6 Healthy Foods That Wreck Your Diet

Find out which foods are secretly fattening.

6 Healthy Foods That Wreck Your Diet

We all know that ice cream, cookies, and cake are major diet-offenders, but as it turns out there are tons of healthy foods that can also cause your scale not to budge. While some foods are nutritious on their own, when portion sizes get out of whack and too many toppings get added, a normally sensible meal can quickly turn ugly. Here are six healthy foods that may be wrecking your diet without you realizing it.

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Quinoa

Quinoa in its purest form is around 212 calories, has a low-glycemic index, and is full of fiber and protein. Where we run into trouble is when we order quinoa bowls at restaurants, which have too much cheese, dressing, and toppings and can often total 700 calories. To keep your quinoa healthy and diet-friendly, mix in cauliflower rice which has very few calories, and be mindful of your toppings.

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3 Secrets for Choosing the Best Rotisserie Chicken at the Store

How can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy?

The rotisserie chickens at the store can make a great, quick dinner for the family. They can also be good pre-made bases for many recipes! But when they're all sitting together in the same case, how can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy? Here are three insider tips for choosing the best chicken.

1. Reach for the Back

Go for a chicken that's in the back of the case. Because the store typically loads the case from behind, you can bet the chickens in the front will have been sitting there the longest.

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