Thursday, January 31, 2013

6 Super Bowl Snacks

With the Super Bowl coming up we do not have to deprive ourselves from yummy snacks. Here are some of my 6 favorite Lean & Luscious snacks that would be great for your Super Bowl Party!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chicken in White Wine

White wine and herbs give this easy dish a truly gourmet taste. The leftovers make a great sandwich, either hot or cold.

Makes 4 servings

1          pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
½         cup dry white wine
2          tablespoons grated onion
½         teaspoon celery salt
½         teaspoon pepper
¼         teaspoon dried thyme
¼         teaspoon dried marjoram
¼         teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Be Patient With Yourself

Patience is a virtue. 
“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.”–Stephen Covey

Thursday, January 24, 2013

4 Make Ahead Breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many days I don't have time to cook. That is why I have created 4 make ahead breakfasts that you can make in bulk and just take one when you leave in the morning to go about your day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fried Rice

In fine Chinese style, this delicious dish tastes just like the rice in your favorite restaurant.

Makes 8 servings

4          tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
¼        teaspoon garlic powder
¼        teaspoon ground ginger
4          teaspoons canola oil
1          cup liquid egg substitute or 2 eggs
8          ounces cooked chicken (2 cups), cut into small pieces* (I buy a rotisserie chicken which makes whipping up this dish so easy and fast!)
1          cup thinly sliced green onion
4          cups cooked white or brown rice (Uncle Ben's Rice in the bag only take 90 seconds to cook!)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
 Great Quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

3 Lean and Luscious Banana Recipes

Do you hate watching food spoil because you have too much of it?  I do!  But these 3 Lean & Luscious Banana Recipes of mine are here to the rescue!  The more ripe your bananas are, the sweeter and taster these recipes will turn out!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Prairie Bean Tortillas

Similar to fajitas, but made with flour tortillas rather than corn tortillas, this is a quick, easy meal to prepare.

                                                                                    Makes 4 servings

4          6-inch flour tortillas
1          teaspoon canola oil
1          cup chopped onion
2          cloves garlic, minced
1          1-pound can pinto beans, rinsed and drained (This will yield approximately 9 ounces of beans.)
1          8-ounce can salt-free (or regular) tomato sauce
1          4-ounce can chopped green chilies (hot or mild), drained
1          teaspoon ground cumin
1          teaspoon chili powder
1          teaspoon dried oregano
1          cup shredded lettuce
½         cup chopped tomato
2          ounces shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (½ cup) 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tips for Creating a Lean Kitchen

Today's post is written by Lori Brock from Brock Design Group. She gives us some great tips on how to keep your kitchen "lean" when dieting. 

Organizing the kitchen for weight loss is something I have personally done. Even though I have a large family, I was still able to “lean clean” my kitchen to a great degree, getting rid of the high fat, high sugar foods. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Country Turkey Loaf

This easy loaf is loaded with vegetables, making it colorful as well as tasty and nutritious.  The flavor of the soy sauce blends well with the tomato sauce, giving the taste a nice little boost.

Makes 4 servings

1       pound lean ground turkey
½      cup chopped carrot, in ¼ -inch pieces
½      cup finely chopped onion
½      cup chopped mushrooms
¼      cup finely chopped green pepper
½      cup salt-free (or regular) tomato sauce
2       tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
¼      teaspoon garlic powder
         Salt and pepper to taste

Monday, January 7, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Creamy Potato Soup

A delight served hot on a chilly day or served cold on a hot day, this versatile soup is a real taste treat. It has a thick, creamy texture that tastes a lot like real cream.

                                                                                              Makes 4 servings                                                            (each serving 1 cup)  

2          cups evaporated skim milk
1          pound cooked potatoes, peeled, diced (You can bake, boil, or microwave potatoes.)
2          tablespoons minced onion flakes
2          packets low-sodium instant chicken- or vegetable-flavored broth mix
¼         teaspoon celery salt
2          teaspoons margarine
            Freshly ground black pepper to taste\
1          teaspoon dried chives

Tuesday, January 1, 2013