Sunday, August 12, 2012
Well, first of all, I couldn't do it on an empty stomach, so I used up Greek Yogurt and the picture shows it all: Nutty Cherry Pita Pizza. It was so delicious I entered the recipe in the SP system so I could access it for healthy breakfasts in my future plans. I'm now thinking of this as my all-time favorite replacement for jelly donuts!!
Then, after throwing out the bits and pieces that were beyond recognition, I had a counter full of containers with small amounts of already-chopped veggies. Those items went into making lunch: Anti-Angiogenesis Pita Pizza. Again, it made the fridge clean-out worth it. That recipe now lives in SP shared recipes.
If you haven't figured it out yet, I am trying to include as many anti-angiogenesis foods as I can in my meals. I have even listed the full list of AA foods in my favorites in the nutrition tracker. When I start to plan breakfast and lunch for the day, I first look at the dinner planned and start marking items in favorites for breakfast and lunch.
Once in a while, I eat foods which are not on the AA list. The idea isn't to do away with food that isn't on the AA list, but rather to increase the AA foods in your diet. The Eat to Defeat site suggests you try for one AA meal a day.
Oh, why am I so interested in anti-angiogenesis foods?
While I was preparing for a nutrition program I'm going to present in September, I ran across a video on Ted Talks by Dr. William Li titled, "Can we Eat to Starve Cancer?"
As a two time cancer survivor, 2 surgeries, radiation, and 4 years of chemotherapy, I would like to be proactive to keep it from returning. So I had to hear what Dr. Li had to say. Over and over again. I found it the most interesting thing I've ever heard. And when his research appeared to not only apply to fighting cancer but also obesity and other medical issues I am worried about, I went to the anti-angiogenesis site, found the full list of anti-antiogeneic foods on eattodefeat.org, and I've been working at trying to include those foods in my menus ever since.
Dr. Li video
Full Food List at Eat to Defeat
Esilbo reports this link at eattodefeat.org doesn't work. You might need to register (free) at www.eattodefeat.org first. I just tried the link and it works for me, but I registered to become a member my first trip there.