1) The average banana is just 110 calories. 2) Bananas are healthy for your heart. 3) Bananas are perfect for health & weight-loss. 4) Bananas are free of fat, cholesterol and sodium. 5) Bananas are full of yummy vitamin B6. 6) Slicing a banana makes perfect circles, making them a Sliced Round food. 7) Bananas make delicious muffins, desserts, and can be mixed in hot cereals.
Whether you are Tivo-ing, Netflxing, cable-TVing, stellite dishing or watching YouTube, unRound your couch potato habits by snacking on:
Dried pears, mangoes, kiwis, and raisins
Fresh fruits like sliced pluots with chilled globe grapes
Don’t pig out and eat handfuls of these healthy fiber-filled snacks. Remember your portions! A handful of dried fruit is like several jumbo handfuls of fresh fruit. Eat slowly, put snacks in a tray or pretty dish. Enjoy thoroughly!
Nothing like a good show and a tray of healthy snacks!
You don’t need to go to the Renaissance Faire to enjoy this delicious, high-protein meal. Diana cooks up a little energy in the kitchen with one of her favorite healthy foods to eat.
This special turkey is worthy of eating after a workout, on a messy date, when home alone or at work for lunch. It’s a great food to eat after a workout to help feed, build and tone your muscles. You’ll stand up straighter, smile harder and most likely you’ll want to eat this again and again.
Recipes Below: For side dishes on Diana’s plate.
Heads Up: Pair this turkey with small red, purple and yellow (Yukon) potatoes. Recipe: Brush potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with any seasoning, such as garlic salt. Bake in oven with Turkey for 20 minutes or until a fork pokes easily through it.
Double Heads Up:Round out this meal with a salad. Recipe: Add to a big bowl, assorted lettuces (such as a spring mix), sliced radicchio, diced tomatoes, slivered avocados and drizzle with All-a’Round Salad Dressing.
All-a’Round Salad Dressing:Make this your go-to salad dressing. Recipe: In a high bowl, add 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 2 finely chopped basil leaves. Whisk together as you slowly pour in 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Turning dinner into a buffet makes eating more entertaining and fun, while also providing choices for any picky eater in your family–young and not so young.
Create a burrito or fajita bar. Fill bowls with cooked, shredded chicken, steamed vegetables, refried beans, low-fat shredded cheese, brown rice, salsa, avocado slices or guacamole, and set out tortilla shells. Let your family, any age, walk around and create their own custom-made burrito.
Stuff baked potatoes. Bake potatoes, slice down the middle, and set out on a platter. Fill bowls with a variety of toppings, such as low-fat shredded cheeses, corn, chopped mushrooms and onions, broccoli, cooked or raw spinach, salsa, and low-fat sour cream.
Make your own pizzas. Set outone to twosmall pizza crusts per person, shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese, and pasta sauce. Fill bowls with different toppings, such as chopped ham, corn, diced pineapple, fresh garlic, tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, other diced vegetables or meats. Then let each family member assemble their own pizza.
Serve up stir-fry. Cook upa heaping bowl of brown rice and fill bowls with a range of cooked vegetables, diced chicken, beef, or tofu. Let your family choose their stir-fry ingredients they want to add to the rice.
If you love guacamole and salsa, then you will love this drink! If you want something healthy to drink but need to put it in a glass, you must try this drink. If you do not like tomato juice, well, I would not try it at all.
Nuts, which are considered a Super Round food, are compact power-packed nutrients that should not be overlooked on any healthy weight loss plan.
Sure, nuts are caloric, but new studies show that those who eat nuts regularly tend to have less body fat.
Why Nuts Are Diet Friendly
Eating nuts decreases your appetite so that you will eat less during the course of a day.
Turns out that our bodies cannot absorb all the fat in nuts, meaning up to 20 percent of the fat in nuts will be pooped out.
Some studies show that nuts can increase one’s metabolism by more than 10 percent.
Secret to Eating Nuts on a Diet
The key to adding nuts to your diet is to eat them in place of less nutritious foods, rather than in addition to other food. Instead of munching on carb-filled snacks between meals, eat a palmful of raw, unsalted nuts.
A new study discovered that the healthiest breakfast is a simple bowl of cereal with milk.
By starting your day with cereal and milk, you will be less likely to stuff your face with fatty, sugary food during the course of the day. Plus, cereal nutrients your body with calcium and a variety of other key nutrients, such as fiber and protein.
Feed yourself and your loved ones a whole grain cereal with milk, and for an even more nutritious, delicious, energy-boosting breakfast, add berries or a sliced banana to the mix. Of course, the choice is always yours!
New studies show that a mere handful of almonds a day can lead to healthy cholesterol levels. These little Round (with a pointy end) morsels are nutrient-packed with vitamin E, riboflavin, magnesium, manganese and copper. In other words, almonds can lead to a healthier body.
The scientists behind almond studies also discovered that eating whole almonds with the skin, doubles their antioxidant cancer-fighting powers.
Eating 22 almonds will add more protein to your diet than an egg, plus with almonds you get much needed dietary fiber and their high-protein content eaten as a snack between meals can keep you from getting into that crazy-hungry-I-don’t-care frame of mind.
The best almonds are dry-roasted without added sugar or preservatives. Eat almonds as a snack, on a salad, or in assorted recipes to add protein to your diet. Know that almonds are calorie-dense, so eat just a few — no more than fits in the palm of your hand at one sitting.
For the freshest tasting almonds, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. This will keep them from becoming rancid and smelling like other foods. By refrigerating almonds, you will maintain their freshness for several months. By freezing them, they will last for up to a year.