Fitness Minutes: (442)
6 1/5/13 10:44 A
Awesome job. Hungry Girl. I to just started using Sparks People.com and I notice that I eat lots of carbs more than I should, but if i continue to eat within the calories I'm given. And still lose weight I'll be happy. Continue your journey too.
90% of what she uses is processed food. She may put in some fresh fruit or veggies, but everything else comes out of some kind of package.
Fitness Minutes: (120)
2,171 12/19/12 10:44 A
I'm watching the show right now since I'm home from work due to snow. So far I'm not very impressed. First she made some popcorn that was microwaved kettle corn, graham cereal, marshmallows, and tootsie rolls to make "smores popcorn", then she made slushies that was basically blending up fruit, juice, and ice in a blender. Neither of those two "recipes" involved any actual cooking. Now she's making "nachos" with hot dogs, baked tortilla chips and processed cheese slices. I guess this stuff is low cal but none of it looks all that appetizing or healthy to me.
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129 11/26/12 3:14 P
I tried one of her mug reciepes for eggs, sounded easy enough. Ok, after the eggs, chopped veggies exploded all over my mirowave, cleaning was Not fun!
Fitness Minutes: (19,684)
1,155 11/15/12 8:09 P
She was on Dr. Oz the other day and had some good ideas on expanding dishes using veggies. I've been doing something similar, but she gave me a lot more ideas. Using zuccini peels to add to pasta, adding veggies to the marinara sauce. My favorite was adding portabella mushrooms which I love, to expand ground beef in a meatloaf, and adding a cap to top off a black bean burger. I will try it with a turkey burger too. Not sure it was her, but another idea was adding shredded cabbage from the coleslaw mix to soups to add another layer. Can't believe I never thought to do that.
Fitness Minutes: (27,596)
33 11/15/12 11:47 A
I saw her recipe for cake mix and seltzer water just yesterday and was wondering if it was worth trying. I think it might be on the Thanksgiving menu this year. Thanks
Fitness Minutes: (139,034)
4,491 11/14/12 3:00 P
I've tried some, but a lot of them use artificiall-y type things, so I end up skipping it, or I rework the recipe to my taste. She has some great ideas, though. I love the egg in a coffee mug idea, that's great for in a rush, or eating breakfast at work. I've tried the canned pumpkin with chocolate cake mix recipe, and didn't care for it. Hubby loved it though, and requested I make again. I think if I do, I'll try it with spice cake instead. I just didn't like the combo of pumpkin and chocolate cake, but the overall recipe was incredible and so easy!
A friend of mine has a recipe she keeps saying she will give me for HG's peppermint pie or something. It has a cookie crust, whipped cream, candy canes, and I can't remember what else. I'm excited to try that for Christmas this year, if I ever get the recipe lol.
I've tried those noodles. I couldn't get past the smell of them. They smelled so horrible. I even had to take my garbage bag outside to get the smell out of my house. She swears by them, but I don't know if it's worth the smell!!!
I do when I can make them with real living food and not some of the processed things she uses. I don't do pudding packets since they are loaded with sugar and the sugar free ones use artificial sweetners which I won't touch. I don't touch anything soy based so her tofu noodle recipe though it looked good, I would have to change out the tofu with maybe Kelp noodles. She also uses the microwave a lot and I don't own one or use one ever.
On the good side, I do like some of her spice combinations.
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