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My 8 week challenge

Sunday, November 08, 2009

I am glad this is only an 8 week challenge because it gets me started but doesn't scare me into committing to some long term goal that I know I cannot complete right now so I won't feel guilty by "falling of the wagon". I will never quit, life will just get in the way.....
I am going to be posting a challenge on my team for this 8 week challenge, but here it is for all to see. This will not only help you to be accountable and stay on your track but will give me and who ever reads it an easier time of starting - one foot in front of the other.

Reply to my blog with one full meal you had or will have this week calorie count and any extra info you would like to put, how to cook.....

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    Well I actually am making COrn Chowder for my family tonight. I got the recipe from Spark and I'm very excited to use it because it sounds really good!

    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 tablespoons finely diced celery
    2 tablespoons finely diced onion
    2 tablespoons finely diced green pepper
    1 package frozen whole kernel corn (10 oz.)
    1 cup peeled, diced, 1/2" raw potatoes
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    1 cup water
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    black pepper to taste
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    2 tablespoons flour
    2 cups low-fat (1%) or skim milk
    1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced

    1. Heat oil in medium saucepan.

    2. Add celery, onion, and green pepper and saute for 2 minutes.

    3. Add corn, potatoes, water, salt, pepper, and paprika. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium; and cook, covered, about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

    4. Place 1/2 cup milk in a jar with tight fitting lid. Add flour and shake vigorously.

    5. Add gradually to cooked vegetables and add remaining milk.

    6. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

    This meal is only 205 calories for a one cup serving...If you use your tracker wisely throughout the day, you could have 2 servings!

    3859 days ago
    So personally I am a fan of pasta, I love love my pasta. I have found that adding veggies into my pasta makes my one serving feel like 2 or 3. I also have to cook for my boyfriend who loves chicken alfredo. One thing I do is right after I go shopping, or the next day, I take all of my meat and prepare it. So for chicken alfredo I will protion out my 100 or so calories of chicken and pre-dice it and I will do the same for him, just in larger portions. I do this for all of my meals for the month, this eliminates the "well that takes too much time" excuse. So I take out my chicken in the morning and cook when I get home.
    Chicken Alfredo:
    100 calories cubed chicken breast. Put this in the oven before anything else. I sprinkle it with garlic powder and pepper. Cook until done.
    1 serving angel hair pasta(2oz) 200 calories. I use angel hair because it makes me feel like I am eating more. I also break it in half. Boil until done, no salt in water.
    1/4 cup(1 serving 70 calories) Ragu Light Parmesean Alfredo
    50 calories brocolli(this is alot) boil until done

    this ends up being a huge amount of food, but only 420 calories. Sometimes I will add other veggies; bell peppers, chives, onion, etc; just all low calorie veggies.

    Another thing I love is hamburger helper cheeseburger macaroni. The trick I use for this is cutting down the milk. If the recipe calls for 2 cups milk one cup water I will do one cup milk and two cups water. You can't even tell the difference, my boyfriend agrees. I am also going to be switching to bison inseat od beef. I will update you when I know how that goes!
    3861 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/8/2009 3:10:59 PM
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