Saturday, May 14, 2011

Healthy Recipes

These were found in the comments here:

All the Weigh – Kenz’s Blog

Breakfast cups
Course: breakfast
PointsPlus™ Value: 1
Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 12 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
1 1/2 cup(s) Egg Beaters Southwestern, refrigerated
1/4 cup(s) onion(s)
3 serving(s) John Morrell canadian bacon
1/2 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup(s) spinach
Wilt spinach in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and squeeze excess water out with paper towels.
Mix together all ingredients and pour into 12 greased muffin cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until center is firm.
Notes: Spray muffin pan really well – Pam for Baking works best. Let muffins cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing.


No-Cook Asian Peanut Sauce
Makes 6 servings
PointsPlus™ value | 2 per serving
* 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter*
* 3 Tbsp reduced-sodium vegetable broth
* 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
* 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
* 1 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
* 1 Tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger
* 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
* 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
* 1 tsp hot red pepper sauce, such as Tabasco sauce
* 1/2 tsp sugar
* Whisk all the ingredients together in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy. To store, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days; whisk before using again.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Asian Lettuce Wraps
Sorry, I don’t have actual measurments for this, as I didn’t follow a recipe, but here goes:
About 16 onz lean ground turkey
2 cloves of garlic
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 shallot – finely chopped
1 large carrot – jullienned
1 cup bagged coleslaw
1 cup -ish chopped fresh mushrooms
one large handful of chopped cilantro
3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 tsp chinese 5 spice powder
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 head of bibb lettuce
Spritz a non stick pan with some olive oil. Cook the garlic, ginger and shallot until soft. Add the ground turkey. Cook until browned. Add carrots, mushrooms and coleslaw and cook until wilted. Add hoisin, 5 spice powder, soy sauce, cilantro and sesame oil. Heat through.
Serve in lettuce leaves.


Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Southwest Chicken Salad

Garlic Chile Shrimp w/ veggies and rice

Chile Chipotle Shrimp Tacos





Back in Action …… Again.

So I start and stop.  Start and stop.  Start and stop.  I don’t know if I’m a failure because I keeping giving up or determined because I keep coming back. 


I have gained back 5 or 6 pounds since February.  I could beat myself up over it or I could just accept it and move on.  There have been so many changes in my life

in t his short period of time that I’m surprised that I can even keep up, let alone get back on track.  But I’m ready.  Most definitely ready.


The place where I work had a monumental event happen in March and 31 people out of 40 people were let go.   Praise God I am still there; however, they are

filing for bankruptcy and hoping to carry on – but my job is still in a very precarious position.  So that is super stressful. 


I’m also in a long-distance relationship and having a whole lot of trouble keeping negative thoughts out of my head.  If he misses a phone call or doesn’t

text me with the same amount of exuberance I text him with – all of a sudden my mind is telling me he is cheating, that he doesn’t love me, that I don’t

deserve him, etc. etc.  Even though I know he’s a good Christian man, my gut is just telling me there is something wrong.  Whether it is because I am very

insecure due to a lifetime of being overweight, or if there is something more to it than that – I just don’t know yet.  So my emotions are just going wild.


So lately I have been immersing myself in the Word and in Bible study.  I am reading Joyce Meyer’s “Battlefield of the Mind” and she just has a way of

making me understand the Bible.   I have also been reading (on my Nook, which I love) “Made to Crave”, which is about turning to God instead of food

when you are depressed, sad, celebrating, etc. 


Anyway – I joined a 90-day challenge through my church, which starts the first week of June.  I really need the added help because I am really struggling. 


I’m sorry I keep disappearing and coming back.  I hope to stick around for good this time.