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Taco Salad with Garbonzo & Black Beans

Did you know that the Mayo Clinic has hundreds of healthy recipes you can check out for free? Not only do they have great recipes, but each include a tip from a dietician about the key ingredients in each recipe, and thorough nutritional information as well. Here is one I found that sounded really yummy. I think I’ll be making it as a side for my dinner tonight.

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Fat Burning Food: Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Staying slim requires eating satisfying snacks that keep hunger away. Key ingredients in these cookies include: Cinnamon to keep your blood sugar in check, slow-digesting protein from cottage cheese paired with faster-digesting whey protein powder to steadily suppress appetite, whole wheat flour for energy-revving B vitamins, oats for their anti-inflammatory polyphenols and beta-glucan, which along with healthy fats from walnuts promote a feeling of fullness that subdues cravings. We all crave sweets, so the way I look at it is, why not put something in our bodies that will actually do some good!

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