Breakfast of Champions

Doctors will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but this doesn’t mean that just any breakfast will get you a doctor’s approval. Breakfast is important because it will jumpstart the metabolism, keep blood sugar levels balanced, and has been proven to increase feelings of satiety all day. Not to mention that breakfast gives you the natural energy boost you need to accomplish any day’s work.

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Low Calorie Summer Drinks!

It’s Friday night and you’re about to go out with friends. What’s the first drink you order? Maybe it’s one of those huge margaritas. Maybe it’s a beer or a glass of wine, the first of many. Or maybe you even decide to share one of those obnoxiously large Fish Bowls. But did you ever stop to think about the number of calories in these drinks? Maybe you don’t really want to.

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Sweet by Nature

It seems everywhere you go during the holidays, someone is offering you holiday candy, fruitcakes, pies, or anything they want to get out of their house and away from their lips. Ah, sweet temptation! Although it’s pretty challenging to avoid sweets altogether during this time, you can make healthier choices. Avoid all desserts and confections that contain high fructose corn syrup—which is made from genetically modified corn—and any desserts using artificial sweeteners, all of which are poison to our bodies.

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Mushroom and Egg Burrito

Serves: 6

  1. 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  2. 1 medium onion, chopped
  3. 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  4. 2 teaspoons canola oil
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 1 1/4 cup egg substitute
  7. 3 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  8. salt and pepper
  9. 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas, warmed
  10. 3/4 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
  11. 1/2 cup salsa
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Baked Salmon with Mustard and Herbs

Serves: 1

  1. 10 fresh tarragon leaves
  2. 3 fresh chives
  3. 3 large fresh basil leaves
  4. 1 tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley leaves
  5. 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  6. 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  7. olive oil spray
  8. freshly ground black pepper
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Cranberry Rice Pilaf

Serves: 6

  1. 1 teaspoon butter, unsalted
  2. 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  3. 1 sprig fresh thyme (optional)
  4. 1 cup converted rice
  5. 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  6. 1 1/2 cups chicken stock or water
  7. salt to taste
  8. freshly ground black pepper
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Turkey Won Tons

Serves: 20

  1. 1 1/2 cups cooked turkey breast meat, shredded
  2. 2/3 cups dried cranberries
  3. 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  4. 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
  5. 1 (14 ounce) package won ton wrappers
  6. 1 quart vegetable oil for frying


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Mix the turkey meat, dried cranberries, almonds, and cranberry sauce in a bowl.
  2. Place about 1 teaspoon of the mixture in the center of each won ton wrapper. Fold wrappers over filling, moisten edges, and press with a fork to seal.
  3. Heat the oil in large skillet or fryer. Fry the won tons in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Or, to reduce calories, you can bake the won tons in an oven preheated to 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes is until golden brown.
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