Snacks and Sides

  • Healthy School Snacks for Kids

    Healthy School Snacks for Kids

    When the kids are at school, it's important to know that they're still eating healthful foods with loads of nutritional value - instead of wondering what they're choosing from the vending machine! There are plenty of on-plan, kid-friendly options that are just as tasty as they are healthy. The best part is that they are easy to grab and eat on-the-go, and they fit nicely in lunchboxes. So, instead of hoping they make the healthy choice in the lunch line, try a few of these kid-friendly school snack ideas! Savory School Snacks for Kids Homemade...

  • 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

    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...

  • Millet Salad Recipe

    Millet Salad

    I was so happy when I went to the grocery store last week. Summer is pretty much here, and the rainbow of foods in the produce section was completely and utterly inspiring. I saw three varieties of fresh cherries, beautiful heirloom tomatoes, and eggplant that was plump and shiny (as opposed to the weird wrinkled version so common in winter months).  I may have gone in with a list, but I came out with whatever caught my eye (everything caught my eye). I’ve made no secret of my love of grilling - it's an easy way to make delicious and flavorful...

  • Apple Cabbage Salad

    Apple Cabbage Slaw Recipe

     |  4th of July, Snacks and Sides  | 
    With the summer months creeping up, and those BBQs looming, now is the perfect time to start collecting healthy recipes to whip up for friends and family! Remember that you can be a healthy role model for your friends and family by making delicious on-plan foods for a healthy BBQ. We love this Apple Cabbage Slaw as a colorful and chilled recipe to serve during the warmer summer months. Try using this recipe instead of your typical coleslaw, or make a big batch to keep on hand as a healthy snack or lunchtime side. This Apple Cabbage Slaw is...

  • Blueberry Bran Muffin

    Blueberry Bran Muffins

     |  Breakfasts, Snacks and Sides  | 
    Nothing says "summer" quite like fresh blueberry pie cooling in the window... and nothing says "summer slimdown" quite like these Blueberry Bran Muffins! Made with one of our Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Thermo-Snacks®, this protein-packed snack is the perfect addition to a well-balanced breakfast. Try making a big batch and freezing them for when you need a little sweet treat - just microwave and you're ready to indulge! Share the healthy love and bring a basket to your next gathering for a healthy summer BBQ option. Blueberry Bran Muffins Recipe 2...