Tag Archives: meal-prep

Refreshing Cucumber Salads for Summer

Cool, refreshing, low-calorie cucumbers are filling the bins in abundance at the farmers market. A cup of cucumbers may only tally up to a scant 16 calories, but it’s packed with plenty of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and magnesium. Whether in a salad, sandwich or dip, cukes add a light, hydrating and energizing freshness to everything they’re served… Read More

Low-Carb Lazy Egg Roll Bowls

Normally, Laziness + Egg rolls = closest Panda Express drive-through. For those of us watching our carbs and our cabooses, a lazy man’s egg roll can still be easy, delicious, and scratch that fried foods craving itch right where you needed it. Ditch the high-fat high-carb wrappers, lean up your ground meat choice and stuff it with filling and fiber-full… Read More

16 Heavenly Chocolate Recipes that Are Good for You

We all leaped up into the air, clicked our heels and whooped for joy when scientists announced that our mocha smothered fantasies were real indeed – by George, chocolate is good for us! Studies showed that cacao’s cardiovascular benefits included lowering blood pressure, reducing vascular inflammation and clotting, improving arterial blood flow, decreasing bad cholesterol levels and reducing the risk… Read More

Parmesan Zoodles in Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Having a hankering for a good ol’ fashioned bowl of saucy spaghetti? Here’s the perfect dish to turn to. Zoodles – zucchini spiralized into noodles – are one of the best low-carb, gluten-free, fat-free alternatives to pasta when you’re trying to pinch some pounds while still eating fabulously delicious and satisfying fare. And this mouth-watering pasta sauce is the perfect… Read More

6 EASY Healthy Food Gift Ideas!!!

Gift giving doesn’t have to break the bank, and holiday eating doesn’t have to break the scale! Turn these delectably healthy treats into personalized gifts under the tree, hostess gifts or stocking stuffers by packaging them in glass mason jars, creating a stick-on label, and dangling a small, meaningfully handwritten holiday card expressing your love from a beautifully tied ribbon.… Read More

400 Calories or Less: 6 Easy Healthy LUNCHES!

You’re probably lucky if you had enough time this morning to wait for your coffee to cool down sufficiently before chugging it and dashing out the door. So packed home-made lunches rarely make it on to the A.M. train to work, as commuters quietly suck on their first-degree tongue burns while lost in quiet thought and mentally preparing for the… Read More

Too Busy? 8 Clever Meal Hacks to Make Weight Loss Eating Easy

The bitter internal monologue of our generation goes something like this: She lost weight and got into great shape by eating healthy, carefully portioned, wholefood-based weight loss meals at steady regular intervals throughout the day? Must be nice to be her. Must be nice having no job, absolutely no responsibilities, no other time commitments or expenses, nobody else to take… Read More

Black Bean & Butternut Chili

As the cold and dark days drag on, a warming, dazzlingly colorful and flavor packed dish like this one is exactly what you need to perk up your body, mind and soul. Featuring seasonal produce and piquant spices, this vegan chili is a perfect low-fat and low-calorie meal. It’s also a winterized nutrition pack in a steaming aromatic bowl, with… Read More

Thai Quinoa Salad

Here’s a delicious vegan dinner that you can throw together for a Meatless Monday or for any other day of the week that calls for a quick, easy, delicious, filling and low-calorie meal. The base of this salad is quinoa, which is a mild-flavored gluten-free pseudo-grain that outranks all other grains when it comes to high and easily-digestible protein content.… Read More