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Favorite foods I LOVE!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I've been meaning to gather up a few of my favorite weekly foods, and share them....:::finally got around to it. I don't know about you, but every tasty food tip helps when you are focused on "Eating to live, & not Living to eat".
I hope my ideas can be helpful to you. emoticon

I LOVE 0% Fage ( greek yogurt ) works for me in several ways.

1::.... I enjoy this yogurt topped with fresh fruit and a dab of honey over top.
2::... I use it as a baked potato topping ( instead of sour cream ) ...less calories!
3::... I use it instead of sour cream for a veggie dip...::which brings me to my next fav food.

I LOVE 'That Green Sauce"...only 50 cals/per serving ( 2 TB )...::a little goes a long way. emoticon Warning: This is a Texas spicy sauce. emoticon

1::... I add 1 serving to 1/4 cup yogurt with a dash of cumin and garlic powder to make a light and spicy veggie dip.
2::... I add just a touch to scrambled eggs.
3::... I add a touch to just about anything such as: fajitas, meatloaf, a sandwich, hamburger...etc. It takes the place of fattening mayo & other high calorie condiments.

I LOVE oats - period! In fact I eat them every morning. They provide a nice portion of my daily fiber, and always give me a nice feeling of being "full".

"Laura's Breakfast Oats"

1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/4 cup 1% or 2% milk or whatever you use ( ie. almond,rice or coconut milk )
dash of cinnamon
dash of Truvia
30 raisins
6-8 medium-sized strawberries .....::::Yum! emoticon

I LOVE salads! ...::::too many different ways to create delicious salads - so I refer you to a creative link: The more unusual, the better!

I LOVE eggs!...::but now I eat them with spinach ( my crazy tasty idea of insuring that I eat enough greens in a day. Lol.) Fresh spinach is best, but frozen will do.
I'm always trying out new ways of adding veggies in places you wouldn't expect to see a veggie.

Last but not least, I LOVE a hot cup of tea...::my favorite time of day, is tea time.

...:::please share any of YOUR favorite food ideas. I'm always on the outlook for fresh new ideas. emoticon emoticon emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EJOY-EVELYN 5/1/2013 10:31PM

    What a great group of foods . . . savory, filling, and delicious! Thanks for the great photos, too!

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ABETTERSOUL 4/28/2013 4:59PM

    I love many of the same foods...especially fruits and veggies!

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BROOKRIVERS 4/27/2013 5:00PM

    Love, love, love the teapot -- must go make some tea now :-)

Had never heard of the green sauce -- will have to check it out.

Fage -- -is awesome!

And -- so cool that you were able to meet up with another Spark friend.

Happy Weekend!

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CIERAPOET 4/26/2013 4:37PM

    emoticon Happy Friday!!!

I enjoy Greek yogurt plain. I eat Dannon and I like to add it to many foods just as you do. It gives certain thins a KICK and it's FULL of healthy benefits.
I drink KEFIR shakes and they are yummy at 140 cals and 14 grams of protein.
Just found LARABARS and they have 3 ingredients in them and are THE BOMB!!!
OATMEAL AND NUT BUTTERS. I could live off of them for the rest of m life if I didn't need more protein lol.
My oatmeal morning routine is: Old fashioned oats, yogurt, almond milk, seeds or nuts, fruit such as strawberries, raisins or banana or all 3. Such a filling breakfast!!!
Thanks for sharing Laura! Time for some nut butter!!!

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JOYFULSPIRIT920 4/26/2013 8:37AM

All wonderful choices!!

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LRSILVER 4/26/2013 6:44AM

    Yum. Thanks for sharing.

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NYARAMULA 4/26/2013 4:55AM

    I love bananas and oats!

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GETTINGFIT4HIM 4/26/2013 3:32AM

  Yummy! I've recently had two wonderful salads. One is arugula with some cooked quinoa, sliced pear and sliced apple with a balsamic vinaigrette. The other is fresh spinach with a baked, diced sweet potato, red bell pepper and some garbanzo beans with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing as well. So healthy, great tasting and filling! If these sound good to you I can provide actual portions of ingredients. emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/25/2013 11:52PM

    Yum! Do you eat your oats "raw"? Me too -- oats, yogurt, chia seeds, raisins, cinnamon, a little sweetener, stir, love.

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FREELADY 4/25/2013 9:15PM

    Very good timing on this blog ! I needed some new ideas!

I eat red grapefruit every day. I score the rind in quarters and peel it like an orange, separating the sections. It takes a long time, so I can't just gobble it mindlessly . And it's scrumptious.

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PAULALALALA 4/25/2013 8:16PM

    loved reading this! and oh my goodness...I'm going to have to try that HEB green sauce!

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TONYVAND1 4/25/2013 6:45PM

  I love eggs with spinach as well. When we were in Ecuador a doctor told me that it was a good way to loose weight

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TRUNKJUNK 4/25/2013 5:15PM

    I eat 12 almonds and a banana.

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SUNNY332 4/25/2013 4:34PM

    I am a tea drinker too - having a cup of Lady Grey right now.

Great post! Thanks!

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NATPLUMMER 4/25/2013 3:41PM


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PEGGYO 4/25/2013 3:34PM

    thanks for sharing

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