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« Reply #110 on: January 17, 2012 11:14:39 PM »

Health prompt for this week:

Please share one healthy recipe you either already love or are going to try soon.

On Page 2 I shared my favorite recipe. Fast, easy and most importantly, healthy.
Another recipe I like and find easy, fast and healthy is:
Chicken thighs and drumsticks
Onion
Spices of your choice: salt, pepper, paprika etc.
Chicken soup powder
Canola oil
Mixed Veggies

Saute onions in a little bit of oil. Add chicken pieces (I take the skin off) and "sear" the meat to close in juices. (All my meat is Kosher so I try different ways to keep it tender and juicy) Add a few tablespoons of chicken soup powder to about 6 cups warm water. Add spices of your choice to the water (I add curry powder to everything but ice cream) Bring to the boil. Add water til chicken is just covered. Bring to the boil again then add your veggies. (I do use frozen veggies. It turns out cheaper for me in the long run). Simmer on very low fire for about 1\2 to 3\4 hour. You can also just add rice \brown rice at the simmer stage for added carbs.
This also tastes better the next day when all of the flavors incorporate. (I made this yesterday and we're having for lunch today.)


Review last week:

How did your goal from last week go? What are you going to do to keep working on it this week?

My goal went pretty good last week. I need to keep writing down what goes into my mouth until I make it a conscious habit.
Next goal: Healthier recipes and apply.
  
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« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2012 09:11:49 AM »

My healthy recipe for the week is something that my mother used to make us as kids. It was called 'Mushroom Chicken' and basically consisted of a can of mushroom soup poured over chicken and then simmered slowly for a few hours. Here's my low-fat recipe!

1 lb of chicken thighs, skin-off.
1 can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup (the low-sodium, half-fat variety.)
same can filled with half skim milk and half water
fresh thyme
dried oregano

So basically I take a big dutch oven (like, a covered baker) and sear my chicken really really well. That 'golden brown' colour you get from searing meat is pure flavor with no extra calories =)
Then i mix together my soup and milk in a seperate bowl and pour over chicken. Throw in your herbs and spices (whatever you're into) and give it a good stir. Turn the heat down to low and let it hang out for an hour or two. Stir it up occasionally and make sure you flip your chicken at least once.

Usually served with rice or noodles, I serve this over baked spaghetti squash with a side of fresh veggies!




My last week goal went pretty well. I made sure I was eating my breakfast and managed to do yoga in the morning twice. Still needs some improvement.
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« Reply #112 on: January 19, 2012 06:44:55 PM »

I need in on this. I'm trying to be SO good because I've noticed that I haven't been really paying attention to my Weight Watchers and up up up it goes. I'm at a number I haven't been at in years and I do NOT want it back.

I planned on making a really good, pretty healthy lunch for work this week and then I went and got sick so I haven't ended up eating it. Sad I was going to do a whole wheat bagel thin with a lite swiss Laughing Cow wedge spread on it with some turkey breast and a sliced granny smith apple for a sandwich and I did a shredded carrot and sliced cucumber salad dressed in rice vinegar as my crunchy side instead of chips. It sounded so yummy so I'm pretty bummed. I hate being sick.

A couple weeks ago I made up a batch of soup that was kind of like a minestrone that came out really good. I did zucchini, white beans, ground turkey, celery, carrots, onions, whole wheat mini shells, low sodium tomato juice, low sodium vegetable stock and lots of spices. It became kind of stew like when I added the shells but it was sooooooooo good. I just added a small sprinkle of parm on each serving. Super yummy.

craftylittlemonkey, last summer my mom and I managed to convince the boys in our house (68 & 41 - haha) that they'd like quiche. They decided it was "a girl food" and then proceeded to eat half of it! lol What we did instead of the typical cream and lots of egg was we used egg whites, 1 whole egg, some reduced fat shredded mozzarella and reduced fat cottage cheese with lots of veggies with a sprinkle of parm on the top and a reduced fat crust. Came out awesome.
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« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2012 10:46:01 PM »

So I was hanging out at my mom's house today (cuz... that's what you do when you're 21 and unemployed, haha), and she was making lunches for my dad for the week. I sat down to a bowl of it, and then proceeded to DEMAND the recipe (this coming from the girl who isn't allowed in the kitchen for fear of burning the house down!).

1/2 cup bell peppers
1/2 cup onions
1 can of artichokes
1 bag of mushrooms (just the pre-sliced white or brown ones from the store)
1/2 bag of meatless meatballs (vegetarian. just sub in normal meatballs for the carnivores)
1/3 bag of penne noodles (or whatever)
1 jar of ragu
2 heaping tablespoons basil pesto

Bell pepper and onions in the pan first, add a little drizzle of olive oil, add the artichokes and mushrooms. Meatballs cook in the microwave at the same time. Noodles cooking in boiling water. When the noodles are ALMOST done, drain and transfer to the veggie pan, then add the sauce and basil pesto. Warm for a minute and done!

She says the reason she hates making pasta is because it's all carbs. So by bulking up the sauce with edible stuff instead of just spices, you need less pasta, and you still feel full. I ate a small bowl of it, and I really wanted to go back for seconds (and thirds and fourths!!), but I resisted because it was my dad's lunches for the week... Now I just have to convince the man-child in my house that veggies are good and that he should make them for me (cuz I still don't cook!).
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« Reply #114 on: January 20, 2012 12:29:32 AM »

I planned on making a really good, pretty healthy lunch for work this week and then I went and got sick so I haven't ended up eating it. Sad I was going to do a whole wheat bagel thin with a lite swiss Laughing Cow wedge spread on it with some turkey breast and a sliced granny smith apple for a sandwich and I did a shredded carrot and sliced cucumber salad dressed in rice vinegar as my crunchy side instead of chips. It sounded so yummy so I'm pretty bummed. I hate being sick.

Welcome! That sandwich sounds really yummy! I think I might be out of Laughing Cow, it's such a good staple. We get a 4 pack at Costco!
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« Reply #115 on: January 20, 2012 11:20:48 AM »

Do they have the light ones at Costco, Mare?? I put those on everything!
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« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2012 11:22:09 AM »

Yep the Laughing Cow Light! It's a good price!
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« Reply #117 on: January 22, 2012 10:07:50 AM »

I did pretty good last week! Even though I was snowed in for most of the week, I ate salads and cereal and smoothies, and made my dinner almost every night. I went to a friends house where I pigged out a little, and then went and got a salad from the cafe down the street for dinner on Friday. Yesterday I went skiing, and ate half a veggie sandwich for lunch, and tomato soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner - not the most healthy, but not a huge binge either.

Today, I am going to inventory my fridge and get my meal plan together for next week.

My goals for this week are the same as last week: eat breakfast at home every day, and bring my lunch to work every day. -EDIT- Oh, and also not to weigh myself again until next Sunday. I get a little scale-crazy sometimes, and it never leads to anything good.
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« Reply #118 on: January 22, 2012 01:02:46 PM »

I had a bad week since I've been sick Sad Last night I literally ate a bag of cheesy popcorn and a candy bar for dinner. No wonder I feel so gross today.

Hoping to make some chicken soft tacos for dinner tonight and then make plans for the leftovers I have for the rest of the week. The only good thing that came out of my cold was a nice big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup.
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« Reply #119 on: January 23, 2012 08:43:30 PM »

How's everyone doing with their goals? I have to admit I've had a hellish week, due to personal stuff and my eating/exercise/goals have suffered (disappeared). Nothing to do but start over again though, right? I'm going into my MFP log and making a template type outline of basic meals/snacks so I have something to stick to.
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