May 2012 Archives

How I gained weight on this trendy diet

Check out my article just up on The Huffington Post - My gluten-free diet disaster - see why I gained weight eating gluten-free foods (some are almost double the calories with no fiber of regular foods!)

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Gluten-free Pasta can have 50 percent more calories and less fiber

bun comp gf2smaller.jpgThis gluten-free bun has more than twice the calories plus 6 more grams of fat and 3 fewer grams of fiber. 

More comparisons here.



slurpee.jpgIn light of the new "Slurpee Lite" at 7-Eleven aka chemical cocktail - even if it has only 20 calories (please save yourself and avoid this sacrificial artificial load on your body)....I'm coming up with a healthier Slurpee knock-off recipe.
I recently asked my Facebook fans what flavor they wanted for a healthier “Slurpee” copycat recipe – strawberry lime won (fizzy berry came in second), so here they are -  equally as refreshing, delicious and fun, without all the artificial color, sweeteners and chemicals!

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Strawberry Lime Slushy
Makes 4 servings –
1/4 cup pomegranate or cranberry juice
juice of two limes (about 1/3 cup fresh lime juice)
2 tablespoons sugar, ideally raw
4 ½ cups ice cubes
5 cups fresh strawberries, washed and caps removed

Fill blender or food processor with pomegranate and lime juices, first, then sugar, ice, and strawberries. Blend or puree until thick and smooth, stopping to mix contents and push ice to bottom, if needed.
Serve in a tall glass with a straw.

slurpee straw lime.jpgFizzy Berry Slushy
Makes 2 servings – 
2 ½ cups frozen mixed berries
2 tablespoons sugar, ideally raw
1 cup seltzer water or club soda, unsweetened
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Fill blender or food processor with frozen berries, sugar and seltzer.
Serve in a tall glass with a straw.
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HotApplePieParfait_0002.jpgApple Pie Parfait for Mother's Day - so easy even the guys and kids can put this together while we stay in bed!

- vanilla yogurt
- apple slices or sliced berries (adults please do the slicing)
- granola or any cereal
- dash of cinnamon (if using apples)
- tall glass

Assemble Parfait:
1. Put some fruit in bottom of glass (if using apple slices, sprinkle cinnamon on top of apples).
2. Spoon some yogurt on top of the fruit.
3. Sprinkle a handful of granola or cereal on top of yogurt.
4. Repeat steps 1,2, 3
5. Clean-up kitchen

Serve to mom in bed with hugs & flowers!  Happy Mother's Day!!
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