Saturday, January 21, 2012
Hi..weigh in today for 5% challenge and I'm down 2 pounds...getting back to basics is helping!!
Today I tracked all my food..drank all my water..took vits...rode bike for 60 mins!!
Breakfast was cream of wheat, lunch was a beef wrap with cheese, salsa and cabbage salad ( I heated the wrap and it was kind of better?) Supper was a small steak, a small baked potato, some beets and more cabbage salad..dessert was a grapefruit.
I'm trying to make yogurt today..from a recipe book I've had for a long time..not sure if it's turning out or not...maybe I'll have to put it in the fridge to thicken up or use it as a yogurt drink..haha..I had some milk that was ready to spoil so I needed to use it up..the rest I made a black bottom chocolate pie for the hubby...
This is the last week of the 5% starfish challenge..this week we get points for not using salt at the table..that's never a problem for me as I never use salt at the table or for cooking or baking..that's probably why meals out always give me salt overload..that and my lips totally react to salt by getting chapped almost from chin to nose!! ugh..any ideas for chapped lips that are a food reaction? tomatoes and vinegar also give the same reaction :(..good thing I'm not vain and really don't care what I look like as long as I'm healthy :)
I still am enjoying Pinterest..found so many great things there!! Found a great recipe there...with trying to keep with cutting down on salt..I find that if I make my own mixes they can be salt free or at least lower salt...
This is for a powdered mix that can be stored in your pantry and replaces creamed canned soups..
Condensed Cream of Something Soup Mix
1 cup powdered skim milk
3/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup bouillon powder (chicken, beef or veggie..look for low sodium)
4 Tbsp dried minced onion
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried thyme or parsley
1 tsp pepper
to prepare take 1/3 cup of the dry mix and add 1 1/4 cup water cook until thickened
use in recipes as is or thin for soup and add desired veggies ex mushrooms, celery; or chicken or cheese.
Some ideas are to use in mac and cheese..add extra veggies and meat..like chicken or bacon.
I haven't tried this yet but I think it will really beat all the salt and additives is most canned soups..and low calorie too.
Well..I better sign off..just watching the end of the hockey game..Edmonton is losing to Calgary :(
Thanks for dropping by and for all your comments..I really appreciate all your support..Keep on Sparkin'
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