Web Toolbar by Wibiya


More Friends = More Fun


Tweets !

3 HOURS AGO Ok here's a hint: It's *awesome* https://t.co/l1Pb1ng4Sg

6 HOURS AGO #QUIZ Is your summer crush a keeper? http://t.co/iY8peipoym pic.twitter.com/9kymW4xQAI

7 HOURS AGO Are you painfully shy around guys? Check out how to bust out of your shell ASAP: http://t.co/M7N9e8EFDq pic.twitter.com/ZDqjqb8gOQ


sponsored links

Snack attack! 5 bites to avoid

We all know chips ‘n’ chocolate aren’t the stuff healthy bods are made of, and while we definitely snap ‘em up every so often, this week, we’ve got our eyes on trickier bites: those snacks we think are healthy, but might just be junk food in disguise. How can you spot a not-so-healthy nibble? Read on!



Good-for-you granola

Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard granola can be loaded up with tonsa sugar, but have you looked at the other numbers on the back of the box? In an effort to make ‘em appeal to folks who would rather munch candy bars, companies have loaded up what was once a healthy staple with tons of fat and artificial ingredients that really aren’t great for your bod. Be wary of long ingredient lists and words you can’t pronounce. And instead of making a beeline for the chocolate ‘n’ peanut butter concoctions, experiment with other yummy options that’ll be just as tasty and way more healthy. Think: bars packed with dried fruit and sweetened with honey instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners.


Over-dressed salads

Salad is only as good as the dressing it’s slathered in, so before ya crunch, take a look at the bottle. For a truly healthy dish, you should try to avoid dressings that are high in sugar, corn syrup and chemicals. Vinaigrettes and Italian dressings are usually lower in fat than ranch or Caesar, but fruity flavors can also pack a lot of sugar. Way your options and choose a dressing you like enough to use sparingly, then toss your salad well in a bowl so every piece of lettuce is just lightly coated in the gooey stuff instead of soaked. Spoon onto a plate and munch away!


Sugary smoothies

Although smoothies can be an awesome healthy snack, make your own instead of hittin’ up your local Jamba Juice. Restaurant and fast food smoothies often have tons of sugar, making them way less healthy than you’d think. Instead of hitting up a restaurant or chain, try pulling out Mom’s blender and making your own. A cup of Greek yogurt, a handful of ice cubes and your favorite fruits will be just as tasty, and 100-percent healthy.


Sneaky sodium

The food we eat these days is super salty, and typically far exceeds our recommended daily sodium intake. One of the major culprits is frozen food. Sure, they’re convenient, but even the ones that call themselves “healthy” aren’t as good as the fresh stuff.  Instead of relying on packaged frozen goods, ask Mom to make a double batch of your favorite freezable meal—think soups, stews, lasagna, casseroles, and even desserts like brownies and cookies—and freeze part of it in single-serve portions. That way, you can control what goes into the dish and still have the convenience of popping it into the microwave whenever ya want.


Protein bar power play

We admit it, sometimes we’ll grab a protein bar for an on-the-go breakfast or mid-afternoon snack. But these babies are tricky! Take a look at most of the bars available at your grocery store, and we bet you’ll see more fat ‘n’ sugar than protein and fiber—sooo not the point. Do your choosing wisely and you’ll have a solid snack on your hands. Or, look elsewhere. A handful of almonds, a container of cottage cheese or sliced apples with nut butter can give ya just as much energy without a bunch of additives.

BY GL ON 8/6/2012 3:21:00 PM


comments powered by Disqus
Sometimes, water gets boring. Try adding a little bit of lemon juice freshly sqeezed from a lemon wedge. It will give the water a brighter taste and wake up your taste buds. 

How much would you pay for a pair of ultra-cute shoes?


I can get a vaccine that will keep me from getting cancer later on.

Win it: Visit all your favorite villains in The Isle of the Lost!



Ever wonder what happened to all of your excellently evil Disney faves? Enter for a chance to check out the new generation of bad guys (and girls) in The Isle of the Lost, a prequel to Disney Channel's Descendants!

CLICK HERE for your chance to win.

Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links