Category Archives: Recipes
This chicken recipe looks amazing, and is less than 200 calories per serving!
This straight-forward dessert recipe looks delicious, and would look good on a platter at any party. It might even be worth it to throw a party just as an excuse to make these desserts.
Cheesecake for less that 200 calories? I didn’t know this was possible. But this recipe looks spectacular. Who ever thought of using white chocolate in the cheesecake? Brilliant. A great use for these guys would be to bake a batch, and freeze them. Then thaw them out individually for use as an after dinner treat!
Today’s salad recipe is a grilled shrimp and corn salad. What is healthy about this salad? Everything! But I’ll focus on shrimp’s healthy attributes today. Shrimp is anything but small when it comes to nutrient density. Shrimp qualifies as an excellent source of selenium and unusually low-fat, low-calorie protein–a four-ounce serving of shrimp supplies 23.7 grams of protein (that’s 47.4% of the daily value for protein) for a mere 112 calories and less than a gram of fat. Shrimp are also a very good source of vitamin D and vitamin B12.
Today’s salad is a pan-seared salmon salad. No shocker here, we all have heard salmon was good for us. But do you know why?
Salmon is one of the most nutritious fish out there. Salmon is high in protein and low in calories and saturated fat. Salmon is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, which gives your cardiovascular health a huge boost. Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent arrhythmia and the formation of dangerous blood clots in the arteries, lower your triglycerides levels, improve blood flow and reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. Omega-3’s anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory effects also help the brain work better, improving mental health and cognitive function, and may help relieve or prevent depression, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses. Studies have shown that eating salmon or other cold-water fish twice a week will significantly raise your body’s omega-3 levels, and can have a noticeable effect on your cardiovascular and cognitive health.
Today’s healthy salad is a spinach and mandarin orange salad.
Oranges provide an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids. They also offer a good source of fiber, carotenes, pectin, potassium, and B vitamins (including vitamins B1, B2, B6, folic acid, and pantothenic acid). And although this recipe calls for mandarin oranges – tangerines, tangelos, citrons, and mandarin oranges all provide similar health benefits as oranges.
This grilled tomato melt is a warm, ooey-gooey quick-fix meal. The tomatoes in this sandwich offer more than just flavor – tomatoes have important health benefits.
Tomatoes contain all four major carotenoids: alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene. These carotenoids may have individual benefits, but also have synergy as a group. In particular, tomatoes contain awesome amounts of lycopene,thought to have the highest antioxidant activity of all the carotenoids.
This black bean and mozzarella bowl puts a new spin on a weekday work lunch. What else? Black beans are good for you!
Black beans are a wonderful source of dietary fiber which has been shown to naturally help lower cholesterol. In addition, the high fiber content in black beans helps keep blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making them a wise choice for people with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. When black beans are prepared with whole grains such as barley or wild rice, the they provide a virtually fat-free, high quality source of protein. But that’s not all. Recent research also shows that these beans are rich in antioxidants as well. Antioxidants destroy free radicals, and when eaten regularly, have been shown to offer protection against heart disease, cancer and aging.