Are you the designated driver this weekend? Or, do you want a cold and sparkly mocktail to serve to guests who don't drink alcohol? Try making this recipe for a quick and easy cinnamon cherry sparkle mocktail. It has only 4 ingredients (unless you count the orange garnish and fancy straw) and they are very simple to make. Tasty, but not calorie-free Each serving provides about 100 calories. So if you are watching your weight, be careful to not drink too many as the calories will add up. To reduce the calories, make them with diet gingerale instead of regular gingerale. You can also use less cherry juice and more seltzer. Tart cherry juice is a source of antioxidants Tart cherry juice … Read More
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I created this site for people who want healthy and delicious recipes from around the world with ingredients from around their kitchen. I also wanted to provide science-based nutrition information and guidance about making healthier choices whether eating at home or out at a restaurant, every day of the week. I believe food should be easy to prepare and enjoyed with family, friends and great conversation.
My overall mission is to share what I've learned over the years about food, recipes, and nutrition so you can relax and enjoy your meals while living a vibrant life.
Do you ever need a snack and just can't decide what you want? Sarah Koszyk, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in California, can help you out. Her new book, 365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year, is packed with easy to make snacks, all of which are under 250 calories. The first chapter covers the importance of snacking. Sarah explains that research suggests that "nutritious snacks can actually help to control weight and improve overall health." Contrary to the old mantra that snacking causes weight gain, snacks which are nutritionally balanced, with more fiber and adequate protein, actually can help you maintain or possibly even lose weight. Benefits of … Read More