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Recipe Day — Good-For-You Chocolate Cake

posted by sbrown

I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs […]

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Recipe Day — Avocado Chicken Salad

posted by sbrown

The health benefits of avocados blew me away!  They are full of a wide variety of nutrients that help so many health conditions.  I was particularly interested to read of their anti-inflammatory properties, since my beloved husband has arthritis, which […]

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Low Glycemic Chocolate Mousse

posted by sbrown

A big party was coming up.  I knew that the smart thing to do is plan ahead. If everyone else is eating high glycemic cake and with mounds of ice cream, I had better make provision for my runaway sweet […]

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One-Pot Chicken and Vegetables

posted by sbrown

It’s Friday — recipe day.  I have a one-pot meal for you today that even this incompetent cook made successfully.  However, this incompetent photographer didn’t get a picture! Steamed Vegetable and Chicken Medley for Two  Ingredients 1 cup thinly sliced […]

Skinny Monkey Cookies

posted by sbrown

The best plan is to retrain your sweet tooth by eliminating all sweets.  Then you can enjoy the flavor and sweetness of fruit as a dessert.  (It really DOES work that way!)  However, sometimes you have to make cookies.  When it’s […]

Low Glycemic Caesar Chicken Recipe

posted by sbrown

Recipes are always a good idea.  It’s much easier to stick to a low glycemic plan if you have some good ideas of what you can fix — particularly if you are fixing for your family as well as for […]

Recipe — Harvest Pecan Delight

posted by sbrown

Oklahoma’s 100 degree days are over for the year (hurrah!) and it’s cool enough to actually turn on the stove.  I’ve been trying out low glycemic recipes to share with you, and I have a winner for today.  It works […]

Recipe Day — Chicken Tacos

posted by sbrown

 Chicken Taco Filling Ingredients  1 package dry taco seasoning mix 1 cup chicken broth 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts Directions Mix chicken broth and seasoning in a bowl. Place the chicken in the slow cooker and pour the chicken […]

Recipe Day — Fresh Fruit Parfait

posted by sbrown

 It’s recipe day, and here is a simple, refreshing favorite. Fresh Fruit Parfait  1 cup part-skim milk ricotta cheese 1/2 tsp. almond extract Stevia, or other sugar substitute to equal 1 tsp. sugar 1 TB skin milk 1 cup sliced […]

Recipe Day — A Surprise Dessert That Can Make Your Meal Less Fattening

posted by sbrown

Yes, it’s true — but that doesn’t mean you can pig out and eat a dessert to “take care of it.”  (See, I know how experienced dieters think.  I am one!)  However, the right combination of foods can lower the […]

Recipe Day — Easy Guacamole

posted by sbrown

 It’s recipe day — and here is one that is surprisingly low glycemic. The avocado has received a bad rap over the years and is listed as an exception in the “eat fruits and vegetables” chapter of many diet books.  […]

Recipe Day — Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

posted by sbrown

Today is recipe day.    Here is one of my favorites. I love to take it to potluck dinners so there is something filling and yummy I can enjoy without giving myself a setback.  Next week I’ll post my favorite […]

Recipe Day — Meringue Cookies

posted by sbrown

It’s tough to be good during the holidays!   I know that — so today I’m posting a cookie recipe that isn’t exactly good for you, but is significantly, well, less bad.  The protein lowers the glycemic load and it […]

Recipe Day — Lemon Cloud Pie

posted by sbrown

It’s recipe day — and I’ve been working on a healthier version of an old favorite. I found a recipe for Lemon Cloud on a low glycemic Web site.  However, I have learned a lot during the years I have […]

Recipe Day — Mexican Sweet Potatoes

posted by sbrown

It’s the season for sweet potatoes.  We most often eat them in holiday casseroles that taste more like desserts than a side and which, unfortunately, are so full of sugar that most of the good-for-you qualities are negated.  But there […]

Recipe Day — Dried Cranberries

posted by sbrown

It’s recipe day — and I want to share a second cranberry recipe I found while looking for cranberry sauce recipes the other day.  It’s for dried cranberries.  Most of the time dried fruit is counter-productive.  There is too much […]

Recipe Day — Veggie Dip

posted by sbrown

We’ve been talking about the importance of eating those raw veggies to prevent age-related eye diseases like glaucoma.  One way we do this at our house is to have a vegetable tray ready-made and ready for snacking. The veggie tray […]

Sugar Free, Gluten Free — But Not Taste-free Pumpkin Bread +

posted by sbrown

The smell of baking goodies fills the air as you bake holiday goodies for for parties and for gifts for your friends and loved ones.  But — what are YOU going to eat?  You are committed to a low glycemic […]

Recipe of the Week — Super Easy Cranberry Sauce

posted by sbrown

Cranberries can do wonderful things for you — including helping you to feel and look young. (See yesterday’s blog.)  A USDA study showed them to be the fruit with the highest antioxidant values. But how do you eat them?  You […]

Recipe Day — Sweet Potato Boats

posted by sbrown

It’s recipe day — and here is one using the super nutritious sweet potato. Ingredients 2 medium/large sweet potatoes 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil 1 bag fresh baby spinach 1/4 cup sour cream 2 ounces cream cheese 1 cup chickpeas […]

Recipe Day — Good and Purple

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I admit it.  I usually encountered cabbage only in coleslaw which was  never a favorite of mine.  After reading about the amazing health benefits of this much maligned veggie, I decided to change that. I experimented last night and came […]

Recipe Day — Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

posted by sbrown

Want something besides your usual oatmeal for breakfast?  Here is an easy recipe (my favorite kind!) that is packed with protein and adds the benefit of our healthy food of the week, strawberries.  Of course, it is also low glycemic. […]

Recipe Day — Blackberry Treats

posted by sbrown

Blackberries — they are some of the most anti-oxidant rich foods around. And, even better, if you live in the south where they grow wild, they are free for the picking. (Well, it will cost you some in scratches and […]

Recipe Day — Mexican Quinoa

posted by sbrown

So, you are ready to ditch the grains and go for a healthier, diet with less gluten.How do you do that?  One way is to replace the grains with quinoa (keen-wa). We talked in our blog yesterday about the many […]

Recipe Day — Fresh Fruit Parfait

posted by sbrown

Well, my recipe for the day flopped. I made a healthier version of blackberry crumble. I had to rename it blackberry sludge.  I think I know where I went wrong and will try again, but in the meantime, here is […]

Recipe Day — Nut-Crusty Chicken

posted by sbrown

Getting tired of plain grilled or baked meat?  Here’s a recipe that adds a different, crunchy twist to chicken. Nut-Crusty Chicken Ingredients 3 medium chicken breasts 2 egg whites 1/2 cup pecans 1/2 cup almonds 1 tsp. sea salt or […]

Recipe Day — Sweet Potato Boats

posted by sbrown

It’s recipe day — and here is one with such different ingredients that I was a bit doubtful about it.  However, it turned out surprisingly tasty.  Ingredients 2 medium/large sweet potatoes 1 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil 1 bag fresh baby […]

Recipe Day — No Bake Cherry Chocolate Brownies

posted by sbrown

The best plan is to train your taste buds away from sugary treats.  When you have been off sugar for a while, fruit tastes unbelievably sweet and delicious! However, this is real life we are living. It’s going to happen. […]

Low Glycemic Recipe Day — Nutty Carrot/Apple Salad

posted by sbrown

It’s recipe day — and I have a really tasty, nutty, low glycemic side dish for you today.  This may be one of my new favorites! Nutty Carrot/Apple Salad Ingredients 2-3 medium carrots, chopped 1 apple, chopped and coated with […]

Low Glycemic, Low Calorie Ranch Dressing

posted by sbrown

Some people love salad and scarf down the veggies with cries of “Yum!”  Others of us think salad is something to eat salad dressing on. That’s not good, because salad dressing tends to be heavily laden with bad stuff, like high […]

Easy Mexican Chicken

posted by sbrown

What’s for dinner?  Sometimes it’s a challenge to find recipes that are both good tasting and good for you.  Here is one way of adding zing to slow cooker chicken.  Chicken Taco Filling Ingredients  1 package dry taco seasoning mix […]

Eat Healthy Cookies and Banish Gray Hair?

posted by sbrown

It’s a mistake a lot of people make. They try to replace all the bad stuff in their diets with fake bad stuff.  It’s a better plan to focus on eating good, whole, healthy food. Your taste buds will come […]

Fruit Salad With Healthy Poppyseed Dressing

posted by sbrown

Salad — bleuh!  That’s how I always felt about it, mainly because I always ate the same kind of salad with the same kind of dressing. And the more I ate it, the less trouble I went to with it, […]

Low Glycemic Cinnamon Apple Crunch Snack Recipe

posted by sbrown

Okay, if I’m going to do a regular recipe post, the new rule is that I have to try the recipe the day BEFORE I plan to post it.  Everything I tried to do this morning was a flop — […]

Peanut Butter and Honey GoLean Treat Recipe

posted by sbrown

Honey has a lot going for it as a sweetener of choice.  We have seen that it has vitamins and minerals as opposed to the empty calories of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, and a lower glycemic index number […]

Crunchy Snack Recipe — With a Surprise Ingredient!

posted by sbrown

Sometimes you just need something munchy.  Here is a recipe that is good for you, easy to fix, and inexpensive.  How can you beat that? Our post yesterday featured the often-overlooked, low glycemic wonder food — garbanzo beans, or chickpeas.  […]

Breakfast Casserole Recipe

posted by sbrown

On a chilly fall morning, a nice hot casserole will be filling and satisfying for the whole family.  Here’s one that is easy and delicious as well as low glycemic. Breakfast Casserole 1 cup  milk 6  eggs 3/4 cup shredded […]

Cookies for Breakfast?

posted by sbrown

These breakfast cookies are low glycemic and good for you — so you can have them for breakfast or for a snack.  Just be careful not to eat too many!  Ingredients: 1 cup Special K Cereal 1/3 cup uncooked oatmeal […]

Recipe – Crispy Cinnamon Treats

posted by sbrown

It’s all about what works for YOU.  There isn’t a one-size-fits-all plan that works for everyone. You have to do what works for you as an individual. If a food is a trigger food and starts your sweet tooth off […]

Go Ahead — Eat the Guacamole!

posted by sbrown

The last in our series of surprise low-glycemic foods is another which you probably avoided in other diets.  The avocado has received a bad rap over the years and is listed as an exception in the “eat fruits and vegetables” […]

Easy Crockpot Dinner

posted by sbrown

It’s recipe day!  I’m glad to say that this week’s dish was much less hassle than last week’s.  That’s partly because I cooked it in a crockpot.  Out of necessity, I might add, because now my stove and oven do […]

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Recipe Day -- Good-For-You Chocolate Cake
I looked at the recipe in disbelief.  NINE eggs? Surely that was a misprint.  Only 3/4 cup flour in a cake?  Not likely.  As I studied about coconut flour, though, I saw that, yes, it does take that many eggs to make a successful cake with this healthy type of flour, and it takes a much smaller

posted 3:06:20am Mar. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Climbing Into Jesus' Wheelbarrow
Once there was a famous tight-rope walker.  He stood before a huge crowd by Niagara Falls, preparing to do his most daring feat. “How many of you believe that I can walk across Niagara Falls on this tightrope?” he asked the people gathered there. “We believe you can do it!” they shout

posted 3:23:14am Mar. 28, 2013 | read full post »

How Do You Know When to Stop Eating?
“We asked 150 Parisians how they knew they were through with dinner,” food psychologist Brian Wansink, PhD, said.  “They said, ‘When we’re full.’  When we asked 150 Chicagoans that they said, ‘When the plate is empty.’” * No wonder 2/3 of American adults are overweight and hal

posted 3:54:25am Mar. 27, 2013 | read full post »

Making Plans to Succeed
H.A.L.T. -- Don’t get too hungry, too angry, too lonely, or too tired.  But how do you do that?  How do you avoid getting in a dangerously tempting position? It takes planning.  Start planning before you even head to the grocery store.  Look over the Green-for-Go low glycemic lists. Click h

posted 3:41:47am Mar. 26, 2013 | read full post »

No More "If Onlys"
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.- Carl Bard If only -- If only.  How the “if onlies” plague us! “If I had only kept up that healthy eating and exercise plan I started five years ago I would look terrific now.”

posted 2:36:33am Mar. 25, 2013 | read full post »

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