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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New Blog For The New Year

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This year, though I continue to focus on a healthy lifestyle I am taking a “Whole Self” approach. I have started a new blog entitled “A Life Lived Intentionally“. My friend Kristen has commented that when we talk it’s like popping bubbles. There goes a thought…POP!  Here comes a though…POP! So that is how my blog is set up. Instead of a page of information, it’s random thoughts, lessons and experiences, one after another. There you will find my idea, discoveries, and explorations in the weight loss arena as well as much much more. Feel free to visit. It looks like a scrapbook upon first sight. Click on the pics. Most of them have captions, thoughts, or blog entries that they will link you to.

 

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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.

From The Beginning

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As I begin day one of 2013 in both the “Slim Down Together” and “Through the Bible In A Year” groups, I can’t help but be fascinated that food and eating is mentioned before we finish the first chapter of the first book of the Bible. How different would our lives and our bodies be if we had remained in the pure garden, had eaten a vegetarian diet as was God’s original design (Genesis 1:29)? How energetic and healthy would we be?

In Genesis Chapter 3 we see that man’s problem with food temptation is as old as time itself . The first sin involved food, the first thing that drew mankind’s devotion way from God was misusing food. We see the pattern for the same kind of temptations that we struggle with even daily as Eve allows herself to look deeply at the tempting yet forbidden. Her eyes linger, her mind contemplates, then she partakes, and shares what she knows should be left alone. How often do we still look for food when we should be looking to God? We eat for comfort, buy products that promise to help us have strength or energy or focus. We eat to entertain ourselves, to widen our experience, to celebrate and to mourn.

2013 is a good time to evaluate whether or not food (or anything else) is being used to meet needs and desires that God himself is meant to fill!

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