Smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse, and are full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, proteins and also prove to be highly supportive for weight loss. Just a few misguided inputs can convert your diet smoothies into a high calorie and sugar-laden dessert. To make sure that your blend is low in calories yet nutritious, ensure that you are not making the following mistakes –
1. Say no to added sweeteners
Liquid inputs play an integral part in the preparation of a smoothie as they help in easier blending & mixing of all the ingredients. Flavored yogurt, fruit juice, & sweetened milk are a popular choice for smoothies, but using it can load it with added sweeteners. So the key to a healthy smoothie is to avoid the extra sugar, and experiment with plain low-fat Greek yogurt, light coconut water or unsweetened soy/almond milk. These ingredients not only make your smoothie rich and creamy, but also pack it with proteins.
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Holidays make me crave for some substantial meals. And my love for yummy quesadillas speaks for itself. People around me know that I can literally hog on these cheezy beauties and not call quits easily. I have my own version of quesadillas which has two of the most tastiest ingredients – Spinach & Mushroom, along with the ridiculously sinful Cheddar Cheese. If you make these at home, you would know that aroma which comes out when the cheese leeks out of the tortillas and drips onto the skillet, cheese-frying that tortilla perfectly. I mean who doesn’t love their cheese grilled right? Just try this version and you would understand the pleasure of gastronomy that is involved here.
1 (10 ounce) package chopped spinach
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
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Pumpkin and cardamom is slightly a strange combination but believe us you will absolutely love the end results. The core ingredients of this dish which is aromatic cardamom & the sweet pumpkin puree meld extremely well together. If you’re looking for a moist, almost crumbly old fashioned donut, you’ve come to the right place. They are perfect for after dinner sweet cravings and as they are extremely rich, 2-3 are enough to really hit the spot. Get the ingredients now and try this recipe tonight for that perfect weekend feeling.
½ cup pumpkin puree
½ cup ricotta cheese
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I have not been a fan of the summer season ever. The food that people generally like to eat during this season is something that is very light on the palette, like a salad. But the salad options get too boring at times. The classics like Greek and Caesar salads don’t always work right? After-all, variety is the spice of life. And as I am a foodie myself, I really like variety on my dinner table. Cooking for my family is my another passion. And playing with different ingredients and their flavorful textures, soothes my gastronomic intentions. Salads with loaded dressings just doesn’t work for me. I like to eat a plate full of green goodness that is as tasty as it is rich in nutrients. And fitting the bill, this POMEGRANATE SPINACH SALAD is an ideal summer meal. In addition to it’s great taste, the recipe gets ready in just a few minutes. It’s perfect for a starter at lunch or even as a light dinner if you’re on a weight loss program.
1 (10 oz) bag baby spinach leaves, rinsed and drained
1/4 red onion, sliced very thin
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Now that the weekend is over, we all need to get back on track with healthier eating. Although I did fairly well by avoiding most of the bad food, I just ate more than I should have.
Like most people, I want to improve my health this year and for this I have chosen the KETO DIET. Improving health also means eating better, reducing stress, and becoming more active. Another thing I want to work on is spending less time in the kitchen, you know how it gets so tiring to cook every day of the week. I also have a habit of snacking more than I should. I’m one of those people who has a hard time refraining when I see anything to nibble on. So, I just need to clear the food out of my sight and getting out of the kitchen will surely help with that.
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