Sounds good, right?
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I have been a busy girl the last few months. Partly because it is canning season! I love to can. I know that sounds stupid and it is a lot of extra work. But the payoff is worthwhile. Not only do I know where my food comes from, but I know what is in it. I am able to control the amount of sugar and the amount of salt. Sure, I can buy practically the same thing on the self at the grocery store. But in my mind, there isn't even a need for comparison.
Anyhow, here are some of my favorite canning sites.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
1 cup of milk
2 Tbsp Splenda
Mix everything together until smooth. Pour mixture into your ramekins and dust with nutmeg or cinnamon. Place ramekins into a glass baking dish and then fill half way with water. Bake around 1 hour and 15 minutes at 300 degrees. Test with knife to make sure it runs clean.
If served with a 1/4 cup of halved strawberries , it becomes 105 calories and 7 grams protein.
Friday, June 18, 2010
And it only took 5 mins to cook...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
1 lb fresh green beans
1 tsp garlic salt
1 Tbsp butter
1 clove garlic, minced
Wash and trim green beans. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add minced garlic. Cook garlic until brown and add green beans. Increase heat slightly. Add garlic salt. Saute, frequently turning green beans until tender.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Poppy Seed Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked chicken
¼ cup chopped green onion
½ cup dried cranberries
3 oz slivered almonds (optional)
½ cup finely chopped celery
½ cup poppy seed dressing
Salt and pepper
Mix everything together and serve chilled.
The calories will vary depending on the dressing you use. I had a really hard time finding a low calorie poppy seed dressing.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
No one chooses to be obese. But you have a C.H.O.I.C.E. to make a difference.
If you haven't already heard about the C.H.O.I.C.E campaign and petition, then I urge you to read more about it here.
The voices of 250,000 can influence the dialogue on the obesity epidemic and help shape policies that can make a real difference in the efforts to reduce the obesity epidemic. The CHOICE campaign has made a $250,000 donation to the cause, now we can help them reach their goal of 250,000 signatures.Sign their petition and help urge Congress to elevate the need to address the obesity epidemic.
Urging Congress to Make a Choice
This year, the C.H.O.I.C.E. Campaign will be working hard to make sure Congress gets our message that in order to effectively overcome the obesity epidemic, we need to focus on both prevention and treatment. We are urging Congress to keep the following in mind when creating obesity-related policies:
- Focus on both prevention and treatment to address the obesity epidemic and accept all treatment options.
- More than 70 million American adults are obese, of whom 15 million are severely obese (100 pounds or more overweight).1,2
- Obesity is a disease that requires medical treatment just like any other disease. Obesity can correlate to life-threatening diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and others.3
- Obesity is the second-leading cause of preventable death in this country.4
- Those who are severely obese have often tried diet and exercise programs for years without success and the research proves it – for those 100 pounds or more overweight, diet and exercise alone fail 95% of the time after five years.5
- Annual costs of overweight and obesity are estimated at $147 billion per year, representing 10% of all U.S. medical expenses.6
- Medical research has shown that significant weight loss may improve – or even resolve – diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions.7,8
- Weight-loss surgery, like gastric banding, is safe and proven more effective than diet and exercise alone in people 100 pounds or more overweight and has the potential to be the key to improving the health of the severely obese and reducing obesity-related healthcare costs.5,9
In order to change the way obesity is viewed and addressed in this country, Congress also needs to encourage Americans and their physicians to talk about obesity and all treatment options that are proven to help all Americans reach their life's potential of good health.
Please read more and sign the petition.
Banded together we can help America's growing obesity epidemic.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Chicken Salad Tacos
1/3 cup mayonnaise or yogurt
2 tsp taco seasoning
1/3 cup fat free sour cream
2 cups cooked chicken
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp lime juice
Combined everything together and mix well. Chill. Serve on warn tortillas or hard taco shells with lettuce, tomato, onions, olives or shredded cheese.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
1/2lb ground turkey
1 can diced tomatoes w/ green chiles
1 onion, chopped
1 can of pinto beans
1/2 pkg dry ranch style dressing mix
1 can black beans
1 small can cream corn
1/2 pkg taco seasoning mix
Brown beef with onion. Add seasoning mixes and water. Then tomatoes, corn and beans. Simmer for 20 minutes
Makes 6 generous servings at 295 calories, 9 grams fat, and 15 grams protein.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Original Recipe found in All You Magazine May Edition
Broiled Eggplant Parmesan
1 15oz can diced Italian tomatoes
2 medium eggplants
salt and pepper
6 oz part-skim mozzarella, shredded
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/3 cup Italian- seasoned bread crumbs
Preheat broiler to high; place a rack about 8 inches from heat source. Line a baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray. Drain tomatoes and puree in a blender or food processor. Set aside.
Slice eggplant into 1/3 inch thick slices. Mist both sides of eggplant slices with cooking spray and sprinkle salt and pepper. Broil eggplant until golden brown, turning once, 10- 12 minutes total.
Remove baking sheet from oven. Spoon on some tomato puree, sprinkle with both cheeses, and top with bread crumbs. Place back into oven and broil until cheese is melted and bread crumbs are toasted, 1- 2 minutes. Serve immediately
266 calories, 11 g. fat and 18 g. protein
Note: This makes a ton. Two eggplants is a lot. I split the recipe except for the can of tomatoes. Plus, the skins of the egg plant were a little hard to eat. Next time, I think I might peel the skin off before cooking.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Check them out!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
salt and pepper to taste
6-7 chopped baby spinach leaves
.5 oz mozzarella cheese
Spray pan with cooking spray. Over medium heat, add chopped spinach. Beat together egg, salt, pepper, and milk. Add to spinach. Add cheese with the eggs are almost cooked. Let the cheese melt.
1 serving 150 calories with 9 grams of protein.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
1 can of fat-free re-fried beans
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
2 tsp fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 jalapeno pepper (optional, add more if you like)
1/2 cup of chopped Roma tomatoes
Take can of whole pinto beans and roughly mash. Mix all other ingredients together. Can be served hot or cold to your preference. I like it hot, so I baked it at 350 for about 25 mins. Then I served.
Serves about 12 at 80 calories and 5 grams of protein per serving.
Monday, January 4, 2010
5 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro, fresh
salt to taste
fresh lime to taste
Mix, chill and serve. Used as a salsa with chips or on top of your favorite foods.