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10 Delicious Low Calorie Zucchini Recipes

One medium zucchini has just 33 calories, yet is high in potassium, offers a good source of dietary fiber, and provides 58% of the daily value for vitamin C? Impressive, right?! Here are 10 delicious zucchini recipes I think you’ll enjoy - just click each of the recipe titles for the recipe!

1. SHRIMP & ASPARAGUS ZOODLE PASTA <-- CLICK!

It takes just 20 minutes to whip up this quick-and-easy, low-carb garlic shrimp and asparagus zoodle pasta. This weeknight dinner uses only 10…

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Top 10 Healthiest Boxed Cereals

Although home-made oatmeal and porridge are two of the best cereals, I get a lot of questions about the healthiest boxed cereals. So here's a top 10 list...

1. Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Cereal
You've probably heard of Ezekiel 4:9 spouted breads, and this is just like that in a sweet, almond cereal form. There's 8g of protein in a serving, so you'll be full till lunchtime.

Per 1/2 cup: 200cal, <1g sugar, 6g fiber, 8g protein, 190mg sodium


2. Kashi Overnight…

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40 Easy Ways to Sneak Veggies in Your Meals

I hope you find these 40 ways of getting more veggies your diet helpful!

BREAKFAST

  1. Frittata it. We love starting the weekend with an egg-heavy brunch. Mix eggs with veggies for a healthy and hearty breakfast. Bonus points for making enough to munch on all week!
  2. Add minced broccoli to scrambled eggs. This veggie addition doesn't change the texture of eggs and fits in an entire serving of veggies (at least).
  3. Mix cauliflower into scrambled eggs. Steam and purée or finely grate…

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Top 10 Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure

1. White beans
One cup of white beans provides 13% of the calcium, 30% of the magnesium, and 24% of the potassium you need every day.

2. Tilapia
Four ounces of tilapia provides 8% of the magnesium and 8% of the potassium you need every day.

3. Kiwi
One kiwifruit provides 2% of the calcium, 7% of the magnesium, and 9% of the potassium you need every day.

4. Peaches and nectarines
One medium peach or nectarine provides 1% of the calcium, 3% of the magnesium, and 8% of the potassium…

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10 Healthy & Delicious BBQ Recipes

Since so many of you are grilling this Summer, here are 10 delicious BBQ recipes that are jam-packed with nutrients, yet low in calories. I hope you enjoy and find these helpful!

1. APRICOT-GLAZED GRILLED CHICKEN <== Click!
Apricot-glazed grilled chicken thighs are a great try for your next backyard barbecue session. These juicy marinated chicken thighs are worth getting your fingers sticky for! We recommend serving them with a big helping of greens or roasted veggies on the side. Recipe…

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9 Delicious Dips Less Than 200 Calories

I wanted to share 9 healthy dips that are all under 200 calories and perfect with veggies and/or grilled chicken or shrimp. I hope you find these helpful and delicious! 

1. GOLDEN TURMERIC HUMMUS <== CLICK!
Golden hued from turmeric, this easy-to-make 8-ingredient dip is also vegan and gluten free. Enjoy this riff on hummus with crackers and veggies or as a spread on wraps and sandwiches. Recipe makes 10 servings.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 84; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g;…

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Healthy Choices at Your Next BBQ

There’s nothing more fun than a summer barbecue. Just the thought of the food, fun and summer vibes can instantly make you happy… and hungry. While all these things are good reasons to get together, the food table might leave you stumped as you look for healthy options.

Fortunately, though, most barbecue spreads offer hidden healthy gems if you know what to look for. Here are the best choices (and the rationale why) — plus some recipe inspiration to help you decide what dish or drink to…

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20 Lower Calorie Cocktail Recipes

If you enjoy a cocktail to two, but don’t want to pack on the pounds this Summer, I’ve got 10 tips for you below that will help cut down on the calories. I’ve also included 20 lower-calorie cocktail recipes further below that I think you’ll enjoy. I hope you find this helpful!

10 Tips for Cutting Down the Cocktail Calories 

Alcoholic drinks can be a sneaky source of calories, sugar, and even salt—but not when you play bartender. Here are 10 tips for cutting down the calories while still…

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15 Foods That Are Good For Your Heart

You can improve the health of your heart and reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by eating certain foods every day. Here are the top 15 foods for your heart, to help you maximize this week’s challenge:

  1. Eat fish high in omega-3s, such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring and trout.
  2. A handful of nuts such as almonds or walnuts will satisfy your hunger and help your heart.
  3. Berries are chock full of heart-healthy phytonutrients and soluble fiber. Try blueberries,…

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9 Delicious Pasta Alternative Recipes

What do mac and cheese, pizza and pasta all have in common? If you answered, “Umm, they’re delicious,” you’d be right. But they’re also heavy in (the wrong kind of) carbs and can leave you feeling tired and annoyed. We’ve gathered some of the most notorious processed carb foods and found 9 delicious, low-carb alternatives to satisfy any craving. Just click the 9 recipe titles below for the recipes...

1. Delicious Zucchini Lasagna 
You won’t miss the noodles in this meaty, cheesy lasagna…

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