I find myself using something called 'black salt' more often these days. It's an Indian salt that somehow tastes like egg - something to do with its sulphur content, not anything to do with egg. My second go-to salt is some variety of sea salt (there are varieties, depending on where a salt comes from...)
I agree, Blue Diamond Original Unsweetened Almond Milk is only 30 calories per 8 oz and higher in calcium than milk. I was surprised to see you have to use it within 7 days of opening. Makes me just want to drink more!
Just in the last few weeks I have discovered Kroger brand Sweet Potato Bites. I roasted them in the oven, but got tired of using my oven (energy) just for that. So, I bought a square two waffle maker griddle today for $10 at Walmart. I put a serving in each side, sprayed with butter spray and locked it to cook. These are the best! Crispy and golden brown on the outside and moist on the inside. My husband also liked them best this way. All for 130 wonderful calories! These are really great on occasion.
Note: I put the bag in the microwave for a couple of minutes to thaw the bites. That way the griddle could press together to cook both sides.
People who talk about being bored - are boring.
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October Minutes: 45
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9/16/14 6:58 P
I mixed together vegan sour cream and non-fat cream cheese - the result tastes weirdly like butter. I added some canola mayonnaise to make it more spreadable (not much) and it's my new favorite spread in a sandwich.
Fitness Minutes: (415)
9 9/16/14 11:19 A
Kale is wonderful either juiced or in salads and sauted in a bit of Extra Virgin organic coconut oil.I read that kale should be massaged before putting in cooked dishes. Releases the flavor and moisture within.
My absolute favorite too. I find Natural Peanut butter that just has peanuts and sea salt. Just 1 sugar for 2 tbl. Target has their own brand of natural peanute butter that is the best. and low priced.
**Homemade Cauliflower Pizza Crust! Yum! **Hard to find but Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer **Wisk up some EVOO and fresh squeezed lemon juice, with a little fresh minced garlic and some chopped basil and I add red pepper flakes but you don't have too- Best Salad Dressing Ever and Good for You!
Edited by: ACOPPA at: 9/15/2014 (15:30)
I thought about giving up...but then I remembered why I started.
Sounds funny but my finds are baking soda and sea salt! I soak all produce in an apple cider vinegar/water solution to remove pesticides and bacteria. The produce stays fresh longer. I soak a whole head of Romaine lettuce in the solution, drain and store in an open plastic bag in the crisper. It stays really fresh and crisp for over three weeks! This in a real money saver since I used to throw out at least half of it. Works really well with berries of all types.
Use the sea salt to brine beef, pork and poultry.
Call me a little nuts but it works quite well!
Edited by: VEG954 at: 9/14/2014 (12:36)
Fitness Minutes: (2,798)
229 9/14/14 11:06 A
I am re-reading Tory Johnson's (Good Morning America contributor) book of last year THE SHIFT. She lost 80 lbs doing low carb of 25 carbs per day. She had no cheat days and ate small portions; drinking water mostly. It's a good read for those who want added encouragement and you can find it in bookstores or on amazon.com.
Greek Yogurt with ranch mix in it. I use the 2% and you cannot tell the difference between that and sour cream. Feels like you are going crazy but really you are not!!! Can also mix in taco seasoning or onion dip mix.
current weight: 149.2
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58 9/11/14 9:17 A
Weight Watchers bagels - so much more filling then their bread and super yummy Homemade tzaztiki with greek yogurt (tastes so much better than store bought!) Overnight Oats in a mason jar!! Apple Cider Vinegar (so many health benefits) PB2 Salmon ... I am officially obsessed
Edited by: REIAMS at: 9/10/2014 (21:38)
The only journey is the journey within. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Coconut oil. I use it for cooking, make up remover, moisturizer for the whole body, am a massage therapist and use it in my practice. Love it for almost everything. Another perk is that it is organic and cheap. Saves me tons of money. Just found out from my Dermatologist that it is an excellent anti-inflammatory. I was able to quit using foundation after using it on my face for a few months! Another money saver!
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118,089 9/9/14 4:05 A
I get a week's worth of dinner menus plus a super easy shopping list--I don't have to think too hard at the grocery store. The meals can follow the Paleo diet, a gluten-free diet, the Mediterranean diet, or just be portion controlled. There are others, too, I just can't think of them at the moment.
You can order the lunch menu and breakfast menu, too, but those menus don't follow the diets listed above.
The meals taste great and they don't have stupid, expensive fancy ingredients.
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