Whatever mood you are in, for crust that is thick or thin, herbed or stuffed, you are in luck. When you make your own pizza crust, anything is possible. Whether you want a supreme pizza with all the toppings, a vegetarian pizza or a simple cheese pizza, you can make it happen. You are in control of exactly what goes into the crust and onto the pizza. You are only limited by your... Read More
by William Winch
Winter is upon us, which means that everyone is bundled up in sweatshirts and pajamas sitting in front of the television waiting for the snow outside to melt in 3 months. Getting into that bikini (and looking good in it) is probably not on the top of your priority list right now. That is... Read More
Pizza is a very popular food among adults and children. However, when topped with various meats and loads of cheese, a pizza turns into a rather unhealthy food choice. A pizza can easily be transformed into a healthy menu item by making a few simple yet effective changes.
The first change you can make to create a healthier pizza is to begin with the pizza dough. Whole wheat pizza dough and whole wheat flat bread circles make a good foundation for... Read More
You may not think 100 calories makes much of a difference, but if you're dieting and trying to cut a few hundred a day from your meal plan, then 100 calories can add up. A few simple, painless solutions can help you make changes.
First, take a look at breakfast. Opt for the smallest bagel you can find instead of the giant roll we're accustomed to eating. Portion-wise, a bagel should be the size... Read More
It's almost picnic and camping time across most of North America. For that next trip into the woods or at the park, consider these treats-especially for the kids.
This is every kid's favorite (including big kids). Simply put a marshmallow on a stick, roast it, and while it's still hot, slap it against a piece of chocolate bar and sandwich it between two graham crackers.
Cut a banana... Read More
Famished kids can be one rowdy bunch and there is only one way to tame them, with filling and fabulous after school snacks. These recipes will give you some quick, healthful and satisfying snacks that will get your kids through those long hours after school and before dinner.
Teeny Tiny Tortilla Pizzas
(Adapted from Perelman, Deb. 10 Super Yummy After-School Snacks, Parenting.com)
What you'll... Read More
Some of the latest delivery offerings would inspire fear in even the staunchest pizza fans. Everyone knows that gooey, meaty, cheesy pizza is bad for your health and your diet, with astronomical fat and calorie counts. But keep an eye out for some new heavy hitters that'll make a deep dent in your dieting efforts. Domino's newest menu offerings will bowl you over when you see the fat, calories and sodium they contain. Pasta served in a... Read More
It's far too easy to blame other people for your weight problem. Maybe your spouse is critical of your appearance or weight, and it drives you to eat. Perhaps obesity runs in your genes. We can all come up with a million reasons why we're overweight. However, playing the blame game won't accomplish anything. Be accountable for your situation and take responsibility. Nobody is force-feeding you that second slice of pizza. Start taking the... Read More
Chicken nuggets, pizza, the all-white diet - it's what kids clamor for every night, while you fight to get something green down their gullets. Whole-grain white breads make it easy to give your kids healthful bread while giving them the idea that they're still eating that Wonder bread they love. As for pizza, this one is by far the easiest junk food to give a healthy makeover. If your kids like making their own at home, then make a few... Read More
Cravings are probably the hardest part of following a diet plan. All you can think about sometimes are the foods you "can't" eat instead of focusing on the foods that are allowed on your diet. And when your willpower is weak, do you run for the vending machine or your favorite restaurant? If so, then experts say it's OK - once in awhile. After all, those foods will always rear their heads, and you'll always crave them. But there... Read More