kendiliynn- right above the box that you type in on the right hand side there are three buttons. the first is spell check. the second is add a link. click on add a link and paste the link into that box. then hit save/enter [i forget what the option it, but it's the only one]. do that for each link and they will show up.
What fantastic ideas - thank you so much for sharing! KENDILYNN, the recipes sound amazing - I'm going to try all three. Yes, I also LOVE a great steak, and if you get a lean cut, it's quite healthy.
One other item I forgot to add: roasted pumpkin (squash). I'm an American in Australia, and I love how they serve pumpkin all year round in everything. They do use "pumpkin" as a generic term meaning squash. Nonetheless, we grow some in our garden, and when you roast it (no oil needed), it becomes so sweet and amazing. I add it to everything, from scrambled eggs to salads to spaghetti.
I love all my food. All. If i don't love it, I don't eat it! And, most of it is "healthy" - in fact I'd say virtually all of it. Though, a lot of it doesn't fit neatly into any sort of "diet foods" classification.
For example, I eat full fat cheese. All kinds of cheese. Strong gorgonzola.. sweet stilton with mango... pecorino in a half-dozen flavours... fresh smoked mozzarella... you name it, I'm all over it. BUT I eat it in one ounce servings. I would honestly rather have one ounce of good-flavourful full fat cheese than a half pound of "low fat string cheese."
Another area of lusciousness is fruit. I don't just gnaw on an apple... that's kind of boring... but I chop one up into a bowl of yogurt, and mix it in with some blueberries and mango, or strawberries and grapes, and voila, my favorite breakfast (or lunch). I eat yogurt with fruit and oats or granola at least 5x/week, I LOVE IT SO MUCH. I would eat it for dessert.
Meat - oh, a good steak. What could be more luscious than a medium-rare strip loin fresh off the bbq? Well, if you stick to 5 ounces give or take, that's a pretty big serving! Pile on the salad or veggie of choice, pass on the baked potato, and what a satisfying as-good-as-going-to-a-restaurant dinner I can have!
Last Saturday, I went to an italian grocery/deli/cafe that I love to frequent. The chef had made a roasted prosciutto (not cured, it tasted more like a decadently rich pork roast). MY GOOD HEAVENS I don't know what could have tasted better than that. It was absolutely dripping in fat... but... hey, I only ate 3 ounces or so (and tracked it all, including entering a line for 1 ounce of pork cracklings just to be on the 'safe side'). Picnic at the lake with this still-warm pork soaking into a slice of freshly-baked artisan bread? To die for. Is it healthy? I don't know. Is it part of my healthy lifestyle? Y E S.
What I have turned my back on, is all manner of processed food. Sure, with enough sugar and salt and fat tucked into every packet, it can trick you into thinking it is luscious - but it's not. None of it. Ever.
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These three recipes are ones that I literally could not stop eating. Seriously! Breakfast, lunch and dinner until the bowl was gone, and then trying to decide if I should make another batch right away. Tropical Citrus Shrimp Ceviche, Asparagus and Goat Cheese in Lemon Vinaigrette, and Superfood Salad.
Thank goodness, I like lots of healthy foods. But for the most part, I don't think of healthy foods as tasting so luscious, it makes my mouth water or gives me the shivers.
But I have a few! I'm hoping that you will share yours also! I know that this will be dependent on the person - what I find delicious, you may hate. But still, it would be great to get some other ideas. For me, a big part of the battle is finding healthy foods that I love to eat, so I don't feel deprived.
So, I'll share my my current to-die-for favorites, and I'd love it if you would share yours. If yours is a recipe, would you mind sharing it or adding a link to it?
Jalna Premium Vanilla Yoghurt with chopped fresh cherries. I don't what it is about this, but the creamy vanilla yoghurt mixed with the chopped, juicy cherries just makes my mouth water. Sometimes I add in some low-fat muesli and mix it all up, and then refrigerate it for a healthy home-made bircher muesli. It doesn't take much of this to really feel satisfied and happy.
Luna Chocolate Peppermint Stick Bars. These are a bit high in calories - 180 I think - but they pack a huge flavor punch. They really satisfy my craving for something sweet and delicious. I love them so much, I live in Australia and still pay to have them shipped down to me!
Busy Brown Rice Salad. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta il.asp?recipe=2512639&ff=1 This is one of my favorite all time recipes. It's so good, I can't describe it. I love all the amazing flavors - toasty pine nuts, nutty brown rice, sweet cranberries, crisp asparagus.... I want some right now! :-)
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