Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fit Tip of the Day: The Health Benefits of Cheese

Continuing with a theme of healthy living, here's several ways that cheese (in moderation) might actually help with your health!

Did you know that you can actually lose weight by enjoying part-skim mozzerella?

Or have some part-skim ricotta after a strength training session to help build muscle?

A bit of Gruyere could actually help prevent diabetes, while cheddar can help ward off cavities!

If you are intrigued, you can find out more about these cheeses (as well as the health benefits of Parmesan, Feta and Swiss) in this recent article, 7 Delicious Cheeses with Major Health Perks, from Women's Health.

See?  It is possibly to enjoy cheese and still be healthy!  Happy eating!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fit Tip of the Day: Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipes

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It's the beginning of a new year, which often means the beginning of new, healthier diets for most folks.  In the spirit of healthy food options, I thought I'd share this article for 12 Lightened-Up Mac and Cheese Recipes I found on Shape's website.

In it, you'll find recipes for a Gluten Free No-Mac & Cheese, Quinoa Spinach Mac & Cheese, and, you guessed it, a Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese.  Unfortunately, that last one still makes me feel queasy.  Let's just assume I won't be trying to make that one myself again.  There are several restaurants that make it much better than I do...

In other news, I promise I'll be posting about my NYE Mac and Cheese treat soon!  It's definitely going to be a new addition to my top ten!

Anyway, enjoy!  Happy cooking!  Happy eating!