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4/1/08 3:53 P

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What a great job! And the winner is: STACYINTHECITY! Congratulations. I will be contacting you about your prize . . . and will reveal it to the team after you receive it. Keep them wondering?!?!?!? You all gave great tips, advice and recipes! Way to go!

FIRST PLACE: STACY IN THE CITY: 260 POINTS

SECOND PLACE: NUSL8T: 153 POINTS

THIRD PLACE: TURTLE_MOM: 148 POINTS

(I SAY SECOND PLACE IS A TIE - TOO CLOSE AND YOU BOTH TRIED VERY HARD - KEEP IT UP!)

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MACDEMAN WITH 23 POINTS AND
PORKNBEANS WITH 3 POINTS



NUSL8T: I hope you did not feel as if you were talking to yourself. I really enjoyed your posts. I'm sure everyone else did too. Sorry about the beets. They started growing on me because my mom-in-law pickles them and I love anything pickled. So now I love them in salads and even plain. Kudos for trying! I do my lasagne the same. I make regular lasagne and sneak the spinach in. It's the only way my family will eat it and the great part is that is "does make better" LOL. Does not change the taste, but boosts the health benefits big time!
Wish I would have been with ya on St. Patty's Day. I was so sick, but usually I'm right there making everything green! Hope you had a great day! I do have some whole grain baking recipes that I'll share later in the month. Bran biscuits with mixed dried fruit and chunky bananas mixed in are a big hit in my office.

Oh, I have so much more to respond to, but I just realized the time. I have to pick up my girls from daycare, rush home and make April Fool's Day hotdog cookies for the girlscout troop tonight. I will post later this evening.


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3/31/08 7:01 P

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HEY TEAM! Way to go on this challenge. I am so proud of you all that participated. I am working on the winning results and will post them some time tomorrow (NO FOOLS)! There's still time to get your superfoods in today. I did not post mine because I can not be a winner, but in the future I will try to. I honestly struggled with motivation this month, plus a couple tuff weeks of bronchitis, sick kids and bad lousy weather. Once again, tomorrow is a new month and I'm to go full force. I'm changing my photo for the first time since I've started Spark.

We will not be having a challenge in March, but I would love to hear how everyone is doing. Please feel free to continue to post what you have ate if you would like. Especially, just to keep in the habit of it and get support from the team. My April goal is to log in EVERYDAY and check on you all.

Until tomorrow. . . good night.

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3/27/08 10:23 P

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we had cajun spiced salmon & sweet potatoes (odd combination) tonight along with a mix of various beans, snap peas etc... i can't wait for summer produce!

had oatmeal & mixed raspberry, marrionberry & blueberries for breakfast with a dash of cinnamon. it was wonderful!

lunch was Indian curry flavored lentil stew.... yum!

Here we are wrapping up March.... hard to believe. My new food for the month was spinach ~ it will be a regular in my egg white veggie scrambles! Had it for a mid-morning snack and it was satisfying :)

It's been fun :) Happy eating!

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3/24/08 2:11 P

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You know - I am still eating well just not posting here.

So I think I'll just start with today and finish up the month :)

So far today -

egg
carrot
onion
turkey
olive oil



Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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STACYINTHECITY Posts: 60
3/23/08 10:45 P

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today was light on the superfoods, but I did get a few in:

blueberries
soymilk
wheat germ
whole grains in my cheerios
tea
black beans
tomatoes
2 servings of oat bread

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3/22/08 11:29 P

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Oh my! I've disappeared from here. But I'm back. And I've been keeping track of my food, and trying to add new superfoods to my repertoire (Kumquats!)

March 12
Tea
Buckwheat cereal
Black beans
tomato
avocado
peas
spinach
couscous
boca burger
olive oil
sunflower seeds

March 13
Tea
buckwheat cereal
blueberries
wheat germ
yogurt
sunflower seeds
swiss chard
spinach
eggs
wheat germ
carrots
brown rice cakes

March 14
Vive whole grain cereal
blueberries
egg
spinach
chard
wheat germ
tea
brown rice cake

March 15
Vive whole grain cereal
egg
swiss chard
spinach
wheat germ

March 16
vive whole grain cereal
wheat germ
eggs
chard
spinach

March 17
soy milk
granola
blueberries
wheat germ
apple
yogurt
hummus
rye and pumpkin seed crackers
tea
kumquats
brown rice cakes

March 18
vive whole grain cereal
soy milk
blueberries
brown rice cake
sunflower seeds
carrots
2 eggs
sesame seeds and seaweed
blueberries
tea

March 19
vive whole grain cereal
soy milk
tomato sauce on pizza
seaweed and sesame seed
peanut oil
turkey burger (breastmeat)
spinach (in the turkey burger and spanikopita)
kumquats
tea

March 20
soymilk
vive whole grain cereal
blueberries
wheat germ
blueberries
carrots
kumquats
apple
turkey burger
spinach
kefir
soymilk
wheat germ
raspberries
tea

March 21
blueberries
soymilk
buckwheat cereal
wheat germ
carrots
sunflower seeds
tea
rye and pumpkin seed cracker
raisins
hazelnuts
almonds
tea
seaweed
tuna
salmon
avocado
sesame seeds
brown rice cake
kumquats
ketchup

March 22
egg
tomato
tangelo
broccoli
2 slices whole grain flax bread
smart balance spread
couscous


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3/21/08 8:46 P

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This morning as I tossed my walnuts & raisins on my cereal I realized that I have really found some foods that I really enjoy now! For my snack, the plain yogurt with live cultures mixed with berries & a few more nuts... guess I was nut happy today!

but i owe it to this book... it got me started and helped me explore healthier versions!



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3/20/08 4:28 P

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having some mixed veggie soup. i tried some canned beets in it (sorry, not doing that again) but I used shredded broccoli instead of shredded cabbage and a nice veggie blend and then used some snappy spices (think cayenne pepper!) ~ yumm... so full of good stuff!

cranberries & white turkey for dinner again

mixed veggie & spinach saute egg scramble for breakfast with oatmeal and blueberries....

apple and orange for snacks...

so it will be a colorful day!

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3/19/08 2:36 P

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ok, i've decided spinach is ok in a sautee/stirfry veggie mix with lots of spices or egg white/veggie/spicy scramble for breakfast. I will be eating it regularly for the possibly health benefits :)

Same with plain yogurt with active cultures. I like it with fresh fruit mixed in, even some cinnamon for possible blood sugar control help :)

tonight we're having cranberries with white turkey breast and snapped green beans :)

apple for a snack!

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3/17/08 1:51 P

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ok, we had the "green" spinach lasagne last night for dinner again. I can honestly say that spinach did not make my Lasagne better to me ~ lol ~ and I'm not sure I need to dress up the spinach with noodles, cheese & sauce to eat it! So I will definitely be exploring new ways to eat spinach. I might try it fresh in a salad.... I have always avoided it at all costs... so maybe I'll try that!

Tried some "white" plain all natural yogurt today with active cultures. Added some canned fruit and granola kinda type cereal to it for breakfast. It was rather tart but i think it could grow on me. I have been looking at that container for a few days screwing up my nerve to try it. I did not die! Woot!!!

Tonight we're having steamed green & purple cabbage and rough cut onions spiced with some garlic and squeezed lemon. Instead of corned beef, we're having brats. ymmmm.... love to drown them in sauerkraut & mustard too!

now to put on my green tshirt and go do a jig or 2!

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3/16/08 1:20 P

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For St Patrick's day, I'm trying to focus on green, white and yellow/gold foods and doing a few extra jigs, of course ;)

Does Oatmeal count as a white food?

For my new food, I decided to try Spinach again!

mom loved cold canned spinach.... :::shudders @ the memory::: I did not die! lol ~ that's a surprise ;) Used it in a lasagne (made normal for dh and a mini spinach one for me) and I was surprised it was ok. Then used it in my breakfast egg white scramble this morning.

Apparently, spinach has all sorts of potential health benefits and is 1 of the brain foods (for good brain functioning).

That's it for green & colors so far today. I'm going to get out and walk the dogs this afternoon while we have a break in the rain....

and wearing my 1 & only green thing (a tshirt of course :)


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3/15/08 2:49 P

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Hi Christy! Luck :)

I tend to eat the same things routinely...

Breakfast tends to be either blueberries & oatmeal with a veggie eggwhite salsa scramble or cereal, skim milk with nuts and raisins. Lunches right now are usually a mixed non-starchy veggie soup and a legume stew. Then dinner is usually a very lean meat with a whole grain something and 2 cups of veggies. Snacks are fruit, cheese & whole grains and a dessert

that's when I'm on plan.... I have been sick and eating off plan most of the last 6 - 8 weeks. And my weight gain shows it. But when i'm not eating right I also tend to not track it.

This challenge is actually helping me to get back on plan.... and to choose the foods I should that will help me :) but I agree, daily posting can be hard, especially on work days!

today i had the blueberry/oatmeal & egg scramble that included orange bell peppers and yellow zuchini :) lunch will be the veggie soup & mixed bean soup.

i don't know for dinner yet. I have ground hamburger but I'm so tired of chili, stew, spaghetti, tacos/wraps and meat loaf that I could spit. So not sure what we'll do with it...

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3/14/08 11:25 P

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I'm not sure if I can post daily about what I ate! But I can go back and look in my tracker and post what I did eat - or at least count up the foods.

I am eating things like spinach, tomatoes, blueberries, soy, yogurt, oranges and turkey daily. I eat only whole grains and lean meats. So I think I'm doing pretty good :)

I'll be back doing this next week. Sorry to disappear! I was only bad on Wednesday this week (oh, and Tuesday night in very small portions!) I tracked it all though, I figure I need to know how bad I really was. :) I still was down 1.2 lbs on my last weighin but it will be this next one that will show if it affected me or not. Wish me luck, I'm having a 100% on plan weekend!

Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/14/08 6:21 P

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TGIF!

b ~ almonds & raisins
l ~ mixed bean soup
s ~ whole grain bagel, orange
d ~ red bell pepper, beans, flax seed tortilla

Last night on PBS during pledge drives they had a show on based on a book called Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.

One of the segments was how to improve your brain function through foods and he was peeling off the Superfoods! He called blueberries brain food because of the concentrated anti-oxidants :)

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3/13/08 6:05 P

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slips back in after being awol.... finally back on regular foods

today:

b ~ blueberries, oatmeal, orange bell pepper
l ~ mixed bean soup
d ~ flax seed tortilla, yellow zuchinni
s ~ apple, pumpkin treat

Pumpkin ~ extremely high in fiber and low in calories, pumpkin packs an abundance of disease-fighting nutrients, including potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, and vit c and e. the key nutrient... is the synergistic combination of carotenoids...

source: Superfoods Rx, pgs 99 & 100 :)


i like to eat pumpkin spiced & baked like for pumpkin pie filling ~ it is really filling and seems to satisfy my sweet tooth!

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STACYINTHECITY Posts: 60
3/11/08 10:09 P

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March 11 foods

Tea
Wholegrain buckwheat cereal
blueberries
carrots
small amount of oatmeal in oatmeal cookie
apple
grapes
whole grain brown rice cake with sesame seeds
Peas & spinach
olive oil
tomato couscous
soy burger
kefir
raspberries
wheat germ
tea (again)

I hope everyone is having a great day!
Stacy

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3/11/08 12:33 A

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March 8
Tea
Whole grain buckwheat cereal
Blueberries
wheat germ
2 omega 3 eggs
carrots
grapes

March 9
Omega 3 egg
whole grain, soy, and blueberry cereal
whole grain raisin bread
a little bit of the smart balance spread
Broccoli
soba noodles
spinach
tomato sauce
peppers
nuts and dried cranberries
yerba mate (a tea type drink, not tea from the tea plant, but has a lot of great antioxidents and important vitamins and minerals)

Today March 10
Tea
sesame seeds on the bagel
Broccoli
cauliflower
watermelon
grapes
orange
tomatoes
strawberries
blueberries
sunflower seeds
oats and flax oatmeal
broccoli (again)
whole grain wheat empanada crust

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3/10/08 2:48 P

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Sunday Food:

Yogurt
Berries
Lentils
Carrots, Onion, Garlic (2-3 servings)
Brown Rice
Pineapple (is that one?)
Cabbage and Carrot salad


Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/9/08 2:39 P

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Saturday food:

yogurt
mixed berries - 2 servings
chicken
tomatoes
kidney beans
whole grain tortilla
ground turkey
tomatoes
orange
almond



Just made a curried veggie and lentil stew! Yum! It made a huge batch, 17 cups worth! I ate it for lunch and it was soooo good. You can see my Spark Page and cookbook for the recipe. It's one of those make it as you like, but it did turn out wonderful for us!

Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/9/08 2:38 P

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Saturday food:

yogurt
mixed berries - 2 servings
chicken
tomatoes
kidney beans
whole grain tortilla
ground turkey
tomatoes
orange
almond



Just made a curried veggie and lentil stew! Yum! It made a huge batch, 17 cups worth! I ate it for lunch and it was soooo good. You can see my Spark Page and cookbook for the recipe. It's one of those make it as you like, but it did turn out wonderful for us!

Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/7/08 11:34 P

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Great site! Thank you!

Here are my totals for today:

Tea
Buckwheat cereal
Blueberries
Carrots
Almonds (1/2 serving)
Olive Oil
Wheat Germ
Strawberry Yogurt
Apple
red grapes
Veggie lasagna with lots of red and yellow bell peppers and various winter squashes and of course
TOMATO! :)

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3/7/08 8:26 P

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Link for a site I found - stuff we know, but still interesting!

List of 7 Best Super Foods
http://www.revolutionhealth.com/healthy-
living/food-nutrition/kitchen/stock-sh
elves/pantry-staples/avocado-soybean-s
uperfood




My food today (I had a bad day though... emotionally that is!)

chicken
garlic
olive oil
whole wheat
spinach
tomato
carrot


Edited by: TURTLE_MOM at: 3/7/2008 (20:26)
Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/7/08 9:11 A

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I chose not to track yesterday - in my nutrition tracker, the first time in 8 weeks!

But here is what I had (not too much!)

Hummus
Strawberries
Chicken
Beans - in chili
Turkey - in chili
Tomatoes - in chili
Olive Oil
Asparagus
Whole wheat pasta
Red Wine

Edited by: TURTLE_MOM at: 3/7/2008 (09:10)
Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/7/08 12:06 A

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Totals for 3/6:

tea
Buckwheat cereal
dried blueberries
carrots
tempeh
broccoli
spinach
cauliflower
peanut oil/sesame oil
Wheat germ
whole grain brown rice cakes with sesame seeds
red grapes
olive oil
almonds (half serving)


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3/5/08 10:05 P

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Today:

Soy
Whole grains (Kashi granola bar)
Whole grain bread
Turkey
Dark chocolate covered almonds
Strawberries
Blackberries
Olive Oil
Hummus (garbanzo beans and olive oil)
Spinach (2 servings)
carrots
Tomato


And I'm so tired... not in the mood to search for a tip or a quote! G'night everyone!

Edited by: TURTLE_MOM at: 3/5/2008 (22:05)
Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/5/08 9:25 P

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I got some raw honey because it still has some bee pollen in it! I had some yeterday. It was good!

Here are my totals for today:

tea
wholegrain buckwheat cereal (1.5 servings)
wheat germ
tempeh
broccoli
cauliflower
spinach
carrots
salmon (2 servings)
couscous
winter squash
whole grain brown rice and sesame seed rice cakes
red grapes

1 serving of each except where noted.

Wow, I can't believe how good I'm doing! When I was reading the book, I kept thinking that there was no way I'd be able to eat "superfoods" every day. :)

edit - I haven't been keeping track of oils on this list, but each serving of the tempeh stir fry has about 1 tablespoon of peanut oil and sesame seed oil. So that is about 3 table spoons of healthy oils since March 1.

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Hi no NUSL8T it's not a honey it's the male seed of the flower. It's the stamen in the heart of the blossom it's the food of the young bees it's 40% protein it's one of nature's most completely nourishing foods.It contains nearly all nutrients we need.There is just so much about bee pollen in what it does you should check it out.

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3/5/08 2:38 P

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I have never tried any Thai foods/spices ~ think I'll check it out :)

I love stir fries too. I use a little peanut oil sometimes instead of olive oil because peanut oil has a higher smoke point so it's better for stir fry. It's also a heart healthy oil, like olive oil. Plus it makes the flavor a little exotic.


Working on today...

b ~ raw spanish peanuts and raisins
l ~ mixed bean soup

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3/4/08 9:13 P

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Hi everyone! You sure are nice!

Regarding Pad Thai - it was not my own recipe. For some reason, there are 3 Thai restaurants all within a 3 block radius of my apartment! And I do not live in a particularly "Thai" neighborhood! So Pad Thai gets eaten a lot. I usually split the 1 serving they give me into 2 or 3. It always seems to taste better the second day. And I always get the veggie tofu one. Yum! Broccoli and carrots and peas and all kinds of yummy foods!

For today, my totals are:

millet cereal (2 servings)
nonfat yogurt
apple
brown rice cake with sesame seeds
almonds
broccoli
cauliflower
spinach
tempeh (a whole grain and tofu product)
kefir
tea

(all full serving size based on the book or the package)

The I posted the recipe for my tempeh stir fry from tonight, but the amount of each ingredient didn't show up. If you are interested in it, let me know and I'll tell you the amounts of each.

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3/4/08 7:43 P

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Today's Meals:

Egg scramble with spinach and peppers
Olive Oil based mayo
Whole Wheat Pita
Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds (Cocoa Via)
Hummus (garbanzo beans, olive oil)
Whole grain pasta with zucchini, carrots and olive oil


Tip:

From Dr. Oz - I saw this on Oprah. When cooking with olive oil, don't pour the oil directly in the pan, it breaks it down. Instead, toss your veggies or meats in the oil and then put in the pan. You will keep more of the health benefits from the oil that way.

(I'll go find a direct quote if anyone wants!)

Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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Hi Stacy :)

another new thing! have never encoutered Pad Thai!which is what's making me enjoy this challenge ;)

ok, wrapping up leftovers today

b ~ -
l ~ lentil/sweet potato stew
d ~ pinto beans, diced onion and orange bell peppers, whole grain/flax seed tortilla, garlic salsa
s ~ apple

Experts say dozens of easy-to-find 'superfoods' can help ward off heart disease, cancer, cholesterol, and more.

Imagine a superfood -- not a drug -- powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You’d surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket.

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uperfoods-everyone-needs


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Hey Stacey - Welcome!

I have Pad Thai on my menu plan for this week and I haven't made it in a while, do you have a recipe for it? I was planning on having tofu in mine as well.



Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/4/08 11:46 A

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Hello!

I'm new to the team, but this sounds like a great challenge!

March 1-
Kefir
Blackberries
Broccoli in my Pad Thai
Tofu in my Pad Thai
ketchup
Boca Burger (soy)
Millet Cereal

March 2-
Millet cereal
Tea
broccoli
tofu
Whole grain bread (with sunflower seeds too!)

March 3-
Granola (2 servings of oats plus some almonds)
lowfat yogurt
tea
apple
almonds
brown rice (rice cake)
sesame seeds (about a teaspoon)(rice cake)
2 servings of apple and butternut squash soup

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3/4/08 8:15 A

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(yesterday's foods - March 3rd)

Breakfast:
Kashi 7 grain cereal, Blueberries
Snack:
Kashi 7 grain granola bar (Peanut Butter)
Lunch:
Whole grain pita, olive oil based mayo, avocado, tomato
Dinner:
Chicken Veggie Pasta: Whole grain pasta, chicken, zucchini, carrots, broccoli, onions, peppers, olive oil. (Not full servings of each veggie - but probably 2 servings total in meal.)

Tip:

"According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), consuming about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil a day may reduce your risk of heart disease. You can get the most benefit by substituting olive oil for saturated fats rather than just adding more olive oil to your diet."

mayoclinic.com

Edited by: TURTLE_MOM at: 3/4/2008 (13:48)
Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/3/08 9:57 P

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Kristine ~ is bee pollen like honey? a food or supplement?


anyone do any whole grain baking?

i've tried just whole wheat so far but just bought some rye flour to try mixing in... hoping i don't kill the loaf ~ lol ~ might try it tomorrow while i'm making my veggie soup & legume stew lunches for the work week coming up...



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3/3/08 7:21 P

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Oatmeal
banana with bee pollen
carrots
apple


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3/3/08 9:32 A

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sounds gr8 Turtle ~ i'll have to check it out! ~ edit to add.... I saw acai berry juice advertised along with pomegranate for the very first time today! u inspired our wrap dinners tonight ~ dh got the regular tortillas & toppings ;)

b ~ blueberries, oatmeal, peas/mixed veggie scramble
l ~ lentil/sweetpotato stew
d ~ smashed black beans, diced onion/bell pepper, flaxseed/whole grain tortillas
s ~ dried cranberries, apple

tip ~ cooking tomatoes releases the lycopene anti-oxidant power making sauces & salsa's gr8 choices and keeps some of our old favorites on the table! Just be sure to minimize added sugars & salts.... and if cooking your own, use the healthier kinds of fat like olive oil if that's called for in the recipe :)

(oh man, i can hear the smells & sounds of Italy calling my name :) (src superfoods rx)

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3/2/08 7:44 P

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Acai berry was talked about by Dr. Oz on Oprah a while back. I have been able to find a yogurt that has it in it. Here is a link to it, They alsohave pomegranate, blueberry, etc.

http://www.bluebunny.com/ProductDetail.a
spx?currentcategoryid=182&productId=587

Is that my tip for the day?

Foods:
Oatmeal
Blueberries
Yogurt
Chicken
Whole Wheat
Turkey
Orange and Red Bell Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Carrot, Tomatoes (all in small quanities - but in my Turkey Taco meat)
Mixed Greens - Salad
Broccoli, Cauliflower and Turnip mixture


Edited by: TURTLE_MOM at: 3/2/2008 (19:43)
Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/2/08 6:59 P

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huh, i haven't heard of acai berry either...

whether we go for points or not, this is really interesting! glad we're all here :)

Sun (done :)
b ~ oatmeal and blueberries
l ~ lentil & sweet potato stew
d ~ brussel sprouts, brown wild rice mixed
s ~ apple

tip of the day ~ love researching health benefits of different foods at whole foods...

www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php

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3/2/08 11:13 A

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Saturday:

Peppers
Onions
Egg - High Omega 3 kind
Chicken
Almonds
Orange
Soy - Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Chai
Cranberry

Quote:

“Blueberry along with the acai berry have one of the highest known levels of antioxidants of any food.”

Dr. Perricone

Edited by: TURTLE_MOM at: 3/2/2008 (19:44)
Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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3/2/08 10:30 A

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Banana with Quinoa,bee pollen and yogurt. They should carry it in health food stores or in like a bulk food store. It's nice for me because were my gym is it's in a market in the upstairs area and then in the downstairs area there is a health food store with alot of different thing in ti that you wouldn't find in a regular health food store alot of what they call " Ancient Grains" which is the Quinoa and Amaranth.

Homemade broccoli soup
apple
eggs
mixed greens
green pepper
celery

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3/1/08 11:58 P

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Today I had almonds, oatmeal, and blueberries

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ok, Aramanth is a new word to me... will have to google it ;)

I don't believe I've ever seen Quinoa anywhere but I thought I would go to a Whole Foods store that's opened here and explore. I understand that they should have stuff not available in my regular grocery.

:::adds both to list to check out:::



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3/1/08 5:35 P

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march 1.. Blueberrys,banana,bee pollen.

I love Quinoa NUSL8T i also eat Amaranth but Quinoa i like better.

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Sat, 3/1 Done :)

b ~ oatmeal, blueberries
l ~ curried lentil sweetpotato stew
d ~ green beans
s ~ apple

quote of the day (bonus)

~ 1 of my fav inspirations ~


"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients."

~ Julia Child (1912 - 2004; who started cooking in her 50's!!!)

"You must have the courage of your convictions," trills a black-and-white Child as she pan-flips a large potato pancake. Losing half of the contents onto the electric range cooktop, she scrapes up the errant potatoes with her spatula and puts them back in the pan, assuring me, her momentary confidant, that it's OK to make a mistake -- no one sees us alone in the kitchen anyway. As an adult, I find this reassuring. I, like Child, am not a natural born cook...


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sorry ~ i don't mean to make things more complicated, but it makes a difference on reporting ;)

I have 2 more questions about the points ~ what are (should there be) any limits for the points?

like 5 or 10 a day?

also, with the foods? How are we counting up the points when we serve a combined food?

Does the "recipe serving" count as 1, or
do the carb and protein servings count separately,
or do you want the major ingredients to count?.

for example, at lunch I will have a homemade lentil/sweet potato stew.

Is that 1 point for the recipe serving,

or 2 points because that is both my veggie/carb servings PLUS it's my protein serving (often we serve protein and carbs separately, like salmon with asparagus)

or 4 points because it includes lentils, sweet potato, carrots and orange bell peppers and all are major ingredients?

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2/29/08 11:13 P

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Turtle, i posted a list of the sidekicks and the recommended servings & stuff from the book up in the main section:)

The book is one of my all time favs ~ i was amazed when I read it. I now eat berries all year long instead of just when they are fresh... and have tried a lot of new foods b/c of the possible health benefits described in the book. It was worth the $$ (unlike so many books :)



but... i have to say that there are some things i haven't been willing to try yet... like soy

and some things I tried but won't be eating again any time soon (beets ;)


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2/29/08 4:48 P

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So I know the 14 Superfoods, but don't know the sidekicks. Any idea where I can find a list on the net? I haven't bought the book just yet!

I'm ready to go for this tomorrow!

Christy

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." ~ Aristotle

"We are the champions - my friends. And we’ll keep on fighting - till the end. We are the champions! We are the champions! No time for losers ’cause we are the champions - of the world!" ~ Queen


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2/29/08 2:20 P

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MacDeman ~ how do you like quinoa?

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well, the sidekick to turkey breast is skinless chicken breast (i was surprised b/c it does have higher fat content)

but i also choose to eat salmon & tuna and halibut and shrimp for the health benefits and would not otherwise. (omega 3's healthy fats for heart health)

i wasn't sure if these were on the superfoods list until just now, and funny but they have their own chapter (salmon & sidekicks)

;)

this will be a gr8 challenge. a chance to refresh my understanding and reasons for choosing the foods I've already routinely added plus a chance to explore some new foods!





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Hi, Yes, all the side kicks count. Anything that you can show as a health benefit will count. Lean meats? I'm not sure. Turkey, of course, but I'm not certain of red meats (unless you have something you would like to add and tell us what the health benefit is). More and more people are staying away from red meat. I'll have to do some more research and get back to you, unless anyone else has some input too?

Remember, the challenge does not actually start until tomorrow, March 1st. Happy Leap Year! TGIF!

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2/29/08 10:23 A

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feb2/29..oatmeal with organic Quinoa and bee pollen.
homemade broccoli soup.

Edited by: MACDEMAN at: 2/29/2008 (13:40)
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q4u ~ what is the criteria for superfood? I have Superfoods Rx Fouteen Foods that will change your life.

Is it limited to the 14 foods or does it include the sidekicks?

For example, pumpkin is one of the 14 but the sidekicks include carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, etc...

or even broader? all fruits/veggies & lean meats?

thanks :)

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2/28/08 10:04 A

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Hi Team!

I'm going to try another challenge. Spring is coming and March is a good time to keep our goals and health intact. Especially what we put into our bodies.

The challenge will be simple. All you have to do is be honest and post daily what Superfoods you ate. I will keep track of the totals (1 point per superfood). I will announce the winner and prize the first week of April. The more participation, the better the prize, and YES, it will be a REAL prize. If you are the winner, you will need to email me (sparkmail) your address so I can mail your prize. I will keep it confidential and never share your information.

As a bonus. For posting a daily tip, quote, saying, etc. that pertains to why Superfoods are beneficial to us, you will get an extra 5 points. ONLY ONE PER DAY PER PERSON PLEASE.

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