All you need is a cup of fat free vanilla (or plain) yogurt and a packet of fat free Swiss Miss hot chocolate mix. As simple as can be, just pour the dry ingredients into the yogurt container and swirl it up. You won't believe the flavorful snack is fat-free and chock full of protein and calcium. You just may find yourself scooping this up in front of the fire!
Santa isn't the only one allowed to enjoy the treats of the holiday season. But, if we don't want to end up with a bowl full of jelly for a January belly, we all better watch what we eat, especially when it comes to the sugary sweets. I've gathered up a group of treats that will satiate even the strongest of sweet toothed people but won't tip you over on the scale. Come check out these five holiday bits under 100 calories!
Easy does it! Thanksgiving is almost here, and the menus are being set. This year, instead of whipping up a large Pyrex full of stuffing, I encourage you to get creative with your muffin tins and dole out stuffin' muffins instead. Aesthetically pleasing, you'll score points in the creative department while doing your physique a favor.
The muffin sized serving will keep the stuffing portions smaller and keep guests aware of their intake. If you need a recipe, check out Rachael Ray's apple and onion stuffin' muffins. Otherwise, I've tried my own family recipe piled up in the foil cups and heated them until the tips are toasty.
So I've broken down a lot of your favorite fast food spots, leaving you wondering if there is anything you can even eat out there. I understand the occasional fast food stop is unavoidable and you can do it in a healthy way, you just have to follow a few guidelines:
- Don't super size. Most people eat way more than anyone ever should at a fast food restaurant because they can. Don't do it! Order small sizes.
- Opt for places that offer "made to order" food. Like Subway for example, this way you can easily create a low calorie meal.
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It is a fact: Salad greens are good for you. But the dressings, not so much. A lot of dressings are loaded with fat since they are oil or cream based.
So here's a few ways to dress down your salad.
- Thin creamy dressings, like poppy seed or blue cheese, with non-fat milk.
- Spray salad with olive oil spray so it is not over dressed.
- If you are making dressing at home use olive oil or canola oil since they have good monounsaturated fats, and canola oil has omega 3 fatty acids too.
- Use non-fat salsa as a dressing substitute.
- If you are ordering a salad out, ask for the dressing on the side.
OK so winter is approaching and the squirrels are all stockpiling their nuts. Do you feel like you're stockpiling your calories too?
Winter foods can be packed with way more calories and fat than their summer counterparts. For example think about warmed creamed spinach vs. a cool mango salsa. No contest, the creamed spinach has way more calories.
Desserts are no different. In the summer my friends and I would sit by the pool and eat Fudgsicles (sugar free ones too) and in the winter, after going skiing, we all would eat double hot fudge sundaes back in the lodge. Now I know that a Fudgsicle is way less in calories and fat but eating a Fudgsicle in the winter just seems wrong so I need something to meet the demanding needs of my sweet tooth.
A good compromise: Chocolate Pudding Pie using a pre-made pie graham cracker pie crust and Jell-O's Sugar Free, Fat Free Chocolate Pudding and for extra oomph, add lite Cool Whip to the top. This dessert is a great compromise between the two but way less in calories than a hot fudge sundae.
Fit's Tip: Pressed for time? If you don't have the time (or the patience to cook) Jell-O has sugar free, fat free pudding (4) packs that you can buy at any grocery store. Just open them up and pour into the crust. If you're cooking, add a few scoops of chocolate protein powder to the pudding mix to up your protein intake.