Monday, July 11, 2011

SkinnyCow to the Rescue


"Creamy, low-fat deliciousness comes in a host of Skinny forms, from luscious cups and cones to sumptuous sandwiches and truffle bars. Calories? Who gives a lick about calories? Skinny means treating yourself as often as you like."

Yes, you heard (uhh I mean read) that right! Treat yourself as often as you like with these delish ice cream treats this summer! They are low in calories, low in fat and they taste amazing! SkinnyCow has a wide selection of flavors and treats! Check it out:


You can choose from ice cream bars, cones, cups and sandwiches
With flavors such as Chocolate Peanut Butter, Dulce de Leche, Caramel Truffle, Strawberry Cheesecake, Cookies 'n Cream, Mint with Fudge (and the list goes on and on!), you won't get bored with the options SkinnyCow has to offer! So, what are you waiting for? Time to indulge in some cool ice cream treats! =)

Im going to give SkinnyCow a 5-Star Rating for having a wide selection of great tasting ice cream treats. Go to to join "Club Skinny", you'll get free SkinnyCow samples, exclusive coupons and sneak peaks at their newest snacks and more

Your turn! What are your favorite ice cream treats? Are you a fan of the SkinnyCow products? Do you have a favorite SkinnyCow product? What are your favorite ways to enjoy ice cream? 

*Disclaimer: SkinnyCow did not ask me to write a post about them. I am not being paid to say the things I did about them. This post is based on my opinions on the SkinnyCow products. 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fill up on Fiber & Protein

Fiber help keeps you full for a longer period of time (so does protein!), it also helps your digestive system working properly. So starting your day out with some protein and fiber is the best way to go when trying to slim down and start your day out with a healthy and nutritious breakfastBelow are some great cereals that will fill you up with fiber and protein to get your metabolism going!

Kashi Go Lean
Kashi GOLEAN cereal is a lightly sweetened mix of crunchy fiber twigs, crispy soy protein grahams, and honey-toasted 7 Whole Grains and Sesame Puffs. You’ll feel great knowing that you are treating yourself right and enjoying it. 
GOLEAN cereal helps you stay satisfied all morning with more than twice the protein and fiber of the average of other cereals. Just one serving supplies 40% of your daily fiber needs and 20% of your daily protein needs.
  • 13g Protein
  • 10g fiber
  • Low in Fat—1g
  • 8g of whole grains

Fiber One 80 Calories Honey Squares
These lightly sweetened whole grain squares are surprisingly delicious  with 80 calories per serving, and 40% Daily Value of fiber. Fiber One 80 Calorie cereal makes managing your weight simply sweet. 
  • 10g of fiber
  • 1g of Protein
  • Low in fat (1g) and sugar (3g)

Kashi Heart to Heart Honey Toasted Oat
Lightly sweet, and crunchy, Heart to Heart Honey Toasted Oat Cereal is a combination of honey-toasted Os, hearts made with whole grain oats, and our uniqueblend of Seven Whole Grains.
  • 5g of fiber
  • 1.5g of fat
  • Low in sugar
  • Supports healthy cholesterol 

What are some of your favorite cereals? Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts? What are your favorite fiber and protein filled cereals? 

Monday, June 27, 2011

Homemade Banana Ice Cream

This delish homemade banana ice cream will keep you cool on a hot summer day! It's healthy, it taste great and it doesnt take long to make!
All you'll need are some frozen bananas, some milk and a blender!
  1. Cut up your frozen bananas and put them into your blender.
  2. Add some milk. (You can add any kind you wish--chocolate flavored works too!)
  3. Blend away until nice and creamy!
If you'd like, you can add these toppings to your ice cream for a little extra something:
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Cinnamon
  • Nuts
  • Sprinkles
  • Berries
Enjoy! What are some of your favorite ways to eat bananas? Have you ever made homemade ice cream? What are your favorite ice cream toppings?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

All About Almonds

Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats that are found in olive oil. Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) help get rid of belly fat as well.
Almonds are a very good source of vitamin E and manganese. They are also a very good source of magnesium, copper, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus. These are all great for our health!
Almonds are a protein powerhouse! A quarter-cup contains 7.62 grams—more protein than the typical egg, which contains about 5.54 grams of protein.

Not only are they packed with great nutrients that our body needs, they also taste great and can be used in so many different ways!
  • They're the perfect addition to your homemade trail mix!
  • Perfect for on the go! Grab a small handful and the fiber in these nuts with keep you full for a while.
  • Top your oatmeal or yogurt with some of these nutrient packed nuts.
  • Take them to the movies! They're much healthier than buttery popcorn and candy, but you'll still have something to much on.
  • Or how about making your own almond milk?
  • Have some Apple and Almond Muesli!

What are some of your favorite ways to eat almonds? Feel free to leave a comment below! =)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The 100 Calorie Version

I've been seeing more and more 100-calorie versions of my favorite junk food in stores everywhere. On one hand, I think it's a great idea to buy these 100-calorie packs because it's already portioned out for me and I know exactly how many calories im eating. I think these 100-calorie packs are also great for traveling, because you can eat them on the go. When I first saw these I thought about how they help with portion control and eating in moderation. On the other hand, grabbing a 100-calorie pack of chocolate covered pretzles over an apple isn't always the best/healiest choice.
Though I have to admit I am a fan of them, this doesn't mean I'm going to be living of off 100-calorie packs of junk food for the rest of my life. I'm going to buy them to help me eat in moderation, for on the go and for a quick low-calorie snack.

Now it's your turn! Leave a comment and let me know what you think of these 100-calorie packs? Are you a fan of them? Do you think it's a good or bad idea and why?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Im Nuts about Peanut Butter

No, I don't like peanut butter. I love it. I'm nuts about peanut butter. I love it even more knowing that its good for me and that it has a lot of great health benefits as well.
I know a lot of people that are trying to lose weight mostly give up foods such as peanut butter because it is considered a "bad food" because it contains a lot of fat.

First of all, the fat that is in peanut butter is a healthy fat. It can actually help you lose weight. Second of all, over processed peanut butter with stupid chemicals is bad for you. Natural and organic peanut butter is good for you.

Peanuts are a very good source of monounsaturated fats, the type of fat that is emphasized in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet.

In addition to their monounsaturated fat content, peanuts feature an array of other nutrients that, in numerous studies, have been shown to promote heart health. Peanuts are good sources of vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein and manganese.

Not only do peanuts contain oleic acid, the healthful fat found in olive oil, but new research shows these tasty legumes are also as rich in antioxidants as many fruits.

People who eat nuts at least twice a week are much less likely to gain weight than those who almost never eat nuts. (source)

There are so many great ways to enjoy peanuts and peanut butter without feeling quilty. Here are some great (and healthy!) ways to include peanut butter in yours meals/snacks:
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