Vegenaise With A Vegeance – a food fanzine!

Most of us love rich tasting foods regardless of their ranking on the health-meter. But there are lots of ways to make something that’s low in fat and delectable at the same time.

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Sometimes it’s just a matter of adding the right condiments. And with condiments that are higher in fat, it could simply mean just using less.

Here at LoveLowFat we generally advocate for a diet that’s low in fat, especially processed fats. But if you are in good general health and not under doctors orders to restrict fats, then Continue reading

Eech, eetch, itch, metch! Delish & quick bulgur recipe!

Nutritional information is included at the bottom of this recipe.

Bulgur wheat is a versatile and healthy way to get in your whole grains. Bulgur is a type of dried, cracked wheat, often used in European and Middle Eastern dishes, such as tabbouleh. The thing I like most about bulgur is its chewy, nutty texture.bulgur recipe - low fat

My favorite bulgur recipe is a simple but delicious Armenian dish called metch. It’s also known as eetch, itch or etch. It’s got very few ingredients, and because bulgur is par boiled before it’s dried and sold for retail, you don’t even have to cook it! You just let it  Continue reading

Pawesome pupcake recipe from OneGreenPlanet.org!

LoveLowFat-Diggy-Pupcake-recipe-from-onegreenplanetOur little elderly Chihuahua recently celebrated her one year adoption anniversary. She’s about 13 or 14 years old, but she’s one year new to us! She goes by the name of Diggy Smalls and weighs under 7 pounds, but she amounts to a TON of love!

We decided we wanted to make a “pupcake” for her special day, so we scoured the web to find a healthy, dog friendly recipe for Continue reading

Nespresso milk frother review

One thing I really love about coffee from a coffeehouse is being able to get frothy milk in my fresh brew. A fancy coffee is such a treat and makes me feel “ahhh”. And most reputable coffee shops these days have healthier soy or almond milk options so it makes it even more appealing.

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What I don’t like about getting fancy coffee drinks is the fancy price that goes along with it. That makes me feel “hmph”.  Also, the amount of milk a barista puts in can really vary, so it might not always be exactly to your liking.

Most of the time I just make my own coffee at home. It was always pretty good and drinkable, but until recently mine was never an “ahhhh” cup of coffee. Then one day I saw Continue reading

Young women with higher dietary fiber intake may have lower breast cancer risk

Maybe this Valentine’s Day, in addition to jewelry or chocolates, get the young women in your life a big fresh basket of fruit.

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A new large scale study published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health reveals that women who eat more high-fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables and beans during adolescence and young adulthood may have significantly lower risk of getting breast cancer.

Share this with the women you love!

Fruits and veggies taking a bite out of skin cancer

LoveLowFat-dot-com-antioxidantsEating fruits and vegetables has a long list of benefits.  Helping to prevent skin cancer may be another reason to make sure you get your daily doses.

A new study has found that while consuming alcohol before sun exposure can increase sun damage, eating plants based foods rich in antioxidants may actually help reduce the amount of damage.

Oil vs Nuts – What are healthy fats?

People are constantly referring to olive oil as a “healthy fat”. Many people think it’s “good for you”, and some even go as far as to claim people “need” to eat oils. Olive oil certainly tastes good, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? And how do oils compare to nuts as a source for fats? We think it’s important to look at the whole picture.

Dr. Michael Greger of Nutritionfacts.org puts it pretty succinctly in this short video:

 

Kids are seriously under-hydrated

We need to take better care of our country’s kids. It’s bad enough that they are being led to childhood obesity with unhealthful school lunches. But now we’re discovering that more than half of children and adolescents are under-hydrated!

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This, according to a recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health, can lead to serious physical, cognitive and emotional health issues.

The study also found that almost one fourth of our children drink Continue reading

Homemade soy yogurt recipe

Nutritional information is included at the bottom of this recipe.

Did you know that many yogurts out on the market are just as bad for you as a Twinkie? Not only is dairy being revealed as linked to numerous health issues, but the sugar content in many store bought yogurts is mind blowing.

You might think a Twinkie is tooth-ache sweet with 19 grams of sugar. Well many of the popular brands of yogurt have up to 29 grams of sugar per serving! With the American Heart Association recommending no more than 30 grams of sugar per day for women, we might be better off with the Twinkie! Although we are not recommending that either.

The options out in the world for plain, unsweetened soy yogurt are slim. And if you can find it, it’s usually pretty expensive. Luckily it’s easy to make at home.

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I’ve been making my own soy yogurt for years and someone recently Continue reading