Do you ever getting tired of eating the same thing all the time. I love chicken and cook it every way except fried, but I'm getting sick of it right now; I buy the bag of chicken breasts, skinless and boneless from Walmart. You get alot of chicken breasts for the price..around 6.89. That's why i get it all the time. But now I want different things for dinner, but no red meat and I want inexpensive things since I have a tight budget. I don't buy fish because there's a few pieces in a package. I do buy veggies but sometimes you can't make a meal with them. I know I am asking for a tall order but I am wanting different things that will stretch. Lately I have looking at cooking channels and they do alot of Quinoa. I never bought that, but I do like rice and oatmeal. Are there some recipes that uses quinoa. Also I want to lose weight.
I saw the posts about white rice vs corn because of the starches that convert to sugar. I am tying cut out alot of sugar in my diet but I like brown rice as side dish to some meals. So does it to apply to brown rice as well..?? If this is true, I will forego the brown rice for awhile and do veggies as a side dish. I know also that corn is also starchy and convert to sugar. I was going to do my shopping soon and was going tacos with chicken (which i cook alot) and buy the corn tortillas and baked them in the oven to make shells. Well the fact that they are made of corn, will it hurt me to make them a day or two.
I have eating spinach salad for days before the dinner, it's getting monotonous.. I only put chopped green onions, cucumbers and tomatoe on spinach salad. Also I like the Raspberry vinegerette that has a Lite version. It tastes great on the salad or any low sugar dressings. Anyways, back to the point, I want to know about the brown rice and corn tortillas. Are they detriments for anyone that wants to cut sugar in the diet.
Does anybody else saw Jorge Cruise on Tv or read his books...?? I saw this article when he was ABC and I was surprised to see some of these facts.
Jorge Cruise, who wrote the new diet book "The 100," which outlines how to restrict sugar, claims hundreds of people who've tried his diet lost an average of 18 pounds in two weeks.
"It's all about the insulin," he said. "Everyone thinks weight loss is all about eat less, exercise more â€¦ a calorie is a calorie and as much as I love equality, I'm not abiding equality when it comes to calories. Not all calories are the same."
So on Cruise's regimen, dieters can't eat more than 100 sugar calories a day
"So here's the total formula, bottom line: total carbs times four," he said. "Total carbs times four will tell you how many sugar calories. â€¦ Say it's 20 total carbs in an apple. Times it by four, you're looking at 80 sugar calories."
For example, Cruise said, one serving of brown rice — about one-fourth of a cup — has 35 grams of carbs. Multiply that by four, and you're already over your daily limit of sugar calories.
Well, here I thought that brown rice was healthy and now I am discovering that is bad. I was cooking brown rice as a side dish instead of other sides when I cook chicken.
I am not a professional so don't quote me but I think that "carbs" burn easier than protein, I believe. When you ate the burger and fries, it satisfied you for a longer time than the broccoli and burger. Im not mistaken, fries are a fattier choice because of the oil and fats stay longer in the system. The avocado is good on burger and that fat in it is a healthy fat. I started eating alot veggies too and when I make a nice salad before dinner, I use either romaine lettuce or spinach and put in cucumbers, tomatoe, green onions and or broccoli. It curbs my appetite somewhat and wont eat that much dinner.View Thread
I finally got a great response to one of posts regarding fruit and sugar. I posted lengthy story in a few communities and didnt get any satisfaction to my post till now. A member reply to my post and my doctor was right about fruit having alot of sugar and her nutritionist concurred with and told her that "avoid ALL sugar as much as possible to try to get my metabolism going. I also thought "Well, raw fruit is really healthy...surely I should eat lots of that!" but she said I'm not to have more than 1 handful of fruit per day since I'm having such a hard time losing".
My story was thatI i went to the doctor a few weeks ago and when totally frustrated when I weighed and told him that I am going to the gym nearly evry day and eating healthy, I cook chicken alot but not fried. I told him that I was making smoothies nearly every day. He said that was my problem. The fruit in them is why I am not losing weight. For the time being I am buying lot of veggies and have either salad with romaine lettuce or spinach, green onions, tomatoe, cucumbers which is very filling. I buy the low sugar dressing or else put some lemon juice and some spices. I was also drinking orange juice every morning but I switched to low sugar juices instead. I love tea in summer and drinking green tea alot with little sweetener like stevia or splenda. I found the best green ever and it comes in a big box. Luzianne tea i found had the greatest flavor ever.
I was to respond about your fruit suggestion. I thought all along that fruit is the best thing to eat for the thing, and I still do. But here's one for you; I thought I was doing everything right until I went to the doctor yesterday .My weight is not where it should be. I eat mainly chicken, boneless, skinless, not fried. Alot of fruit and love smoothies,. you know what he said;."fruit is loaded with sugar and its the worst thing to eat when you want to lose weight. So I am perplexed. Should I forego the smoothie for now on because of the fruit.
I haven't been for a long time because I have been doing some crafting. Not too much but since it will be fall soon and that's the time I get busy. I dont have a business or anything, but I just get the adrenaline rush like to craft. Has anyone gone to the site Pinterest..?? Lately I was there gawking at the food recipes, especially desserts. Some of the things that I saw, I was drooling. I been known myself to concoct little tidbits myself that I made up and they were really simple and too only a few ingredients. I posted a few recipes in "Just a Pinch". Another one of my favorite sites.
At Christmas I am visiting my mom and sister in Florida and I want to bring little goodies in containers. The goodies have to travel well, nothing chocolate that will melt. I made the other day Toffee covered crackers....using Town House crackers. Used 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, crushed peanuts. This is one of example of what to bring.
I do enjoy crafts immensly but on the other hand, when I see people blog about their food and the recipes and it makes me think if I should do recipes and start blogging about food. When I craft, I somehow re-trace my steps constantly because I didnt bring my supplies to one location; front room for instance. Then I have things in the couch, counter, credenza...when I really wanted to hjave everything in one place. How did that happen...?? When I see those food blogs and things I can do.
Talk about decadent and sinful... I just read about Greek yogurt in one of the posts and would you believe this recipe contains greek yogurt and you would never believe it. I made this last week and I might try again this week and if you try it I hope you remember me...lol. I will copy the recipe here and I hope it works. Let me know if you make the dessert.
Preparation 1. Make crust: Preheat oven to 400ºF; mist a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Place crushed pretzels in bowl of a food processor. Add sugar and melted butter and pulse to combine. Press pretzel mixture into baking dish and bake for 8 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely, about 20 minutes.
2. Make filling: Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar until well blended, about 2 minutes. Fold in yogurt and vanilla. Spread over cooled pretzel crust, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
3. In a large bowl, dissolve both packages of gelatin in 2 cups boiling water. Let cool until mixture begins to get syrupy, about 15 minutes. Stir in strawberries and blueberries and pour over cream cheese layer. Chill until firm, 2 to 3 hours.
4. Whip cream until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar and continue whipping until stiff peaks form. Cut tart into squares and serve with whipped cream.
Hello everyone, have been browsing recipes and stuff. I do crafts and have been busy with that too. I am into recycling things. Mainly paper and cardboard material. I turn out pretty cool things. I belong to some craft sites.....did you ever HGTV or FaveCrafts. Some of my crafts are published there.
Anyway, l love Greek yougurt.....I think i posted about it a while ago about a recipe that I wanted to use with Greek yogurt. The other day I was watching the Food Network channel and they were using a recipe for a salad dressing. The name escapes me all the time.....its also used for a dip.....I absolutely love it....with cucumbers. Ok...it started with Tzatski.....or something....lol. Any greek people out there....??View Thread
Oh well......St. Pat's Day is come and gone. I didnt eat corned beef this year...so what. No big deal, it's not that every single year I eat it either....lol. Since I live alone, I wouldn't bother with the prep and the mess. I do although love cabbage, red potatoes and saurkraut. I could make a meal with those things. Now I am craving those things.... darnit. I would put horseradish on top too. Speaking of hot things, I dont know what's going on, I love horseradish... but a tad, and the last time I had it....and also even my usual mild condiments (to me) hot things I could not tolerate. My tongue is so sensitive these days and I had to drink some milk. I can't even put any of my ....I am talking (very mild to me) condiments I used to like. Does your taste buds get that way when you tolerate hot things.
Anyway, I had some fresh brocolli and some zuccini (what a mouthful)spelling please. I chopped 2 cloves of garlic, parboiled the brocolli, then shocked it in cold water and threw it in the pan with the garlic. Sliced the zuccini thin and threw it with the brocolli and garlic. I had a piece of leftover fish that I had the night before and heated it up. All in all, I would say it was better than corned beef.