I love sweet potatoes. They are nutritionally equivalent to white potatoes but they add a lot more flavor which means you need less quantity to get better quality in terms of flavor. If you want to add protein and make it a meal, throw in some chicken breast to make it more substantial. Regardless, this recipe is a good low calorie healthy one with a bit of spice thrown in to help you keep warm in the cold winter months. I got this one from http://deliciouslyella.com. Enjoy!
I had such a great response from my previous slow cooker recipe (slow cooker honey chicken) that I thought I’d go back to that well and find a slow cooker recipe that is Thanksgiving friendly. This one is a healthy alternative to the carb-heavy mainstays of turkey day. The key to avoiding major weight gains on a heavy-eating day like Thanksgiving is to plan ahead. Don’t just sit at the table and start chowing away, have a gameplan. Think ahead about what you will and won’t eat and decide how much you’re going to eat (I recommend stopping at one plate). Continue reading “Slow Cooker Turkey Breast”
This is a super easy, crazy yummy, and very healthy recipe that utilizes the slow cooker which is far from a crock (see what I did there). Continue reading “Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken”
I was trolling my favorite recipe site skinnytaste.com to find a gluten-free recipe since that is all the rage. I figured it would be good for all our Jewish friends who will be leaven-free for the next week or so as well. When going gluten-free quinoa is a great way to go. This South American seed has many grain-like qualities without actually being a grain. It is a great lower calorie substitute for rice or pasta. Enjoy!
I’m not sure if this is a bad thing, but my palate has never fully grown up. I learned this a few weeks ago at a wedding when I found myself jealous of the chicken nuggets and french fries my kids were eating. It’s not that my fancy chicken with a fancy sauce was not tasty. It’s not that the salad wasn’t yummy, it’s just that I didn’t recognize some of the vegetables in it. At least I think they were vegetables. I think there was a twig of some kind. Continue reading “Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets”
My lovely wife forwarded this to me last night and it was too good to not pass on to you. I wanted to add the following pictures which are selection from that post which is at http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-200-calories-look-like.htm. These pictures help you visualize the importance of knowing how many calories are in the foods you eat. For more on this check out my prior posts: Why You Can’t Be Trusted and Test Your Knowledge which explain how uninformed most people are regarding their caloric intake. Continue reading “What Does 200 Calories Look Like?”
I have been reading a great new book recently entitled “Salt, Sugar, Fat: How The Food Giants Hooked Us” by Michael Moss. As you can imagine, this book is right up my alley. I have learned quite a bit. Even after all the reading I have done on the topic, I was still blown away by the myriad ways these companies manipulate us to become dependent on their products. Continue reading “Salt, Sugar, and Fat”
My Thursday morning routine usually consists of seeing my hospital patients in the morning before heading off to see my patients in the office. As per usual, I put my lunch in the fridge in the hospital doctor’s lounge on my arrival with the intent of picking it up on my way out the door when I headed to the office later in the morning. Alas, I was in my usual harried state and forgot to get my lunch. For me, no lunch is a crisis. I get cranky. Fortunately, there’s always a nosh lying around the staff lounge at the office. Continue reading “Test Your Knowledge: Take The Portion Size Quiz”