helping others out there searching for help.
Thank you Marco !
*I hope to be able to persuade Marco to contribute more of his
here in the future. That is if he has the time. *
Of course, ALWAYS check with a qualified health professional before
trying any of someone's, including, my suggestions.
I just would like to contribute back in some way, especially for
the wonderful support that has been offered to me here.
Eating healthy is not an easy thing and sometimes, to the contrary,
more expensive than eating whatever you want. I hope I
can help with a few things with some suggestions.
Some people might want to lose weight, some might just want to get a better nutrition
intake or have a healthier heart. So below, I've offered a few ideas of meals/snacks.
With that said here are
a couple things to start out with:”
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
** Cut up some boneless, skinless chicken breast into small,
cubelike pieces and brown in a little olive oil,
in a frying pan/skillet. Set chicken aside in a dish.
** Using the pan/skillet you used for the chicken,
fry some cut up strips of bell pepper. Remove bell pepper
and put in dish with cooked chicken.
Or just cut up washed bell pepper into strips,
do not fry and leave "as is" for crunch.
** Take a few, "large" pieces of fresh lettuce and lightly
steam in a pot filled with just a little less than a half inch
of boiling water.
Steam the lettuce just enough to use it as a "wrap,"
since you will be filling it with the chicken/bell pepper mixture.
** Chop up a few green onions and some fresh cilantro.
** Lastly, take the large, lightly steamed piece/pieces of
lettuce and pile the chicken/pepper mixture on lettuce,
with the green onions and cilantro and roll up into a wrap.
The olive oil is an excellent source of healthy fats.
The chicken is high in protein and the bell peppers,
cilantro and green onions are high in fiber and minerals
with next to virtually no fat at all. Optionally, you could
throw in some fresh, chopped basil leaves.
note* for those using virgin coconut oil you can substitute the VCO for
the olive oil in this recipe **
** 1 cup peanut butter
** 1 cup Splenda (sugar substitute)
** 1 egg white (VERY IMPORTANT!!! Use pasteurized egg whites that you buy in a small carton,
that carry no risk of salmonella bacteria or other pathogens.
** 3 scoops vanilla or chocolate whey, or soy, protein
Mix all together. "Slightly" warm up the peanut butter before mixing with other
Ingredients , so that the mixture isn't over powdery and won't mix.
(CAREFUL! Peanut butter gets very hot and is easy to overheat!
Try 10-12 seconds at a time in the microwave.)
Squeeze mixture hard into ball shapes (size of sausage balls).
*Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
recipe makes about 35 balls.
Healthy Tuna Cakes
good alternative to crab cakes.
** 2 cans tuna, drained
** 3/4 cup of regular oatmeal
** 5 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
** 2 tbsp nonfat mayonnaise
** few dashes of black pepper
Mix all ingredents in a large bowl.
Make mixture into burger sized patties and place on hot skillet sprayed with Pam.
Let cook on both sides until brown.
Some other things I do for "cravings" is top baked potatoes with either nonfat
cottage cheese and green onions, or, if you love sour cream like I do,
take a little "plain" yogurt in a bowl, add in as many chopped green
onions or chives as you want, add in some salt to taste. (Optional)
Add just a few "drops" of vinegar to taste. Mix together and although
not exactly sour cream, it tends to make a good substitute for me personally.