New Favorite Salad

I’ve really been enjoying Lean Cuisine’s new Salad Additions. Today for lunch I tried the Cranberry Chicken for the first time and I it I must have instinctively saved the best for last. When I make salads from scratch or order in a restaurant I frequently opt for cranberry and chicken combinations with a raspberry vinaigrette. This salad takes those basics to a new level with the addition of broccoli, red onion, yellow carrots, and a blend of whole grains.  The highlight is the wonderful flavor and crunch of the sesame sticks that top the salad. Yummy. This makes a great lunch that allows you to easily get lots of veggies and enjoy every one.

 

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“Or” Instead Of “And”

Consider substituting the word “or” for “and” in menu planning.  Soup “or” a sandwich.  A salad “or” a baked potato.  Save the second item for a snack later in the day.

 

A little Asian Flair

I am feeling a need to focus on getting more healthy veggies in my diet. Today I tried Lean Cuisine Salad Additions Asian Style Chicken. It was yummy. Full of crisp broccoli, yellow and orange carrots, and pineapple with a little edamame as well it delivered on the veggies. It contains a modest amount of juicy whiten meat chicken and is topped with crispy noodles and a sesame ginger vinaigrette dressing. The package suggests serving over lettuce but I am a fan of baby spinach so I used that instead. It was filling and the flavors mixed nicely. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the mix of hot and cold but it worked. The prep is slightly more involved that a “heat and eat” dinner but it is still a quick and easy option. 

I am feeling a need to focus on getting more healthy veggies in my diet. Today I tried . It was yummy. Full of crisp broccoli, yellow and orange carrots, and pineapple with a little edamame as well it delivered on the veggies. It contains a modest amount of juicy whiten meat chicken and is topped with crispy noodles and a sesame ginger vinaigrette dressing. The package suggests serving over lettuce but I am a fan of baby spinach so I used that instead. It was filling and the flavors mixed nicely. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the mix of hot and cold but it worked. The prep is slightly more involved that a “heat and eat” dinner but it is still a quick and easy option.

National Spaghetti Day Got You Down?

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Just because I’m eating healthier doesn’t mean I need to miss out on enjoying  National Spaghetti Day! Would you believe me if I told you you could have delicious spaghetti AND meatballs WITH cheese for under 300 calories (pre cheese 270 calories and 7 WW points)!

Today I tried Lean Cuisine’s Spaghetti with Meatballs for the first time and found it to be quite yummy. For my personal taste I did add just a bit of garlic powder, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese which brought it in around 282 calories. It filled me up and left me well satisfied. I gave it 4 starts but with the add-ins it’s easily a 5.  I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a quick and healthy option.

See nutritional info below.

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Walk The Walk – Firm Walk

 

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Tried something new tonight. Leslie Sansone’s “Firm Walk” from the “Walk The Walk” series. This is a 35 minute firm and tone session for the entire body. Hand weights, a mat, and ankle weights or resistance bands are all you need. It’s set to Christian music and is a very uplifting but moderate workout.

Eat Your Veggies

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     Genesis 9:3 “Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.” Interesting to note that apparently mankind was vegetarian until after the flood. It appears that God’s original plan and design was for a plant based diet. Makes me feel more certain I should be getting more raw nutritious veggies in my diet for optimal health.

New Favorite Snack

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My FAVORITE snack is the delicious and low calorie crispy seaweed snack Tao Kae Noi. It crunches like a potato chip, comes in an assortment of yummy flavors and is just  70 calories a serving. They are pretty addictive. I sometime snack on them two or three times a day. It can be purchased at Asian food markets, local health food stores and online in the Slim Down With Sandee Store.

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