Monday, October 31, 2011

A handful of almonds is the best snack. However, if you are looking for more than almonds, try out True North. I couldn't find nutritional information on all their products, but I know that the Almond Pecan Cashew Clusters and the Pecan Almond Peanut Clusters work. You can have 5 clusters per serving.

Another nutty option are the snacks from Sahale Snacks. For example, you can enjoy 1/4cup of "Almonds with Cranberries, Honey and Sea Salt", Barbeque Almonds, Southwest Cashews with Chili+Cheddar, Tuscan Almonds with Parmesan + Herbs

Skinny Jim

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Did you know you can eat grits and still be in a fat burning mode? Grits are a natural carb so they can ONLY be eating in combination with a lean protein (LP) and a fibrous carb (FC) if you want to burn fat. Here are some suggestions for enjoying grits as a part of breakfast:

Possibility #1
Egg Beaters (LP)
Double Fiber Wheat Bread (FC)
Grits (NC)

Possibility #2
Egg Beaters Veggie Omelet
  • Egg Beaters
  • Sauteed Green and/or red pepper (FC), onions (sparingly), and mushrooms (FC)
  • Grits
Possibility #3
Protein Shake
Double Fiber Wheat Bread with Walden Farms Apple Butter spread (if you want)

Possibility #4
Egg White Veggie Omelet (See Above)

Possibility #5
Egg Beater Muffins
Double Fiber Wheat Bread

Can you think of other possibilities? Just remember, grits can only be eaten with a lean protein and a fibrous carb.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Do you Like Trail Mix?

If you like trail mix, try out Nature's Harvest Wasabi Wild Trail Mix. You can have 1/4 cup as a snack. While that doesn't sound like much, you can nibble on it for a while. The trail mix includes: peanuts, wasabi peas, golden raisens, almonds, and cranberries.

Skinny Jim

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blue Bell Ice Cream

I know it is Fall, but I never completed my article on ice cream several months ago. The following are some Blue Bell ice creams which qualify as a snack

  • Blue Bell No Sugar Added Country Vanilla (1 Cup)
  • Blue Bell No Sugar Added Dutch Chocolate (1 Cup)
No other Blue Bell flavors work. Sorry.

Skinny Jim

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Do you crave lasagna? Would you believe you can eat lasagna and still burn fat? I have great news! You can enjoy a great lasagna and burn fat. 

Micheal Angelo's Eggplant Parmesan
Serving Size: 1 Cup=240 Calories
10g Impact Carbs
12g Protein

You can have 1 1/2 cups and have the lasagna alone as a BF (Balanced Food) or you can have 1 1/2 cup plus 1 piece of Double Fiber Wheat Bread or a fibrous carb or try 1 cup plus 1 slice of Double Fiber Wheat bread and 3/4 c of another fibrous carb. You cannot have a natural carb with this meal or any Balanced Food!

Skinny Jim