Low Cal Snack Ideas

Low Cal Snack Ideas

Rice cakes can make fantastic healthy snacks. They are both low in calories & points, and come in a variety of flavors so you never feel bored. My favorites are popcorn flavor and plain. I like the popcorn flavored ones when I feel like having a salty snack late in the evening or while watching my favorite series on Netflix. The unflavored ones are great to dress up. Those I have when I can indulge in something healthy and filling at the same time. 

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Fat Blasting Salad Dressing

Fat Blasting Salad Dressing

It turns out that safflower oil is very good for those of us trying to lose weight (or keep the weight off), as the linoleic acid found in safflower oil allows the muscles to burn abdominal fat for energy. There are tons of studies out there about the benefits of safflower oil, but for our purpose here all we need to know is that it can help in our endeavor to lose the weight (yesss!).

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Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

I simply love this drink...I can have this anytime of the day be it on an empty stomach or before bedtime to calm a growling stomach. I was told it is great for detoxing, but you'd have to be following a detox regimen for this to work as part of the detox process. For me, I see it as a healthy drink that is both refreshing and delicious!

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Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies

In addition to beautifying the outside of my home, this year I'm planning on trying different things on the barbecue. By that I mean, I'm planning on grilling things I've never tried grilling before...Not sure where that's gonna take me, but I guess I'll find out when the time comes. 

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Wild Rose Detox Recipes

Wild Rose Detox Recipes

Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Experience And Recipes.

There are in fact 3 different supplements and some drops.  The supplements play a different role in detoxifying the body, and should be taken twice daily: once in the morning with breakfast and again at suppertime. My friend raved about this detox, noting that it is manufactured and formulated by a Canadian herbalist from Alberta. She also said that when she was done with the 12-day detox (yes, it's a 12 day detox plan) she felt renewed, had more energy and had even lost 6lbs!..

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Prepping For Hydration

Prepping For Hydration

Prep your lemons for hydration and salad dressing

But my favorite hydration beverage by far is also one that is commonly used as a means to detox and even "supposedly" helps break down the fat in stubborn cell walls where fat had been lodging for so long. All that sounds great I thought...but what about the science to back these claims? None! Truth be told, I like the taste, simple as that. I now prepare a quart of the drink each morning as a way to encourage myself to drink more water. Since water is not exciting enough for my palette, what a great way to add flavour (and maybe some healthy side effects)!!

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Weekend Food Prep

Weekend Food Prep

Weekend meal prep

So I saved half the veggies for next weekend (zip-locked them in a freezer bag and put them away in the freezer), and did the same with the celery root in hopes to make a warm and hearty soup next weekend. Six and half hours later, I have to look at the bright side: no shopping, washing, chopping or guessing of any veggies next week (yessss!).  

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Simple Ingredients

Simple Ingredients

 Unless you have particular allergies to a specific food, fruits and vegetables consumed in their natural form (unprocessed) is the way to go for great health. Having the basics at hand, will always make it a cinch to put together something appetizing (and filling!). All depends on your personal taste of course, but I always have some tomatoes, lemons, cucumbers, olives, fresh herbs, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and sundried tomatoes in my fridge. With these basic ingredients I can have a very simple meal (antipasto style), or use some (or all) to whip up a meal that is not only packed with nutrition, but that floods your senses with aroma and flavor. Looove it!

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