"Go with the flow"
CHEESY OLIVE BREAD
Ok I found this recipe on pinterest and the onlY thing I changed was the bread type. Instead of french bread I used Texas Toast and I have to say that it knocked my socks clean off!!! This wasnt on the lowfat, lowcal side but it is packed full of heart healthy nutrients and those wonderful antioxidants everyones so fond of so if your going to eat fatty make it count! Right? Did I mention fat??? Yes it has a good amount of fat but im sure you could play with the recipe and skinny it up quite a bit!
I got away with eating one piece without blowing it all and let me tell you it was so worth it!
For the full recipe see the link above.
I found these recipes at www.womanshealthmag.com.
Simple, low cal healthy recipes and food ideas that look yummy!
I WILL TRY!
Bagel Thin Topped with Peanut Butter and Fruit
1 Thomas’ 100% Whole Wheat Bagel Thin
2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
1 medium banana, sliced
4 strawberries, sliced*
*Strawberries contain a phytochemical that may increase the production of leptin, a hunger-suppressing hormone, and adiponectin, a hormone that accelerates fat burning and may fight diabetes.
Total: 430 calories
Open-Faced Chicken-Avocado Melt*
1 slice whole-grain bread
3 oz grilled chicken breast
1/4 avocado, slivered
1 oz Cabot 50% reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup mix of romaine, chopped tomatoes, and shredded carrots
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp olive oil
*Eat your sandwich with a fork and knife. Research shows that paced noshing makes you feel fuller faster, so you eat less
Total: 431 calories
3/4 cup cucumber slices
1 1/2 cups carrots, sliced*
1/4 cup salsa for dipping
1 large egg, hard-boiled
*Crunch carrots in the afternoon and you’ll munch less at dinner. The fiber helps keep you satisfied.
Total: 182 calories
I found some fresh vine, twigs, and decorative brush in the yard and thought it was just to pretty to trash. So instead, I made this Rustic looking wreath using:
First I assembled my wreath with the vine using the twisty ties to hold it together, and spray painted it. Then I added the decorative brush by sticking it into the clear spaces and braiding it into the vine wreath. I held it all together by wrapping the twine all the way around while pulling it tight and snug. For the cross I simply glued evenly cut sticks together with a hot glue gun and spray painted. I wrapped the twine around the middle of the cross in an X motion to hold it together in case the glue gives. Lastly I attached the cross to the wreath with the hot glue gun and Voila! You can make the wreath bigger by using more materials. This was only a prototype. I will be going way more extravagant next time. The possibilities are endless.
Did you know that the average American woman spends $5000 to $15000 a year on beauty treatments and products!!! WOW! I am amazed at that amount and I am a woman! So here are just a couple of my own affordable, all natural beauty tips. These are a few products that you can buy from your local Dollar Store. They are easy on the pocket book and an all natural alternative for some of those expensive beauty products and they come with unbelievable results. Prices in your area may vary from the amounts I have listed.
Aloe Vera gel- $3
100% Cocoa butter balm- $1.25 I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!
Vitamin E oil- $3
~TRASH CAN CABBAGE~
May not sound to great but this is my all time fav go to diet recipe! I can make enough to eat lunch and dinner for a couple days for cheap. Its Low carb, Low fat, Low cal. and it is soooo healthy. This is a nutrient rich meal that will not only help you to lose weight but FILL YOU UP until your next meal time garanteed. If you dont like cabbage too bad for you, but if you do, You are in for a treat!
ON med high heat, Add olive oil, sausage, onion, pepper to large pot and sautee until begins to brown. Stir in seasoning, and honey. Add rest of the ingredients and mix well. Reduce heat. Cover. simmer until Cabbage is cooked.
NOTE: To keep from losing more nutrients do not overcook your cabbage.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cabbage is good for: Blood and bone health, to fight cancer.
Tomatoes is good for: Cancer fighting super food. Boost immune system and helps with weight loss.
Onions are good for: Heart healthy.Iinfection and cancer fighting.
Jalapenos and cayenne are good for: Fighting Infammation. Helps with weight loss.
Olive oil is good for: Heart healthy. Anti infammatory.
Honey is good for: Blood sugar regulation. Hypertension. Just plain good for the soul:)
All Nutritional facts are estimated and may vary:
1 serving about 1 1/2cup
yields 4-5 servings
cal.(per serving)= 180