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Old 01-01-2021, 04:41 AM
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What healthy dishes are you cooking up in the New Year? I am looking to reduce a couple of pounds from the many visits I missed at the YMCA during the pandemic.

I like the healthy flavor of this soup. https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes...hite-bean-soup
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Old 01-01-2021, 07:49 AM
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I have been trying to lose the same 20 lbs. for it seems like 20 years. I decided that this year to forget about losing and just stay healthy. I am upping my physical activity as much as I can within pandemic guidelines. I will try your soup recipe as soup is a favourite of mine.
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Old 01-02-2021, 03:34 AM
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Thanks for the soup recipe, jmoore. I'm always looking for recipes that use kale. A bag lasts forever in our house!
I like soup, too, for health and weight loss in winter. It's hard to get a salad that tastes fresh, so soup seems a good way to incorporate lots of vegetables and healthy beans. I often just make a variation of minestrone with anything that might be available in the refrig.
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I agree Mkotch...it is difficult to get fresh salad fixings this time of year so why not get the healthy vegetables in form of a warm soup.
https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes...wild-rice-soup

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Old 01-03-2021, 03:34 AM
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Just added this yummy recipe to my Recipe Gallery app this morning and you can make it GF with a brown rice pasta

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/roas...ato-mac-cheese
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Coffee is always good. I love it in the morning and I love it in any kind of baked goods...like coffee flan...yummmm.
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:30 PM
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2 weeks ago DH & I gave up pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, grains, sugar, bananas & anything else high carb. My middle & ankles are already thanking me & it’s refreshing to have clothes fit a bit better in just a short time. We aim for around 50 carbs (give or take) it’s not that difficult (so far). A Shamrock Shake has about 2 days of carbs ! When running errands we stopped for a “sub in a tub” (no bun) yesterday and there was enough for me later too.
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I still eat whole grain bread, baked sweet potato (I can eat that plain, no butter or brown sugar needed and I usually eat just half of it.) I just keep trying to keep my protein up and add in the veggies....usually at least double the veggies. I also add in nuts and sunflower seeds to things when I can. I use plain yogurt but add my own sunflower seeds and blueberries. These changes have helped my blood sugar....but still am finding it hard to lose the weight.
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Snacking is for me, a very, bad habit. I repeat, a very, bad habit. I get up super early, so around 2PM, my body says it's time for dinner. I try to hold off, but instead, I snack...along with my dogs...they snack too. We all snack, usually on almonds, raisins, popcorn, etc. Those are not terrible snacks, but they are high in calories.

Yesterday, I cut up some Brussels Sprouts, threw them on a sheet pan, coated them in a tiny amount of olive oil and some seasonings and roasted them in a high oven until crunchy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. They were delicious! The dogs loved them too.
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Almost any dish with beans, so long as they aren't sweet, is a good filler-upper. I like Garbanzos, with spinach, lite coconut milk, a little veggy broth, maybe some chopped onions and a dash of Garam Masala and Curry powder. Excellent over brown rice.
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