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    Kathy Shares her Struggles and Plans

    I find myself rather frustrated as I think about weight loss. Nearly eight years ago, I started my weight loss journey. It is exactly that, a journey. I have not perfected anything. I work everyday and once again, I feel my weight journey involves emotion. When things are beyond my control, I turn to food. Before I realized it, 5 pounds come back, then 10 and 20 then more. While I still have over 1/2 of my weight off, I need to get back into the game. Get my head in the right place. In these last few years, life happened. Many joys and a few sorrows and some very…

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    5 Lunch Ideas Under 400 Calories

    Looking for healthy lunch options under 400 calories? Here they are!  The calorie counts for these 5 lunches are for specific brands, be sure to look at the packaging for the food you are preparing. Personally, I do not count vegetables, if you want to, add them but the amounts wouldn’t be too much. Some of these ideas work best when you cook ingredients the night before, assemble and are ready to heat for lunch. Stir-fry – 366 Calories Steamed vegetables – Free Trader Joe’s Baked Tofu – 150 Calories 1 Cup Brown Rice – 216 Calories Veggie Burger & Baked Potato – 360 Calories Garden Burger – 100 Calories…

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    Guacamole

    This recipe is not from me, it’s from my husband. He’s become the guacamole making pro in the house. I love when someone else cooks for me, so I welcome this healthy dish any day of the week. Guacamole 2 Avocados 1/2 Onion, diced 1 Tomato, diced 2 Cloves garlic, minced Juice of 1 Lime Cayenne pepper, to taste Salt, pinch Method: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mash with fork or potato masher until desired consistency is achieved. Add a bit of salt, a pinch at a time until you like it. Keep in mind that tortilla chips are often salty. You can also add half a jalapeno pepper…

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    How to Easily Add Greens To Your Diet

    Greens are a super food, full of nutrients and fiber. Getting enough greens can be difficult but there are sneaky ways to get them in. Here are a few tips to help you get them into your diet. One way I like to incorporate spinach is with pasta. You can do this by boiling your pasta as directed and, in the last minute, toss two big handfuls of spinach into the boiling water. When you drain the pasta the spinach will be mixed in already. You’ll be surprised how it cooks down. This way you can get two cups of spinach into your meal without really noticing. You can top…

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    August : What’s in Season?

    It’s the beginning of a new month, here’s a collection of what’s in season for August and recipes to go along with them! Fruits: Peaches – Blueberry Peach Oatmeal, Peach Cobbler Nectarines Watermelon Plums Apricots – Apricot Oatmeal Mangoes Avocados – Guacamole Vegetables: Tomatoes – Bruschetta, Tomato Sauce, Caprese Salad Zucchini – Minestrone Soup, Healthy Vegetable Pizza Salad greens – Healthy Salad Corn Bell peppers – Quinoa Stuffed Peppers, Chili, Black Bean Quesadilla Carrots – Carrot and Red Pepper Soup, Lentil Soup, Green Split Pea Soup, Vegetable Noodle Soup, Quinoa Pilaf Okra What are your favorite foods in season?

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