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11/6/13 8:12 P

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Thanks guys...I guess I am not creative but I will go to pinterest and try not to get off task....and find some recipes.....I appreciate you taking the time to help me.
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11/6/13 2:53 A

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SARAHTAIT----SP and other websites have recipes galore. Go to Google or Pintrest and search for 'healthy' recipes. Paleo and gluten free recipes are good ones to try.

I recently watched a segment from healthyeating.com and they made German Chocolate Cake using avocado and black beans in the batter.

Just use your imagination and get creative.

Go simple and easy to begin with----The fruit and rice pudding (sounds good ANNE_MARGARET) or oatmeal is a good place to start. Or try baking an apple (this can be done with one cored apple in the microwave). Just sprinkle with a little brown sugar and cinnamon and there you have it -- dessert for one. My mom used to just slice the apples into an iron skillet and 'fry' with a little butter.

SP just featured a story on pumpkin . . .

Edited by: PAM_COOPER at: 11/6/2013 (02:55)
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!
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11/5/13 9:00 P

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I had berries in rice pudding the other night - maybe that will spark some idea for you? And fruit is always good in oatmeal, can even do overnight steel-cut oats with some dried fruit in it, that is delicious come morning - ?

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11/5/13 7:23 P

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Any low fat apple crisp, cobblers, or things like that would be welcome!
I need some good recipes that are healthy that include fruits!
Thanx again!

Edited by: SARAHTAIT at: 11/5/2013 (19:23)
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11/5/13 7:21 P

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Well my issue is that now that it is cold out I do not want smoothies. I want something warm or different.
I am in Georgia. Smoothes are great to me in warm weather but now that it has cooled off I want some way to have fruits without it being smoothies or eating them raw,That is my question...any ideas?
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Sarah

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11/5/13 10:29 A

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Pumpkin anything is "hot" right now. It's very good for you too!

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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11/5/13 10:25 A

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We are country people and are fortunate to grow some of our fruit. But anyone can buy frozen, canned or dried fruit (be careful, esp. with the dried fruit--many have added sugar). We have our own apples, blackberries, persimmons, grapes, and summer annuals such as melons. We buy or trade for our strawberries, peaches, and pears from local growers. When they are in season we prepare and freeze, can or dry what we think we will use. I am fairly new to drying (i.e. dehydration), I tried it years ago, but it just didn't click for me back then so revisiting the method.

This time of year is a great time (in southern Indiana) to enjoy persimmons, pumpkin, apples, and pears. I don't have a lot of recipes to suggest, I just create my own loosely fashioned (remade to reduce fat and sugar, and calorie content) after an online or cookbook version of something I've seen, tried or made before.

My recent fruit 'staple' is apple's: (we have canned, frozen, dried, and I still have buckets for wintering in the basement) I use them in every imaginable way----chopped into salads, added to my cabbage dishes or added to pancake batter, cooked with roasts along with the carrots and potatoes, made into apple cake, apple crisp, apple sauce (add some to your smoothies), apples and oatmeal, simple baked apples or just eat them fresh or with some nut butter or yogurt/honey dip and don't forget the cider . . .



Edited by: PAM_COOPER at: 11/5/2013 (10:28)
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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11/4/13 9:46 P

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Frozen fruit in smoothies? I recently learned that fresh bananas are easily frozen for smoothies - good luck!

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11/4/13 9:45 P

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In my world, fruits are absolutely a dietary requirement. That being said, what matters is that someone is looking for ideas for winter fruits - I probably can't help much, as I live in California and am spoiled (e.g. annoyed that blueberries are not in the store right now) - where do you hail from, Sarah?

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11/4/13 8:28 P

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Fruits are not a dietary requirement. But if you insist, why not just keep making fruit smoothies? I guess I'm missing something in your question.


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11/4/13 5:41 P

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I do NOT like to eat fruit except bananas. I love smoothies tho and made lots of heathy ones all summer. Now that winter is here I need a way to get in my fruits....so I would appreciate any suggestions as how to do that without actually having to eat them raw.
Veggies are not an issue as I stir fry and make soups for winter.....but fruits are my issue.
Thanks for your help!
Sarah

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