Fresh cole slaw mix? That's a pretty good idea. It has about the right vegetable balance. And an interesting idea about the peanut taste, too! Filing THIS away in the ol' memory banks. Now I'm craving a nice summer roll with fresh basil in it and wonderful vegetables...View Thread
I know egg rolls seem like a very unhealthy food, but my spouse and I decided to start making our own, and strictly speaking, they could be really healthful depending on how you make them.
The recipe is simple - shredded cabbage, a little shredded carrot, maybe a little bok choy, or other vegetables of your choice - plus either chicken or shrimp or pork, all of which are very healthy meats. The wrapper isn't bad, it's just a little carb. The little bit of egg used to seal them is pretty good too. And the spices inside could be very healthy, especially things like garlic. Spring Rolls or Summer Rolls could be great too, since they aren't fried.
The cooking method is the way these gain calories. But that can be improved as well. Bake them to get them crispy, then fry them in a touch of sesame oil, olive oil, or Pam to finish. Personally, I intend to make a bunch of filling, wrap a whole buttload, bake them all, and put them in the freezer in two-serving containers or bags. That way I save myselfs #3.50 a meal.
Sauce is important here - I'm sure there are plenty of Asian inspired sweet and sour type sauces that can be tweaked so they are low calorie, or use soy sauce (low salt or not) or some other interesting concoction.
Sure you can take credit for it! You have been limiting your portion size, right? That naturally has the effect of shrinking the stomach, over time. Basically, the stomach gets used to holding less. Then when you over indulge, those first few times your stomach says "hey! That's too much!" I call it a do it yourself lap band. Of course, the stomach will stretch again if you keep at it, but it's a nice backup option to help yourself stay on plan.
So go ahead. Take the credit. You did this! And it's great!View Thread
Yeah, I think the weight gain shakes are probably the best bet for her as they have the advantage of being something easy to make, easy to drink, and most importantly, she's open to the idea. Great thinking on your part. I can relate to the granola bar problem as regards chewing. I hope things go well for her.View Thread
Sorry about your weather. I've always found it awesome when I've gone to eat something and not had as much room as I expected. Last night my spouse made chicken breast with sesame and I had six gyoza (basically potstickers) with it and was satisfied. I had maybe half my usual amount of chicken breast. So that was kind of like you and your burger, the way you only had ten fries and three fourths of the burger.
Welcome, cwilson 72180! You are right, you will feel better if you lose a few pounds. Exercise usually helps a person feel better too. Sometimes it's amazing how much just a small change can make.View Thread
Hmm.... now there's a good question. Swap out her granola bars for energy bars to start with, they aren't that expensive. I like Luna bars - they don't have much junk in them but do have a nice shot of protein and vitamins. Balence bars are pretty good too, have a nice texture, and come in tasty flavors. Maybe a frozen banana milkshake made with whole milk instead of two percent or skim? Slices of hard cheese here and there? Nuts if she can tolerate them? Peanut butter and whole grain crackers? Put out little trays of tasty nibbles so she might just flutter by, perch, and peck a bit? Kidding, kidding.
It could be her metabolism too. She sounds like a classic case of hyperthyroid. Either way, a little more in the way of healthy fats and protein would probably be a good direction to go in.View Thread
You have my sympathy about the supervisor, Michelle. Is there any way of politely telling her that it would be more helpful to you if she gave specific instructions about _x_ , or is she the type of power mad despot who resents it when anybody tells her anything?
Kim is right about your indulgance. You definitely didn't do as much damage as you could have. And you did well in recognizing it, and getting right back to your plan. I know some folks (such as myself at one point) whe could have polished off two bags of potato chips or half a cake! Hang in there.View Thread