advise asking for oil and vinegar with your salad or entree so you can make your own dressing.

its raelly obvious, if your favorite food is bad for you guess what NO WEIGHT HAHA! actually, that would be really bad cuz a. when most people hear this there gunna be like yes! and eat a lot of junk food, but you can still get diabetes and stuff and by the time you stop its too late, and b. gaining weight is important to health if you don't you die :p (red is still better cuz fav food is prob bad for you eat anything you can vary so die either way but watevs)

These simple-to-prepare recipes for the kind of delectable dishes people crave but feel they can’t eat when trying to be healthy and trim, actually can be the basis of a personal weight-loss plan. They can also be a way to add “off-limit” foods back into an already successful diet. Or they can simply be part of an exciting new way to eat healthfully — and with pleasure.

It's really important to get lots of fiber in your diet. Fiber helps you fill up without filling out. Obviously, eating lots of veggies is one way to get your needed fiber intake, but you can also get fiber from fruits, whole grains, and some great new products found on the shelves at grocery stores all over the country. One of the products I love best are light English muffins, which often contain lots of fiber. I also love high-fiber tortillas and fiber-enriched pasta. Recently, I've found a lot of granola-type bars that pack in the fiber. Those are great to curb hunger, especially when you just don't have time to cook and need a little pick-me-up in the middle of the day or before or after a workout.
Aaah, chocolate for breakfast, what could be more heavenly? One of my downfalls has always been warm chocolate chip cookies. I just love those slightly melty chips! This recipe is my solution to that chocolate chip craving, guilt free. These pancakes are chock-full of chocolate chips, so I actually prefer them without butter. But if you like a more buttery taste with just a hint of chips, use only 1 tablespoon of chips and spread 1 teaspoon of light butter over the top of each pancake. You'll add 17 calories and 2 grams of fat per teaspoon. You'll also notice that the recipe calls for very little syrup. Each teaspoon has 17 calories and 0 grams of fat. If you love syrup and want to add more, you can. Just try the pancakes first and then add only as little syrup as you possibly can to feel that you're eating a truly decadent meal. Being a true chocolate lover, I prefer them exactly as is.
One recipe we tried was Zucchini Boats with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes on page 175. It was really easy to make: cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, brush with oil and garlic and bake a little, and then top with goat cheese and tomatoes. When it finished baking and then was eaten our taster couldn't believe how good it was! The healthy Club Sandwich still had bacon and 3 slices of bread, so what was the healthiness component? Well lite, lower fat, bread and only 1 tablespoon of lite mayo made It'sensible! The big hit was the recipe for skinny shrimp on page 157--a very large portion size of about 5 ounces of shrimp in the olive oil and butter white wine parsley sauce was only 207 calories and had 7 grams of fat. This is something that would satisfy an ironworker!
What is the Paleo diet? You may hear a lot of people raving about this new diet that you should try but do you really know what it is? To give you a brief background, it is technically known as the Paleolithic diet or better yet the caveman diet. It's pretty much more protein and meat, fewer cabs and high fiber intake via non-starchy vegetables and fruits. What you should know is that you can't eat dairy products, grains or brown rice.
Roasting fruit intensifies its natural sugars, so all you need are two teaspoons of honey for this easy dessert from Eating Well. This version uses apples, frozen pitted cherries and grapes, but you could also try this with frozen berries. The result is sweet and tart and tastes like the filling of your favorite fruit pie. Serve with low-sugar ice cream or Greek yogurt.
For easy, healthy meals in a flash, the combination of the Instant Pot Lux Mini ($59.92; walmart.com) and "Whole 30 Instant Pot #2019: The Ultimate Whole 30 Instant Pot Cookbook" ($6.98; amazon.com) will revolutionize your meal prep and menu. The Instant Pot is a multiuse pressure cooker that can be used as a slow cooker and rice cooker, among others. It even includes an egg program that'll cook a perfectly done egg with the touch of a button. Boasting a 4.7-star rating on Walmart, the product comes with delayed cooking options for busy days, as well as safety precautions like burn prevention. But having a versatile kitchen appliance doesn't make sense if you don't know what to make with it — and the Whole 30 Instant Pot cookbook takes care of that problem with a variety of dairy-free, grain-free recipes. Options include inventive curries and flavorful meats, and this book goes a step further by explaining the Whole 30 program and what to expect when you slowly wean off it. With a 5-star Amazon rating, the reviews suggest people are using it far beyond their 30-day programs as well.
These simple-to-prepare recipes for the kind of delectable dishes people crave but feel they can’t eat when trying to be healthy and trim, actually can be the basis of a personal weight-loss plan. They can also be a way to add “off-limit” foods back into an already successful diet. Or they can simply be part of an exciting new way to eat healthfully — and with pleasure.
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