Celebrate World Chocolate Day With Recipes Under 100 Calories

Who doesn’t like chocolate, but this divine thing comes loaded with a lot of calories. Is this your reason to avoid it so far? Now, what if you can savor this indulgent and decadence chocolate without gaining many calories and spoiling your weight loss goals. Unbelievable? No, it’s true. With our delicious chocolate recipes in less than 100 calories, we are giving you another reason to feel good about losing weight.

Do you know eating chocolates can help you with weight loss? A small amount of chocolate every day can help you in dealing with your hunger pangs and increases your nutritional value as well. It contains flavanols which lower the blood sugar and decreases the body fat. It helps in alleviating stress by uplifting mood. Stress is among the major causes of weight gain as you binge on certain foods to control your stress levels. Dark chocolates are known for controlling appetite, one 3.5-ounce bar of 70% dark chocolate contains around 16% of your daily recommended fiber intake. Choosing chocolate over candies with empty calories is an astute decision for people looking for weight loss.

Now our delectable chocolate recipes in less than 100 calories will let you devour chocolate dishes without any guilt.

1. Chocolate-covered brownie bites

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with bite-sized brownie dipped into melted chocolate to feel good.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutritional Value: 38 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 13 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 2 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 7 mg sodium; 21 mg potassium.

Ingredients:

  • Brownies, 18-inch square pan chilled, cut into 1-inch squares
  • Chocolate Chips, semisweet or bittersweet, melted

Directions:
Take a brownie square and dip the half of it in the melted square and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper to refrigerate until the chocolate is set for about 30 minutes. (Reheat the chocolate to keep it melted)

2.Chocolate Nut Bark

Chocolates and nuts make a heavenly combination that will leave you enchanted with happiness.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutritional Value: 74 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 1 mg sodium; 67 mg potassium.

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Chips, semisweet, bittersweet or milk, 2cups
  • Assorted Nuts such as hazelnuts, almonds and cashew, 1½ cups

Directions:
Take a bowl, add melted chocolate and nuts. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and ensure no wrinkle to make horizontal bars, scrape the mixture on the foil and spread it to form a rectangle of 12-by-19 inches. Garnish it with finely chopped and refrigerate until set for about 20 minutes.
Transfer hardened bark with foil to a cutting board, using a sharp knife cut it into 1½ inch pieces. Your chocolate nut bar is ready.

3.Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

The sweet and salty combination is drool-worthy and rich in nutrients as well.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Nutritional value: 64 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 6 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 8 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 11 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 53 mg sodium; 65 mg potassium.

Ingredients:

Peanut Butter, crunchy, ½ cup
Milk chocolate chips, melted, ½ cup
Pretzels, salted, finely chopped, ¼ cup

Directions:

Take a small bowl, combine peanut butter and pretzels and mix well. Freeze it until firm for about 15 minutes. Make 20 balls from the solid mixture (take about one teaspoon each). Place them on the baking sheet with parchment and wax paper and freeze until hard until one hour. Roll the frozen ball in melted chocolate and ensure the extra chocolate drip in the bowl. Freeze the chocolate to set for about 30 minutes.
Your delicious and mouth-watering truffles are ready to relish!

4. Strawberry Nutella S’mores

We are giving a healthy twist to classic s’mores by adding chocolate-hazelnut spread with lemon thins instead of graham crackers making it more delicious and divine.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Value: 76 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 7 g added sugars; 2 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 16 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 21 mg sodium; 22 mg potassium

Ingredients:

  • Marshmallow, 1
  • Lemon thins, 2
  • Strawberry slices, 2
  • Chocolate-hazelnut spread, ½ teaspoon

Directions:

Toast marshmallow over the fire and spread chocolate spread on lemon thins, top it with marshmallow, strawberry and another slice of lemon thin.
Enjoy the healthy twist!

For the first three recipes, we ‘ve got a tip for you

Tip to melt chocolate: Microwave chocolate on medium setting for 1 minute and stir in between every 20 seconds, until melted. You can also use a double boiler over hot water to melt chocolate.

You can prepare the first three of them and store it in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Now you don’t have to stay away from your god’s nectar, savor your taste buds with low-calorie recipes to maintain your weight loss efforts.

Recipe Credits: Eating Well

Also read: #WeightLossRecipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 Low-Fat Clean Eats For 4th Of July

We celebrate Independence Day with all our family and friends, and it’s about good food, fun, and fireworks for us. The get-togethers and picnics offer a not-so-healthy menu that can spoil one’s weight loss goals. These barbecue parties serve food with the high calorific value which can lead to weight gain after the celebrations are over.

But don’t you worry, we are here with our quick and healthy recipes to help you in shedding those extra pounds and maintain weight loss goals. Binge on the healthy bites and make the most of Independence Day celebrations.

A famous quote from La Rochefoucald says:

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”    

Here, we are sharing with you a list of four delectable recipes to celebrate and relish.

1: Red, White, and Blueberry Fruit Skewers

Feel the freshness of fruits and maintain weight loss goals with fruit skewers.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Nutritional Value: 53 calories, 0.1g fat, 13.5g carbs, 0.7g protein per skewer.

Ingredients:

  • Bananas, three large and cut into pieces
  • Strawberries,13 large, hulled and cut in half
  • Blueberries, about 1/2 cup
  • Wooden skewers, 9

Directions:

Take one skewer, string one-half strawberry followed by banana piece and repeat it. Fill the remaining space with blueberries. Make five skewers in this pattern.

First, string the half strawberry followed by banana piece till the skewer gets filled, make four skewers of the same pattern.

Place the skewers in the order shown on a platter like the American flag. Serve immediately.

Note: Save banana from browning by dipping it into the mix of 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice before skewing it.

2: Red, White and Blue Salsa

Enjoy the crunchiness and savory of sweet berries and jicama with this quick and simple salad. Complete your party with a nutritious salsa.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Nutritional Value: 51 calories per serving, Total fat 0.3g, Sugar 6g.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh blueberries, 1 cup
  • Strawberries, diced, 1 cup
  • Jicama, diced, 1 cup
  • Cilantro, chopped, 1/3 bowl
  • Red onion, chopped, 1/4 cup
  • Jalapeno pepper, chopped, seeded, 2 tablespoons
  • Lime juice, 1 large
  • Salt to taste
  • Tortilla chips

Directions:

Take a bowl to add blueberries, strawberries, jicama, cilantro and rest of the ingredients. Add salt as per taste and serve salsa with tortilla chips at room temperature. You can also go with grilled fish or chicken to add more to salsa. Eat fresh.

3. Mini Berry Cream Pies

Try this quick and healthy dessert to maintain your body. This recipe plays best for potluck parties or get-togethers. Keep them handy in a tray and serve well.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional value: 33 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 0 g fiber, 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein.

Ingredients:

  • Whipped cream, 1/4 cup
  • Sugar, 2 teaspoons
  • Nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt, 1/4 cup
  • Mini phyllo cups,15, frozen
  • Blueberries,15, fresh
  • Raspberries,15, fresh

Directions:

Take a small bowl and beat cream until it gets into soft form. Add sugar and beat until stiff. Add more yogurt and divide it among phyllo cups. Place the cups in a tray and top them with one blueberry and one raspberry each. Refrigerate up to 4 hours.

4: Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisps

Who doesn’t love pizza? Rock the party with our healthy take on pizza.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutritional Value: Calories 138 kcal, total fat 7g, saturated fat 3g, Cholesterol 14mg.

Ingredients:

  • Olive oil, 1/4 cup
  • Basil chopped, 16 leaves, divided into two parts
  • brie sliced, 8-12 ounces
  • Strawberries, chopped, 1 (1/2)  cups
  • Blackberries, 3/4 cup
  • Pepper, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Balsamic Honey Glaze
  • Balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup
  • Honey, 3 tablespoons

Directions:

Make the dough at least 2 hours before the final recipe. Prepare the honey balsamic gaze by adding balsamic vinegar and honey to the saucepan and cooking it till half at slow flame. It will take 10-15 minutes.

Preheat the grill and place pizzas, don’t place it more than 2 minutes. Bubbles on the dough signify the right way to grill, use tongs to remove pizza and repeat it with remaining pizza rounds.

When all the pizzas are ready, turn the heat on the grill down to medium. Top the grilled side of pizza slices with brie, leave a ½ inch border so that brie doesn’t melt over the rack. Add blackberries and chopped strawberries and grill them again for 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish it with fresh basil and drizzle on the honey balsamic glaze. Place the berries in the pattern shown in the picture to give it a flag look.

Get ready for the 4th of July, you all with scrumptious American recipes that are healthy and low-cal. Share your clean eats with your folks without any guilt and maintain weight loss.

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Memorial Day Healthy Recipes

Refreshing Recipes For Memorial Day

Memorial Day is around the corner, and whether you are hosting a pool party or going for a potluck to celebrate the extended weekend, we have some healthy and weight-loss recipes to add more fun and taste to your Memorial Day party.

With extended weekend and party mood, you often binge on dishes with a lot of calories. Don’t let this party mood take a toll on your weight loss goals by increasing your calorie intake. We hope everyone has a happy, healthy, balanced Memorial Day Weekend. We are here with four fantastic recipes to help you lose weight making you look flawless for the party. Check them out here:

 

Watermelon Pizza

Refresh yourself with this healthy dose of berries and mint on watermelon crust, ditch the classic crust to stay healthy and maintain weight loss on this weekend party mood.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes.

Calorie per serving: 64 calories.

Ingredients:

    • Low-fat Plain Yogurt,1/2 cup
    • Vanilla extract,1/4 Tsp
    • Honey, one tsp
    • Mint leaves, torn, two Tsp
    • Watermelon, cut from the center of the melon, two large slices
    • Strawberries, 2/3rd cup
    • Blackberries, 1/2 a cup

Directions:

Add yogurt, honey, and vanilla in a small bowl and mix it well.

Take a watermelon slice and spread the yogurt mix well and decorate it well with blackberries, strawberries, and mint. Cut each slice into eight wedges and enjoy.

Country Potato Salad

Potato is nature’s greatest snacks, enjoy a crunchy potato salad with smoked ham this party season and relish a healthy party snack which helps in kicking it off. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Ready In: 1 hour

Calorie per serving: 137 calories per cup

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes, small sized, 2 pcs, preferably heirloom
  • Buttermilk, non-fat, 3/4th of a cup
  • Fresh parsley, 1/4th of a cup
  • Celery, chopped, 1 cup
  • Fresh chives, mint, 2 tbsp each]
  • Lemon juice,1 tbsp
  • Salt, 1/2 tsp
  • Peanut or canola oil, 1tbsp
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Smoked ham sliced into strips, 2 ounces
  • Eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and coarsely chopped

Directions:

  • Take a saucepan, place potatoes and fill it with water and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until tender. It will generally take 12 to 20 minutes depending on the size. Drain the water and let it cool to peel off the skin.
  • Check the taste of the skin, if it is bitter then peel off the potatoes otherwise leave them as it is. Cut the potatoes in small size into a large salad bowl.
  • Add celery, ham, parsley, chives, mint into the potatoes and give it a nice toss. Add buttermilk, lemon juice, salt, pepper, oil and more. Add chopped egg to give it a final touch. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins

Taste the lip-smacking dessert this weekend with family and friends over Memorial Day. You’ll never feel the guilt of eating blueberry muffins with this gluten-free, clean, lower in carbs and soft almond flour muffins.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ready In: 30 minutes

Calorie per serving: 240g

Ingredients:

  • Almond Flour, 2 cups
  • 2 Cups Almond Flour
  • Eggs, Egg whites two each, use baking soda (1 tsp) and applesauce(1/4tsp) to make it vegan.
  • Agave (Maple Syrup or Stevia), 1/4th of a Cup
  • Baking Soda, 1/2 Tsp
  • Apple Cider Vinegar,1 Tbsp
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 Tsp
  • Coconut Oil, 2 Tbsp
  • Blueberries,1 cup

Directions:

  • Initially Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  • Blend all ingredients smooth using processor excluding blueberries.
  • Mix fold the blueberries.
  • Grease the tray with non-stick cooking spray and even scoop batter into muffin tin.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Place on the cooking rack and serve it warm.

Bacon Brussels Sprout Skewers

Weekend with family often demands something healthy and meaty. So here we go with this plump and juicy bacon in the form of bacon brussels sprout skewers.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ready In: 25 minutes

Calorie per serving: 75g

Ingredients:

  • Brussels sprouts, 1 lb.
  • Thick-cut bacon, package,1 lb.
  • Flaky Sea Salt, a pinch
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  • Start with preheating oven to 400 degrees F. Inside a large baking pan, place a metal rack.
  • Take the skewers and pierce one end of the strip of bacon, pierce and place a brussels sprout on the top of bacon and follow the steps forming a weave. Repeat same with other brussels sprouts as per the size of skewers.
  • Place the skewers with bacon on baking sheets and roast them for 20 to 25 minutes until charred.
  • Add more taste with a dash of salt and pepper before serving.

Hope these recipes will keep you fit and infuse your summer weekend with sunshine and fresh fruits and veggies to stay healthy, lose weight and stay fit.

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Recipes Credit: Eating Well and Delish

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International Hummus Day

How Healthy Is Hummus For You?

Hummus is a thick, creamy spread made primarily from chickpeas, is widely used to dip with starters and other snacks. It has gained popularity over last few decades due to the numerous health benefits it has to offer. Initially originated in the Middle East, it is now widely eaten across North America and Europe.

It is rightly said “Abs are made in Kitchen,” your body shows what you eat and directly impacts you look.

Hummus is all-time-partner for soft and fluffy pita bread or crispy falafel and makes a lip-smacking dip for chips or other party starters.

There is always a lot of confusion about hummus and its consumption; some people considered it to be fattening. But unlike others, we don’t beat around the bush; our nutritionist has revealed the truth behind hummus and how healthy it is for you.

It is used in ancient time due to its anti-inflammatory properties which helps in preventing chronic diseases. Vegetarians can binge in hummus to replenish the lack of nutrients as it is nutritious and healthy to replenish your daily vitamins and protein need.

The significant component of Hummus is chick-peas as it stays fresh for long five days.

Hummus offers a series of advantages like

  • It provides ample amount of protein
  • Rich source of iron, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins.
  • It boosts immunity to fight illness and Disease
  • Decreases Inflammation
  • Aids digestion and health of intestines
  • Supports Bone Health
  • Improves Energy

Hummus is healthy, but only when it is made in your kitchen, Markets are flooded with numerous hummus varieties, but they all are rich in fat and high on salt. Moreover, a standard size of hummus tub when consumed with a snack which usually happens while partying or watching movies yield 150 calories.

Excluding tahini sauce from hummus preparation can increase its nutritional value and makes it perfect to go with your party snacks.

Next time, whenever you plan to eat hummus and pita bread, always try to fetch few minutes and just prep it in your kitchen to lose weight as chickpeas are known for reducing cholesterol, cancer-causing agents. It boosts metabolism as well.

Prepare a variety of hummus and enjoy the aromatic effect that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

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Nationaltruffleday

#WeightLossRecipe: Avocado Chocolate Truffles Recipe

People across the world loves chocolate truffles as a snack or dessert. Dive into the world of chocolate without gaining calories, taste the delicious chocolate truffles known for their aroma and flavors.

This National Truffles Day, we have reinvented chocolate truffles to be healthy, tasty and non-fattening. We are here with a recipe to tempt your taste buds without gaining a lot of calories. Presenting Avocado Chocolate Truffles, a simple recipe to boost your health and keep you fit.

Also called Fat bombs, these avocado truffles offer a plethora of benefits like store a high amount of healthy fat, protects against cancer, liver damage enhances metabolism and aids weight loss.

Avocados, the powerhouse of nutrients combined with raw and organic chocolates can reduce the guilt of eating chocolate truffles. This recipe uses coconut oil, another healthy ingredient that promotes brain health and functionality, boosts immunity, help weight loss, improve oral health.

How to prepare this lip-smacking chocolate truffle that adds the perfect finish to meals. Take notes!

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serving: Makes 12 truffles

Nutritional value: 

Calories 50 per serving, total carbohydrates 7g, total fat 3g, saturated fat 1g, sugar 5g

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon
  • Organic avocados, ripe, two small pcs
  • Cacao powder, raw, 1 cup plus two tablespoons for dusting
  • Coconut oil, melted, three tablespoons
  • Raw Honey or monk fruits sweetener, 2 tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon sweetener
  • Stevia, optional, 1-2 drops

Directions:

  1. Take a mixing bowl, add avocado pulp, melted coconut oil, honey or stevia and blend until smooth using the hand blender at a medium speed.
  2. Add one cup of cacao powder and combine with the other ingredients to make it a dough like consistency. Freeze it for 10 minutes.
  3. Scoop out the mix using a tablespoon and roll it into balls. You can place it a large plate and dust with the reserved cacao powder.
  4. Refrigerate and serve once chilled.

Chocolate is derived from the plant called cacao, which is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Cacao powder is completely safe and healthy to consume.

Experience the unforgettable combination of Cacao chocolate and avocado in truffles to be served with love.

Recipe Credit: mercola.com

Also read: Avocado Whip

Avocado Whip

#WeightLossRecipe: Avocado Whip

Avocado or stone fruit comes packed with the goodness of health. It takes care of your heart, eye, blood sugar levels, skin, weight and more. Indulge in its creamy texture and delicious taste with the benefits of fiber and potassium. It helps in weight loss by speeding up the metabolism thus almost every recipe with Avocado is healthy and apt for weight loss.

This Avocado Whip looks scrumptious on the party platter. It adds nutritional benefits as well as taste to the party snacks. A recent study has revealed that avocados prohibit the growth of prostate cancer so what are you waiting for, let’s create something new.

Here we are with the recipe of super light and healthy Avocado Whip to bring more excitement to the party.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Serving: Makes 2 cups (serving size: 1/4th cup)

Nutritional value:

Calories per serving 110, Fat per serving 9.7, Saturated fat per serving 1.4g, Monounsaturated fat per serving 5.9g, Polyunsaturated fat per serving 1.5g, Protein per serving 2g, Carbohydrate per serving 6g, Fiber per serving 4g, cholesterol per serving 0.0mg, Iron per serving 0.0mg, Sodium per serving 66mg, Calcium per serving 13mg

Ingredients:

• Avocados, pitted and peeled, two pcs
• Fresh lime juice (2-3 limes), 1/4th cup
• Tahini, one tablespoon
• Onion, Chopped,1/4th cup
• Kosher salt, 1/4th teaspoon
• Fresh pepper, 1/4th teaspoon

Directions:

Mix all ingredients in a blender and grind till smooth for about 30 seconds. Pour it into a serving dish. Add lime juice to the surface, cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate it to taste fresh and intact for 6-7 hours. Add some fresh pepper garnish and serve.
Recipe Credit: Health.com
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baraley with banana & sunflower seeds - weight loss recipe

#WeightLossRecipe: Barley With Banana & Sunflower Seeds

Morning time is most crucial for you, while you are late for office or rush for meetings you always miss a power pact breakfast to keep you energized all day long. Here we have, barley with banana & sunflower seed breakfast bowl to satisfy your hunger pangs.

A quick and versatile, microwavable recipe for perfect mornings.

Barley has some serious health and nutritional benefits that make you relish this recipe more than ever. It is rich in dietary fiber and has a high number of vitamins, minerals such as iron, magnesium, and antioxidants. Barley with banana is a complete package of energy and nutrition which promotes a healthy heart. This recipe also includes vitamin E, healthy fats, good cholesterol levels from sunflower seeds.

Take notes!

Serving: single

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Ready in: 10minutes.

Nutritional Value:

Calories per serving 410, Fat 6g, Saturated fat5g, Monounsaturated fat 2g, Polyunsaturated fat 2.5g, Protein 10g, Carbohydrate 86g, Fiber 14g, Cholesterol 15mg, Resistant starch 7.6g.

Ingredients:

Water, 2/3rd a cup
Pearl barley(Quick-cooking), uncooked, 1/3rd cup
Banana, sliced, one pc.
Sunflower seeds, unsalted salted, one tablespoon
Honey,1teaspoon

Directions:

• Take a small microwave-safe bowl and add 2/3 cup of water with barley for 6 minutes at high temperature.
• Give a gentle stir and let it stand for 2 minutes.
• Add sliced bananas, sunflower seeds and honey.
• It is ready to eat.

Recipe credit: Health.com
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WeightLossRecipe: Chickpea Hummus

#WeightLossRecipe: Chickpea Hummus

Dig into the delightful taste of Middle-Eastern savory called hummus on this National Chip and Dip Day, known for its weight management properties, reduces hunger, balances blood sugar levels. It consists of folate that reduces the risk of cancers and promotes the growth of a healthy bacteria in the body.

Go ahead and consume this healthiest food on daily basis to maintain health and aid weight loss.

Let’s have a look at the recipe:

Serving: 2

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In:  1 hour 10 Minutes

Nutritional Value

A one-cup serving of chickpeas made from dried beans provides 295 calories, 16 grams of protein, 49 grams of carbohydrate, 14 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of fat.

Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas drained and rinsed 15.5 ounce
  • Garlic Cloves, crushed, 2 pcs
  • Salt, ½ a teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Tahini, 3 tablespoons
  • Freshly parsley to garnish

Directions

Keep few chickpeas aside for garnish, rest put all of them into a food processor and add garlic, salt. Blend it to a thick paste, add tahini and lemon juice to maintain the rich texture and blend again until smooth.

Pour it into a shallow bowl and garnish it with chickpeas, let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour to bring out the flavors.

Variations

  • Low-Cal Hummus: Substitute water for the tahini.
  • Roasted Garlic Hummus: Substitute the raw garlic with 1 whole bulb garlic, baked and squeezed out of their skins.
  • Hot ’n’ Spicy Hummus: Add 1 tablespoon of Sriracha or chipotle chile in adobo to the recipe.
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: Add ¼-1/3 cup chopped, jarred roasted red pepper.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus: Add 2 tablespoons minced oil-packed or reconstituted dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Spice It Up Hummus: Add ½ teaspoon each of ground cumin and smoked paprika.

Recipe Credit: Nymetroparents.

Also read: #WeightLossRecipe: Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Banana Bread

Easter Eggs

#WeightLossRecipe: Easter Eggs

Let’s celebrate the rise of Christ, this Easter with delightful egg recipe to keep you egg-cited in this festive season. Easter is more than a beautiful story, it’s the promise of life and eternal glory, celebrate this feeling of love and bring more to your Easter celebrations with lip-smacking and delightful recipes. This recipe is great for diabetics, gluten-free, heart healthy and low in sodium and fat content. Make this Easter more Eggstra with light and healthy Easter Eggs.

Let’s have a look:

Serving size: 1 deviled Egg
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Value Per Serving:

33 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 54mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 111 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 10 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 83 mg sodium; 30 mg potassium

You can reduce the calorie by substituting egg yolk with nonfat cottage cheese to make it healthier.

Ingredients

  • Eggs, hard-boiled, peeled, 12 units
  • Cottage Cheese, non-fat, ½ a cup
  • Mayonnaise, low-fat, ¼ a cup
  • Chives or Scallion greens, fresh, minced, 3 tablespoons
  • Sweet pickle relish, 1 tablespoon
  • Yellow Mustard, 2 teaspoons
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Paprika for garnish

Directions

  • Cut eggs in to halves lengthwise and gently scoop out the yolks. Put 16 halves yolks in a blender with cottage cheese, mayonnaise, chives or scallion greens, relish, mustard, salt and blend them until smooth.
  • Place about 2 teaspoons of yolk mix into each half egg and garnish it with paprika.

Note: To keep it for party, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Boiling Tip: Use a saucepan to boil, place eggs in a single layer and fill pan with water. Keep simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low- simmer for 10 minutes. Pour out hot water and cover the eggs with cold water before peeling.

Recipe Credit: Eating Well.

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Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A fantastic start of the day is waiting for you with a super-healthy snack baked with perfection. A truly delicious recipe to tempt your taste buds with a goodness of oatmeal. Oatmeal is forever, the powerhouse of nutrition and health offers you vitamins and minerals packed in a tasty delight. Feel the goodness in every bite of freshly baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made with whole-wheat flour and oats, walnuts and chocolate chips. It is hearty and healthy for your heart as well.  Keep it as a snack and everyone will enjoy this sweet mouthwatering sweetness.

Let’s have a look at the recipe:

Serving: 45 Pcs

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Ready In: 1 hour

Nutritional Value: Calories 102, Fat 5g, Cholesterol 7mg, Sodium 45mg, Saturated Fat 2g, Protein 2g, Fiber 1g, Carbohydrates 14g

Ingredients:

  • Oats, Rolled, 2 cups
  • Whole-wheat pastry flour, ½ a cup
  • All-purpose flour, ½ a cup
  • Cinnamon, grounded, 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda, ½ teaspoon
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Tahini (sesame seed paste), ½ a cup
  • Butter, unsalted, cold and cut into pieces, 4 tablespoons
  • Sugar, granulated, 2/3 a cup
  • Sugar, brown and light packed, 2/3 a cup
  • Egg, large, 1pc
  • Egg white, 1 egg
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 tablespoon
  • Chocolate chips, semisweet or bittersweet 1 cup
  • Walnuts and nuts, chopped, 1 cup

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the racks on the upper and lower third of oven with 2 baking sheets and parchment paper.

Take a bowl and add oats, whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt and whisk.

In another large bowl, beat tahini and butter with a mixer and blend it well into a thick paste. Add both types of sugar and beat it until it gets perfectly blend into a grainy paste. Beat egg white and an egg and add vanilla into it.

Stir the paste into the first oat mixture with a spoon till it becomes soaked.

Add chocolate chips and walnuts on the top.

Damp your hands and roll 1 tablespoon of batter into a shape of the cookie and place it on a baking sheet and flatten it smoothly to prevent cracks. Make similar cookies with rest of the batter.

Bake cookies till they turn golden brown for about 16 minutes. Switch the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through. Cool the pans for few minutes and then place the cookies on a wire rack for a complete cooldown. Perform these steps in batches.

Note: Whole-wheat pastry flour has less gluten and known for making healthy and tender baked goods and easily available in supermarkets.

Recipe Credit: EverydayHealth

Also read: #WeightLossRecipe: Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

Healthy Smoothies

5-Morning Kick-Starter Smoothies For Working Women

I am looking for something to eat now, couldn’t eat my breakfast before getting out of the house as I was running late for work. This is a common instance that takes place every other day. To be on-time for office and to reach home in the evenings. There is a list of things that we leave behind. Breakfast is one of them. Eating junk or fast food on the go becomes your breakfast or lunch which not only increases your weight but also increases the risk of heart diseases with increasing levels of cholesterol in the body.

Let’s find a way to manage your morning time with a no-brainer and quick breakfast smoothies to offer goodness and health every morning.

Recipe 1: Bring back the stamina and energy

Beetroot Berry Omega Smoothie is packed with health benefits, it reduces blood pressure and improves blood flow, enhances endurance and stamina, detoxify the liver and reduces the chances of heart disease.

Ingredients:

  • Milk (almond, hazelnut or cashew) as per taste, 200ml
  • Beetroot, cooked,40 g
  • Strawberries, frozen, 70 g
  • Blueberries, frozen 70g
  • Protein Powder (pea, soya bean, whey and more)
  • Flax Or chia seeds grounded, ½ tablespoon
  • Omega 3, super powder, 2 teaspoons
  • Coconut water, 40 ml
  • Banana, frozen, half

Method:

Add all ingredients into blender or food processor until smooth, pour in a well-decorated glass of blueberries. Serve chilled.

Recipe 2: Say bye to Bloating

Lemon tea smoothie is a perfect recipe for a bloated belly, often you feel bloated even without eating anything. Ginger and spinach reduces the bloating and boosts the metabolism thus aids weight loss.

Ingredients:

  • Chia seeds, 2 teaspoons
  • Pear, 1
  • Spinach, 1 cup
  • Ice cubes, 3
  • Lemon Tea, brewed and cooled, 1 cup
  • Ginger Grated, ½ teaspoon

Method

Add all ingredients in the jar and blend it until smooth and serve chilled.

Recipe 3:  Healthy gets beautiful

Indulge in the goodness of dragon fruit and the sweetness of beet with Dragon Berry Smoothie to get a perfect blend of nutrition and taste.

Ingredients:

  • Banana
  • Raspberries frozen, 1/2 cup
  • Raw beet, peeled, 1 small
  • Dates, pitted, 2
  • Hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Cashews, soaked overnight, 3 tablespoons
  • Kefir, 2 tablespoons
  • Almond milk, 1¼ cup
  • Bee pollen, 1 tablespoon
  • Dragon fruit, 1 pack

Method:

Place all the ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth, serve chilled.

Recipe 4: Control your craving with this filling smoothie

Get a healthy alternative to your evening cravings or healthy morning breakfast with this Chocolate Mint Cookie Shake.

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate mint isalean shake, 2 scoops
  • Chocolate graham cracker, 1
  • Water, 8 oz
  • Ice, as per choice

Method:

Blend until smooth and serve chilled.

Recipe 5: Inspired by Hawaii, Smoothie to provide you instant energy

Find an incredibly satisfying smoothie recipe to find flavor all the way from Hawaii, try this honey Cream smoothie, a pick-me-up morning starter when you are rushing to work & stay healthy and fit.

Ingredients:

  • Pineapple, peeled, chopped 1 ½ Cups
  • Mint leaves, handful
  • Cilantro, 1 small handful
  • Turmeric, 1-inch knob
  • Ginger, 1-inch knob
  • Coconut milk, ½ cup
  • Chia seeds, 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper, grounded, 1 pinch

Method:

Add pineapple, mint leaves, cilantro, coconut milk to the blender and puree until smoothen.

Add ginger and turmeric and blend again with a dash of seeds and pepper. Pour in a cup and enjoy.

I hope all these recipes will keep you energized for whole day and aids weight loss as well. They are nutritious and tasty beyond words, so this time prepare a smoothie and sip it on the go as a healthy breakfast every morning.

Also read: #WeightLossRecipe: Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

Baked Strawberry Custard Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe: Baked Strawberry Custard

Spring is in the Air, indulge in the sweetness of in-season strawberries with a delicious yet healthy recipe this season. The blossoming splendor of spring will tempt your taste buds with its fresh flavor.

Strawberries are seasonal and are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, nutrients like vitamin c, folates, potassium, manganese and are immunity boosters to health. Moreover, it also aids weight loss due to the presence of various nutrients that stimulate nutrients and reduce appetite. Prepare it for breakfast or serve it with dinner, this is so quick and easy to make like a spring breeze of air.

We have a fantastic healthy recipe to lose weight, Baked Strawberry Custards for this beautiful season, enriched with the benefits of berries and sour cream, it gives you a perfect mix of richness and tang.

Serving: 1 Custard each
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour
Nutritional Value: 251 calories; 15 g fat (8 g sat); 2 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 54 mcg folate; 104 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 13 g added sugars; 498 IU vitamin A; 50 mg vitamin C; 67 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 263 mg sodium; 215 mg potassium

Ingredients: 

  • Strawberries, 4 Cups, Trimmed (Small to medium)
  • Eggs, 3 Large Sized
  • Sour Cream, 1 ½ Cups
  • Sugar, 8 Tablespoons
  • All-purpose Flour, ½ a Cup
  • Unsalted Butter, 4 Tablespoon, Melted
  • Orange Zest, 1 ½ Teaspoons
  • Salt, ¾ Teaspoon

Equipment: Eight 8- to 10-ounce baking dishes
Directions
Set the oven to 400°F to preheat. Place a large baking sheet to keep eight (1-to 2-inch deep) individual baking dishes and coat them with cooking spray.

  • Take a bowl, add strawberries and toss them with 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Add flour, salt, sugar, eggs into another bowl and give it a nice whisk, Add sour cream, butter, orange zest until combined and smoothened.
  • Divide the berries for the dishes, Top it over with the equal portion of custard.
  • Baked until light brown and puffed, takes 20 to 25 minutes. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
  • Serve warm
  • Enjoy this light and healthy recipe

Recipe Credits: Eating Well

Also read: #WeightLossRecipe: Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Banana Bread

Banana Bread Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe: Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Banana Bread

The right morning regime is crucial to stay fit and healthy. Healthy breakfast is all you need to kickstart your day. Pumpkin Banana Bread is a nutritious recipe filled with the goodness of Banana and Pumpkin to boost your energy.

Who doesn’t want a delicious breakfast without eating a lot of calories? Banana bread is the most sought-after option for those with a sweet tooth, but banana bread from the bakery contains a lot of calories, fat, and sugar in it. On the other hand, Homemade Bread is the perfect mix of whole-grains and bananas.

Your hunt for perfect recipe for breakfast is over, try this super-healthy and nutritious recipe of Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Banana Bread to satisfy your taste buds.It replenishes the carbohydrates and nutrients required for mental and physical process, reduces the risk of cancers, lowers the blood pressure and improves metabolism, Get benefitted by bundle of benefits provided by this Yellow Fruit.

Getting a soft, tender and fluffy bread right out of the oven is a feast for eyes. This recipe is a win-win story with health benefits of pumpkin and banana. Take a glance at everything you need to prepare this Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Banana Bread.

Serving: 1 loaf, 12 Slices
Preparation Time: 1 hour 10 Minutes
Nutritional Value: 119 calories, 1.2 g fat, 146 mg sodium, 23.6 g carbs, 1.1 g fiber, 9.1 g sugar, 3.7 g protein

Ingredients:

  • All-Purpose Flour (150Grms), approx. one & half cups
  • Baking Powder, 1 Teaspoon
  • Baking Soda, ½ a Teaspoon
  • Ginger, minced 1 Teaspoon
  • Nutmeg, Grounded ¼ a Teaspoon
  • Sea Salt, ½ a Teaspoon
  • Beaten Eggs, 2 large size
  • Mashed Banana, Medium Sized
  • Pumpkin Puree, ½ a Cup
  • Greek Yogurt, ½ a Cup
  • Maple Syrup, ¼ a Cup
  • Brown Sugar, ¼ a cup
  • Vanilla extract, 1 Teaspoon
  • Choco-chips/ Raisins/Nuts as per your taste.

Directions:

  • Set the oven to 350ºF (176ºC) to pre-heat, take a bread pan and grease it with oil.
  • Take a bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt, and combine them together and keep it aside.
  • Add beaten eggs in another mixing bowl and add mashed bananas, pumpkin, yogurt, syrups, sugar and give it a nice whisk.
  • Mix both the bowl’s ingredients (wet and dry) and stir gently, garnish the add-ins if you wish to add more crunch to it.
  • Place the batter to the loaf pan and gently tap it to remove air bubbles and bake it for 60 minutes, check by inserting a toothpick into the center and if it comes out clean then the loaf is ready.
  • You can also cover it with the sheet to prevent it from getting brown.
  • Remove it from oven and Let it cool for about 10 minutes and cut it into slices later.
  • Relish it with various spreads.

Recipe Credit: Running with Spoons

Also read: #WeightLossRecipe: Orange Almond Salad

Orange Almond Salad Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe: Orange Almond Salad

An exceptional blend of flavors that leaves you full and happy. The garishness of the oranges and the crunchiness from the almond complement each other perfectly.

Serving – Makes 4 portions
Preparation Time – 12 minutes

Requirements
Chopped greens-3 cups
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
½ cup celery, sliced thin
Green onion, finely chopped-2 tbsp.
Cider vinegar -¼ cup
Artificial sweetener-¼ cup
Toasted almond, cut into slivers-¼ cup
Vegetable oil- 2 tsp.

Combine greens, orange, celery and onions in a bowl and keep apart. In a separate bowl combine cider vinegar, artificial sweetener and oil and whisk briskly. Drizzle the mixture over the greens and orange coat evenly. Sprinkle almonds on top and serve.

Nutrition (per serving) – 175 calories, 28.5 g carbs, 22.4 g sugars, 5.4 g fat, 0.6 g saturates, 2.9 g protein, 29 mg sodium, 4.5 g fiber, 0 trans fat

Recipe credit: All Vegan Recipes

Read also: #WeightLossRecipe: Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

Almond Milk Hot Chocolate Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe: Almond Milk Hot Chocolate

With just 4 ingredients, this quick dairy-free hot cocoa is the healthy way to get your chocolate fix. A pinch of instant coffee deepens the cocoa flavor, while almond milk makes it creamy. It only tastes decadent!

Recipe type: Drinks
Prep time: 2 min
Serves: 1 cup

INGREDIENTS
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
3-4 packets Truvia, or other sweetener to taste
pinch of instant coffee (optional)
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

DIRECTIONS

Fork method
In the bottom of your mug, use a fork to whisk together the first 4 ingredients plus 1 Tbsp of the almond milk for 20-30 seconds. It takes a little effort to get the almond milk to incorporate, but you’ll end up with a smooth paste.
Add ¼ of the remaining almond milk and mix again until smooth. (Should look like chocolate syrup.)
Add the rest of the almond milk and stir until smooth, being sure to scrape the sides.
Microwave for 1-1½ minutes. Give it a final stir and enjoy!

Blender method
Whiz all ingredients in a blender, transfer to a mug, and microwave 1-1½ minutes until hot.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 42 Fat: 3g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 16g Sugar: 0 Sodium: 150mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg

Read also: Strawberry Cheesecake

Recipe credit: Veggie Quest

dark chocolate sandwich

#WeightLossRecipe: Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwich

Imagine the softness of bread and aroma of dark chocolate!

Bestowing the sweetness and softness of whole wheat bread and the aromatic wonderfulness of dark chocolate, this Dark Chocolate Sandwich makes a great option for those wanting to keep their calories consumed low.

Ingredients

  • Low-fat Evaporated Milk (1/4 cup)
  • Whole Wheat Bread Slices
  • Dark Chocolate (chopped, 3 ounces)
  • Dark Chocolate Chips (3tbsp)
  • Roasted Hazelnuts (chopped, 2tbsp)
  • Low-fat Butter (molten, 1tbsp)

Recipe

  1. Boil evaporated milk.
  2. Add chocolate, let it be there for a minute.
  3. Beat well, with a fork, until smooth.
  4. Allow it to cool down for a while.
  5. Spread whisked chocolate on one slice. This shall be the inner side of your sandwich.
  6. Press chocolate chips and hazelnuts into the chocolate spread on bread.
  7. Cover it with a plain slice.
  8. Apply butter on the bread, the buttered side should be up.
  9. Place the sandwich on a pan and cook each side until dark brown.
  10. Serve hot.
  11. Enjoy!

Also Read: Frozen Banana Dessert

Weight Loss Recipe: Frozen Banana Parfait

#WeightLossRecipe: Frozen Banana Dessert

Banana is one of the healthiest fruits on earth. It is a rich source of Potassium and Vitamin B6. Many studies highlight that it is a happy food that can make you happy even in an hour of stress. Plus, it doesn’t increase your counts on the weighing scale.

Frozen Banana Dessert supplies a heavy dose of those nutrients along with many other health benefits. The most pleasant thing about this banana dessert is, it is cool and heavenly flavory.

This Frozen Banana Split is a yummy parfait that you can take either in your breakfast or as dessert after dinner. It gets ready in minutes!

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla Greek Yogurt (1 cup)
  • Diced Banana (1pc)
  • Diced Strawberry & Pineapple (1/2 cups)
  • Granola (1/4 cup)
  • Sprinkles and dark chocolate crunches (for garnishing)

Method:

  1. Spread a layer of yogurt in the bottom of the dessert bowl.
  2. Next, put down a layer of diced banana, strawberry, and pineapple.
  3. Add the second layer of yogurt.
  4. Garnish with dark chocolate crunches and other low-sugar sprinkles.
  5. Send it to Instagram.
  6. Enjoy!

Also read: Strawberry Cheesecake

Chicken Cabbage Peanut Wrap

#WeightLossRecipe: Peanut Chicken Cabbage Wrap

Cabbage is one of the healthiest options you can have on your plate. It is a rich source of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6 choline, vitamin B2, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, pantothenic acid, protein and niacin. Cabbage stands as the healthiest and lightest ingredient in this weight loss recipe – Peanut Chicken Cabbage Wrap.

Ingredients:

• Cabbage leaves (cut in half crosswise)
• Boneless chicken breast (cut into small sizes)
• Peanut sauce
• Canola oil
• Rice vinegar
• Salt
• Lime zest
• Asian pear (julienned)
• English cucumber (julienned)
• Cilantro (fine chopped)

Method:

1. Wash cabbage leaves in running water and allow the water to dry out. Now, cut the leaves in half crosswise.
2. Take a non-stick pan, drop in a tablespoon of canola oil. Bring it to medium heat and place chicken pieces
into the pan.
3. Sprinkle salt. Stir occasionally and cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove.
4. Beat peanut sauce, vinegar, and lime zest in a separate bowl.
5. Add the sauce mixture into the pan and stir well.
6. Lay the leaves of cabbage in a serving tray. Place the chicken into the leaves and garnish with cilantro
and juliennes of pear and cucumber.

Credit: EatingWell.Com

Read More: #WeightLossRecipe: Strawberry Lemon Mousse

Yogurt Fruit Ice Cream/Parfait

#WeightLossRecipe: Greek Yogurt Fruit Parfait

Trying to avoid desserts that increase your counts on the weighing scale? But can’t resist your cravings? This parfait, frozen dessert – having multiple layers of nectarines, plums, nuts, low-fat yogurt, puffed rice – is the perfect choice to go with. It provides a healthy dose of slimming fiber and protein, quieting down your dessert cravings!

Greek Yogurt Fruit Parfait – Recipe

Prep Time: 5 Mins
Yield: Makes 1 serving (serving size: about 3 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups sliced mixed plums, peaches, and nectarines
  • 3/4 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts and almonds, toasted and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey

Method:

  1. Arrange the layers of yogurt, fruits, cereal, nuts, flaxseed and syrup in a tall jar.
  2. Repeat
  3. Put in refrigerator for five to 6 hours
  4. Done

Also Read: #WeightLossRecipe – Watermelon Pizza

Recipe - Orange & Cinnamon Poached Pears

WeightLossRecipe – Orange & Cinnamon Poached Pears

A healthy and easy to cook summer delight! Either delight yourself or your guests, you will be like “Wow”. This delicacy sets your mood while taking care of your health and fitness goal. Here’s the recipe –

Cal p/serve: 188 | kj p/serve 788 | fat p/serve 0.2g | carbs p/serve 39.3g | Protein p/serve 1.4g |sugar p/serve 39.2g | sodium p/serve 13g | fat %0% | Energy rdi% 9% |

Tip – you can give up the sugar from the recipe

Ingredients

· 2 big pears
· 1 tbsp. caster sugar
· 2 oranges, juiced and zested
· 1 zested lemon
· 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 2 cups of boiling water
· Greek yogurt

Method

– Boil the water in a saucepan until it reaches the boiling point.
– Add the cinnamon, sugar, orange juice, the orange and lemon rind.
– Peel the pears and leave the steam – put them in the boiling water on the side and let them boil for 20 minutes.
– Before taking them out you can try them with a toothpick.
– Serve with Greek yogurt and syrup

Bon Appetite!

Independence Day: 4 Low-Fat Sweetness for 4th July

Independence Day is here. It also is a long weekend. Some would have their long weekend getaway planned. And some would be staying home enjoying the feel of freedom – freedom from work and pressure.

Another great way to celebrate the day is to give yourself a treat of Independence Day inspired desserts.
Taking care of your health, Slimming Studios has come up with 4 Independence Day dessert recipes that will add up to your celebrations and fill you up with joy. Not to mention, these are low-fat dessert recipes that you can always try to keep your nationalism active and motivated.

1. Peanut Butter-Banana V’ice Cream

Peanut Butter-Banana V’ice Cream

As mentioned by famous cookbook authorJessica Seinfeld, it’s a “no dairy and no egg dessert”. Plus, it doesn’t take much efforts.

Ingredients:

Sliced Banana, Peanut Butter, Grated Nutmeg, Ground Cinnamon, and Kosher Salt

Method:

1. Lay sliced bananas separately in a tray. Make sure they do not touch each other. Freeze them for two to three hours.
2. Take the frozen bananas in food processor. Add peanut butter, nutmeg and cinnamon, and kosher salt. And, blend it up till puree.
3. Take the pureed mixture in a bowl and freeze for another two to three hours.
4. Serve.

2. Flag Cake

Flag Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

Yellow/Chocolate Cake Mix, 2 Cupsful Whipped Cream, 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar, Vanilla Essence, and Fresh Blueberries and Strawberries. You will also need a 3×9 inch baking pan.

Method:

1. Lay the cake mix in baking pan as per the instructions given on packaging. Allow it to cool down. 2. Take cream, vanilla, and sugar in a large bowl and whip until stiff.
3. Ice the cake with this whipped mixture. And frost the cake.
4. Place blueberries on the upper left side. Lay it in a way that there is enough space for icing on the cake.
5. Now place strawberries to form red stripes of the American Flag. Again, make sure there is room for icing.
6. Once the cake is topped with blueberries and strawberries, it’s time to pipe the rows of icing between the rows of berries.
7. Your cake is ready. Freeze it for a couple of hours, and serve.

3. Pina Colada Nice Cream

Pina Colada Nice Cream RecipeIngredients:

Coconut Cream, Coconut Water, Chopped Pineapples, Malibu Rum, and Toasted and Sweetened Coconut.

Method:

1. Chill coconut cream for 5 to 6 hours.
2. Take the cream in a large bowl, beat it to give it cream-like consistency.
3. Blend pineapples, rum and coconut water in a processor.
4. Fold this blended mixture with coconut cream.
5. Garnish with julienned pineapples and toasted coconut.
6. Freeze for five to six hours before serving.

4. Flag Themed Strawberries

US Flag StraberriesIngredients:

Strawberries, White Chocolate, Blue Sprinkles, and Parchment Paper

Method: 

1. Dip strawberries in melted chocolate. Make sure to leave one-third part undipped.
2. Now, dip the upper part of strawberries in blue sprinkles.
3. Set the berries on the parchment paper. Allow it to cool.
4. Serve and enjoy.

So, there you have it. These are 4 healthy, low-fat desserts you can cook by yourself this Independence Day.

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Here’s Slimming Studios wishing you a very Happy 4th of July!

Banana_Avocado Ice Cream Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe – Avocado-Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream

How about a sweet, yummy, healthy, no-dairy ice cream that also has countless health benefits of avocado? Made from fresh avocado, pistachio, and coconut flakes, this frozen dessert not only satisfies your cravings but also crushes your hunger and keeps you contented for hours.

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup pistachios (divided*)
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

Method

  1. Be sure that you’ve frozen two bananas the day before. Cut them in half or quarters putting it in the freezer.
    If your pistachios are still in their shells, take them out and measure ¼ cup. Take a small handful of pistachio. Crush it with something flat and set it aside to be used later. Put all the ingredients except the small handful of crushed pistachios in the blender.
  2. Blend until it’s completely smooth and runny. (This will make it feel like soft serve ice cream) Spoon it in a bowl and add the pistachios on top.

Nutrition: 316 calories, 18.8 g fat, 4.4 g sat fat, 36.6 g carbs, 8.6 g fiber, 16.3 g sugar, 5.7 g protein

Recipe Credit: Divine Healthy Food

You may also try Chocolate Covered Banana Bites. It is also a perfect weight loss recipe.

Curried Egg Salad Sandwich Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe – Curried Egg Salad Sandwich

Eggs make a perfect healthy value addition for dieters. They aren’t just tasty, they’re low in calories as well – to be specific, 80 calories per egg. They are packed with protein that fulfills your cravings.

This egg salad recipe is a healthy treat for your lunchtime. The low-fat Greek yogurt replaces mayo cutting down fat and calories and the curry powder adds aroma and a natural dose of antioxidants.

Curried Egg Salad Sandwich – Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 sandwich

 

Ingredients

  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek-style low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices rye bread, toasted
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 orange

Preparation

  1. Combine eggs, yogurt, bell pepper, curry powder, salt, and pepper, in a small bowl; stir well.
  2. Place spinach on rye bread, top with egg salad, and serve the orange on the side.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving: 410
  • Fat per serving: 14g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 4g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
  • Protein per serving: 22g
  • Carbohydrate per serving: 51g
  • Fiber per serving: 8g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 425mg
  • Sodium per serving: 870mg
  • Resistant starch per serving: 1.8g

Recipe Credit: Health.com

5 Full-of-Health Recipes for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just here. Aren’t you going to make your father feel special on Father’s Day this year? I am sure, you are. One great to give him an extraordinarily special treatment is to cook something for him. It is probably the best way where he too will appreciate your efforts and be proud to have a son or daughter like you.
What should I cook for my father this Father’s Day?

So, if this question is boggling across your mind – here are 5 delicious, healthy, low-fat, easy-to-cook delights that you can enjoy with your father:

1. Melon Wrapped In Prosciutto

Melon Wrapped In Prosciutto Recipe

Ingredients: Gala Melon, Prosciutto SlicesMethod:

  1. Peel the gala melon and cut semi-circle slices.
  2. Wrap the slices around prosciutto.
  3. Arrange and serve.

2. BBQ Turkey Burgers

BBQ Turkey Burger Recipe

Recipe – BBQ Turkey Burgers


Ingredients: Ground Dark-meat Turkey, Minced Garlic, Paprika, Ground Cumin, Kosher Salt, Freshly Ground Black Pepper, Grilled Onion Slices, Barbecue Sauce, and Toasted Sesame Seed Buns.

Method:

  1. Mix turkey, garlic, cumin, and paprika gently in a spacious bowl.
  2. Make Patties using this mixture.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper over those patties.
  4. Bring the grill to medium heat.
  5. Keep the cakes on the grill for at least 7 minutes, each side.
  6. Arrange the burger, add desired toppings, and serve.

3. Southwestern Black Bean Chili

Spicy Southwestern Black Bean Chili Recipe

Recipe – Spicy Southwestern Black Bean Chili


Ingredients: Olive Oil, Chopped Onion, Seeded and Chopped Jalapeno, Fine Chopped Garlic, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup, Rinsed and Drained Black Beans, Low-fat Sour Cream, Chopped Cilantro, Diced Peeled Avocado

Method:

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan.
  2. Sauté onions and jalapeno over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, cumin and chili powder, stir well and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add soup and black beans, stir, and cover the lid over low heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Throw cilantro.
  6. Serve in soup bowls, garnish with sour cream and avocado springs and chopped cilantro.

4. Sage Corn Muffins

Sage Corn Muffins Recipe

Recipe – Sage Corn Muffins

Ingredients: Old-fashioned rolled oats, Cornmeal, Baking soda, Sea salt, Eggs, Buttermilk, Honey, Safflower oil, Finely chopped baby spinach, Minced sage leaves.

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 ºF.
  2. Blend oats to flour’s consistency.
  3. Take that flour in a large bowl along with cornmeal, baking soda and salt.
  4. Take and mix whisk eggs, buttermilk, honey and oil in a separate bowl gently with spatula.
  5. Add the ingredients of second bowl into the first bowl.
  6. Fold the ingredients together, gently and gradually.
  7. Now, mix spinach and sage too. Pour the mixture in paper liners placed muffin cups (to three-fourth height).
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Allow 5 minutes to cool.
  10. Serve.

5. Banana-Almond Smoothie

Banana-Almond Smoothie Recipe

Recipe – Banana-Almond Smoothie

Ingredients: Ripe Banana, Unsweetened Almond Milk, Almond Butter, Ground Cardamom, Honey, and Ice Cubes.

Method:

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender and blend it until it turns smooth.
  2. Serve chilled.

So, these are some cool kitchen exercises to try on this Father’s Day. I know, a couple of them are time consuming, but trust me, they are so wonderful your father will love your efforts.

Hope you enjoy Father’s Day. Here’s Slimming Studios wishing you a Happy Father’s Day!
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Give Your Dad A Gift Of Health This Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner. It falls coming Sunday on June 18, 2017. It is a day to honor the fathers and celebrate the spirit of fatherhood. So, what are your plans for this Father’s Day? You must be thinking of buying some gift for him. Right?

How about a gift, which, when unwraps, adds to the health and well-being of your father? Slimming Studios, being a premier health and wellness center, always promotes practices that keep you and loved ones fit and healthy. So, here in this blog, too, we are passing on 10 healthy Father’s Day gift ideas–

1. Juice.

Fruit Juices aren’t just tasty, they are also the purest and most natural source of nutrition.You can give your father this double treat of taste and health this coming Father’s Day.

2. Fruits.

Fruits aren’t less healthy. Packaged fruit juices do contain added sugar and preservatives – that may not be a perfect gift idea in some cases. Therefore, you can go with fruits, preferably the ones your father’s doc has advised him to have or the ones that he likes most.

3. Cookbook for Easy-to-cook Recipes.

Innumerable such books are already there to boggle your mind. To eliminate your bafflement, you can find out a book that covers healthy, easy-to-cook recipes that can be fixed in minutes.

4. Kitchen Equipment. 

Along with cookbook, you can also add a set of kitchen or cooking accessories to entice the cooking convenience for your father.

5. Yoga and Meditation Classes

Yoga and meditation are two ancient techniques hundreds of thousands of people follow on a routine basis worldwide.Both these practices help keep you physically and mentally healthy. You can buy subscription for a nearby yoga or meditation session, or both, for your father.

6. Fitness Wear.

If your father is into a healthy routine, meaning if he goes gyming or running, and often involves in travelling and adventure activities, you can pick a pair of such shoes for him. He will love your idea.

7. Fitness Gear.

Speed calculator, daily steps counter, heartbeat recorder, or blood pressure monitor (digital) could be a great fitness gadget for your father. Teeth-whitening devices also stand a choice.Alternatively, you could buy a pain relief wand that would enable him to calm his paining joints.

8. Dry Fruits.

Rich in vitamins, magnesium and potassium– almonds, raisins, walnuts, cashew nuts, pistachios, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, and other varieties of dry fruits are a super-healthy Father’s Day gift idea.

9. Superman Tee.

Your father is your superhero, isn’t he?So, a Superman T-shirt, with your handwritten or printed message, will assuredly make him feel special on this occasion.

10. Go see him. Spend some time with him.

Fathers are always strong. However, they don’t really disclose their feelings. So, if you will go and see him this Father’s Day, he will surely love it. Nothing will be more special for him than his son or daughter’s visiting him.

If you got another great Father’s Day gift idea, share it in the comment box below.

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Recipe - Weight Loss Dessert – Honey Grapefruit with Banana

#WeightLossRecipe – Honey Grapefruit with Banana

Trying to cut excess body fat? Or are you already on a journey to get slim? With this tangy, tropical fruit salad, you won’t be losing your destination and motivation.

Grapefruit is the main ingredient in this fruit salad, which makes it an effective and pleasant intake. What’s more, Grapefruit is considered one of the best fruits for weight loss due to its resistive impact on insulin.

Perfect for breakfast, and also, as side serves at brunch, this colorful salad is a mouthwatering, nutritive delight that doesn’t supply any kind of fat.

Prep: 5 minutes.
Yield: 3 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

 

Ingredients

  • 1 (24-ounce) jar refrigerated red grapefruit sections (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup sliced banana (about 1)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Preparation

  1. Drain grapefruit sections, reserving 1/4 cup juice.
  2. Combine grapefruit sections, juice, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
  3. Toss gently to coat.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving: 122
  • Fat per serving: 0.4g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
  • Protein per serving: 1.5g
  • Carbohydrate per serving: 31.3g
  • Fiber per serving: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
  • Iron per serving: 0.6mg
  • Sodium per serving: 2mg
  • Calcium per serving: 26mg

Recipe Credit : Health.com

Recipe of Banana & Almond Butter Toast

#WeightLossRecipe – Banana & Almond Butter Toast

This simple yet tasty morning pick-me-up features no fewer than three of the best foods to eat for breakfast. The bananas and whole-grain rye bread are high in resistant starch, to help boost metabolism, while the almond butter adds hunger-curbing protein and healthy monounsaturated fats.

One slice contains just 280 calories, but it’s guaranteed to keep you full until lunchtime.

1 Serve

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 slice rye bread, toasted
  • 1 banana, sliced

Preparation

  1. Spread almond butter on toast.
  2. Top with banana slices.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving: 280
  • Fat per serving: 11g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2.5g
  • Protein per serving: 6g
  • Carbohydrate per serving: 44g
  • Fiber per serving: 5g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
  • Sodium per serving: 260mg
  • Resistant Starch: 5.6g

Recipe Credit: Health.com

Dark Chocolate & Oat Clusters Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe – Dark Chocolate & Oat Clusters

YES, desserts, too, can help burn fat!

These tasty clusters have two appetite-suppressing ingredients; the oatmeal that contains 1.7 grams of resistant starch, and the dark chocolate that is full of healthy fats that help curb cravings. Peanut butter—the glue that holds the clusters together—also provides satiating protein. The result? One satisfying and guilt-free treat.

Dark Chocolate & Oat Clusters – Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving: 160
  • Fat per serving: 8g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.5g
  • Protein per serving: 5g
  • Carbohydrate per serving: 19g
  • Fiber per serving: 3g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
  • Sodium per serving: 40mg
  • Rs per serving: 1.7g

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

Preparation

  1. Heat peanut butter, milk, and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat 3 minutes or until chips melt.
  2. Stir in oats. Remove from heat.
  3. With a spoon, small ice cream scoop, or melon baller, drop 8 ball-shaped portions on a wax paper−lined baking sheet.
  4. Let set in fridge 10 minutes.

Recipe Credit: Health.com

Chocolate-Dipped Banana Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe – Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites

Dessert doesn’t always have to be unhealthy or difficult to prepare!

Here is an easy to make dessert, made from banana and semisweet chocolate, that is rich in resistant starch and healthy carbohydrate that help burn calories. The semisweet chocolate in this dessert contains healthy fats that rev up your metabolism. Chocolate is a rich source of metabolism-boosting MUFAs, and bananas are the richest source of Resistant Starch, making this dessert a weight-loss winner.

Preparing this dessert is easier than making a pie is. You just need two things – a knife and a microwave.

Recipe – Chocolate-Dipped Banana Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 small banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks

Method

  1. Place chocolate chips in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag or small microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate melts.
  3. Dip banana pieces in chocolate.
  4. Let cool.
  5. Enjoy.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories per serving: 190
  • Fat per serving: 7g
  • Saturated fat per serving: 4g
  • Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat per serving: .5g
  • Protein per serving: 2g
  • Carbohydrate per serving: 36g
  • Fiber per serving: 4g
  • Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
  • Sodium per serving: 0mg
  • Rs per serving: 4g

Recipe Credit – Health.com

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This #MothersDay Give Your Mom Something Special Healthy!

A mother spends her entire life in making sure that her family is eating healthy, drinking healthy, sleeping healthy and living healthy. She made that happen on the account of keeping her own health at stake. She woke up early morning to cook delicious food for you; she slept late at night after making sure that everyone is having a sound sleep; she cleaned the house and washed your clothes so that you live in a clean environment.

It’s now time for you to do what your mother really deserves and gift her something special and healthy. You should motivate your mother to make her health and fitness a priority. This Mother’s Day, we bring to you some healthy tips which can help your mother to live healthy, fitter and safer life.

1. Balanced diet –Eating healthy food is very important for mothers. However, it can be a balanced meal which can include a wide variety of green vegetables and fruits that can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancers. You can surprise your mother this Mother’s Day by making a healthy and delicious cuisine for her.

2. Regular walk – You should ask your mother to include walking or jogging in her daily routine. Regular walks and jogging can prove to be a boon for your mother’s heart and prevent her from the risk of cardiovascular problems. It also helps in keeping problems like back pain, diabetes, thigh problems, joint pains under control.

3. Sound Sleep – Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Enough sleep is a key factor of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit heart, weight, mind and more. So, make sure that your mother is taking a sound sleep of around 6-7 hrs every day.

4. Regular Health Check-ups – Regular medical check-ups should be a priority. If she is not taking it seriously, you should insist her for the same. Moreover, you can cheer her up by gifting health card coupons or health package which she can use for her regular health check-ups and treatment of diseases.

Nothing more than the gift of good health can be precious for your mother. So this Mother’s Day, you can skip the flowers and chocolates and give your mother what she really needs – the gift of good health!

Broccoli Feta Omelet Toast Recipe

#WeightLossRecipe – Broccoli & Feta Omelet with Toast

This easy breakfast recipe, which takes just 15 minutes start to finish, packs a one-two punch that will leave you feeling satisfied yet energized.

The broccoli provides filling fiber (and just 30 calories per serving), while the protein-loaded eggs curb appetite and will help stave off those late-morning cravings.

Broccoli & Feta Omelet with Toast – Recipe

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 2 slices rye bread, toasted

Method

  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  3. Add broccoli, and cook 3 minutes.
  4. Combine egg, feta, and dill in a small bowl.
  5. Add egg mixture to pan. Cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Flip omelet and cook 2 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. Serve with toast.

Credit: Health.com

MixFix - Lemon Detox Drink Recipe

MixFix Recipe!

MIXFIX – RECIPE OF THE DAY!

LEMON DETOX DRINK

Mixing few natural ingredients and consuming them every day helps you fixing your body cleansing goals in many ways. New detox and cleansers surface on social media every day. Although they are all different, they share a majority of beneficial factors:

 Dissolves and eliminates toxins and congestion that have formed inside your body

 Cleanses the kidneys and the digestive system

 Purifies the glands and cells throughout the entire body

 Eliminates all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles

 Relieves pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels

 Builds a healthy blood stream

 Keeps skin elasticity

Because detox remedies can get quite costly, here is a simple, effective solution to a detox drink with ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen

LEMON DETOX DRINK RECIPE

 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (raw & unfiltered)

 Juice from 1 lemon

 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

 1-2 tbsp. Honey (raw and local is preferred)

 Water – You can dilute this as strong or as weak as you prefer

 Mix well and drink

Keep checking this blog for new recipes!

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