Instead of using a typical pancake mix that includes enriched, bleached white flour and sugar, make healthier flapjacks by using buckwheat, which contains 13 grams of protein. And if you’re really committed to eating healthier, top it with some fibrous fruit.
Caffeine not only gets your brain clicking on more cylinders in the morning, but it can also help bolster your metabolism. A Danish study found that caffeine increases the number of calories you burn at rest by as much as 25 percent for three hours after it’s ingested. Other research discovered that caffeine also makes you inclined to eat less, meaning your body will have fewer stored calories to burn.
These So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk No Sugar Added Fudge Bar Minis are super-chocolatey and great for people who are allergic to dairy (or for anyone with taste buds!), says Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien. Plus, they’re only 80 calories and are packed with 8 grams of fiber. Yes, there are ice cream treats that are actually good for you.
Yes, uncooked tomatoes are good for you, too. But when you add some heat and a little bit of oil for flavour, it makes it easier for your body to absorb lycopene, according to research from Harvard University. And a 2011 study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine found that lycopene helps reduce the risk of stroke, certain cancers, and heart disease.
The guac staple is rich in monounsaturated fats, the good fats that keep you full and help your heart. Plus, a recent study published in the Nutrition Journal found that people who ate half an avocado at lunch reported feeling less hungry throughout the afternoon than those who didn’t have one.