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Kale and Blueberry Salad

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I found this recipe on Southern Living’s website. I ran it through the WW calculator and found the original to be a little much in points for my tastes. I changed the sour cream to light sour cream and adjusted the servings from 6 to 8.

  • 6 Tbsp apple cider vinegar   
  •   1/4 small uncooked onion(s), grated   
  • 1/4 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce   
  • 1/8 Tbsp hot sauce   
  • 1 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced   
  •   1/2 medium Granny Smith apple, grated   
  • 1 cup(s) low-fat buttermilk   
  • 6 Tbsp mayonnaise   
  • 6 Tbsp reduced-fat sour cream   
  • 3 Tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped   
  • 1 tsp kosher salt   
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper   
  • 1/2 tsp sugar   
  •   3/4 cup(s) (sliced) fresh radish(es), thinly sliced   
  •   4 medium uncooked carrot(s), cut into strips   
  •   3 cup(s) uncooked kale, thinly sliced   
  •   1 head(s) (large) uncooked red cabbage, shredded   
  •   1 cup(s) fresh blueberries   
  •   1 cup(s) raspberries   

Stir together first 6 ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; let stand 5 minutes. Add buttermilk and next 3 ingredients. Cover jar with lid; shake vigorously until blended and smooth. Add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Toss together radishes, next 5 ingredients, and 1/2 cup dressing in a large bowl; let stand 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with remaining dressing.

Serves 8. 5 WW PP


Eating Seasonally

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Eating healthy and on a budget is sometimes difficult. It’s best to try to eat seasonally whenever possible. Don’t know what is available when? There’s a chart for everything!

Crock Pot White Bean Soup

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As it gets cooler, I start thinking soup! This sounds delicious and filling. I found this at Budget Bytes and all credit is due to them. I put the recipe through MasterCook to check the calorie count and it is a great number.

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 pound carrots, sliced
4 stalks celery, sliced
1 pound white beans, dry
1 each bay leaf
1 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
pepper, to taste
6 cups water

1. Add the olive oil, garlic, onion, celery, and carrots to a large (5qt or larger) slow cooker.

2. Sort through the beans and remove any debris or stones. Give them a quick rinse and then add them to the slow cooker, along with the bay leaf, rosemary, thyme, paprika, and some freshly cracked pepper.

3. Add SIX CUPS of water to the slow cooker and stir to combine the ingredients. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

4. After 8 hours, stir the soup and mash the beans slightly. Starting with just a ½ tsp, add salt to your liking.

Serves 6.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 322 Calories; 5g Fat (14.4% calories from fat); 19g Protein; 53g Carbohydrate; 13g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 588mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 3 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat.

March 9, 2014

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I am still on my quest to eat better. Last week was kinda bad. I was on an emotional roller coaster and my diet reflected it. Today I went to the grocery store and got some fresh veggies. I came home and started chopping and roasting. Then I started chopping some more. And that was when it happened. I nicked a divet out my thumb. Right where I typically click the space bar. Hurts like crazy. Even cool water hurts. I am dreading shower time. But I did staunch the blood and it did finally stop. I was glad about that.

So I also made some yummy baked chicken to go with my roasted veggies. It was delicious. My cats thought so, too. I had to share. They are little beggars.

I wanted some dessert. I want chocolate yogurt. But I gave up chocolate for Lent. (dumb move!) I really want my flipping yogurt! So I am eating some mini Nilla Wafers. They’re cute and delicious! 🙂

August 17, 2013

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I cannot sleep! And for a change it is due to excitement! How’s that? Amy is H-A-P-P-Y and E-X-C-I-T-E-D! My first day of vacation was amazing. I tried sleeping but no. That was not happening. What was happening instead was that a lot of people I have spoken to about Juice Plus have decided they are ready to go forward with me! They are ready to make changes in their lives and I am so thrilled for all of us!

Making life changes, especially for your health, isn’t easy. There are too many easy ways out. But having a support group, which I am going to help give to these people will not only help us all with having wonderful information, but it will help us feel accountable! We don’t have to do anything! We’re adults! But if we want to discuss our trials and tribulations with others in the same boat, I think that will give the help that is really beneficial to many.

I truly feel like today was a blessing from God. Had I worked my regular 8 hour job, I couldn’t have spoken to everyone I spoke with today. I had six conversations that were lengthy and productive. It took all day and night. I also had several conversations via Facebook chat and set appointments for Saturday!

What an amazing day!

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Harvard School of Public Health » The Nutrition Source » Vegetables and Fruits

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Juice Plus Research Summary Flyer

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Thought you might find this interesting. I just was really very interested by it! I hope you like it! If you have any questions, please let me know.


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