Archive for March, 2013

Easter Candy Calories

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Easter candy calories can really add up. Find out which Easter bunny treats are the best calorie bargains. Easter is not only one of the holiest days for Christians, it’s also a day of indulgence. For many, it’s become synonymous with candy eating. Americans will buy more than 120 million pounds of candy for the […]

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Skinny Easter Recipes Round-Up

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Easter is this Sunday, March 31st. I’m sharing some of my favorite skinny recipes for making a bunch, lunch or dinner.  You can mix and match to create your own delicious skinny menu. Of course I’m including several delectable desserts! Be sure to scroll down past, Recommended for You, to see all the recipes. I’d […]

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Should you diet for dollars?

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Should you diet for dollars? New research shows that financial rewards for pounds lost provide extra incentive to help you win at losing. Maybe some money will boost your motivation to stick with healthy eating and exercise? Dropping pounds for dollars can really pay off! In a year-long diet study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, […]

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Spice up your life, If You Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Monday, March 18th, 2013

If you want to lose a few pounds, it’s time to spice up your life!  By Julie Upton, M.S., R.D., CSSD Co-Founder, Appetite for Health A new study released this week found that adding about a teaspoon of ginger to hot water increased feelings of fullness and helped the body burn an additional 43 calories […]

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Skinny St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-Up

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Sunday March 17th is St Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re Irish or not, it’s always fun to indulge in the festivities on March 17.  It’s seems like everywhere you go people are celebrating. Local bars serve green beer and bagel shops die the bagels green!  I’m sharing a few of my traditional recipes along with some […]

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Six Easy Ways to Eat Less, Without Even Noticing

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Six Easy Ways to Eat Less — Without Even Noticing! In the last several decades, portions in the US have become larger and larger. It’s no coincidence that as portions have grown, so have waistlines. In the 1960s, 45% of Americans were overweight or obese. Today that number is nearing 70%! So when it comes […]

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5 Comforting Chicken Soup Recipes

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

It’s warming, nostalgic and even medicinal! It’s Chicken Soup…Just hear the name, chicken soup and it makes you feel good. Now that we are right in the middle of winter, it’s also cold and flu season. There’s been many studies on the health benefits of chicken soup. Although studies have shown it’s not a cure […]

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Skinny Grilled Cheese and Roast Beef Topped With Guinness Caramelized Onions

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Roast Beef and cheese is a classic paring but when topped with caramelized onions and grilled, it soars into extraordinary!!! I created this amazing sandwich for St. Patrick’s Day, that’s why I’m cooking the onions in Guinness (beer) but you’ll love it all year round. The skinny for 1 sandwich, 394 calories, 10 grams of […]

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7 Ways to Shed Pounds Without Dieting

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

7 Ways to Shed Pounds Without Dieting! Did you know that there are some things you can do right now to help you lose weight — without depriving yourself? Check out this list of “skinny secrets”! 1) You Snooze, You Lose As a sleep aficionado and registered dietitian, I have been fascinated by recent research […]

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Skinny Turkey Milanese with Arugula and Tomato Salad

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

This dish is so melt-in-your-mouth good… It’s very similar to fried chicken but very delicate and not greasy at all. Milanese is a traditional Italian dish normally made with pounded, breaded and pan fried beef, chicken or pork. It’s also usually topped with a bright salad. I’m making it skinny and easier to prepare by […]

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