- 4 chicken, breast, (1 1/4 pounds total) skinless, boneless
- 1/2 cup(s) Read more »
Food Strategies For Losing Weight
If you want to feel full all day on less food, focus on these eating strategies:
|2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour|
|1/4 cup sugar|
|2 teaspoons baking powder|
|2 teaspoons baking soda|
|1 teaspoon salt|
|2 cups buttermilk|
|2 cups sour cream|
|2 large eggs|
|4 teaspoons vanilla extract|
|3 tablespoons unsalted butter|
|Additional unsalted butter|
|Pure maple syrup, warm|
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it 1000 times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why? You just spent eight hours with no food or water. You’re dehydrated, your blood sugar is low and you have little energy. And now it’s time to hurry the kids off to school before the eight-hour workday. More than any other point in the day, you need nourishment. Right now. Read more »
The top 5 ways to boost your metabolism naturally are:
1. Do not skip breakfast! Picture your metabolic rate shaped as an ice cream cone. In other words, starting at the top – it is at its highest in the morning and starts to decline on a gradual level as the day progresses.
Unfortunately, most of us have a backwards approach to eating when it comes to weight loss and meals. We skip breakfast… Read more »
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.
2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
Rinse the seeds well in cold water, make sure you have rinsed away strings, and pat thoroughly dry. Transfer to a large bowl and add the vegetable oil and salt, stirring well to coat the seeds with the oil. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake until crisp and golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more salt if desired.
You’ve just lost weight and you don’t want to see that number go back up on your scale. With these 10 tricks from dietitians and successful dieters, you’ll be able to maintain your weight with ease.
It’s no surprise that a bright, white smile makes you appear younger and more attractive. But the mouth is also the gateway to the body, which means the state of your teeth and gums affects your overall health. Follow these seven steps to a better smile.
1. Brush regularly. Brushing is the cornerstone of dental hygiene. It removes food particles that bacteria feed on, cleans teeth, and freshens breath. A toothpaste with fluoride helps strengthen teeth, but you must brush for at least two minutes to allow it to do its work, says Jonathan Abenaim, DDS, a dentist in private practice in Hawthorne, N.J. Many electric toothbrushes have a built-in two-minute timer, which can make brushing for the full amount of time easier, he says. Read more »
1. Antibacterial cleaners
It may be safer to take your chances with the germs. These cleaners contain triclosan, a form of dioxin, linked with weakened immune systems, decreased fertility, hormone disruption and birth defects. There is also a danger of triclosan mixing with the chlorine in tap water to form the deadly chlorinated dioxins.
Alternative: Regular soap, which kills 99.4 percent of germs. Antibacterial soap kills 99.6 percent. Read more »
Check Out these Healthy Snack Ideas…
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 lb small red potatoes, unpeeled
3 celery stalks, cut into slices 1/4 inch thick
1/4 cup finely diced red (Spanish) onion
For the Dressing:
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise Read more »
1 loaf cinnamon raisin bread sliced.
2 cups milk.
1 cup sugar.
1 tablespoon vanilla extract.
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced.
1 cup golden raisins.
1 tablespoon cinnamon.
1 teaspoon nutmeg.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces.
1 cup heavy cream or maple syrup.
In a small bowl, stir together the other 1/2 cup of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the top of the bread. Dot the bread pudding with the butter. Cover and refrigerate 6-8 hours or overnight.
Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
Uncover the dish and place it in the middle of the oven.
Bake until the top is browned and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Serve on individual plates with hot maple syrup or heavy cream.
If you’ve ever had trouble losing weight, you’ve probably placed at least some of the blame on a slow metabolism. It’s true that your basal metabolic rate — the rate at which your body uses energy — can affect your ability to shed pounds. But there are also a few external, controllable factors that can slow down that metabolic rate.
Here are eight triggers that can slow metabolism, some (but not all) of which you can control, to make sure you aren’t sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. Read more »
1. Mix the yogurt with the oatmeal and let stand for 1 hour.
2. Cream the margarine with sugar and banana or apple juice.
3. Add egg and oatmeal mixture.
4. Sift the dry ingredients into the oatmeal mixture. Stir in raisins.
5. Spoon into 12 muffin cups coated with nonstick cooking spray.
6. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.
Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma.
Tips for using herbs and spices:
Whether you prefer eggs, yogurt, or oatmeal, getting a healthy breakfast under your belt sets the tone for a day of weight control and fewer calories overall. In fact, research shows that people who start their day with breakfast make healthier choices and have a lower body mass index in general. The breakfast effect is even stronger for women than men.
Ever had one of those days when you have so much to do that you don’t even know where to begin? Or when you have so many thoughts and emotions swimming in your head that you don’t know which end is up? I know what that’s like! When I’m stressed out or something is bothering me, I sit down and write. Getting my thoughts on paper helps me identify my stressors and come up with solutions. Plus, it just feels good to get it all out!
If you don’t do so already, I recommend keeping a journal and writing in it regularly. Writing for just 10 to 15 minutes Read more »
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease loaf pan, line the bottom and longer sides with parchment paper and grease with butter.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl whisk up and combine the yogurt, sugar eggs, lemon zest and vanilla.
Whisk the flour mixture into the liquid mixture until well combined.
Fold in the oil with a rubber spatula until thoroughly mixed, then add in the blueberries (lightly coat the blueberries in flour).
Pour the batter in the the pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, check near the end until toothpick comes out clean in center.
Remove from oven to baking rack and cool for about 10 minutes leaving it in the pan, remove cake from pan with the parchment handles and let cool another 10 minutes or so until just warm.
Whisk together the confectioners sugar, lemon juice and zest until combined, pour over cake.