The Benefits and Differences of Macro and Calorie Counting

Some ways to control your weight is to count the intake of calories you are consuming on a day to day basis. There are different ways to count your intake, two of which that are often used are macro and calorie counting. Choosing which one depends on your lifestyle choices. Here are the difference and benefits of each method. Counting Calories: This method of counting … Continue reading The Benefits and Differences of Macro and Calorie Counting

New Year, New Lifestyle

About 40 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and losing weight/dieting ranks as number one. According to U.S. News, roughly 80 percent of people fail by the second week of February. Why is that? Maybe it is too much pressure to start at the beginning of the year, maybe there isn’t enough willpower invested or maybe the perspective is misguided. Instead of dieting as … Continue reading New Year, New Lifestyle

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Recipe of the Month: Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa or rice, thoroughly rinsed and drained 2 cups reduced sodium vegetable stock (or sub water—slightly less flavorful) 5 large red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, halved, seeds and membranes removed 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 20 ounces spinach, fresh or frozen (If using frozen, thaw and thoroughly press dry.) 3 cloves minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading Recipe of the Month: Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

5 Minute Sugar Free Very Berry Ice Cream

Prep Time:  5 minutes Total Time: 2 hours Serves: 6 Ingredients 4 cups frozen mixed berries 1 cup coconut milk (or your favorite milk) 1/2 tablespoon powdered stevia (or more to taste) Directions Combine frozen berries, milk, and stevia in the bowl of your food processor. Process until smooth. Taste the mixture and adjust sweetener to your taste if needed. You can eat this ice … Continue reading 5 Minute Sugar Free Very Berry Ice Cream

Cajun Shrimp Quinoa Casserole

Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients ¾ pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped ½ cup chopped sweet onion 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 tablespoon tomato paste 3 tablespoon olive oil 2½ teaspoon cajun seasoning Salt and pepper to taste 2½ cups cooked quinoa 1 cup shredded fontina cheese … Continue reading Cajun Shrimp Quinoa Casserole