Oatmeal: The king of grains

Oatmeal helps with weight management, sleep, and heart disease! Eat a bowl today.

Nutrition vs caloric density: Making the most of your food choices

When dieting, selecting the right foods can make your time much easier. The two key factors in determining the foods I eat are the nutritional content and the amount of calories. I like to pack as many nutrients as possible into the calories that I am eating rather than consuming “empty calories.” Of course, processed junk…

Easy Shrimp Ceviche: 330 calorie summer recipe

Shrimp is one of our favorite proteins to create meals with. They are low in calorie for me while being high in protein for Preston; it is a win-win when it comes to cooking together! While wandering the store we were reminiscing about our time in Mexico, and felt inspired to make ceviche!  Traditional ceviche…

Spring Rolls and Brownies: Dinner date for under 300 calories

Monday (7/5/2016) was our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Technically we met in May, but July 5 was the day we made it “official.” Whenever we have holidays or big date events (think Valentine’s Day, birthdays, etc) we like to make dinner rather than eating out. We like doing this because we enjoy doing activities together and…

100 calorie banana brownies

Preston has a crazy sweet tooth; something that is a challenge when we are trying to eat healthy and stay within our goals. Added sugar can wreak havoc on your diet, your goals, and your health, so it is important to find yummy treats that satisfy the craving for sugar without consuming too much.  The…

Hash browns

I love Preston for many reasons. He is charming, funny, handsome, and he makes the best hash browns that I have ever tasted. (That is really why I keep him around). I try to emulate, but they never turn out quite right. I finally convinced him to share his hash brown secrets with you! YOU…

300 calorie french toast

Breakfast is the best meal of the day. The foods are carbolicious and accompanied with sausage, bacon, eggs, and cheese. A recipe for amazing right? Breakfast can also be a recipe for busting your diet. Bread, hashbrowns, and pastries pack a day’s worth of sugar and calories. Sausage and bacon are filled with fats and…

Quick dinner under 300 calories: Pasta on the low

I have no time this week with grading, school, and applying for summer internships… so dinner and this post will be short. After coming from class and starting a paper I looked at the clock and, poof, it was 7:30pm! The pear and turkey pepperoni snack from 4:15 was long gone… panic hanger was about…