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Healthy Meal Delivery Services by bistroMD

Meal Delivery Plans - Diet, Health, Weight Loss - bistroMD Balance by bistroMD is the first meal delivery service to offer chef-prepared meals a-la-carte, without minimums, memberships, or recurring orders. The top-rated diet delivery and weight loss program, bistroMD, created this subscription-free service to provide healthy meals with convenience and flexibility.
October 24, 2017 |

Corn and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Corn and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes Oh, the rewards of easy Pritikin cooking! Here’s Mashed Potatoes With Corn and Fat-Free Sour Cream, perfect for holiday meals or just nights when you’re craving a little comfort food but want to be good to your heart and waistline.   
November 10, 2016 |

Mashed Potatoes & Turnips with Caramelized Onions

Pritikin Mashed Potatoes and Turnips This simple comfort food recipe for Mashed Potatoes and Turnips with Caramelized Onions is filled with complex carbohydrates and many nutrients.   Why mess up your arteries with all the butter and cream of regular mashed potatoes when you can enjoy the rich piquant flavors of this recipe?
November 10, 2016 |

Quinoa Walnut Brownies

Rancho La Puerta Quinoa Walnut Brownies One seldom needs an excuse for chocolate, but with Valentine’s Day around the corner, these Rancho La Puerta Spa Quinoa Walnut Brownies are a tasty, hand-crafted, chocolatey, and gluten free bit of deliciousness for your favorite Valentine.
February 11, 2016 |

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

Christmas Cake by Apolonia I was pleased to be a part of a Twitter party on the website Mompreneurs Online. The party was all about the holidays — shopping, crafts, even make-up tips from Avon.  I was there to provide advice about  making it through the holidays without gaining a lot of weight.  A topic that’s on the minds of too many of us.
November 27, 2015 |

Winter Parsnip and Coconut Soup

Grail Springs Parsnip Soup The health benefits of parsnips are not as familiar to most people as its sister the carrot. Parsnips are an excellent source of potassium and fiber, are known to balance blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol. Parsnips can be an excellent source of folic acid for women, playing an important role with expectant moms, for reducing heart disease, dementia and osteoporosis.  Try this sweet tasting vegetable in a beautiful soup — Winter Parsnip Soup is a favorite of the guests at Grail Springs Retreat Centre in Ontario.
November 16, 2015 |

Red Mountain Spa Pumpkin Mousse

Pumpkin Mousse Red Mountain Did you know that the majority of fat and calories in a slice of pumpkin pie actually comes from the crust? If this holiday treat is one of your favorites, cut the calorie count down a few notches by whipping up this flavorful, velvety, light and airy Pumpkin Mousse.
October 14, 2015 |

Helpful Hints to Prevent Overindulging this Holiday Season

Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas — the holidays where we tend to snack on candy, toast with cocktails and punch and eat bountiful snacks and meals is upon us. Temptations will be plentiful this time of year: dinner parties, goodie trays, bountiful buffets—how do we enjoy ourselves yet keep our caloric intake at a reasonable and healthy level?   In this post, Sharon Rekieta, Fitness and Wellness Director at Lake Austin Spa in Texas, shares some helpful hints and tips.
October 13, 2015 |

Italian Bacon Dumpling Soup

Bacon Dumpling Soup This unique Bacon Dumpling Soup is a favorite of guests at the Adler Thermae Spa Resort in the Tuscany Region of Italy. It is adapted from a favorite regional dish called Tyrolean Dumplings commonly served in the Dolomites, a mountain range located in northeastern Italy.
February 6, 2015 |

Chocolate Dipped Rice Cakes

Chocolate Dipped Rice Cakes This dessert is so simple, and isn’t restricted to the holidays. With just three ingredients (and sometimes 2) you can have a crunch, sweet, low-fat treat. Use your favorite rice cake or puffed corn cake, melt semi-sweet good quality chocolate chips (or your favorite carob or peanut butter chips), add a drop of two of extract if desired, and you’ve got a light, satisfying dessert.
November 23, 2014 |

Spa Orange Almond Brown Rice Pilaf

brown-rice At Hilton Head Health weight loss spa, guests enjoy a meal plan with delicious flavors and realistic portions.  The Chef and Culinary Team have created a low-calorie, healthy gourmet cuisine with an emphasis on local and natural ingredients to ensure a well-balanced weight loss diet.   One of the popular recipes served at the Institute is this Orange Brown Rice Pilaf.
March 19, 2013 |

Harvest Quinoa Pilaf

quinoa We adapted this version of a similar recipe for Three-Grain Pilaf with Dried Apricots & Cherries which appeared in USA Weekend in 2005.     Quinoa (“keen-wah”) is highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (14% by mass) and is source of complete protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also a source of calcium, useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a…
January 24, 2013 |
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