For many, eating a proper five servings of vegetables a day is not so easy. A busy schedule can sabotage your healthy eating habits. In an effort to get what you need, you can try juicing. Everyone tells you that drinking juice is okay but not as good as a piece of fruit. However, today we are talking about vegetables. Vegetable juice is good for many reasons. We...

Last week I was making a healthy batch of baked beans and I wanted to add a kick of BBQ sauce to it. Being a southern gal, now living a northern life, I went to the store in search of a good BBQ sauce. Well, I surprisingly found an all natural molasses based sauce that made you wanna slap the cook for being so good. I instantly thought about what meats I could put...

I took a break for a little while from providing recipes updates.  This was due to my crazy New Yorker work schedule. I love being a transplant from Atlanta and for the last year and a half I have been a New Yorker. Working for a fun media company, so many interesting changes occur daily, which equals hectic work schedule. Once I had time to rest, I immediately...

Posted on Jan 28 2014 - 9:15am by lowfatchick
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Simple, seductive and full of flavor, a warm salad is the perfect choice for a light lunch or a prelude to a main course. Using little twist on the classic salad Chèvre chaud, a gutsy Roquefort or a chunk of Stilton makes a superb substitute. Drink with a late harvest Riesling to make the most of the sweet and salty combination. Ingredients 3.5 oz of Roquefort,...

My favorite dishes often include multiple ingredients all in a bowl. I am a huge fan of food together in a bowl for a convenient eating experience, and also because I love a big spoonful of food where all the flavors come together.  Well, this Chicken Mushroom Risotto is one of my favorite all in one dishes. And I think you will agree! Enjoy! Ingredients 1 pound...

While most restaurants have posted the nutritional value and calorie content of their menu offerings, those numbers are oftentimes found to be inaccurate. With a large portion of the population pursuing a healthier lifestyle, any discrepancy in calories can be enough reason to stay away from restaurants, even if the number is only off by a few calories. However, if...

By Health Advocate What’s the best way to fight those unsightly pounds?  It’s so very simple! Eating healthy is the answer and it can be easy when you slip it in with fresh juice. Nothing says vitamins to fight those pounds like freshly squeezed juice.  With a lower calorie meal plan, exercise, and natural drinks like this, you will be smashin’...

My friends, low fat diets are the best.  Have you ever spent a week at an all inclusive resort? What’s the biggest danger for people watching their weight? That’s right, food. Food is everywhere. It is tasty because it is high in fat and sugar. It is so available, and so hard to resist. As a result, most of us gain weight during vacations. However, my daughter...

We love the old school recipes that take you back to growing up. Well, these days many of us have to opt for a healthier version. Sometimes the healthier version is very satisfying. This vintage recipe revamp from Eating Wells book, Comfort Foods Made Healthy, is just that…satisfying. I have made it many times this year and it is surprisingly filling with all...

Posted on Jan 5 2014 - 9:13am by lowfatchick
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Need to be convinced? Here are four irresistible reasons why: 1.       It’s a resolution that’s easy to swallow. Adopt one healthy behavior, instead of cutting things out completely, and you’re more likely to succeed. Salmon, a good source of protein, can be substituted for fatty meats, packing loads of flavor without all the calories and saturated fat. 2.      ...