Healthy Food Makeovers

Burger King Satisfries - A Healthier French Fry?

Burger King is trying to make it possible for you to say "yes" when asked if "you want fries with that" by coming out with healthier french fries called Satisfries.   Satisfries_Main

A small portion of Burger King Satisfries are 270 calories, 11 grams of fat (1.5 grams saturated fat), zero grams of trans fat and 300 milligrams of sodium.  To put that in persepctive, a small regular Burger King fry order is 340 calories, 15 grams of fat (2.5 grams saturated fat) and 480 milligrams of sodium.  So you're saving 70 calories, 4 grams of fat (1 saturated) and 180 milligrams of sodium by ordering Satisfries.  Still not exactly health food, and there's a lot of other foods you could spend 270 calories on, but every bit helps.

So how do Burger King Satisfries taste?  I knew Burger King would do a free promotion on Satisfries, so

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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition TV Show Review

So as a fan of the show Biggest Loser, I naturally had to check out ABC's new show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and see how it compared.

In the first three episodes (of eight total to come in season one), highly likeable trainer Chris Powell (who is a Bob Harper-style trainer), worked to successfully transform three different "super obese" people--those who have more than 200 pounds to lose,  Sounds like Biggest Loser, but how is it different?  Extreme-makeover-weight-loss-edition

Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition doesn't have competition between participants, and takes a longer-term view.  Each episode focuses on just one individual's weight loss journey over the course of a year. 

Chris Powell starts each episode with a bootcamp and immersion in healthy lifestyle tactics for a week at a California health institute, and then moves in with the story subject for the first three months to make sure that healthy habits take hold.  This explains why there are only eight episodes of the show, but it has already been picked up for a second season, where I imagine Chris will have to move in for a shorter period of time to make the show work--maybe more like a week like Jillian Michaels did in Losing' It With Jillian (which I wish had another season).

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Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too In Woman's World Magazine

For the second time this year, I've been mentioned in Woman's World magazine!  This time it's in the 5/30 issue that's now on the newsstands in a round-up piece for You Deserve The Best, where I gave my opinion on a good healthy hot dog--my personal favorite--Jennie-O.  My contribution is the one all the way on the right-hand side.

They also were kind enough this time to mention my book Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too! in the piece--last time they mentioned The Healthy Food Review.

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Cool, huh?   In case you missed the prior piece from January, it's about healthy soupsCLICK HERE.

Want to know how I got in Woman's World twice this year already?  Check out this post I did for my other blog What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know!(TM).

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Healthy Recipes Cheeseburger Wrap

Since I titled my book on healthy eating Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!  it's no surprise that I like cheeseburgers, but my latest variation on giving a cheeseburger a healthy food makeover was inspired by my recent trip back East to Florida to visit family. 

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It seems that the second box of Boca Burgers that my accommodating brother-in-law brought for the family barbecue to meet the dietary needs of my husband and I were still lurking in the freezer since late November, just begging to see the light of the kitchen (by the way, if you're not into meatless, read on, we can still make this a healthy option, just use a lean turkey burger). 

Plus, I had just done a supermarket run with my mother-in-law and the deli section was giving out a free package of Flatout bread to anyone who purchased a pound of deli meat or cheese (which she had done for the kids).  Love fresh Flatout bread!

Inspiration struck and a new creation--Aunt Melanie's Cheeseburger Wrap--was born!

My eight and eleven-year-old nieces were so intrigued watching me make it (my four-year-old niece especially had fun eating the strips of cheese before I could get them into the cheeseburger wrap), plus they loved it when they tried it, that I think it'll be a hit not only with you, my loyal adult readers, but also for the kids in your household, or your life.

Note:  I do this as a vegetarian recipe, but a lean turkey burger is also fine if you don't want to go meatless.

The Healthy Recipe: Cheeseburger Wrap

Ingredients:

1 Light Whole Wheat Flatout Bread (or the high-fiber, whole grain wrap of your choice)

2 Standard Size Boca Burgers or 1 Large restaurant-size (or the meatless burger of your choice, or a lean turkey burger)

1 slice Fat Free American Cheese (or the favorite fat free cheese of your choice)

Shredded Romaine Lettuce

Organic Ketchup (to taste)

Light soy sauce or worcestershire sauce

Directions:

Cook Boca Burger as usual (I like to add a little light soy sauce or worcestershire when pan frying with olive oil spray and cook about 4 minutes on low-medium heat per side).  Cut up burger into small pieces.  Cut up thin strips of the cheese leaving on the back of the wrapper until you're ready to use. 

Lay out wrap and make about an inch wide line with pieces of chopped Boca Burger, layer a couple of strips of cheese over the burger, add shredded lettuce and a drizzle of ketchup.  Roll up wrap tightly to cover the mixture and keep repeating until you've filled and rolled it all up.  Any leftover items can fill in any gaps on the ends.  Slice in half and serve. 

It's messy, but really good and should bring smiles all around (and the kids won't realize they're eating vegetarian if you use that type of burger).  Now that's healthy eating with favorite comfort foods!

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How To Have A Healthy Super Bowl Party

Update January 2011:  So maybe I wasn't so good at picking the winner of the Super Bowl the year I did this post, but the classic advice on how to have a healthy super bowl party lives on. Pig out wisely!

It's hard to maintain healthy eating habits on Super Bowl Sunday when you're often surrounded by junk food if you aren't in charge of the day's menu, and even if you try to resist having unhealthy food around, you're bombarded with ads for fast food and more junk food!

Well, here's a favorite article I'd like to share with you to let you have all the fun comfort foods of Super Bowl Sunday, without having it spell dietary disaster that you can use to put together your Super Bowl party, or if you're invited to a party, bring one or more of these suggestions--you just might save a friend's or loved one's waistline!

5 Ways To Give Your Super Bowl Party A Healthy Food Makeover

http://www.healthyeatingcoach.com/superbowl.html

By the way, since I love a Cinderella story in sports and I went to the Arizona Cardinals - Atlanta Falcons playoff game for a weekend getaway, this photo shows my pick to take it all on Super Bowl SundayVictory!

Most importantly, let's have a great Super Bowl!

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Healthy Food Review Banana Nut Cheerios

Melanie small version for webI first found General Mills' latest entry in its Cheerios line, Banana Nut Cheerios, browsing the aisles at Big Lots.  Since Banana Nut in just about anything is one of my favorite flavors, I just had to try this cereal.  I tried it and fell in love with the taste immediately.

Of course the problem with such stores is that what you find there is often discontinued, so I actually contacted General Mills and they wrote back with the happy news that this was a new product that had previously only been sold in Club stores (I guess not Costco because I never saw it), but was rolling out to stores nationally on 12/29.  Well I couldn't find it on that date, but yesterday it was in my local Von's supermarket on sale prominently displayed on an end cap.  So I can get Banana Nut Cheerios as much as I like.

So the upside is the great taste, the downside is the lack of much nutrition.  A serving is just 100 calories with only 1 gram of fat, no saturated fat or trans fat. But then there's only one gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein as well.  It's so easy to have a cereal be nutritious on both counts (think Barbara's Bakery Shredded Oats Cereal Vanilla Almond ), there's really no excuse to come out with these essentials missing.

As a regular reader of The Healthy Food Review, you already know that I've been following a flexitarian diet for years, rather than a true vegetarian one because I like to eat fish regularly, and a handful of turkey or chicken meals a year, so I do eat a lot of cereal.  I basically divide my cereal choices into two kinds:

1. Meal Cereals--highly nutritious cereals that I will eat regularly for just about any meal of the day

2. Snack Cereals--cereals with great taste without harmful ingredients like partially-hydrogenated oil, but that rank low on nutrition.  The purpose of these cereals is to be a healthy food makeover for a more "dangerous" food.

In my opinion, Banana Nut Cheerios are in the snack cereal category.  Which is okay, because they will keep me from eating fattening Banana Nut Muffins, and being a member of the Cheerios family, they travel well and are easy to eat on the run since they don't need milk.  I think they'd also be a great sweet snack for toddlers and kids instead of candy.  I know my nieces always had fistfuls of Cheerios when they were very little.

Just don't assume with Banana Nut Cheerios you're getting much of the health benefits of a real banana, or whole grain (even though it is "made" with whole grain).  But as a snack or a way to save hundreds of calories and tons of fat from comfort foods like traditional banana nut muffins, it's a winner.

Have you tried Banana Nut Cheerios?  What do you think?

--Melanie R. Jordan, Author of Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!  Available 24/7 at http://www.HealthyEatingCoach.com

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Please note that I do not have an affiliation with any of the companies featured in this post--they are simply products I am personally familiar with.  The views expressed are my opinion only and you should decide, along with your healthcare professionals, on the appropriateness for your personal use.

Copyright SunLover Publishing LLC 2009


A Healthy Baked Potato How To Add The Right Toppings

The poor potato tends to start out nutritiously and then tends to get a bad rap because of its transformation into french fries that tend not to be prepared as healthfully as they could be, loaded baked potatoes and the whole all carbs are bad carbs misunderstanding.

Now that even my current home area of Las Vegas is starting to feel crisp weather, a baked potato can be a great comfort food choice if done right.  It's not the potato, which is rich in B vitamins, potassium and fiber (if you eat the skin), has zero grams of trans fat, and just 130-160 calories (small to medium size), that's the problem.  The secret to a satisfying, delicious and healthy baked potato is to use the right healthy baked potato toppings.

Here are a few suggestions for healthy baked potato toppings:Baked potato

1. Instead of butter or margarine, use a substitute like Smart Balance

2. Sour cream should be fat-free ideally and certainly low fat otherwise

3. Make a pizza baked potato out of marinara sauce and fat free shredded mozzarella cheese

4. Give the yummy, but notoriously fattening, bacon and cheddar baked potato a healthy food makeover by using fat free shredded cheddar cheese and a Morningstar Farms Veggie Bacon Strip crumbled on top

5. Make a Southwestern baked potato with low fat taco Sauce, black beans and fat free shredded cheddar cheese

6. A broccoli and cheese baked potato is just right with fat free shredded cheddar cheese and broccoli florets.

BONUS TIPS:  Make your baked potato faster by using a pre-washed, cellophane-wrapped and ready to microwave version available at your local supermarket.  Make it organic if you don't mind a little more work.  And if you like sweet potatoes, you get extra nutrition, so give yourself and A+!

Challenge yourself to make your baked potato a healthy one by being creative with healthy toppings.  What is your favorite?  We want to know!

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Wendys Baconator Are You Kidding Me

Hi All,

I was watching the first NFL football kickoff game to see if my Super Bowl champion New York Giants could pick it up where they left off.  I was not disappointed.

What was disappointing was one of the few commercials I happened to catch was for Wendy's new dietary monstrosity The Baconator.  First the ad mocks those who are vegetarians presumably by having one character talking about being a "Meatatarian" (and yes there is a whole counter culture apparently who focus on eating meat almost to the exclusion of vegetables).  Apparently, this is one of Wendy's hot new target markets.

Then they describe this killer hamburger sandwich as having 6 strips of bacon, two quarter pound  Shocked woman hamburger patties, two slices of American cheese, and mayo.  I give Wendy's credit though, on their web page they clearly indicate the nutritional info for the Baconator as being 830 calories, a stunning 51 grams of fat (including 23 grams of saturated fat and 2.5 grams of trans fat) and 195 mg of cholesterol.  Can you just feel your arteries slamming shut just by reading the nutritional content of that Wendy's Baconator?

And that's not including the fries and shake they advertise with it.

This is America, and to each their own I suppose.  And no one should be expecting to go into Wendy's or any other fast food place to find health food (although some have healthier options than others).  Besides, let's face it, Wendy's is in business to make a profit, so if there extensive consumer research before launching this product didn't show that someone would buy it, they wouldn't have made it.  What does that say about the American Diet?

But how about this?  Even though I would never use as large a portion of food as Wendy's does--I could do a healthy food makeover of even The Baconator.

Simply substitute:

--A whole wheat bun

--2 Boca Burgers or Morningstar Farms Grillers (you could even use the large, restaurant size Boca Burgers)

--6 strips of Morningstar Farms Veggie Bacon Strips (which is overkill but I wanted to match the number of Baconator bacon strips to be fair)  

--2 slices of fat free American Cheese

--your favorite reduced fat mayonnaise

--your favorite ketchup

My Baconator healthy food makeover is 590 calories, 24 grams of fat (3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat) with just 5 grams of cholesterol, and my version adds 12 grams of fiver.  That's 240 less calories, and VERY importantly, 27 fewer grams of fat, 20 fewer grams of saturated fat and 2.5 grams less of trans fat!  Boy with thumbs up

Thats' waaaaay better than the Wendy's Baconator.  Hey Wendy's how about making this vegetarian version?  We flexitarians have to eat too.  You make it, I'll buy it.  Remember you heard the recipe here first! 

And now I'd like to invite you to learn the secrets of how it is deliciously possible to achieve healthy eating and weight loss without giving up ANY of your favorite comfort foods, just like I showed you above with the Baconator, by getting free access to two chapters from my book "Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too!" You can download them for free by going to http://www.healthyeatingcoach.com/bookexcerpt.html

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NEW! NEW! NEW!  Melanie's podcast on infopreneuring--What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know(TM) at http://www.WhatYouKnowIsWorthMorePodcast.com

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Healthy Food Review Annie's Organic Whole Wheat Shells And White Cheddar

Hi All,

In my opinion, the basic ingredient in any healthy food makeover of favorite comfort food macaroni and cheese, has to be Annie's Organic Whole Wheat Shells And White Cheddar.  I know that since Annie's uses shells instead of macaroni shaped pasta, that this technically takes the macaroni out of the macaroni and cheese.  But let's not focus on such tiny details.

When I was a struggling college student, I had to stretch my food budget, and at the same time unfortunately also stretched my jeans size buying the standard macaroni and cheese you'd find 4 or 5 for a dollar.  Yay, I could afford to eat!  Today, with Annie's, I still get the one box dinner convenience of those other famous boxed macaroni and cheese brands, but in its healthiest version.

I use fat free organic milk and just a trace of Smart Balance Light Buttery Spread to make the Annie's macaroni and cheese come to life as healthfully as possible.  The dish is easy to make; you just need to be sure to blend the organic cheddar cheese powder from the packet well with the rest of the mixture as like with any powdered cheese product, you can get clumping of the cheese if you aren't careful.

How does it taste?  Great!  The white cheddar gives the dish a nice tang and actually it's fun to have shells which tend to hold the cheese sauce better in its indentations anyway.  Plus, I love that it uses an organic dairy product, and you don't have a laundry list of chemicals and food coloring a mile long on the box.  At 270 calories per portion before cooking with just 5 grams of fat, 11 grams of protein and a nice amount of fiber to boot, it's a nutritional bargain.

Annie's Organic Whole Wheat Shells And White Cheddar is an EASY way to get whole wheat pasta into your kids--including the big kids known as other adults in your family! 

TIP:  Make this delicious macaroni and cheese even better by making a tuna casserole out of it.  After cooking up the Annie's Organic Whole Wheat Shells And White Cheddar, just add a can of drained tuna in water, steamed broccoli and carrots and blend together.  I then add a generous sprinkling of fat free cheddar cheese on top, let the cheese melt on top of the concoction in the microwave and serve.

FREEBIE:  Annie's will send you "free loot" as they call it in the form of their trademark bunny logo refrigerator magnet, or "Think Organic", "Recycle", "Be Green" or "Peace" bumper stickers with a stamped, self-addressed envelope.  Check it out here: http://www.annies.com/?id=30

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Check out more of Melanie's empowering publications on work-at-home lifestyles, foreclosure investing and learn about her Marketing and Infopreneur Consulting and Coaching Services at http://www.SunLoverPublishing.com

"Healthy eating with favorite comfort foods...it's deliciously possible!"

Check out Melanie's other Blogs and Podcasts:

NEW! NEW! NEW!  Melanie's podcast on infopreneuring--What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know(TM) at http://www.WhatYouKnowIsWorthMorePodcast.com

Vegas Inside Scoop for

Las Vegas locals and Las Vegas visitors at http://www.VegasInsideScoop.com

Please note that I do not have an affiliation with any of the companies featured in this post--they are simply products I am personally familiar with.  The views expressed are my opinion only and you should decide, along with your healthcare professionals, on the appropriateness for your personal use.

Copyright SunLover Publishing 2008


The Bacon Makeover - No Such Thing As Food Sinning

Hi All,

I recently came across an interesting blog post where the person admitted that she has "sinned" because she broke down and had a bunch of bacon panned fried in margarine.  We'll address how we can give the bacon a healthy food makeover in a moment, but I was more concerned about the comment about food sinning.

It's this whole concept of "I ate this so I am being bad today", or I ate next to nothing so I being good today" that worries me.  Eating food is not about being bad or good, and one's self worth should not be tied, however innocently to what they are eating. That's the stuff emotional eating is made of which leads to lots of weight problems and health problems.

There's no such thing as food sinning in my opinion since we are all only human.  Any healthy lifestyle has to include the ability to eat your favorite foods or you won't stick with it. I truly believe that the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is to makeover all your favorite foods to their healthiest possible versions so you never have to sacrifice anything!

Now back to that bacon makeover.  That margarine frying is a big no-no.  You must use a Canola spray or Olive Oil spray to just lightly coat the pan to keep it from sticking.  So much less fat and calories.

The bacon makeover is then complete by substituting lean turkey bacon, or meatless, soy protein based bacon like Morningstar Farms Breakfast strips.

I love bacon too as one of life's great comfort foods, and there's no way I was going to give it up.  I just had to learn to make bacon healthier.  So can you!

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"Healthy eating with favorite comfort foods...it's deliciously possible!"

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