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Thinlandia’s Eclectic Blend Lower Fat, Lower Sodium Pasta Salad

Thinlandia’s Eclectic Blend Lower Fat, Lower...

Sometimes I really get a yen for “good old-fashioned pasta salad.” However, “good old-fashioned pasta salad” is generally quite fattening! Here is an new, exciting pasta salad with amazing amounts of taste, a lot more nutrition, and very little of the fat and sodium you’ll find in traditional pasta salads. Thinlandia’s Eclectic Blend Lowfat, Reduced-Sodium Pasta Salad Four ¾ cup...
Light & Airy Pina Colada Sponge Cake

Light & Airy Pina Colada Sponge Cake...

When you are on your way to Thinlandia, fattening desserts are a thing of the past; you just don’t have room in your diet to waste 500 calories on a piece of pie! So, you have to truly make every calorie count. For me, that means that I generally like to keep my desserts around 100 calories or less. Now you can get about 9 peanut M&M’s for 100 calories, or about 1/5 of a piece of pecan pie. Or, you can...
While mourning the fact that they canceled the “Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival” this year – we nonetheless celebrate The Glory of Corn!

While mourning the fact that they canceled the ...

“Corn on the cob is full of starch and terrible for any diet. You’d be better off eating a snickers bar!” So postulates one opinionated soul at yahoo.com in answer to the question as to whether corn on the cob is good for when you are on a diet. Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, seem to agree – they flat-out forbid its use in their “induction” phase. Add to this the fact that most people...
Thinlandia’s Low-Sodium Low-Calorie Guilt-Free Ranch-Style Dressing!

Thinlandia’s Low-Sodium Low-Calorie Guilt-Fr...

I have begun to think that all decent diet foods are invented out of sheer jealousy. I know that sounds a bit weird, but let me explain. Beau and the kids were having mashed potatoes with ranch dressing tonight as part of their supper, and I started feeling left out. I wanted some ranch dressing, doggone it, but could not overlook the fact that unfortunately, it is NOT very diet friendly; nor is it low in sodium. In...
The Miracle of Hibiscus Tea!

The Miracle of Hibiscus Tea!...

Today – as I do many days – I spent a pleasant moment enjoying hibiscus tea, made from flowers growing in my own yard. Many people have not heard about this side benefit of this gorgeous tropical flower, but hibiscus tea is very good for you and has quite a few significant health benefits. According to one internet resource, one study was done using adults with pre-hypertension or mild hypertension. Those...
Quick Easy Lunch – the Lentil Panzanella Wrap!

Quick Easy Lunch – the Lentil Panzanella Wra...

This one is quick and easy if you have the ingredients prepared! It’s nourishing, simple yet with a complex flavor, and filling. Here’s how you do it. Cut up 1/2 small tomato and about 1/2 cup lettuce into small pieces, and drench them with the balsamic vinaigrette featured in the Thinlandia Panzanella Wrap. Take one LaTortilla Factory Tomato Basil Wrap, and spread 1/2 cup of Thinlandia’s Hearty Lentil...
Coming soon – Oatmeal Rice Breakfast Pudding!

Coming soon – Oatmeal Rice Breakfast Pudding...

Recipe here…
Hearty Lentil Salad

Hearty Lentil Salad...

Lentils are one of the nutrient powerhouses of the world. They are naturally very low in fat and calories and are a great source of fiber, protein, iron, and tryptophan. They are an excellent addition to anyone’s diet, but are especially valuable for the vegan or vegetarian. This recipe is a makes a quick main dish meal, or tastes great in a wrap or pita with herbal balsamic vinaigrette dressed tomato and lettuce. Hearty...
Thinlandia’s Sun-dried Tomato Basil Spinach Pesto!

Thinlandia’s Sun-dried Tomato Basil Spinach ...

There are some foods in life with flavors so intense that one bite makes your eyes widen, your tastebuds tingle, and a smile break out on your face. This all-natural garden fresh pesto extraordinaire is one of those foods. Adding glorious flavor to whatever you put it on, it enhances rice, pizza, pasta, bread, or sandwich wraps. It is low in sodium, low-carbohydrate, and has a healthy amount of vitamins A and C. It truly...
You can never go wrong with Spicy Black Bean Burgers!

You can never go wrong with Spicy Black Bean Burge...

So tonight I decided we were going to use the yummy corn-on-the-cob that I bought at the store yesterday, and wanted to come up with something complementary that went with it. Black Bean Burgers came to mind, so I went searching for recipes, as I wanted something homemade and not Morningstar Farm (just wanted to keep it simple and low sodium). Through a blogger at the Washington Post, I located a brilliant recipe by...

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