Strawberry Salsa – and a Tip to Get Less Sugar

  July 8, 2015  |    Blog>Recipes

Being registered dietitians, personal trainers and weight loss experts, one of our favorite things about the summer months is how the changes that accompany the season contribute to weight loss success. Of course, we all have no choice but to walk around with less clothing on—and that alone helps with the motivation factor…

Strawberry Salsa

But one of the best things about summer and how it aids weight loss is all of the fresh fruits (and veggies) that contribute to our efforts! How? They prevent us from overeating sugar! Sure, they’re low in calories, high in water (for energy) and fiber (so they help to fill us up and prevent overeating) and keep us lean.

But the real key is that fresh fruits are a healthy way to provide the brain with energy so you don’t crave a quick pick-me up (think sugar!) They provide sweet satisfaction for the taste buds and satisfy the body and brain—and when we have our clients include fruit in their meal plans they don’t crave sugar as they once did! It’s awesome and so rewarding! (So this means that any time that you get a sweet tooth craving, first try to conquer it with a piece of your favorite fruit—or in a recipe like this salsa below :).)

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One of our favorite fruits is strawberries! So delish, low in calories and packed with phytonutrients, they also are an excellent source of Vitamin C, so they make the perfect sweet treat!

Here are a few more sweet treat recipes that we created which have helped our clients to shed pounds: (They eat them and eat less sugar! Give them a try!)

Strawberry Lime Sherbet

Skinny Homemade Strawberry – Mint “Ice Cream”

Strawberry Banana Breakfast Cookies

Vanilla Pine-ana Strawberry Smoothie

 

So why wait, dig in to these yummy red goodies right now with this simple strawberry salsa!

Strawberry Salsa

Serves: 4

 

Ingredients

2 cups kiwi – peeled and diced

3 cups fresh strawberries, diced

1 tbsp lime juice

1 green onion, chopped

2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

1 pinch salt

 

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Serve over your favorite fish or chicken, as a side dish or with pita chips and Enjoy!!

 

Nutrition Facts: 97 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 24 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 14 g sugar, 2 g protein

 

Strawberry Salsa
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups kiwi – peeled and diced
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries, dice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Serve over your favorite fish or chicken, as a side dish or with pita chips and Enjoy!!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 97 Fat: 1 g Saturated fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 24 g Sugar: 14 g Sodium: 4 mg Fiber: 5 g Protein: 2 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

 

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