Food Diary – Week 5 the 30 Day Milestone

March 10th marked the 30th day of my diet and I am down 12 lbs. This has been a trying and turbulent month. I have to be honest and say that all of the mental anguish and having to deal with old eating issues has taken its toll on me. I struggle every day not…

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Simple Sunday Supper – Less is MORE!

For the Brits there is no better main course for a traditional Sunday lunch than a roast. Beef is the number one favorite but pork, lamb and chicken also work well. I look forward to Sunday all week and this Sunday was no exception.  I wanted to keep is simple, easy and inexpensive, so I used…

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92 Calorie Roasted Vegetable Soup

Weighing in at 92 calories per serving, this gorgeous soup will warm your soul and your waistline will love you! To quote Lake Street Dive (one of my favorite groups), it GOES DOWN SMOOTH! Ladies and gentlemen, Lake Street Dive! Can’t help it…I grew up watching the Muppet Show. Ingredients 9 oz. cremini (baby bella) mushrooms (94 calories) 8 oz….

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Silky Citrus Smoothie

This creamy citrus smoothie really puts a smile on my face! Pineapples were on sale recently so I  got many. Did you know that are second only to bananas as America’s favorite tropical fruit? Aside from being Sponge Bob Square Pant’s house of choice, pineapples have strong anti-inflammatory properties, they contain  vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B1, copper,…

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Food Diary – Cheat Day…I Feel Cheated

All week-long I could think of nothing but PIZZA! I couldn’t wait for cheat day, but when I sat down to dinner my eyes were definitely much bigger than my stomach and I could barely finish one piece of pizza. This is what I had envisioned…….. Or something like this….. The reality of my cheat day…

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Bodacious Baby Bella Bean Burgers

CRAVINGS BE GONE!! I wanted a burger, my diet says ‘YOU CAN’T HAVE A BURGER’ so I made Baby Bella Bean Burgers (B4 for you science types). Meatless, hearty and low-calorie, these are perfect for Meatless Monday and a low-calorie meal plan! I know these are typically made with black beans but I didn’t have any so I used roman…

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Fire Roasted Spinach Omelette

I woke up at 1:15 am this morning and I was ravenous! I started thinking about all the different foods I wanted to eat and only got hungrier. Since I’ve been on a diet I have been struggling with cravings. Probably only you want what you can’t have…it’s suck a mind game! However, I REFUSE…

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Kielbasa-Funghi Salad

This dish is so hearty I could only eat half of what I put on my plate so I cut this recipe in half. My eyes always seems to be larger than my stomach these days. It’s so quick and easy it’s a perfect weeknight meal. Ingredients 2 oz. Portobello mushrooms 1 cup iceberg lettuce…

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French Fry Chicken Thighs

I truly love chicken thighs.  They are my favorite part of the bird. If it’s a question of white meat vs. dark meat I’m TEAM DARK MEAT all the way! Dark meat is tastier, more tender and juicier than breast meat. Thighs are slightly higher in fat and slightly lower in protein than white meat….

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Fire Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Rainy days and being shut in due to flooding calls for cozy comfort food. Spaghetti squash with zucchini and fire roasted salsa will warm you on the inside and did you know it’s super low calorie? Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta, it’s high in fiber and contains approximately 31 calories in 1 cup. The fiber content of spaghetti squash and…

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