I have been searching skinnytaste.com for some great summer recipes that utilized the produce of the season to create something light and cool. You can’t get lighter or cooler than the combination of cucumber and watermelon. It makes for great hand lotions and salads too, enjoy!
It’s that time of year where the days are long, the nights are humid, and the mosquitos are militant. It’s also the time of year when people are out in the yard firing up the grills. Unfortunately, typical BBQ fare is not always the most diet friendly. Have you seen the nutrition facts on a hot dog with a bun? Its not pretty. And who only has one? For this reason, I found us a recipe that can satisfy our innate American need to cook meat on fire wihtout satisfying our American tendency to be morbidly obese. Happy grilling Continue reading
It’s time for another recipe. This one comes from my wife who’s cooking skills are only surpassed by her beauty. So when she says something looks yummy people listen, especially me. This recipe is high protein, low calorie, and very light making it perfect for summer. This one comes from skinnytaste.com. It’s one of my favorite sites for healthy recipes. Enjoy!
I will often poll a room full of dieters by asking them how many of them have been on a diet that failed. Inevitably they all will say yes. I then ask if they lost weight on the diets and they again all say yes. I then ask if they gained the weight back after stopping the diet. You guessed it, an affirmative on that one too. I then point out to them that the diets do work, they just stop working when you stop doing them. The reason people can’t stay on these diets is that they require behavioral changes that are so foreign and extreme that they cannot be maintained for long periods of time. Once the person goes off the diet, the diet stops working. Continue reading
My wife found this one and since I’m a big fan of the spaghetti squash pasta substitution, I thought I’d post it for you. The beauty of spaghetti squash is that it a nearly zero calorie substitution for the greatest enemy to weight loss, pasta. Spaghetti squash allows you to enjoy all your favorite pasta dishes without eating the extra 500 calories (or more) of pure carbs. This recipe comes from http://pinktrollkitchen.com. Go check out the other recipes they have. Enjoy!
I found this one on my wife’s Pinterest page and it has the most important 2 ingredients I was looking for in a recipe. 1. Chicken – one of the best sources of protein. 2. The word easy – the most important word in the culinary arts (in my humble opinion). This one comes from http://www.goodlifeeats.com. Go check them out! Continue reading
As I sit locked indoors afraid to brave the freezing cold outside, I have been daydreaming of the coming spring. I long for a morning where my mood is not sucked into a winter vortex waiting for my car to warm up. For that reason, I thought I would try to warm up our hearts and stomachs by finding a recipe that is light and airy like a sping breeze. I found this one from http://www.theironyou.com. Enjoy!