Foods to Eat to Burn More Calories (Continuation…) 8. Apples and Oranges For those that have a sweet tooth, these fruits are a great option for snacking. Often, fruits have enough fiber to keep you full without tons of sugars that will go straight to your problem areas. In addition to helping you lose weight if eaten in moderation, apple and oranges contain amazingly powerful nutrients that improve your quality of life. Apples have been shown to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 17% (when fed to rats on a daily basis). Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Threesome - Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes What a festive way to celebrate Thanksgiving! These mashed potatoes just scream fall. And you’ll be screaming for seconds (or thirds) once you have them. Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes 1 butternut squash1 russet potato1 tablespoon brown sugar
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Our savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect low-carb stand-in for mashed potatoes. It gets its fabulous flavor from garlic, buttermilk and a touch of butter and, best of all, it has about one-quarter of the calories of typical mashed potatoes. If you like, vary it by adding shredded low-fat cheese or chopped fresh herbs. photographer: Ken Burris Creamy Potato Salad Tossing potatoes with a little good vinegar while they are still warm infuses them with flavor. Capers, gherkins and a touch of anchovy give this old-fashioned salad a piquant finish, while red bell pepper and celery give it an appealing crunch. photographer: Ken Burris
How To Make Stir-Fry Freezer Meals Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn I lived off packaged stir-fry dinners from the freezer section for the better part of my 20s. As easy as it is to throw together a spur of the moment stir-fry dinner, there were many nights when all I wanted to do was open a package, dump it in a pan, and have dinner ready — and let's be honest, there definitely still are. I stopped buying those frozen meals when I lost my love for the gloppy, overly-sweet sauces (and some of their unpronounceable ingredients), but since we've been talking about stocking our freezers with ready-made meals this month, I got to thinking: Could I make my own frozen stir-fry meal?
5 Reasons Why Swimming is the Perfect Workout for Weight Loss Swimming is viewed as a recreational and fun activity but did you know that it is considered as one of the best workouts for weight loss too. Whether you indulge in those few leisure strokes or practise it at a competitive level, swimming can give your body an overall workout. If you haven’t considered swimming as your next workout yet, here are a few reasons that will convince you to dive in. 1. The Truth about Rice: Brown vs White and What Type Of Rice Is The Healthiest? Rice contains all eight essential amino acids for building muscle and some amounts of B vitamins, phosphorus and potassium. It is naturally gluten-free and low in sodium. There are around 40,000 known varieties of rice, so choosing the healthiest might be a little bit of a tall order. Long-grain rice has the lowest glycemic index (G.I) compared to the shorter grain varieties. This means it gets converted into sugar more slowly, releasing energy steadily into the bloodstream and keeping you full longer. So if you have to eat white rice, go for the long-grain version, often called as ‘Basmati’ in India which is an aromatic rice type.
Roasted French Onion Potatoes – 3 Points One of my favorite, easy and low calorie side dish recipes are these fantastic Roasted French Onion Potatoes. Just a few simple ingredients, a few minutes of prep, and you’ve got one delicious dish that has just 3 Points + per serving. These roasted potatoes are LOADED with french onion flavor, and are always a hit with the family. Veggie Egg Salad Crunchy carrots, cucumbers and scallions are a colorful addition to this vegetarian egg salad recipe. Pack it with some crunchy crackers and tomatoes for a healthy, light lunch. photographer: Ken Burris Ingredients Total Time: 25 minutes3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper1/8 teaspoon salt8 hard-boiled eggs, (see Tip)1/2 cup finely chopped carrot1/2 cup chopped cucumber, peeled and seeded if desired1/4 cup sliced scallions Directions 4 servings, about 3/4 cup eachCombine yogurt, mayonnaise, pepper and salt in a medium bowl.Halve eggs and discard 4 of the yolks (or save for another use).