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2/27/11 11:07 P

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emoticon This challenge definitely helped me look at new ways with veggies.
Thanks everyone. CJ

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2/27/11 3:30 A

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I think this is the last day for the February challenge.

Just checking in:

1 - Eat at least 3 veg every day...
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2 - Eat at least 1 fruit every day...
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3 - 2 recipes with vegetables from Spark Recipes...
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4 - Exercise for a minimum of 10 mins for 5 days each week...
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So that's me done, then--!
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2/20/11 10:05 A

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1) 3 veggies / daily
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2) 1 fruit / daily
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3) 2 recipes
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4) exercise 10 min / daily
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2/13/11 12:51 P

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emoticon Just checking in. Doing great with this challenge.
I made split pea soup in the slow cooker and it was great. The only change I made was to omit the carrot (since cooked carrot does not agree with me. Just for good measure I ate my carrot serving raw!)
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This soup is just as good leftover which makes it great for lunches.

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2/12/11 6:54 A

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Just checking in:

1 - Eat at least 3 veg every day...
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2 - Eat at least 1 fruit every day...
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3 - Make and eat 2 recipes with vegetables from Spark Recipes...
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4 - Exercise for a minimum of 10 mins for 5 days each week...
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So far, so good!
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2/9/11 4:31 A

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Re the Moroccan Tagine: I used lo-salt broth (dunno what would qualify as 'strong-flavored') and I cut back on the chopped fresh coriander, because to me, that's best in small doses - personal taste, lol... I added a tad more of the harissa. I love the stuff, so that extra spiciness was very good! It was tasty and I will definitely make it again. Next time, if I have some carrots or peas or green beans, or maybe some other vegetable leftovers, I might try throwing them in.

I have probably a rounded 'bowlful' of the tagin leftover. I'm thinking about heating it on the stovetop then buzzing it with a handblender to make soup. I shall report back with any results!
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2/6/11 3:43 A

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Lunch: we often have baked-cauliflower-with-tomato. Simple as it gets. Cut a (raw) head of cauliflower up into chunks and put it in a single layer in a shallow glass baking dish that's been lightly greased or (what I do) sprayed with a lo-cal nonstick spray. I then spray the cauliflower too, lightly, with the lo-cal spray. (I use an olive-oil based one.) Bake at 350 / 180 for maybe 20 minutes or so. Thickly slice a large tomato and layer the tomato on top of the cauliflower, one layer deep. (Depending on the juiciness of the tomato, I sometimes spray another light coating of lo-cal, just to keep the tomato from burning or drying out - usually doesn't need it, tho.) Pop it back in the oven for about 10 minutes. Last, sprinkle some cheese over top - I use a lo-cal cheddar, but I've used mozzarella and even one of the swiss-style cheeses. A sprinkle of parmesan would work, too. Bake again just until the cheese melts, or until it's heated thru, and - there's a lo-cal, lo-fat, lo-carb veggie entree! Great on a cold day.
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2/5/11 4:32 A

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CJ's Gingered Parsnips discovery is a great recipe - simple and very tasty. I would highly recommend it, especially if you're looking for something different in place of the standard potatoes - rice - pasta routine.

This is what's on our menu for Sunday dinner:

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I'm not a committed vegetarian (or vegan, whichever the case may be!) but we often have meatless meals, since Himself has high cholesterol. This spicy vegetable stew sounds really good! I will 'rice' a head of cauliflower and use that as the base - extra fiber, vitamins and minerals, no BG spikes for me - which is what happens when I eat rice of any kind.

I'll let you know how it goes!

As for the freggies each day - oh yah, I'm good with that. And the exercise, that's going well too.
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2/4/11 4:13 P

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I tried searching for the recipe, but didn't find it. Sounds good as I love tilipia fish.
Marsha


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2/4/11 1:57 P

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Tried Chef Meg's Tilapia & Veggies and loved it!

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2/4/11 4:53 A

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I am trying this one! I love parsnips, and in fact, I'd rather have them than potatoes--! Thanx, CJ!
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2/3/11 5:35 P

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emoticon I tried a new Spark Recipe emoticon **

Gingered Parsnips recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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This was delicious and so easy. I was already baking chicken tenders and both dishes used the same temperature and approx. the same time to bake. The parsnips smelled wonderful and made a great vegetable side. I added a tossed salad and blueberries for dessert for a 320 calorie dinner.

**Note to the observant: I know the above emoticon is actually a carrot - but it was the closest I could find to a parsnip!! emoticon

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2/3/11 4:23 A

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Three days in: so far, so good, lol...
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2/1/11 3:49 P

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Love these challenges. Love fruits and veggies. emoticon

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2/1/11 6:39 A

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Oh yah, I'm definitely in!
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2/1/11 1:34 A

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emoticon Sounds good to me, too. These are all things I want to maintain consistently. Let's do it!

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1/31/11 11:45 P

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Its up to you - as long as you tell me how you are progressing!!

Edited by: EMMABE1 at: 1/31/2011 (23:48)

 
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1/31/11 11:31 P

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emoticon I'm in. Is there any special way you'd like our progress recorded or is that up to us?
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Well done!!
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1/31/11 11:18 P

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Yes, I record each day that I do any exercise. Nighty Night and sweet dreams.
Marsha


"Be thankful for a new day when you wake up".
Use it the best you can by helping others less fortunate. Forgive and forget, life is too short.

Inhale Love, Exhale Peace,And Be Happy !


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1/31/11 11:02 P

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Great exercise - I hope you track it in your exercise tracker!!
Sleep well - remember 8hrs sleep helps weight loss too!!



 
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1/31/11 10:48 P

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Will do, I don't have any problems with any of these. Thanks for keeping on top for us.
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Sweet Dreams, I did 1.5 miles on my recumbant bike today.
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"Be thankful for a new day when you wake up".
Use it the best you can by helping others less fortunate. Forgive and forget, life is too short.

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1/31/11 10:32 P

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Another new month!!
Looking through last months challenge entries I thought one of the biggest problems is vegs and fruit!!
So this month lets work on that -
I want you to do all 4 mini challenges, for at least 1 week in the month !!

1 - Eat at least 3 veges every day, at least 1 must be a green leafy vegetable!!
2 - Eat at least 1 fruit every day
3 - Make and eat 2 recipes with vegetables from Spark Recipes - then tell us which recipes you made and what you thought of them,
4 - Exercise for a minimum of 10 mins for 5 days each week

Then report back on how you went during the month.

Edited by: EMMABE1 at: 1/31/2011 (22:42)

 
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