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Two Helpful Healthy Eating Apps

October 16, 2014 5:05 pm

Eating healthy, whole foods gives you more energy, keeps your waistline in check, and it can make you feel better all around. If you want to learn to incorporate more healthy foods into your diet, these smart and simple apps can help.

Weight Loss Diet Plan
Forego the fad diets in favor of a sustainable healthy eating plan with the Weight Loss Diet Plan app. This app provides a complete meal plan, healthy recipes, and weight loss tips complete with beautiful photos that will actually make you excited about eating fruits and veggies. With meals like buffalo burgers and breakfast burritos, you might even forget that you’re on a diet.

Calorie Counter and Food Diary
Counting calories at each meal can make eating stressful, so the Calorie Counter and Food Diary does it for you. Simply keep a log of the foods you eat each day, and the app will provide you with a complete daily analysis to help you stay on track with your nutrition goals. You can even record the calories you burned from exercising and share your results with your fitness-minded friends.

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Trinkets & Treasures: Cute, Curious Gifts for Every Occasion

October 8, 2014 4:04 pm

Trinkets & Treasures is a unique gift shop that’s filled with everything from handmade jewelry that your best friend will love to soft, fuzzy toys for a new baby. The shop itself has a bit of a shabby chic decor theme that is both rustic and feminine, and its displays are so filled with treasures that you could spend hours browsing. California-themed home decor items, souvenirs, and apparel make great presents for tourists or out-of-town loved ones, while antique-inspired home goods and textiles are ideal for vintage loving shoppers. Trinkets & Treasures also offers colorful, sparkly party supplies that will help you to plan a chic party in your own home.

Trinkets & Treasures is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Trinkets & Treasures
4342 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 763-0111

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Pasta Goes Low-Carb in These Grain-Free Pasta Recipes

September 24, 2014 4:04 pm

Pasta is filling and convenient on nights when you have little time to make dinner, but it can also take quite a toll on your waistline. There are ways to still enjoy the hearty, flavorful taste of pasta without all the carbs, but it does takes a bit of creative thinking in the kitchen. Here are four grain-free pasta recipes that both you and your diet will love!

Easy Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Spaghetti squash is a very popular alternative to spaghetti because it already looks just like the staple pasta. Just place a whole spaghetti squash in the oven and after an hour, the inside will turn into long, stringy strands, just like the real deal. Dress it up with marinara sauce or eat the buttery “noodles” plain with a bit of salt and pepper.

Zucchini Pasta Pesto
This recipe involves stripping a whole zucchini into the shape of long, spaghetti-like noodle shapes, then dousing the whole dish in a flavorful basil pesto sauce. It’s gluten-free, dairy free, and completely delicious.

Paleo “Ravioli”
Whether you adhere to a Paleo diet or not, this recipe for pasta-less ravioli is a truly tasty (and healthy) substitution for the original. Thin strips of squash make up the exterior of each ravioli, and a unique, creamy filling made of spinach and mascarpone cheese is stuffed inside.

Supreme Pizza Pasta
Don’t let the naughty name fool you: there’s nothing unhealthy about this slimmed-down, grain-free pasta. Yellow squash “noodles” make up the base, while lean chicken sausage, simple tomato sauce, and a whole variety of Italian veggies, herbs, and spices add a zesty Italian flavor.

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