|Breakfast! Whole Wheat English Muffin with Peanut Butter & Banana Slices!|
Daily Tidbit: In the June 2012 issue of Health Magazine there is a “Fat Burning Dozen” food list for people looking to speed up their metabolism. This content is not yet available on their website www.health.com/health but you can check it out here:
1. Citrus Fruits
2. Wild Salmon
10. Yogurt/ Kefir
11. Dark Leafy Greens, like Spinach & Kale
Happy to see some of my ‘go-to foods’ on there and to get a couple new ideas for my shopping list!
Breakfast: Whole Wheat English muffin sandwich
With 1 tbsp of Low Sodium, All Natural Peanut Butter
½ Banana, sliced
5 oz. glass of OJ
Regular Coffee, black
I was a little worried when I saw how little this sandwich looked on the plate, but it kept me full to lunch! I love having another easy yummy and healthy option for breakfast that incorporates the protein, fiber and complex carbs that I need to start my day!
|Beef & Bean Chili with Parmesan Cheese|
|Chili after adding 1/2 Avocado|
Lunch: Beef & Bean Chili
Chili leftovers from last night
A couple shakes of Parmesan cheese
Water with Lemon
Regular Coffee, black
*I often add a new ingredient to leftovers to keep it interesting. In this case adding a couple shakes of Parmesan cheese did the trick because a little goes a long way! Adding the Avocado also introduced a nice creaminess and coolness to the heat and spice of the Chili!
|Cucumbers & Hummus for Snack!|
Snack: Cucumbers (the burp-less variety) with ¼ cup of Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Recipe from June 1st Post - yes I have made this twice this week!)
Snack: 1 Plain Hard Boiled Egg, Fat Free Milk
|Salmon Satay Veggie Blast for Dinner!|
Dinner: Salmon Satay Veggie Blast!
This is an easy and super yummy meal. The Satay sauce was inspired by Rachael Ray’s Recipe:
I used Red Pepper Flake instead of the Red Curry Paste simply because that is not in our kitchen right now. And I use a bit more Soy Sauce (the Lower Sodium kind) to make the sauce a little darker and the Soy Sauce a more dominant flavor.
Wild Caught Alaskan Keta Salmon fillet tossed with sauteed and browned Veggies: Vidalia Onion, Garlic, Zucchini, Carrots, Red Bell Peppers, Peas, and wilted Baby Spinach; in Satay sauce and topped with Walnuts, Cilantro & Fresh Lime Juice
Dessert: Organic Gala Apple, Water