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1/14/14 10:57 A

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My cheats revolve around donuts at the office meeting and other extra curricular happenings. At home I am in better control. I fix meals I can eat and have leftovers and snacks available for any crave. If I eat regularly and appropriately I don't seem to have as much trouble with overindulging. At home, when I fix a compromising meal I freeze all leftovers right away after a meal. I 'pad' the meal with low cal veggies (a salad, green beans, cabbage, etc.) and there is always oranges, bananas, yogurt available for the times in between. I keep frozen veggies and fruits, popcorn and tuna for a more savory snacks. I mix up a big salad with a few extra 'helpings' so i can always 'create' a salad for a quick snack too. If you 'lose control' and eat a ton of Brussels sprouts . . . at least it shouldn't break the calorie bank.

Update! NO MORE Wiggle room on my weight! Still figuring out how to keep balance and stay in charge. Staying active but could step it up again.

SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6"
GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140)
CW: WAS 124.7 NOW: 143.5
My focus is health AND fitness! And LOSING 10 lbs. again!
(I'm STILL getting
there . . . )


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LADY_NADA's Photo LADY_NADA SparkPoints: (1,676)
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2/28/13 8:08 A

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How about ice cream? Next time you see some overly ripe bananas at the grocery store, pick them up and toss them (peels off) in your freezer. When you get the craving for something decedent, toss a frozen banana, some frozen berries, some cocoa and a splash of milk into a blender and blend til creamy and voila! Instant healthy ice cream.

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2/19/13 8:01 A

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If you're looking for something that won't leave leftovers, I'd recommend making a single serving brownie. I've only done it a couple times, but basically you put all the ingredients together in a mug and microwave it until it's done. There are a lot of variations, here are a few:
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
tail.asp?recipe=83254
http://caloriecount.about.com/no-pudge-s
ingle-serving-brownie-recipe-r145627
http://happyherbivore.com/recipe/single-
serving-vegan-brownie/
I haven't tried this one yet, but I just read about a banana-oatmeal cookie that you can make by combining 2 large old bananas + 1 cup of quick oats and bake at 350 for 15 mins. You can add in choc chips, coconut, or nuts or coco powder if you'd like. I can't wait to try it!
Hopefully this wasn't too much!

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2/7/13 9:12 P

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OOPS! Good catch!
Thanks!

Recipe calls for 10 slices of Ezekiel Raisin Bread. I don't like raisin bread so I would substitute another type of Ezekiel bread though.



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2/7/13 5:11 A

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Rhonda the recipe sounds great! I noticed that your forgot to add how much of the bread we should put in the recipe. Please let us know so that I can give this recipe a try. Thanks!

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RHONDALYN10's Photo RHONDALYN10 Posts: 7,375
2/5/13 6:50 P

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I get a lot of my recipes from Oxygen and Clean Eating magazines. Also from the Eat Clean Diet website and others.

Here is one from Oxygen:

Ezekiel Bread Pudding

3 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 whole eggs
2 egg whites
1/2 TBSP vanilla extract
1/3 cup organic raw cane sugar
1 TBSP cinnamon
1/2 TBSP nutmeg
pinch sea salt
olive oil cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile whisk all wet ingredients, plus raw cane sugar and spices in a large bowl.

2. Tear each slice of bread into about 8 pieces.

3. Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with olive oil cooking spray and place bread inside.

4. Cover the bread with the wet mixture. With clean hands press until bread is evenly moistened.

5. Bake in oven for 50-60 minutes.

6. Serve with berries and greek yogurt if desired.

Cal per serving: 230,
Total fat: 3 g
Sat Fat: 0g
Trans fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 70mg
Sodium: 340mg
Total Carbs: 43g
Dietary fiber: 4g
Sugars; 19g
Protein: 9 g
Iron: 2.5 mg


Rhonda, Simpsonville, SC

Half Fanatic #2946

Omaha Half Marathon 9/23/12: 2:12:20 (PR)

Girls On The Run 5K
11/19/11: 27:56 (PR)

Apple Blossom 10K 4/30/11: 59:27 (PR)


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DLANGLOIS14's Photo DLANGLOIS14 Posts: 83
2/5/13 5:14 P

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Thanks Amy! I love phyllo dough but have never baked with it before! I may give that recipe a try.

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2/4/13 5:04 P

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Well, that is a tough question.

We use phyllo dough to line a pie pan. Mix 4 cups berries with a thickener, or 4 cups apples.
Add cinnamon. If you want a natural thickener, use arrowroot. Top with phyllo dough.

Not entirely natural, but we do eliminate a sweetener. It's always to sour for our company.

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DLANGLOIS14's Photo DLANGLOIS14 Posts: 83
2/4/13 2:45 P

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Hi Everyone,

I am pretty good and at eating reasonably clean for my regular meals but I get stumped when it comes to cheat meals/days/treats. I usually will save my cheats for a meal I eat out or for a dessert but since I've been cooking at home more I get scared to allow myself to indulge b/c of the temptation left overs have on me.
Any suggestions? Recipes/ideas?

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