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What to eat when cleaning out the Fridge?

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, 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

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Planning an Organized Kitchen on Level 8

Sunday, August 12, 2012

All of this new challenge stuff has just moved me up to Level 8! And on that, I am going into the dark recesses of my kitchen to give it a makeover for the Healthy Eating Challenge. If you don't hear from me for a few days, you know where to send the rescue team.

I'd rather be painting, or even pulling weeds in the heat.


The Healthy Family Dinner Planner

Saturday, August 11, 2012

After I joined the Meal Planning challenge, I discovered the Healthy Family Dinner Planner by accident. Seems I should see a link to that resource somewhere on the Nutrition Tracker. I absolutely love what I was able to do there. It will save me hours in meal planning.

I'm so glad I found these challenges. I have already improved my sleep, and tomorrow, I am actually going to rennovate my kitchen without spending any money. I will be getting rid of a lot of items in my pantry. Do you think it is ethical to give the food that is unhealthy for me to eat to the overburdened food banks? I hate to throw it out, but I probably wouldn't sleep worrying about what is happening to others who would eat it. Of course, I also think that 80% of the food in our grocery stores should be added to the country's compost piles.

If my kitchen is organized tomorrow night and I'm still alive, it will be a miracle.

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VARSWIFE 8/11/2012 10:57PM

    Now I've got to try it. Thanks!

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Yes I also love the Healthy Dinner planner. Have fun with the meal planning challenge.

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Coastal Ramblings

Friday, August 10, 2012

I went out to the gulf to do a little plein air painting. This is the spot. I have the background painted and the trees I'm putting in are sketched. I'm going back early tomorrowat sunup to get the light right. Breakfast is packed and the coffee pot is ready. You'd think I was going to work or fishing, but this is fun!!

This is probably a policeman, but I like to think it's a French artist with a beret!!


Sleep Challenge Day 10

Friday, August 10, 2012

Ha! I took the challenge tip to heart, woke up with the sun, went for the doggie walk and since it was cooler, she walked further. Then home for breakfast and made it to the pool shortly after it opened. Didn't stay for long once the sun started to cook everybody, but I was able to get in an early workout! And the afternoon storm was fierce and earlier than usual.
Maybe I can get back to the pool and try the idea of painting, harping, AND swimming for a good night's sleep.


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