Being such a universally loved food, cheese seems to be a common cause of weight loss catastrophe for so many people I know. This is primarily due to their high contents of saturated fat and excessive sodium. Good news is, you don’t have to eliminate this mouthwatering delight from your diet completely because different types of cheese vary in total fat content from 9% in cottage cheese and up to 34% in parmesan. Since there are so many varieties available, you just have to be selective and consume them in moderation. Continue reading
I’m sure a lot of you, like me, call for a bowl of steamed & salted Edamame as soon as you’re seated at any Japanese restaurant. It’s one of those things that once you start eating, you can’t stop. Fortunately for us, unlike Lays and Pringles, you can munch on without guilt because this delightful snack is, in fact, a star legume. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of attending a friend’s wedding in a little town called Montreux located at the foot of the Swiss Alps. During my stay at a beautiful lake side hotel, I sampled a hearty Seeds Salad that I’ve not been able to forget. Continue reading
In my attempt to shed those inevitable holiday pounds, I’m trying quite hard to keep my eating as clean as possible. So last night after a good work out, I made my favorite salad for dinner.
I absolutely love beans – be it chickpeas, lentils, Fava or black beans. But my favorite of them all is Cannellini. They are medium-sized white beans with firm texture, slightly nutty and creamy in flavor. Because they hold their shape so well, they’re ideal for healthy dishes such as soups, salads and stews. And as a health food aficionado, I can’t help but regularly incorporate a fair bit of these white delights in my diet. Continue reading