Snacks and Sides

  • Flavor Oatmeal

    5 Ways to Flavor Your Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is a breakfast-favorite for many of our clients - it's filling, full of great nutrients, and fuels the body to take on the day! The health benefits of eating oatmeal are fantastic, and include lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease. But, let's be honest - those steel cut oats can start to taste boring after a while. And as SlimGenics is all about great tasting healthful foods, boring oatmeal flavors simply won't cut it! To add some much-needed flavor to your morning meal, give these oatmeal enhancers a try. Pumpkin...

  • Healthy Snacks to Beat Cravings

    12 Healthy Snacks to Beat Cravings!

     |  Snacks and Sides  | 
    One of the most difficult things for people trying to lose weight and maintain their new healthy weight, is overcoming cravings for things that can completely derail their progress! Avoiding unhealthy choices like junk food and high-sodium foods is important, but depriving yourself of what you really want can be just as detrimental. Instead of always saying "NO" to snack-time cravings, try any one of these SlimGenics approved healthy snacks - you'll be glad you did! Sweet Treats to Beat Cravings Grilled Pineapple - Slice pineapple into 1/4-inch...

  • quinoa salad

    Blueberry and Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

     |  4th of July, Entrees, Snacks and Sides  | 
    We may be getting closer to fall, but that doesn't mean we have to let go of summer! Hold on to the summer months by adding berries to your salads, and incorporating citrus flavors to your meals - like with this delicious quinoa salad recipe. As an added bonus, this recipe contains stress-fighting ingredients like blueberries and asparagus! Better keep this one on-hand for those high-stress times, because nobody wants to fall pray to stress weight gain. Blueberry and Asparagus Quinoa Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Recipe Ingredients 1/2...

  • Healthy School Snacks for Kids

    Healthy School Snacks for Kids

    When the kids are at school, it's important to know that they are still eating healthful foods with loads of nutritional value – instead of wondering what they're choosing from the vending machine! As they jet from class to band practice to an after-school study session, they'll be needing much more than a bag of chips to keep them going... and there are plenty of on-plan, kid-friendly options that are just as tasty as they are healthy. The best part about these healthy school snacks is that they are easy to grab and eat on-the-go, and they fit...

  • Guacamole Stuffed Peppers

    Guacamole Stuffed Peppers

    Can we talk about avocados? For example, would you be shocked to learn that, botanically speaking, an avocado is a giant berry with a single giant seed? Or that it is high is monounsaturated fat? Or that it’s mild flavor can be used in both sweet and savory cuisine? Or that it is best eaten raw, since heat can make it very bitter? Or that, as much as us humans love it, it is considered toxic to many animals including cats, dogs, birds, and horses? Oh – I get it. You don’t care. You just want to make guacamole. Well, here is a delicious...

  • Apple Pie Muffins

    Apple Pie Muffins

    When it comes to bringing a “dish to share” at parties, I always opt for something from the Foodie Flavor blog. I can be a bit mischievous at times, and having people gobble up my food and then ask where I got the recipe brings me a great deal of joy – especially when I get to tell them that the recipe is from my Foodie Flavor blog at SlimGenics. This answer is inevitably greeted by a response of “THIS is from a DIET blog???” And I then get to explain that I don’t think of it as a diet, but something that has changed how I cook and eat...

  • 3 Things to do with Thermo-Boost

    3 Things To Do With Thermo-Boost

     |  Get Inspired, Snacks and Sides  | 
    If you've been following the SlimGenics STEP™ Program, you've most likely already been introduced to Thermo-Boost® - our all natural, antioxidant energy drink. If you're unfamiliar with Thermo-Boost, consider this your official introduction! Thermo-Boost is full of vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, Green Tea, Oriental Ginseng, Quercetin, and Chicory Root. These ingredients aid in digestion and metabolism, and the powerful flavenoid antioxidants attack free radicals and repair damaged cells - all while giving you a boost of energy for your...

  • brown butter grean beans recipe

    Green Beans Tossed in Brown Butter

    There are quite a few things that made me happy about the new SlimGenics STEP™ Program - pork, beets, and Brussels sprouts are just a few! My other favorite things is something I haven’t really talked about: butter. Any chef will tell you that butter – sweet glorious butter – is a key ingredient in making food taste good. One of the greatest things about butter is how easily you can change the texture and flavor profile of your recipes. Butter is a delicious addition to many recipes and can be used melted (as you would use it in a dessert)...

  • Healthy Chicken Nuggets

    Chicken Nuggets

    What are you passionate about? For me, it's the growing childhood malnutrition epidemic. My daughter has been raised in a way that she finds food from a box to be “weird.” When asked what she wants to drink in a restaurant, she chooses water. By no means is she perfect in her food choices - she is 12, after all - but more often than not, she makes good choices, and for that I am very proud of her. As a mom, I feel confident that she will be a healthy adult because of the choices she is making as a child. One less thing to worry about, right? I...

  • Healthy S'mores Ice Cream

    S’mores Ice Cream

     |  4th of July, Desserts, Snacks and Sides  | 
    Oh summer... with the warmer weather, outdoor activities, and BBQs with family and friends, it's a definite contender for "Best Season!" However, along with this warmer weather we also have those frozen little treats that make cravings that much more difficult to overcome. Have no fear - SlimGenics Client, Nikki H. is here to the rescue with a protein-packed homemade ice cream treat that is completely on-plan! Make sure you're all stocked up on our Dark Chocolate S'mores Bar Thermo-Snacks®, and enjoy this fabulous frozen treat. Healthy Ice...