Snacks and Sides

  • Candied Squash

    When the weather gets cold like this, there's something about a delicious winter squash recipe that always hits the spot. That's partly due to the fact that our bodies naturally begin to crave heartier warm food during the cold winter months! Raw, cold foods are more difficult for the body to break down, and the high fiber content in foods like sweet potatoes, beets and winter squashes is exactly what your body needs for improved digestion in winter. So, while your body is working in over-drive to defend against cold-weather illnesses, it's best...

  • Healthy Holiday Survival Guide

    Holiday Recipe Survival Guide

    Think ahead and strategize for holiday events. You CAN stick to your plan and actually lose weight this season instead of gaining the 5 to 10 pounds that many Americans put on over the holidays. Create a Holiday Survival Guide so that you are prepared before you arrive at an event where food or beverages are included. Here are some tips to help you plan for the Season: Focus on being with your friends and family rather than the food. Remind yourself that the holiday season is a time to reunite with good friends and family, share laughter...

  • baked sweet potato latkes

    Baked Sweet Potato Latkes

    Latkes, or potato pancakes, are traditionally made with russet potatoes, which are extremely starchy - a.k.a. not a good idea for those trying to lose weight! Stay true to your Plan and your weight loss goals by using a healthier option like sweet potatoes to make your latkes, instead!     Healthy Sweet Potato Latke Recipe Ingredients:  2 sweet potatoes 1 carrot 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon Morton® Lite Salt Oil sprayer Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and lightly coat baking sheets with cooking spray. After peeling the...

  • Healthy Recipes with Chef John

    Black Bean Hummus

    Coming to you from the SlimGenics Kitchen at Denver Urban Gardens is another delicious recipe from Chef John! This black bean hummus is the perfect addition to a veggie tray, and is a perfect option to keep on hand when those salty cravings hit. Try doubling the recipe for a healthy side to serve at your holiday parties, or pack a single serving container to send with your kids as a healthy school lunch option. Healthy Black Bean Hummus Recipe 1 pound dried organic black beans 2 quarts water 1 medium yellow onion, diced 1 medium red...

  • Cranberry Sauce

    Warm Cranberry Sauce

    Native Americans prized the cranberry for its’ nutritional and medicinal properties and today’s scientist’s concur. Along with being among the richest sources of disease fighting antioxidants, cranberries also help prevent E.coli bacteria from adhering to the body's cells and causing infection! They are also high in Vitamin C and fiber, both of which are essential for optimal health and wellness. So I think it's time to break out your Thanksgiving cranberry sauce more often! Bon Appetit!!! Chef John SlimGenics Cranberry Sauce Recipe 1...

  • Healthy Thanksgiving

    Healthy Thanksgiving Stuffing

    A healthy Thanksgiving is definitely possible and a great way to start is by preparing this healthy Thanksgiving stuffing recipe for your friends and family. This year, avoid the day-after-Thanksgiving regret and make sure the only thing "stuffed" is the bird – not your body! Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe 2 slices whole grain bread (15g or less carb per slice), cubed 1 stalk celery, diced 2 packages Creamy Chicken Soup Thermo-Snacks® 8 ounces water ¼ teaspoon salt-free poultry seasoning ¼ teaspoon Morton® Lite Salt ¼ teaspoon...

  • 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!

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    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...