Yea! I am so excited! Yesterday the new SparkPeople cookbook was published. I didnīt know if I could order it in South American where I am teaching. I gave it a try last night and it worked. Technology did it again!
I kept reading the promos for the cookbook and wanted to pre-order it. I looked up the weight of the hardback color cookbook on amazon.com. It weighs 3.2 pounds. Hmmm...I wondered how much that would cost to send to a foreign country. Then I looked up the Duty I would have to pay to import it . The price kept getting higher and higher. Then I saw it was available on the Kindle!!!
I started reading it within minutes of ordering the cookbook. The first chapter pulled me into the book right away with true stories of weight loss and tips for healthy cooking. It is more than a cookbook! It is an interesting read about changing your lifestyle. Love the photos of the authors and Spark Families. SparkPeople...you have done it again! Thank you!!!
Today I WALKED to the HEALTHY Farmers Market for the first time in my new neighborhood! It was full of South American vegetables, flowers, and cheese. I had to use my basic Spanish to figure out how to buy the food and pay for it. It was a challenge and I survived! It reminded me of my childhood in Michigan. My mom took us to the Farmer's Market every Saturday and the tastes and smells take me back to that time.
It was actually fun to venture out and interact with the locals. Now I have a kitchen full of fresh food from the farms nearby. I had a cold plate with vegetables and cheese (thank you Nancy for the great lunch idea). I made a fantastic discovery today! Guess where I'll be next Saturday morning?
Humans only need to eat one a day to receive the benefits of an EGG!
One Egg a day keeps the Wrinkles away!!!
One egg has two Smooth Skin ingredients - choline and lupein! These are two key sources of Vitamin B that help keep your skin looking smooth and soft. They also prevent damage to skin cells. Milk and peanuts also benefit your skin.
One egg a day is a great high protein meal or snack. You can hard boil, poach, scramble, or fry!
Eggs help control your appetite and benefit your skin at the same time!
Skim milk for breakfast! I just read it on a website RealAge.com. The article described a study where the group who drank 8 ounces a skim milk with their breakfast ate less calories during the day. They even had 2 pieces of toast with butter and jam for breakfast with their milk. I guess I can try that! It sounds easy enough...and worth a try to curb my hunger.
Today I am chewing gum in between meals. It is a rainy day and I keep thinking about what I can eat next. So that is a problem. I am seeking comfort food. I have been printing some SparkRecipes that look good to me. So I am looking at them and making a list of ingredients to buy. Cooking is a good remedy!