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Trendy New Diets For 2013

The New Year is finally here and everyone is ready for a new way of dieting. Well the research is in and we’re here to let you in on the new ways in dieting.


Out With The Old in With The New

Many people in the past have tried many diets and studies for this New Year have shown that those diets just aren’t working anymore. Dietitians have been working hard to find out what the best diets are for people. Most dietitians have stated that the whole fad with low-carb and low-fat diets is becoming a thing of the past now. With new research coming out the new diet type is wheat free/gluten free diets. This has shown in research and backed by most of the dietitians in the nation that this is a very effective way of dieting. Also a way of dieting that is climbing its way to the top is eating natural and simple meals with very few ingredients. Ingredients flavor and make our food the way you want it to be but using few ingredients has been proven to be a healthier way of dieting.


Commercial Diets Still Strong

Most people who watch TV have seen the commercials for diet programs such as Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Don’t be frightened by them just because they’re on TV. Studies have proven that these commercials diets are one of the best and easiest ways of putting yourself into a healthier lifestyle. With these programs you actually can see the transformation that people have gone through to get where they’re at now with these programs. This provides motivation and since people have to pay for diet they are more likely to follow through with it.


The King of Dieting

It shouldn’t be rocket science to know that fruits and veggies are still the best way to go about dieting. They contain fiber, potassium, cancer fighting antioxidants, vitamins, and the list goes on and on. I mean who doesn’t like fresh fruit? These two food groups taste good and are some of the best foods for you. To cut cost buy fruits that are in season and frozen vegetables are still good as well, all you have to do is buy the steamer bags that you can fix in the microwave.


So as the New Year has arrived, the ways to diet have been updated. Try these simple ways out and find the new you.

Spiced Salmon with Mustard Sauce

teaspoons whole-grain mustard

  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets


  • Preheat broiler.
  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a fork. Rub mustard mixture evenly over each fillet. Place fillets, skin side down, on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness


Grilled Grouper with Basil-Lime Pistou


  • Pistou:
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Grouper:
  • 4 (6-ounce) grouper fillets (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • 1. To prepare pistou, combine first 7 ingredients in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 2. Prepare grill.
  • 3. To prepare grouper, sprinkle fish evenly with salt and pepper. Place fish on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with pistou.


Citrus Chicken


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 cups bagged prewashed baby spinach
  • 1 (3.5-ounce) bag boil-in-bag brown rice (such as Uncle Ben’s)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound chicken breast cutlets (about 4 cutlets)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Pour 1/4 cup juice mixture into a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag. Seal; let stand 5 minutes. Add oil to remaining juice mixture; stir well with a whisk.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Place 1 1/2 cups spinach on each of 4 plates. Divide chicken evenly among servings; top each serving with 1 tablespoon juice mixture.


Cider-Glazed Chicken with Browned Butter-Pecan Rice


  • 1. Cook rice according to package directions in a small saucepan, omitting salt and fat; drain.
  • 2. While rice cooks, melt 1 teaspoon butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan. Add cider and mustard to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until syrupy. Add chicken to pan, turning to coat. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • 3. Melt remaining 5 teaspoons butter in saucepan over medium-high heat; cook for 2 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Lower heat to medium; add pecans, and cook for 1 minute or until toasted, stirring frequently. Add rice and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; toss well to coat. Serve rice with chicken. Sprinkle with parsley


Breakfast Taco

  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon(s) salsa
  • 2 tablespoon(s) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup(s) liquid egg substitute


  • Top tortillas with salsa and cheese. Heat in the microwave until the cheese is melted, about 30 seconds.
  • Meanwhile coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat, add egg substitute and cook, stirring, until the eggs are cooked through, about 90 seconds. Divide the scrambled egg between the tacos.


Bagels Gone Bananas

  • 2 tablespoon(s) natural nut butter, such as almond, cashew, or peanut
  • 1 teaspoon(s) honey
  • 1 pinch(s) salt
  • 1 whole-wheat bagel, split and toasted
  • 1 small banana, sliced

Stir together nut butter, honey, and salt in a small bowl. Divide the mixture between bagel halves and top with banana slices.

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