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Friday, November 16, 2012

Thurs. Nov 15th

Yummy Nachos with Beans, Fresh Salsa & Avocado for Dinner!

Daily Tidbit: Starting to think about your Thanksgiving menu?  Check out these 7 healthy alternatives to traditional dishes for this  holiday:


Plain Oatmeal with Cinnamon & Walnuts

Breakfast: Plain Oatmeal with Walnuts & Cinnamon
1/2 cup uncooked Oatmeal, heated in microwave with: 

1 cup Fat Free Milk, topped with: 
2 tbsp Plain chopped Walnuts &
1/2 tsp Plain Ground Cinnamon
5 oz OJ
Regular Coffee, with a splash of Fat Free Milk & 1/2 tsp Pure Ground Cinnamon


Quick, Easy & Filling Lunch

Lunch: Quick, Easy & Filling Lunch:
1 Wasa Wholegrain Crispbread
2 Hard Boiled Egg
Raw Zucchini slices
1/2 cup Pumpkin Hummus (recipe below)
10 Brussels Sprouts 
Decaf Coffee, with a splash of Fat Free Milk & 1/2 tsp Pure Ground Cinnamon

This type of lunch is super easy and fast to throw together if you are in the habit of filling your fridge with prepared foods and leftovers.  I make a whole bunch of hard boiled eggs each week as well as a batch of hummus, so they are just ready in the fridge when I need them.  Slice up some raw Veggies and/ or toss in some leftover Veggies from the night before, a wholegrain Crispbread and Voila! you have a super yummy & filling & healthy lunch!


Creamed Broccoli

Snack: 1/2 cup Creamed Broccoli & Red Roibus Chai Tea, plain

I simply steamed some Broccoli and then heated 1/2 tbsp Butter & 1 tbsp Flour in pan, added 1/2 cup Fat Free Milk & 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese and stirred until thickened and mixed the Broccoli in, with a little Parmesan Cheese and Salt to taste.


Nachos with Beans, Fresh Salsa & Avocado

Dinner: Nachos
Organic Yellow Corn Lower Sodium Tortilla Chips, topped with:
Part Skim Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese, broiled and topped with:
Dip: 1/2 Avocado, Red Kidney Beans, White Cannellini Beans, & Fresh Salsa (recipe below) & 2 tbsp Water
Red Wine

I could eat this for dinner every other night and be a happy woman!  


Cameo Apple

Dessert: 1 Local Cameo Apple, Water



Pumpkin Hummus Recipe:
Into food processor put:

1 clove Garlic

1 can Chick Peas (drained & rinsed)

1 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree

2 tbsp Tahini

juice of 1/2 Lemon

Salt, to taste

While processing stream in 1 tbsp EVOO.  Serve!

This Hummus is delicious, but with only 1 cup of Pure Pumpkin Puree in the recipe the flavor of Pumpkin is actually quite hard to detect. At that amount the Pumpkin just makes the Hummus more creamy and the tiniest tad bit sweeter.  To truly taste the flavor of Pumpkin in there, I imagine you would have to use 2 full cups of Pumpkin.  So don't be scared!  Try it and enjoy a creamier Hummus while reaping all the health benefits of eating Pumpkin!

Fresh Salsa Recipe:
Into food processor put:

1 large Garlic clove
1/4 White Onion
2 Scallions
1 pint Cherry Tomatoes
juice from 1/2 Lime
large handful of Cilantro
Salt, to taste

While processing ingredients, stream in 1 tbsp EVOO.  Let sit in fridge for a few hours before serving.

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