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Green Spinach and Eggs... oh and Grilled Veggies!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

No, it isn't "Green Eggs and Ham" but try them I think you will like them! Can you guess my favorite book from childhood? emoticon

This morning I was getting lunch out of the refrigerator and saw the left over grilled red pepper and onion from dinner the other night. I quickly changed my breakfast from cereal to some scrambled eggs with the grilled veggies and I also added some baby spinach. Oh, that was so tasty. In the past I have also used the left over veggies to top a pizza, which I usually make on a pita bread to keep my calories lower.

I have to remember to make sure we make extra grilled veggies more often. They are one of my favorites. I could even cook them on the George Foreman during the winter when it is too snowy to use our outside grill. Yum, Yum emoticon emoticon

  
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KARDUH114 10/13/2010 10:33AM

    makes me hungry...sound delish..

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JUDY1676 10/12/2010 6:37PM

    Sounds good!

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LAURELSPARK 10/12/2010 5:39PM

    Wow, that sounds great. I've had a craving for an omlett and I think I'll try one tonight with veggies inside.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/12/2010 4:27PM

    Sounds absolutely yummy. Great idea! Have a wonderful day and going to check out your other flower arrangements.

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PHYL220 10/12/2010 4:12PM

    Sounds delicious!

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WILLOW49 10/12/2010 3:58PM

    I love veggies in my eggs...yum!
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MYUTMOST4HIM 10/12/2010 3:39PM

    Sounds GREAT!!

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MARYLQ11 10/12/2010 3:36PM

  The George Forman makes great grilled veges

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Weekend sabotage

Monday, October 11, 2010

I get through the week with a little bit of a weight loss. Then the weekend comes along and I throw caution to the wind. I know I need to make better weekend choices, but Iím struggling doing it. Once Friday hits I want that Friday night cocktail with hubby. It is a nice relaxing end to the week. Yesterday my husband wanted chicken wings for football Sunday. I donít usually eat many of them, but yesterday was a different story.

I feel weak during the weekend. I need to find a happy medium.
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FRECKS96 10/12/2010 10:58AM

    I'm the same way...you'll learn to balance it out eventually.

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DDOORN 10/12/2010 5:55AM

    Time to come up with a better plan before you find yourself in those situations again...!

What are some healthier alternatives to the cocktails or the tailgating snacks...?

Don

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/11/2010 10:19PM

    Thank you for your kind reminder on my blog about the healing process. And, yes, I know that weekends are hard. But soon you'll find yourself getting more of a handle on them. BTW, this flower arrangement in your background photo? Is that something you made? It's so beautiful.

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DEE107 10/11/2010 10:17PM

    Hugs its hard when everyone is home for the weekend Hugs and better luck next week

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ADIPOSEROSE 10/11/2010 9:48PM

    Both of you: I'm diabetic. I can't tell other people (especially at work) not to have pizza or chocolate cake or candy or whatever in front of me . . . I can't even tell them not to talk about how much they love Whoppers or Cheesecake Factory or candycorn. I can just recognize that they can eat it without consequences (or they without caring about the consequences) and SO CAN I. But the payback for me is a little more immediate for most of that, and a lot more dangerous. Would you tell people to put away anything breakable when you're coming to visit, because you're bringing your toddler--or teach your toddler not to touch what isn't his or hers?

Teach your inner toddler to care more about being healthy and happy in her own skin than "consuming mass quantities" of momentary pleasure--and to feel good about making good choices, rather than "deprived" because she "can't have" what the others are chowing down on.

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ADIPOSEROSE 10/11/2010 9:42PM

    You have CHOICES. If you CHOOSE to have a cocktail, a bunch of chicken wings, or a whole Boston creme pie, do it because you *choose* to--and not to spite the voice in your head telling you "mustn't touch it." DECIDE that if you do whatever it is, you wanted that more than you wanted to see the needle on the scale move--then move on, the way you would have if you'd decided to have a stick of gum, or to watch this program on television instead of that one, or to watch TV instead of balancing the checkbook. Sure, that might mean you have to work extra hard to get it done tomorrow--but so what? You wouldn't send yourself to psychological hell over it . . . you'd just tackle it the next day, and keep on keeping on. This is no different. YOU HAVE CHOICES. If you make a decision, don't second-guess yourself after the fact. YOU DID IT. If it wasn't as rewarding as you thought it would be, or if it made you feel unhappy or uncomfortable, learn from it, and don't choose it again. It might help to think about what you're about to eat as "minutes on the treadmill" or whatever is meaningful for you. I find that something that's going to cost me an hour on the treadmill loses its appeal very quickly! emoticon

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2BHLTHY4LIFE 10/11/2010 9:38PM

    Oh I can relate,my family had pizza and I cannot resist and I didn't eat to much,the problem is the salt and I retain when I eat to much. I wish I had some advice to help,I try to plan something healthier prepared to eat or use portion control and eat some before. It would be easiest if the food wasn't in the house in the first place,if only I could convince the unhealthy eaters in our home of this! Finding the happy medium is a challenge,but can be done,I know emoticon! emoticonDiana

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Green Tomatoes, herbs, Clams and Fish

Saturday, October 09, 2010

We have the threat of a frost tonight so we had to clean out the gardens. I was amazed at how many tomatoes were still on the vines. There were a few almost ripe, but the majority of them were green. My husband would like to try fried green tomatoes, but Iím not thinking we can make them very healthy. Donít get me wrong I would love to have them too, but I donít need another excuse to eat badly. I have a recipe for green jelly, but neither of us are jelly eaters. We also had a neighbor give my husband some pickled green tomatoes that I may try to make. So many optionsÖ emoticon

We also have a bunch of basil, parsley, marjoram, rosemary and oregano that we brought in. We can use some of that for the tomato sauce we are making tomorrow with our ripe tomatoes. This batch I vow to freeze a portion off. The last batch we made we used throughout the week, which put me over my calorie range when we made baked ziti. I just couldnít resist Ė that sauce was fabulous.

The clams are the healthy meal I am making for the day. We cook them on a broth (usually seafood, but today vegetable) add Thyme and fresh garlic and then grill them until they open. We eat them as is and they have enough flavor to not need any butter. Delish!

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The fish are the ones in our outside pond not food. They needed to be moved inside, so I went fishing today with a net and actually caught something! We drained the pond and are starting to buckle up for the winter. Right now Iím sitting out on my back porch with a fire in the chiminea while the sun sets and the grill heats up for dinner. It is so peaceful.

I hope everyone is having a pleasant evening.
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KAT7457 10/10/2010 5:32PM

    sounds like you have been busy getting ready for winter. good advice people need to start to do.hugs

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PHYL220 10/10/2010 1:40PM

    Clams sound delicious!

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DDOORN 10/10/2010 1:05AM

    What yummy things you're putting together!

Just LOVING this weather!

Don

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WILLOW49 10/9/2010 9:17PM

    Didn't get out in our garden today, so hope that frost holds off until tomorrow night!
Yikes!

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GRAMMYEAC 10/9/2010 9:08PM

    We're looking at a frost tonight here, too. We were away all day, so didn't get to the harvesting. Here's hoping lots of sheets and blankets will keep the frost off the garden until we can get the remainder harvested.

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MPONTERIO 10/9/2010 9:01PM

    I guess I have to face the fact too, winter is indeed coming. Your clams sound wonderful.

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Orange, Purple and Green Cauliflower

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

I'm going to be blogging a little more about food because of the Trick or treat challenge Iím a part of. I also had vowed to try different foods and over the years I have seen different color cauliflower, but for some reason I always stayed with the basic white. I was probably just staying in my comfort zone. I also just started trying more tying more types of squash this year. I regressÖ

Since I was curious I picked up an orange cauliflower when I shopped this week and cooked some up tonight for dinner. I had actually wanted the purple one, but they had a few spots on them so I bought the orange. I thought there would be some difference in taste, but I did not notice any difference from the white one.

I had to look it up to see what the difference was and the orange, also called ďchedderĒ has more beta-carotene providing more vitamin A. Next week I may have to try the purple if they still have it because that one gets its color from anthocyanin, which may help prevent heart disease. To think I thought it was just providing me an interesting color for my meals.

  
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KAT7457 10/10/2010 5:34PM

    I didnt know they came in colors i will have watch for them i love cauliflower. thanks for sharing.

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SEATTLE9 10/9/2010 5:25PM

    Interesting! I will have to try them!

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P2RTA0406 10/8/2010 5:39PM

    Wow, i didn't know that emoticon

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JUDY1676 10/7/2010 5:48PM

    I just learned somwthing new! I've only seen the white! emoticon for the new info!

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MBSKIT 10/7/2010 3:11PM

    I think I will have to buy some cauliflower and have some fun with it!

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PHYL220 10/7/2010 1:22PM

    I didn't know cauliflower came in different colors. Thanks for sharing this.

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CHERN009 10/7/2010 1:09PM

    Wow thanks for sharing I never knew there were different colored cauliflowers before.

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LINDYPAINTS 10/7/2010 11:37AM

    Ooooh, how interesting... did not know that caulis came in colours! Not sure if we have those varieties here in Oz, but I will look.
Thanks for the great blog...

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KARDUH114 10/7/2010 9:01AM

    Never have seen those...I'm interested now...going to farmers market on Sat!!!

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DDOORN 10/6/2010 11:33PM

    Have never seen the purple variety...! Amazing what they can do with plants!

Don

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DEE107 10/6/2010 9:42PM

    I love white cauiflower never seen it in colors

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HEALTH4LYFE 10/6/2010 9:29PM

    I have seen the combination of broccoli and cauliflower, but I have not seen the different colored ones. I will be looking forward to trying them out. Thanks for sharing!

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LIBBYFITZ 10/6/2010 9:05PM

    Is there a taste diference? emoticon

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WILLOW49 10/6/2010 8:50PM

    I tried the cheddar cauliflower this summer. Yum!
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LMDION1 10/6/2010 8:49PM

    They all look yummy! I adore cauliflower! emoticon

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KIANA2713 10/6/2010 8:45PM

    I love cauliflower, I didn't realize they came in colors besides white. emoticon

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Emotional Eating Again

Monday, October 04, 2010

So I have vowed to eat within range and to exercise everyday and to get myself back on the right track. This afternoon we traveled out of town for a wake and had to eat dinner away. It was a very sad death of a friend. His car was run over by a tractor trailer. He was a very good person and I always question why a "good" person has to go so early. It does not help that my dad died in a car accident when he was 36 years old. I basically grew up without my dad. Anyway, I ordered a tuna melt and at the whole thing! Shame on me! Sad feelings make it hard for me to make good choices.

I will do better tomorrow, but I want tomorrow to really be the day I'm better - it does feel like it has been adding up for many tomorrows now.

  
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GRAMMACATHY 10/6/2010 12:18PM

    Val, You are a special friend. I am sorry for your loss.
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SUNSHINE6859 10/5/2010 11:26PM

    Sorry for your loss.I understand how difficult loss of a loved one can be. emoticon emoticon

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OMSYMBOL 10/5/2010 1:37PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Try not to feel bad about what you ate. If it makes you feel any better, I would have eaten the tuna melt, an order of fries, and a few cocktails! LOL Just get back on track and all will be well!! My condolences and good luck to you!

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FRECKLE10 10/5/2010 12:39PM

    Sorry for your loss, but that tuna melt was needed and will not equal to 1500 calories. So, it was needed fuel for the body and satisfied a multitude of things including cells and bringing down your stress level. Go tuna melt!

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2BHLTHY4LIFE 10/5/2010 12:28PM

    Val,please accept my condolences at this time of loss on loved ones,you have had some tough times and eating a tuna melt is not so bad.Just focus on what you need to help comfort you and give you peace at this time.Sending many prayers for you and all dealing with this as well. emoticon emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAT7457 10/5/2010 11:09AM

    Val. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend and dad. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon we know that they are both in good hands with God.
sometimes we dotn realize what we eat when under stress but you know what happen so just start over and get back on track. Take care and hang in there the team is here for you as well as your many friends

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LADYGWEN25 10/5/2010 9:48AM

    sometimes.. we just have too.. I'm sorry for you loss.. If you ever need an ear.I'm here.

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LIBRATAH 10/5/2010 9:01AM

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GMN5153 10/5/2010 7:11AM

    Sorry about your loss..1 meal doesn't change your journey to health.This is a life time journey and there will be times we wander off the path..get back on and move forward...1 day at a time.. emoticon

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PRINCESSNURSE 10/5/2010 4:47AM

    The first step is recognizing what you are doing, which you did! Today is a new day--at least it was just a tunna melt and not a tuna melt, plus 14 cookies, plus a gallon of ice cream etc etc etc.

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DDOORN 10/5/2010 3:54AM

    It can be so tough when fate deals such an incomprehensible blow to us!

But mistakes are opportunities for learning...in the future when an upset occurs you'll have the 5-bell-alarm-warning-warning-Will-R
obinson lights a-flashin'! :-)

Don

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/4/2010 11:19PM

    I understand completely. I have blogged about my past three months of "grief eating." So sorry about the loss of your friend.

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BRIGHTBEGINNING 10/4/2010 10:49PM

    emoticonI sorry to hear about you friend.
Hopefully your pain will ease soon.

About the tuna melt....
Come on buddy you don't have to beat yourself up over that. You've been doing great, and a tuna melt will not get you off track thats for sure.
Tomorrow will be BRAND new day, and you will definitely forget about todays tuna melt......Wait a minute!!!
"WHAT TUNA MELT??!!"
Lol..just wanted to make you smile.
Especially at a time like this.
Hang in there my FRIEND.
(((hugs)))
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~Ana

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LIBBYFITZ 10/4/2010 10:48PM

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LUREAH21 10/4/2010 10:21PM

    Hang in there, it sounds like a very rough time.

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WILLOW49 10/4/2010 9:48PM

    So sorry to hear your sad news. Tomorrow is another day, and I know you will get right back on track!
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SUNFLOWERGAL40 10/4/2010 9:16PM

    emoticon Hugs to you! That had to be a very difficult afternoon for you. You can't beat yourself up over this mistake. You can do this and you will do this. Tomorrow will be a better day. Move ahead and don't look back at mistakes from previous days. Each day is a new day we can embrace and make changes. emoticon

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