Brown Rice Pilaf with Vegetables

We were a little skeptical at first. This is one of those weight loss recipes that, well, looks like a weight loss recipe. But after the first mouthful, you’ll be a believer. The key here is chickpeas, sometimes called garbanzo beans (two names for the name thing – kind of […]

Apricot Chicken with Sage & Wild Rice

This recipe clocks in at just under 500 calories, which puts it in the low calorie range but it’s not super low, so it’s may not be a good fit for anyone trying to keep a very low calorie (1000 calories or less) weight loss plan. Then again, this dish […]

Brussels Sprouts and Crunchy Chickpea Salad

We highly, highly recommend getting the brussels sprouts and kale pre-washed and pre-chopped if you can. It only costs a few cents more and the time you save slicing and chopping is well worth it. Sadly, we did have to journey a little far to find these wonderfully crunchy chickpea […]

Pumpkin Poblano Casserole

The holidays can be a tough time when you’re trying to lose weight. Many people decide to just go ahead and enjoy holiday food without guilt – and there’s nothing wrong with that approach. There’s something to be said for enjoying the holidays – as long as “enjoying the holidays” […]

Healthy Chicken Adobo

Adobo chicken is a dish made from pantry staples that you may already have on hand. In this version, we’re opting for low-sodium soy sauce, light coconut milk, and excluding the usual sugar to cut down on the calories. Many restaurant adobos will include sugar, which adds sweetness to cut […]

Shrimp Salad with Farro & Watercress

Shrimp Salad with Farro & Watercress

Houston is home to many different cultures which makes the variety of food here amazing. Of course, that also makes weight loss difficult sometimes! This recipe draws on a variety of cultures and ingredients that can be found fairly easily.  Farro is a delightfully chewy grain that is easy to […]

Lentil Salad with Beets and Spinach

You’ll need: some tin foil, a bowl for the salad, a small bowl for mixing dressing plus a fork or whisk, and a small baking tray. Ingredients Total time: 1 hourServings: 2 Directions 1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash beets well and wrap individually in aluminum foil […]

Tips and Resources for Staying Healthy During COVID-19

As of this writing, we’re still waiting to hear when Houston will re-open. There’s a possibility that you may find yourself back at work in the coming days. However, it’s clear that there may still be many of us that are stuck at home even as some restrictions are loosened. […]

Best Low-Carb Weight Loss Tips and Foods

One of the most popular methods of losing weight is by going low-carb — in large part because it’s relatively simple, but also because it’s very effective for so many people. It can be difficult to adjust to, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy. Other […]

Keto vs Mediterranean Diet

Looking for a diet plan to follow can be confusing. People swear by different theories and guidelines — low carb, low fat, high fat, low sugar, high protein, low calorie, intermittent fasting, and countless others with varying degrees of flexibility. Two of the most popular diets — the keto diet […]