Looking for a simple dessert that is heart healthy, gluten-free and high in fiber? This fast and easy dessert meets all those requirements, plus will satisfy that sweet tooth in a low-calorie way. You also get a nutrition bonus with this little treat… 150% of your daily Vitamin C will be met!
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Let’s be realistic – we do not always allot time to prepare healthy meals. This menu plan is based around a well-balanced diet, but with quicker meal options. Try preparing more than one serving at a time to give you quick leftovers for the next few days Quick and Easy 1700 Calorie Meal Plan Quick and Easy 2000 Calorie Meal Plan
Clinical research proves that following a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease. Why? It is full of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and limits healthy fats. This diet emphasizes plant-based foods, includes healthy fats (i.e. olive oil), meets the recommended fish requirements, limits red meat, and offers the daily glass of red wine (my favorite!). Mediterranean 1600 Calorie Meal Plan Mediterranean 2000 Calorie Meal Plan
Depending on the product, granola bars or energy bites can be of little nutritional value and packed with sugar. By baking your own granola and energy products, you can control the amount of sugar and the various nutrients that you would like to add. Get creative and play around with the various recipes of energy bites. This one adds chia and flax seeds for a punch of omega-3’s! PREP TIME: 10 MINS COOK TIME: 0 MINS TOTAL TIME: 10 MINS INGREDIENTS: 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats) 2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup ground flax seeds 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or vegan chocolate…