Here’s your hearty-but-healthy (and budget-conscious) main dish for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration — or anytime! Much less time-intensive than original stuffed cabbage (just 5 minutes prep and only 25 minutes to cook), this unstuffed soup version is warm and satisfying.
This smoothie provides a quick, refreshing start to the day, and is a light energy-booster prior to a workout. At just 80 calories, with 2 grams of protein, it’s low in fat (just 0.5 grams!) and sugar, too (15 grams). It’s also got no cholesterol and delivers a good source of potassium (370 m.). Drink it up and start your engine!
Salads are a year-round healthy addition to any table, and who says citrus fruits are only for summer? This combo of greens with grapefruit and orange sections may just have you dreaming of warmer weather in colder months, so think of it as a bright pick-me-up, for a light lunch, or as a side for dinner. This lovely mix is free of cholesterol, and comes in at only 80 calories, with just 4.5 grams of fat, 65 mg. of sodium, and 6 grams of sugar. It gets its 2 grams of protein from walnuts – a great food extender – but you could also get creative and add chicken for a more substantial main meal, knowing that it will impact calories, etc.
A house party, during the holidays or anytime, always begs the question, “What can I bring?”
If you have diabetes, there is a conscious effort to choose something that you can not only eat, but that will be just as delicious as all of the other goodies on the table. You want to be able to enjoy the spread as much as the next person (albeit with some restrictions), but also adhere to your own health guidelines without drawing attention, or making anyone else feel uncomfortable.
Bing cherries and jarred honey. Farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, and herb bread. Arugula, zucchini, and fresh flowers too . . .