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Suga is Still Enjoying Lunch from The Olive Cove Cafe

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Chicken in Wine Sauce with Spanish Brown rice ($720JMD incl. tax)

Last Tuesday, I revisited The Olive Cove Cafe for a heathy lunch and had their Chicken in Wine sauce with Spanish Brown rice and veggies.

The hostess was pleasant as usual and my lunch was waiting for me when I arrived at 12:45pm.

I got to speak with the personable Chef this time. I liked that he requested feedback and he is versatile with the menu.

Lunch was delish once again and I love that they will alter items on the menu if you would like a healthier option. #sugaendorsed

Olive Cove Cafe

94M Old Hope Road. Kingston 6. (Across from Toyota Ja and FLA)

876-995-9903; 876-390-9833

Instagram Page: @the_olivecove

Opening Hours: 7:30am-5:30pm

Deliveries: 10am-1pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Cool Down with this Healthy Frappuccino Recipe!

Most establishments make their Frappuccinos with Whole Milk or Condensed Milk that have a lot of Saturated fat, unhealthy Chocolate syrup/Caramel, granulated Sugar and top it off with Whipped cream!

Ask them to substitute the whole/condensed milk for you with Skimmed Milk and leave out the Chocolate syrup/Caramel and Whipped cream.

If not, blend your own Frappuccino! It’s easy. Check out Gabby’s recipe below:

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Recipe by Gabrielle Burgess from http://www.sugalifestyle.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Tina’s Healthy Recipe to Dress up Your Breakfast Toast!

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Photo and Recipe By Tina Davis

Ingredients/Method:

Whole Wheat Toast (1 slice)

Simos Bread and Catering’s Basil Pesto

***Although made with healthy Olive oil, you want to be cautious of staying within your healthy fats limit for the day, so just use a few smears, a bit lighter than the illustration above (Daily essential nutrients: Carbs -55%, Proteins -27%, Healthy Fats -18%)

7-minute Boiled Egg (One)

Sprinkles of Grated Parmesan

***Healthy choice of cheese

Sprinkles of Fresh Parsley

Sprinkles of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Dash of Cracked Pepper

Dash of Green Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce

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Tina loves to bake, cook and EAT from Montego Bay, Jamaica!

For more delicious and innovative goodies like this from Tina Davis, follow or visit her Tumblr Page, sweetteeskitchen.tumblr.com/

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Reasonable & Healthy Lunch Option near Dunrobin!

Chinese Roasted Chicken Lunch + sides and veggies – $400JMD

Directly across from Dunrobin Plaza, you can get a tasty and healthy Lunch for just $400JMD at Gym’s Kitchen.

They offer a range of options including Whole Wheat Pasta that is hard to find at Restaurants, Broccoli, Kale, Lentils and Beans, Baked and Grilled Chicken, an abundance of Sweet Potato and more.

Quick service and properly portioned lunches. #Sugaendorsed

Check them out! They are on Facebook as @GymsKitchenja and on Instagram as @gymskitchen_ja. They deliver too.

Gym’s Kitchen

Location: 35 Dunrobin Ave. Kingston 10

Ph: 876-882-0932; 876-319-3587

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 6am-10pm

Delivery Hours: 10:30am-3pm

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Ways you Can Use Fat-Free Philadelphia Cream Cheese instead of Butter, Mayo and More!

 

With just 30 Calories, 0 Fat Calories, 1% Cholesterol, 2g Sugar, 1% Carbs, 8% Sodium and 4g Protein, Fat-Free Philadelpbia Cream Cheese can be used as a healthy substitute for butter, mayonnaise and more.

You can use Fat-Free Philadelphia Cream Cheese in the following ways to eat healthy and guilt-free:

● On Baked Potatoes instead of butter or sour cream

● On your Tacos instead of Sour Cream

● In your Wraps instead of Cheddar cheese

● On your Whole Grain/Whole Wheat Bagels and Bread instead of regular, fatty cream cheese or butter

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● In your Tuna instead of mayonnaise

● To make your own healthy version of a Creamy Sauce instead of using an Alfredo sauce or Coconut cream sauce to put on your Baked Fish or your Pasta by melting it in a pot with a little bit of olive oil, garlic, onion and skimmed milk.

Have fun eating healthy!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Why are Oats so Good for You?

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Unlike processed grains, Oats are whole grains that are intact so they have more nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and fiber.

The type of fiber Oats contain is soluble and that is the type that can help to lower cholesterol.

Oats help to facilitate Bone Development as well.

They are a great source of Carbohydrates when compared to bread, brown rice etc. and actually slightly better than whole wheat/grain bread because 1 cup of cooked Oats has 4g fiber and more.

1 serving of cooked Oats is equivalent to ~1/2 cup.

How do you measure when cooking? Oats has a 1:2 ratio. 1/2 cup dry Oats yields 1 cup of cooked Oats.

Ensure that if you are using milk, you use almond milk or skimmed milk.

If you are tracking your servings of Carbs for the day, note that 1 serving of bread is 1 slice and 1 cup of cooked Oats is equivalent to almost 2 slices of bread.

1 cup of Oats is ideal but if you would like to add more flavour, use half a cup of cooked Oats and add fruits such as Strawberries, Blueberries, a touch of Raisins or Banana, Flaxseeds and Chia seeds. You could also add a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon.

Go cook up some Oats and have a great start to your day!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Animal Crackers are back on the Market and Healthier!

Our beloved childhood snack, Animal Crackers disappeared from the shelves for a while and have been sited in MegaMart, Waterloo!

They are not only back but healthier in different packaging and in boxes of 6. They are slightly more expensive and you would prefer the original Animal Crackers. I’m not sure why ‘Original’ is on the box but from what I remember, they could pass as healthy before but not as healthy as they are now, especially if you ate the whole bag. I believe the original serving size was 1.5, but who is going to leave half a serving in the bag anyway? Of course, it was a bit tastier before as well. Converting to healthier versions are an acquired taste most of the time. 

Anyhow, although made in the USA, I am happy that I can now eat a full bag of Animal Crackers totally guilt-free. 0% Sat Fat, 0g Trans Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, low in sodium and only 8g of sugar and 4% fiber to keep you fuller for longer.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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