Increasing health requires eating right and engaging in regular fitness. Food is one of the most important components to healthy living but is unfortunately often overlooked due to the significant personal investment of time and energy one has to make. As home cooking appears to be a dying skill across American kitchens many fitness enthusiasts are left unaware of what actually goes into their food. Learning to cook something simple like an onion soup with fewer than100 calories can make a huge difference in the long run. Eating a dish with fewer than 100 calories is fairly rare. Consider the 215 calories in a cup of mashed potatoes or 350 for a cup of macaroni and cheese and you will begin to appreciate the additional benefits of healthy food. Augmenting your fitness goals with a hobby in cooking can improve upon multiple areas of your life. Many sports trainers say it is a requirement. Did you know that onions have many benefits that protect the body against diseases?
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One of the most difficult seasons for fitness buffs is the holidays. It is the period between Thanksgiving and New Years that causes all of the troubles. The calories beckon at each social event. Egg Nog, peanut butter balls, taffy, chocolate…the list goes on. Not only is there less time to work out but the eating might pull you in a completely different direction. It takes more than will power to keep those sweets where they belong. The good news is that there are healthy alternatives for those who are willing to get a little creative with their cooking. Pumpkin cookies fit within the holiday spirit and have fewer calories than some of the crackers you might buy from the store. The taste is soft and light and can double as coffee cakes in the morning. With a total of 41 calories, a gram of fat, and 9 grams of carbohydrates and a single gram of protein you are on the right track. Let us compare some alternatives. A bar of fudge will set you back 170 calories, chocolate cover