Savory Salads that Satisfy

By Cristina Pessegueiro, Skinny Gene Nutritionist Whoever said filling up on fruits and vegetables has to be dull and tedious obviously never had any fun with their salads.   Salads can be enjoyable, unfussy, and anything but basic. If you know how to build them, they can be hearty and as the summer months approach, a refreshing […]

12 Ways to Stay Healthy Over the Holidays

By Emily Barr, MS,RD,CNSC The month of December, right on cue, is flying by!  The parties have begun and will continue all month long, and of course,  into the New Year!  You may have the same old thought recirculating through your mind this holiday season, how are you going to enjoy the season without upsetting your […]

Healthy Sugar Substitutes in Baking

By Rennie Aranda – Skinny Gene Nutritionist Healthy sugar substitutes may not necessarily be lower in calories, but most are sweeter, which means less can be used to satisfy those sweet cravings. This means that less can be used while still adding enough sweetness to your favorite treats without the extra calories. Replacing sugar in […]

Spooktacular Halloween Recipes

Looking for some last minute spooktacular, healthy  Halloween recipes that are sure to surprise your family and friends? Halloween is a great time to showcase our creativity, but after coming up with costumes and decorations, it can be a little overwhelming (or exhausting) to come up with new  tricks and treats for our little ghouls and goblins, […]

Recipe Makeovers – Lasagna

   By Amy K. West, Skinny Gene Dietetic Intern from the WIC Program One of my favorite family recipes is lasagna, and there’s many ways to modify a standard lasagna recipe to cut the fat and increase the nutritional value.  I’m not one to closely follow a recipe, but standard ingredients include:   12 lasagna noodles, uncooked 2 tablespoons olive […]

Sneaky Food Swaps to Cut 875 Calories

There are plenty of tasty ways to substitute healthier ingredients for higher-calorie foods without feeling like you’re making a big sacrifice taste-wise. Here are some of favorite swaps.
Try them all and you can save 875 calories!

8 Foods for a Healthy Heart

We are giving you a list of 8 Heart Healthy foods that will not only help your heart, but they also have other properties that work in fascinating ways that may even lower your blood pressure and cholesterol; therefore, lowering your risk of heart disease.

Boost Your Metabolism- Garlic

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM. This is the 10th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs. You must eat the right foods, in […]

Boost Your Metabolism- Cinnamon

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM. This is the 9th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs. You must eat the right foods, in […]

Summertime Recipes: Frosty Tropical Pops

 http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/frosty-tropical-pops-113465.aspx total time:  4 hr 10 min prep time:  10 min servings:  6 servings What You Need 4 cups strawberries 1 tsp.  KOOL-AID Sugar Free Tropical Punch Flavor Low Calorie Soft Drink Make It BLEND ingredients in blender until smooth; pour into 6 paper or plastic cups. Freeze 1 hour. INSERT wooden pop stick into […]

Summertime Recipes: Grilled Rosemary-Salmon Skewers

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/grilled_rosemary_salmon_skewers.html From EatingWell:  August/September 2006, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008) If you can find (or grow) them, use sturdy rosemary branches, stripped of leaves, as skewers for these Italian salmon kebabs; they’ll add a subtle, smoky flavor that hints of pine. Oil your grill well to prevent sticking, don’t move the kebabs around […]

Summertime Recipes:Romaine Salad with Orange, Feta & Beans

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/romaine_salad_with_orange_feta_beans.html From EatingWell:  March/April 2007, The EatingWell Diet (2007)   Adding canned beans is a quick, convenient way to make a salad into a meal – they boost the protein to make the salad more satisfying. We call for kidney beans, but other canned beans like cannellinis or black beans would also work nicely. 2 […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Yogurt

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM. This is the 8th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs. You must eat the right foods, in […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Tomato

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 7th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Sweet Potato

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 5th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Flax

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 4th post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Salt! Salt! Where’s the salt?

Jimmy Buffet wrote a popular summertime favorite titled Margaritaville, the best part of the song is when everyone cheers “Salt! Salt! Where’s the salt?” about the missing salt on the rim of a cold margarita.  But what Jimmy Buffet may not have known, is how much sodium is on just one margarita rim.  To put […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Blueberries

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 3rd post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here! BOOST YOUR METABOLISM  The secret to boosting your metabolism is FEEDING your body what it needs.   You must eat the right foods, in the right […]

Boost Your Metabolism Series- Cocoa

We are providing a 10-part series on our TOP 10 FOODS TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM.  This is the 1st post. To learn more about the Boost Your Metabolism series, please click here!   BOOST YOUR METABOLISM   The secret to boosting your metabolism is  FEEDING your body what it needs. You must eat the right […]

Eggs-traordinary Easter Brunch Ideas

Easter brunch is approaching quickly; do you have your menu planned?  Brunch usually involves some sort of egg dish.  Here are some made-over lower fat, cholesterol, and calorie recipes to try.  When cooking with eggs, try to reduce the amount of yolk used or try using egg substitute to lower the fat and cholesterol.   Eggs […]