Diets in Review has been covering healthy Cinco de Mayo celebrations for 7 years! This year, rather than create yet another new recipe for good-for-you-guacamole, we’ve put together our hit list for a healthy Cinco de Mayo celebration. Because we’re pretty sure we already nailed it.
Start your day with a Fajita Breakfast Burrito. This spin on the classic gets its flavor from sausage and green peppers with a little cumin, soy sauce, and vinegar for good measure. It tastes great, and the healthy helping of protein, fat, fiber, and carbs will keep you full for hours.
May is here and Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. You know what that means: Guacamole season—which in my mind lasts from around May through September—is upon us!
It may be obvious, but Guacamole is probably my favorite food, one of the three things I would want with me on a desert island. A few years ago I even had a “guac off” for my birthday party, asking guests to bring different versions of the classic green condiment/first-course which we of course then taste-tested and voted on. Versions included one with cranberries, one with chipotle chilis, and one with bacon. All were delicious, no surprise.
The good new is, guacamole is made of all sorts of good for you stuff: the avocados are full of heart healthy omega 3s and the onions, cilantro, jalepeno, and so forth provide a ton of nutrients. But moderation is not something I have an easy time practicing with guacamole, and I know I’m not alone: nutrition sites suggest a serving size of 1 oz., or about 2 Tablespoons. But as anyone who’s ever planted themselves next to the guac bowl at a party, it’s hard to stop there. I’ve easily eaten 2/3 of a cup on my own, which contains more like 244 calories. (Let’s not even get into the calories from the chips, which shoot this number way way up!)
Don’t give just any ordinary food or snack gift when you can make them punny! We had a lot of fun coming up with just the right sentiment to complement some of our favorite healthier snacks and hope you have an easier time sharing the goods. We purposely left them generic enough to not require any particular time of year or holiday. And we also purposely made them completely free so that you can spring for the really good treats!
Just click, print the PDF, and trim them out. Then, share with the special friends, neighbors, co-workers, teachers, and other dear ones in your life.
JUSTIN Case You Didn’t Know
This gift is butter than every other choc + pb cup out there (#fact)! And with this sweet tag, it makes Justin’s a pretty easy (and organic!) gift to share. Wrap one pack or a few and seal the deal with our simple message.
Download the Justin’s Gift Tag PDF. 6 tags/sheet
Thanks for Being EXTRA Nice
This simple gift is a real mint that doesn’t require too much extra effort on your part. We filled a small jar with sticks of Extra sugar-free gum and delivered with the tag affixed to the lid.
Download the Extra Gift Tag PDF. 5 tags/sheet (more…)
Sabotage awaits at every corner this time of year. From parties and trick-or-treating, to pumpkin-spiced-this and apple-cobbler-that, it’s enough to send us all in to a frightful state.
This year, say BOO to the junk and enjoy a better-for-you fall season.
Join us for some online trick-or-treating fun! It’s ONE night, ONE hour, SIX giveaways and you’re invited!
WHEN: Thursday, October 10 at 8:00 pm CST
FOLLOW: @DietsInReview , #TOTwithDIR
WHO: Follow our sponsors – @EatWholly, @AngiesKettle, @FunCostumes (more…)
School is back in session and parents, you know what that means. It’s time to drag out the superhero and princess lunch boxes and pose the question you’ll be asking hundreds of times this year, “What do you want for lunch?” At DietsInReview, we want to help you branch out beyond PB&J and fill those boxes with healthy delicious food your kids will be bragging about in the cafeteria.
One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive 30 days each of:
- Sneaky Pete’s all-natural oat beverages
- Wholly Guacamole, featuring the new Wholly Guacamole minis
- Angie’s Boomchickapop, 35-calories/per cup and non-GMO
- Mini Babybel Mozzarella, 100% natural with 20% of daily calcium needs
- GoPicnic, the leader in ready-to-eat, prepackaged, nutritious and flavorful on-the-go meals with GF options
- Beanitos, corn-free bean chips that are gluten-free, non-GMO and low-glycemic.
One SECOND PLACE WINNER will receive:
- One Case of Angie’s Boomchickapop
- One Cooler of Whole Guacamole products
- 30 days of of Mini Babybel Mozzarella
WINNER SELECTED AUGUST 30 – NICOLE H. GIVEAWAY IS OVER.
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No season is better served with snacks than summer. It’s a time of great movement and activity, so refreshments must always be on hand. I’m not talking about a platter of hors d’oeuvres or charcuterie, but those little pocket-sized morsels of goodness that sustain you between meals. Several brands have sprouted up in recent years with a new-found dedication to making healthy treats. Gone are the preservatives, chemicals, and corn syrups of yesteryear. Modern munchies have organic ingredients—often so few that you can count on one hand—and are void of the complex, genetically engineered foodstuffs commonly found in the convenience store snack aisle.
We rounded up a handful of brands that are redefining snacking in the 21st century. Below are healthy food options that are legitimately delicious, because we’ve noshed on them ourselves, and they’ll keep your friends and family smiling as you scoot through summer.
Crispy Green Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks
With a full serving of fruit in every easy to tote bag, these brilliantly flavored, 100% fruit treats are the perfect summer snack. The nut-free, fat-free, and cholesterol-free fruit snacks contain only 55 calories per serving and come in flavors like crispy apple, mango, asian pear, banana, cantaloupe, pineapple, and tangerine. It’s real fruit and really tasty.
We’re so close to 10,000 awesome fans on Facebook that we can taste it. And it tastes like guacamole! Wholly guacamole to be exact.
This weekend is National Guacamole Day (Sunday, September 16), and it seems like a perfectly good time to slide right in to 10,000 fans! Our good friends at Wholly Guacamole have made it even more enticing to come hang out with us on Facebook by offering a few delicious prizes.
HOW TO WIN
Click Here to Like our Facebook page! It’s that simple. Click like and you’re in.
WHAT YOU WIN
- 10,000th Facebook fans gets a year’s worth of Wholly Guacamole. That is a lot of tasty guac ya’ll!
- 3 random Facebook fans win coolers filled with guac. Shipped to your door!
- 14 T-shirt winners. All prize pack winners receive DIR T-shirts, plus we’ll draw 10 other random T-shirt winners. (more…)
On the wake of my birthday week, I’m still eating like a queen. Sunday kicked off an all-day meal fest that started with breakfast and ended with an full-on taco bar at our place. The taco theme was my request as I love absolutely adore Mexican food.
The running joke around the office this week has been that, while my taco bar birthday party has come and gone, the leftovers have supplied my lunch all week long. Monday: Taco salad with beef. Tuesday: Taco salad with refried beans. You get the idea. “Tacos for lunch again today! What a surprise!” (more…)
Courtney’s come up with a real fruity idea this week, one you’ll want to sink your teeth right into. Eat fruit with each meal!
This really isn’t that hard. The difficulty comes in resetting your habits. So when you hit the grocery store this week, spend a little more time in the produce section. Apples, bananas, and oranges can usually be bought in bulk bags at an affordable price. Also try to take advantage of some of the fresh in-season fruits for summer. Grapes, watermelon, berries are just a few.
And a little known fact… avocado is a fruit… so maybe add a dollop of Wholly Guacamole here and there!
One participant this week will be rewarded with some Wholly Guacamole, our sponsor, and a DIR T-Shirt.
Watch the video and post your comment to tell us how you’re enjoying your fruit.
You’re invited to attend a live Yackit! video chat event with Courtney!
Click here to watch the first Yackit! video, and get all the details for the next, scheduled for September 6!
This is the tastiest challenge Courtney’s given us yet. Who wouldn’t want to take on a challenge that requires you to eat guacamole every day? And not hang out in the kitchen making guacamole, but buying it ready-to-go from Wholly Guacamole!
Well that’s your challenge in week 6 – to eat Wholly Guacamole (and/or Wholly Salsa) and report back how you enjoyed it. For Courtney that’s going to be as a salad dressing or topping a chicken breast. Replace mayo, use as a dip, or even use instead of sour cream on a breakfast burrito… either way, the options are endless!
It’s the first day of summer and we couldn’t be more excited about kicking it off with our new Biggest Loser Correspondent Courtney Crozier! You’ll remember her as a fan favorite from season 11 who dawned the aqua shirt and a whole lot of self-confidence. You might also remember that Courtney lost 120 pounds on her own prior to joining the show, and then posted a 110 pound loss during Biggest Loser.
We promise no one can motivate like this girl can! That’s why we’re launching Courtney’s Summer Challenge. The challenge is a 12-week program fueled by a new video post each week from Courtney. She’ll update on her own progress, as she continues working toward her own weight loss goal, and pose a challenge to everyone for the week. For instance, in this week’s kick-off challenge, she is asking everyone to get out and take a walk once a day.
Win Prizes from Wholly Guacamole and DIR
Share your successes, hurdles, and encouragement for others by posting on each video’s page. At the end of each week, we’ll select one participant to win the weekly prize of a DietsInReview.com T-Shirt and coupons for free Wholly Guacamole, the official sponsor of Courtney’s Summer Challenge!
Once a month, we’ll select one participant who’s really giving it their all to win a cooler full of Wholly Guacamole; and then at the end of the 12-week challenge, one lucky participant will win a year’s supply of Wholly Guacamole! (more…)