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Monday, March 29, 2010

I. Love. Food.



Sortof a "duh" moment, right? Well, yes. But, that's one of the biggest hurdles that I always run into when I start something like this. I don't want to give it up. I just don't.

I think the only way I can really do this is to keep making crazy delicious food... just lighter. That means I am going to need some serious recommendations for healthy recipes that have insanely amazing flavor. If you have any to share I would be incredibly grateful, as would my family so that I don't impale them with my lettuce-ridden-fork mid-meal, thankyouverymuch.

I have been keeping with my goals for today. The first was no soda. I'm not in the corner with my unopened coke can, rocking away yet, but its only day 1. I subbed 2 cups of coffee with sugar-free creamer, so by about 4pm I was officially awake.

I will be doing my 10 minutes of stretching as soon as my 4 year old stops tackling anything that isn't moving. This is my "inspiring journal entry" for the day to help me keep motivated. You're welcome.

If anyone has any recipes to share, I'd be all over it. Muchas Gracias! (hint - I like Mexican food!!)
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  • KELLEYMCDONALD
    Ooohh. My daugther and I made a good one last night. Oven baked "fried" chicken breasts. Here is the link from the Spark Recipe page.

    http://recipes.sparkpe
    ople.com/recipe-detail.asp?reci
    pe=801716

    We didn't have some of the herbs so I just substituted what we did have. But we could really taste the chili powder and thought it added a wonderful zing to the chicken. And it was so moist. We used boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of drumsticks and they only had to bake for 40 minutes. I will keep trying new recipes and sharing them with you. I also LOVE mexican food.

    I did a search for recipes with salsa to start and think I could just eat off this page and be happy!

    http://recipes.sparkp
    eople.com/recipes.asp?food=sals
    a&anyall=ALL&c1=0&c2=0&c3=0&c4=
    0&c5=0&calories=0&prep_time=0&t
    otal_time=0&sort=number_of_ratings#topresults
    3996 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/30/2010 8:54:08 AM
  • KELLEYMCDONALD
    Ooohh. My daugther and I made a good one last night. Oven baked "fried" chicken breasts. Here is the link from the Spark Recipe page.

    http://recipes.sparkpe
    ople.com/recipe-detail.asp?reci
    pe=801716

    We didn't have some of the herbs so I just substituted what we did have. But we could really taste the chili powder and thought it added a wonderful zing to the chicken. And it was so moist. We used boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of drumsticks and they only had to bake for 40 minutes. I will keep trying new recipes and sharing them with you. I also LOVE mexican food.
    3996 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7035923
    I've found that I can't taste the difference in a lot of the light foods, like the 98% fat free refried beans, or the 94% fat free microwave popcorn (okay, okay, I can definitely taste it in that one, but it's still pretty darn good and satisfies the craving just fine). Subbing in one or two of the light food options, while keeping some of the other regular ingredients, should help improve the health of the meal without hurting the flavor too badly.

    My favorite healthy meals usually involve some sort of fish, but I've always lived on a coast, so I'm not sure what the fish options are like inland. I also like to make chicken breasts with diced onions and walnut chunks on top, with just a teeny bit of butter and enough salt and pepper to give everything some flavor. If you can find some good recipes online for dal or some other lentil-based Indian food, they're usually incredibly delicious yet still healthy, and can be cooked in a slow-cooker.
    3996 days ago
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