Blog Monthly Archives: August 2016

Spaghetti squash, like other winter squash, is harvested in the early fall. With its wonderful al dente texture—plus a cornucopia of health benefits—it works fantastically as a healthier alternative to pasta. Just one cup of cooked spaghetti squash has 10 grams of carbs and 42 calories, compared to 1 cup of cooked pasta with 60 grams of carbs and 300 calories. This recipe calls for traditional pesto but also works well with Kale and Pepita Pesto.   Key Nutrients: Selenium, … Read More

Hot days demand a cool treat. This one-ingredient “ice cream” is as creamy and delicious as the real thing, with a fraction of the fat and calories. Plus, you can count it as a serving of fruit! If you want to mix it up, you can add a spoonful of almond or peanut butter, a handful of chocolate chips, or a teaspoon of cinnamon.   Key Nutrients: Vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, fiber, biotin   Prep time: 5 minutes … Read More

Two hundred calories a day can be the difference between gaining or losing ten pounds in a year. Making a few small changes to your daily routine can make a huge impact with results that benefit you for a lifetime. Plus, all of these swaps offer an additional nutritional punch over the original.   1. One of the biggest sources of hidden calories is beverages. They are usually packed with excess calories and sugar while offering no nutritional value. A … Read More