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How we're losing 327lbs in 1 year
3rd-Apr-2008 05:34 pm
Give me a recipe or two... I need some inspiration! We're stuck in a rut and I want some yummy ideas for breakfast lunch and dinner!
3rd-Apr-2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
The other day I made banana chocolate chip pancakes.
Basically, just reduce the amount of liquid you use in your batter and substitute mashed bananas. I know there are different levels of batter thickness preferred by different folks so just go by what you like. I used my food processor to make sure the bananas were extra creamy. Throw in some chocolate chips and cook them like normal. They are super yummy.
And pancakes don't have to be totally sinful if you don't drown them in syrup or butter. I use a non stick griddle and a butter flavored cooking spray. I also used soy milk instead of milk in my batter.
The bananas and dark chocolate chips add enough sweetness. I just dipped them in apple sauce so I wasn't eating them dry. I've never been a huge fan of syrup.

Edited at 2008-04-03 11:26 pm (UTC)
3rd-Apr-2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
Those sound awesome, in fact, I think I might make them Saturday morning (when Marshall will be here!)
4th-Apr-2008 01:17 am (UTC)
In that same vein, on the Rachael Ray show today she made this applesauce/maple syurp concoction to go on buckwheat pancakes. It looked pretty yummy. If you go to www.rachaelray.com you should be able to find it.
4th-Apr-2008 08:51 am (UTC)
Red Beans and Rice with Turkey Sausage
chop up an onion and sautee it in some garlic
chop up a bell pepper and add it
one can of no salt added tomatoes - add that sucker in
one can of no salt added kidney beans - add that bad boy too
in a seperate pan, cook up sliced turkey summer sausage. when it's done, add it to the beans
make up some rice.
combine them.
add some pepper sauce, like tobasco.
Pretty much no salt, lots of flavor, and always a ton of left overs (i portion mine into individual servings and freeze them)

I also highly recommend taking sliced turkey breast (as in, like chicken breast, packaged with the raw meats), spreading no salt mustard on it (you can get it at OLN) and put some rosemary on it, then grilling it and serving it with a salad or some steamed veggies and rice.

There's also fiesta chicken, which is probably the easiest recipe ever. Take 1/2 c of lime juice, 1/4 c of lemon juice, and a slpenda packet. Put it in a bag, add a pound of chicken breasts, and marinate for 30 minutes. Cook in the juice over medium high heat, turning when one side is one. Remove, and add cooked rice to the remaining juices in the pan. Coat it up, heat it. I serve mine with black beans that i cook with onion. All of these have pretty much no salt, and are crazy delicious. I invested in a $6 microwave rice steamer at walmart and make all my rice for a week in advance ( i get 1 c of rice per day, or 1/2 c at lunch and dinner) and i portion out all my servings (I can have 2 oz of meat at a meal and 1/2 cup of veggies - doesn't seem like much, but i'm alaways stuffed) so that I have a bunch of things I can throw together for an easy meal between classes and work/gym/whatever. Everything freezes well, and reheating is a cinch and saves so much time. I just go through baggies like you wouldn't believe.

I still highly recommend Ellie Kreiger, as she does everything health conscious - she's a nutritionist and cook. Yay! I also am a big fan of the 6 week body makeover stuff as the recipes are all no salt no sugar.
4th-Apr-2008 08:52 am (UTC)
And your new icon is full of win. It looks like you're chomping.
4th-Apr-2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
Here are two super simple pasta ideas. They have some fat but the fats are heart healthy.

One of my favorite things is tossing pasta of any kind with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, herbs and tomatoes. I usually use grape or cherry tomatoes since they're the only store bought ones with flavor. Slice them in half so the juice can marry with the other flavors.

Then there's cold sesame noodles. Measurements are approximate so you may have to play a little to get it to suit your tastes.
Boil a couple servings of spaghetti or asian noodles of your choice.
While they're cooking make your sauce
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
pepper, garlic, cayenne if you desire. Don't add any salt as there is plenty in the soy sauce and pb
Drain the noodles and run cold water on them . Shake off excess water. Mix with sauce in a bowl.
For more nutritional punch add a handful or two of shredded cabbage (you can buy it pre shredded as cole slaw mix)

Notice both of these recipes are vegan.
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