The Inescapable Hole–Part II

If it was not enough to be captivated by the first batch of high protein donuts, I do not blame you. Once you have fallen into the hole of {better for you} donut excellence, you may seldom have the desire to be lifted out by their sugar-laden alternatives. Prepare to fall even harder and faster this time, however, because chocolate and peanut butter have arrived to join in. Enter chapter two of the grand donut-fest…

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The Inescapable Hole–Part I

Donuts. There is something about them (especially for those of us with a voracious sweet tooth) that draws us in with a relentless force of confectionary greatness. It is as if they have their own gravitational field that lures us near enough to the point where we cannot turn back after the first…or the second…or the third…until we have obliterated that last crumb in the box of one dozen. It is without a doubt that donuts are the black holes in the universe of pastires.

All cosmic forces aside, however, they do not need to be bad news for the mindful and/or high-volume eaters.

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Scrambling to Fill Your Bowl?

The incredible edible egg; so versatile. Omelettes, French toast, quiches, cakes–they will take you from breakfast to dessert and everything in between. What are you to do, however, when just one small scoop of that creamy egg salad is not enough to satisfy?

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Pump it Up!

I hope that everybody had a lovely Thanksgiving and feasted well. Surely, there would have been no better way to round off that giant holiday meal you enjoyed than with a classic pumpkin pie. Your traditional recipe, however, may have been missing one utterly important element to contribute to a truly satisfying dessert: CHOCOLATE!

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You Say Potato, I Say Jicama

Potato fries are rather powerful. They lure us in with their crispy outer coating. They continue to entice us with their soft, tender interior. They beg to be drowned in condiments that make such a mess of our fingers that has no fathomable remedy other than savagely licking them clean. Like most potato products, they urge us to have another…and another…and another…and we just cannot refuse.

Must we let these devious little starch-bombs have the upper hand, or is there a way to have large portions of fries without sending our blood sugars into a spiraling tizzy?

Jicama to the rescue…

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Yes, You Mayo

Condiments have always posed a bit of a challenge for me; I can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. I love to dip my vegetables or drench my salads in dressing; I love to drown my noodles in sauce, and I love to spread a nice thick layer of icing on my cake. The trouble is, those luxuries can add unnecessary calories to the involved food items incredibly quickly, especially when using potentially high-fat condiments such as mayonnaise. A tasteless, dry salad can be avoided, however, with a few simple modifications.
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Bowling for Comfort Food

While the term “comfort food” may have a slightly different connotation for everyone, to me it means something hearty, filling, and satisfying. Unfortunately the rich, substantial nature of comfort food can also mean excessive amounts of calories, fat and other undesirable qualities. If you wish to fill your bowl with something indulgent and healthy, all it takes is a bit of effort and creativity.

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