August 27, 2014

Quick Tip: Pump Up the Potassium

People whose diets are rich in potassium may be less prone to high blood pressure. Besides reducing sodium and taking other heart-healthy steps, eat potassium-packed picks such as bananas, cantaloupe, and oranges.

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August 27, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Low Sugar Barbecued Beans

All week I’m posting recipes you can use to make a wonderfully delicious, healthy Labor Day weekend meal. Check back daily for a new dish to add to your menu!

Canned beans form the base of these easy to make stove top barbecued beans. I add a little sweetness with Equal and the mustard and spices give the beans a deep savory flavor.

If you have the grill already going, throw this pot of beans on indirect heat to keep them warm, let them marinate, and pick up the smokiness from the grill.

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Photo courtesy Flickr user Jules

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August 26, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Spicy Thai Slaw

All week I’m posting recipes you can use to make a wonderfully delicious, healthy Labor Day weekend meal. Check back daily for a new dish to add to your menu!

A crowd-pleasing twist on traditional cole slaw that can be made ahead of time. Make it easy by using bags of shredded cabbage and carrots. Top with chopped, dry roasted peanuts to add a “touch of Thai” to this slaw dish.

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August 26, 2014

Video: Healthy Labor Day Tips & Recipes with Robyn Flipse

Make the most of the up-coming Labor Day weekend, which is sadly considered the unofficial end of summer. Grilling is still a great option this time of year and there are plenty of yummy fruits and veggies available for delicious, healthy dishes, like zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, corn, blueberries, and melon, to name just a few.

I sat down with nutrition expert Robyn Flipse from The Everyday RD to get her tips and tricks for healthy eating this Labor Day weekend along with some fun ideas to keep the whole family active! After watching the video, check below for links to some low-cal versions of your traditional Labor Day weekend foods!

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August 25, 2014

Skinny Recipe: Easy Watermelon Summer Slushies

All week I’m posting recipes you can use to make a wonderfully delicious, healthy Labor Day weekend meal. Check back daily for a new dish to add to your menu!

I’m starting off The Skinny on Low Cal Labor Day recipe series with a refreshing summer drink that will surely please kids and adults alike. Since each servings is only 30 calories, feel free to add an ounce or so of bourbon or vodka per glass for an adults-only version!

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