Browsing All posts tagged under »portion control«

quick and easy icing

February 22, 2012


I cringe whenever I see the icing you can buy in the baking aisle. Only 2 tablespoons has almost 2g trans fat– ridiculous!! That’s insane, especially since it is so easy to make your own. I promise. It takes less than 10 minutes to make as much or as little icing as you need {or […]

blue cheese mashed potatoes

December 29, 2011


I love mashed potatoes. I’m pretty sure everyone loves mashed potatoes.  Unfortunately, potatoes aren’t the healthiest vegetable, as they are often covered with butter, cream, & salt, or fried.  But sometimes, I need my mashed potatoes. Well, here is an amazing version of mashed potatoes that will satisfy your craving – blue cheese mashed potatoes. I know […]

delicious spiced walnuts

December 22, 2011


Are you looking for a last minute gift or a great appetizer to bring to a holiday party or even a stocking stuffer? Well, these spiced nuts are perfect for any of those! They are delicious and easy to make.  Also, walnuts provide heart-healthy fats.  Just remember to stick to a small portion, so you […]

cookies for Joy

December 9, 2011


This little thing is allergic to eggs (as well as chicken and peanuts, ah!) But one of her favorite things to do is make “coooooookies” It’s sort of hard to find a good recipe for sugar cookies that doesn’t have eggs in it. I’ve tried two that were OK but not great… I think I […]

10 healthy holiday foods

November 17, 2011


Turkey – Turkey is an excellent source of protein.  It also has beneficial vitamins and minerals including selenium, niacin, Vitamin B6, phosphorus, and zinc. Make sure you don’t deep-fry the turkey, and skip the skin. Cranberries – Cranberries are full of Vitamin C and have fiber as well.  Additionally, they have substances in them that […]

Thanksgiving is almost here

November 14, 2011


Woah, Thanksgiving is 10 days away. Are you ready? For the past 3 years, I’ve had an early Thanksgiving with friends and one with my family.  For the Thanksgiving with friends, I get to plan and make most of the meal, which I love doing, of course! This week I will be planning and making […]

Hamburgers, steaks, and sirloins, oh my!

October 28, 2011


Whenever I tell someone what my job is, they get defensive and respond with something along the lines of “Oh, I’m bad; I sometimes eat hamburgers.” or “Don’t hate me, but I eat red meat.” Yeah, so do I… Red meat is not the enemy. There are a lot of different cuts of red meat […]

Happy National Potato Day!

October 27, 2011


Poor potatoes… They’re one of the first things to go when people start dieting. They have a terrible reputation, but they really can be enjoyed without guilt! First of all, potatoes are delicious. Pretty much everyone likes potatoes, and they are often considered to be comfort food. Americans eat around 50 pounds a year, but unfortunately, […]