Quick & Easy

Sundae best

Sundae best: add quick toppings to ice cream for deliciously easy desserts - Food: Summer EntertainingIce cream means instant dessert. It waits in the freezer, always on call, ready to appear au naturel or dressed up for a celebration.

Date food

Date food: trick her into thinking you're a gourmet cook with this quick and easy mealBeef, like this filet mignon, is a great source of CLA--CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID--a type of good fat that has been shown in studies to help increase muscle mass and decrease levels of body fat.

Quick, healthy dishes

Quick, healthy dishes - recipesChicken and Vegetables With Penne makes a hearty one-dish meal. Note: To save time, prep foods-slice, dice and so on-as other items cook.

Go fish

Go fish: start with seafood for a quick, tasty dinner - WeeknightPutting a balanced meal on the table every night is a challenge when work and family compete for your attention. But eating well might be easier than you think--if you think fish. It cooks quickly and is a lean source of protein and iron.

Salad days

Salad days: rice chills out for an easy weeknight meal - Food: Quick CookThis salad is a simplified, lightened version of Richard Wong's original. Make your own seasoning sauce as directed here or, for a shortcut, use a purchased sauce such as his Chinablue Sesame Soy Sauce.


Shop Smart

Want to lose a few pounds? Start shopping smarter. If you know which foods are healthier and how to read the food labels, you're on the way to lowering your weight. Here are a few helpful tips The Fat Fighters A diet high in fiber can take weight off quickly. Eat fruit, (don't forget berries, blueberries, full of antioxidants, raspberries, lots of fiber, strawberries, believed to be a cancer fighter, blackberries, (have anti-inflammatory properties,) elderberries, black currants, (not easy to find) ,vegetables, pasta, anything made with whole grains, beans, breads, a bran muffin. Fiber will make you feel full. It swells up in your stomach Eating oatmeal, lowers your blood sugar.

And therefore, you will be less likely to get diabetes. High fiber diets absorb the fats in food before you can absorb it and gain weight. These foods have less calories, for example, An apple unsliced and peeled, has 75 calories and 3.5 grams of fiber But if you drink 8 ounces of apple juice, it has no fiber and almost 120 calories! Since you cannot only eat fiber, you should also include some healthy fats in your diet.

The good fats are: Monounsaturated fat In olive oil, canola oil, avocados, almonds, peanuts and cashews Polyunsaturated fat Omega 6 is found in: corn oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil. Omega 3 is found in: herring, salmon, sardines, trout, bluefish, walnuts, wheat germ, canola oil. Try not to eat: Saturated fat Found in butter, chicken skin, coconut oil, fatty meats, palm oil, cottonseed oil. Always include oilve oil in your diet, it is naturally cholesterol free. Trans fat some cookies, pie crusts, snack foods, some crackers.

It is believed that trans fats are worse for you than saturated fats. They can raise the bad cholesterol levels. .

By: Phyllis Wasserman

Health Food

How To Make Chipotle Chiles At Home - How To Make Chipotle Chiles At Home Americans who love the smoky taste and fiery bite of chipotles have recently been hit with high prices and a scarcity of product.

Strawberry Jammed Out - Latest news from the strawberry jam front - the tide of strawberries is advancing, threatening to engulf me in a wave of strawberries waiting to be processed, taking up whole shelves of the fridge, lurking in corners just when I thought I'd done the.

A perfect cup of coffee - There are several steps and many factors that help to create the perfect cup of coffee.

Spicy Garlic Shrimp - Thanks to the heart-healthy garlic and olive oil and the cayenne pepper in this recipe, it is a great, healthy recipe that works well as an appetizer or a main dish.

Knock Your Socks Off Brownie Recipe - Knock Your Socks Off brownie recipe, is a very fitting title unless you're not wearing socks.