Food whipping is a fabulous method of getting more out of your Food Calorie Buck. Whipping food adds volume which achieves the following:
a) the food appears to be more than what is really there
b) the food also contains far less calories than the non-whipped food per serving
Fun Diet Beverage: 1 coconut cut in half with as much of the coconut removed as possible (be careful!), and your favorite no calorie beverage (light cranberry drink works well) to the empty shell. Sprinkle with a bit of fresh grated coconut if desired. Seal remaining coconut meat to use at a later date.
Reducing Calories the Lite Weigh - If you can't go totally light with diet-friendly products, and you don't want to eat the full blown goody, try those in the middle. Example: Rather than fat free OR regular, try '1/2 the fat' or 'light' versions.
Scrambled Egg Tip for Dieters - Spruce up your scrambled eggs by adding a bit of dried parsley and cracked pepper before pouring them into the pan. Also experiment with different flavored oils. Although butter flavored cooking spray is your best Diet Bet, a bit of rosemary seasoned olive oil will add a unique goodness to your diet.
Sugar is found is many of our kids' favorite foods. Just think about it: pies, cakes, ice cream, cookies, chocolate, candy, cereal, soft drinks! Sugar is also an ingredient in these 'kid-favorite' foods: cured meats, baked beans, salad dressing, peanut butter, ketchup, flavored yogurt, spaghetti sauces, soups, bread.
Although sugar isn't an inherently unhealthy thing, over-consumption of sugar can be.
A regular 12-ounce soft drink contains 9-12 teaspoons of sugar.
One-quarter cup of maple syrup has about 7 teaspoons of sugar.
A package of Hostess Twinkies contains about 6 teaspoons of sugar.
A 10-ounce McDonald's chocolate shake has almost 10 teaspoons of sugar.
One cup of Dannon's Lowfat Raspberry Yogurt contains almost 11 teaspoons of sugar!