Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easiest Black Bean Brownies AND Super Raspberry Protein Brownies

Black Bean Brownies. All the rage....or so it seems in my little corner of the world. Especially when dietitians (who adore dessert) get talking about ways to increase the nutrient density in sugary confections. Brownies are one of America's favorite sweet treats and you can bet even skeptics will give black bean brownies a whirl...I still wouldn't tell them until after their first bite. ;) 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lose/Maintain Weight Without Feeling Hungry

When we eat plant powered foods (fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains) we're consuming a lot more water and fiber that provide the bulk to feel full with fewer calories. Plus, we're getting a boat load of nutrients and not so many chemicals. We can eat more AND lose or maintain weight. How awesome is that?!!

I believe eating healthy is a conscious choice we make everyday, every meal, every bite. You have the choice to pick real food over "food products." I'm convinced we all want to do what's best for our body, and the more convenient and simple it can be, the better.

So this post is designed to be deliberately simple...simply show you examples of foods that have similar calorie values. The pictures are not my own but rather part of the Full Plate Diet program that encourages 75% of your plate to be plant powered, high fiber foods.