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I love planting my own garden for a number of reasons! 1) It's great exercise, 2) it helps me stay connected to nature, 3) it's hard not to eat all the great food that comes out of it! This year I've branched into fruits as well - I have strawberry plants in my hanging baskets! YUM!
Can't resist dessert??? That triple chocolate cheesecake look to good to say no? Order it! but ask for two spoons to share with your honey. Or ask for a small size or eat half and ask to take the other half home.
I keep a small bowl of cut celery, carrots, etc. on the counter. Not only do I find it a great snack, but it makes me mindful of how much of eating is still a habit. See food, eat. For me, this reinforces good behavior while helping understand habitual eating - and ridding it.
I add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to a serving of light vanilla ice cream and mix well. Tastes delicious and adds all those extra antioxidants to the snack. Yummy!
I have a "philosopy" if you will. Read labels. If you can't pronounce it or don't know what it is; DON'T buy it or eat it!
The Jack LaLanne juicer is awesome! It's a great way to get my daily servings of vegetables and fruits since I refuse to eat some raw veggies like carrots, for example. Today I had Mango surprise: carrot, mango and kiwi. Juiced fresh goodness! I have a slew of recipes but you can create your own.
When I make egg salad, tuna salad, etc I use plain yogurt in place of mayonnaise. Lower in calories and tasty. I prefer the yogurt more than I do the light mayonnise that has a sweet flavor to me.
A super fast, tasty, easy to clean and healthy breakfast. Ingredients: 1 egg (or substitute), fat-free milk, 1 slice low fat cheese, 2 thin slices of lunch meat, toasted english muffin. Add the egg and milk to a cup with the same bottom size as the muffins. Stir and microwave for 1 min.
I fill a 64 ounce water bottle with ice water and as it melts I drink it throughout the day. No guessing about getting the correct amount of water.