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Daily Prompt: My Most Satisfying Meal


Daily Prompt: Seconds!

by michelle w. on February 22, 2013

Describe the most satisfying meal you’ve ever eaten in glorious detail. 

This was a simple and easy dish to prepare I have even included where to find the recipe.

http://tammyehoney.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/bowties-and-shrimp-in-spinach-pesto-made-easy/

I have made this recipe several times with various fish and meats as substitutes for the shrimp and each time it is perfect.

I find my mouth watering as it is cooking.  I am so glad that it is a fast dish to make as I have a huge bowl of it right away.

There is something about this dish that calls you from the refrigerator and says “Come and get more”

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I try to resist yet the sound of the dish keeps calling my name.  I have to stop what I am doing and go get another plate of it and warm it in the microwave and eat till I feel like I am going to burst.

I have to admit this is one dish that has this power over me.  There are not many dishes that can do this to me and make my mouth water just thinking about it.  This one does.

I can almost hear you thinking, there is nothing special about this dish, once you have eaten it you will think differently.

Thank you for reading and happy eating…

What is your favorite meal that makes you go back for seconds and makes you drool?  Would love to hear about it…

Let me know….

Tammye Honey

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say about their meals:

  1. Seconds! – I’m Afraid Of The Dark
  2. Seconds(and not just the food) « Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  3. Ilya Fostiy. Food of the Gods | Philosophy & Photography
  4. Food. | Hope* the happy hugger
  5. Do you know the land where the lemon-trees flower? | Q the Adult
  6. I Want Seconds! | Misifusa’s Blog
  7. A Truly Satisfying Meal | Tony’s Texts
  8. Daily Prompt: Seconds! | cognitive reflection
  9. The Daily Post:Seconds! | Angrezikabutar
  10. Daily Bread: Seconds | Sammy’s Moleskine
  11. Writing challenge: Seconds | La chica de la burbuja


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The Liebster Award


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https://revisedgewater.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/captain-procrastination-accepts-an-award/

This is the first award that I received of the two.  Thank You for the honor and here are the rules.

Here are the rules.

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.

2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.

3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.

4. Go to their page and tell them.

5. No tag backs!

Here are 11 things about myself that I am to tell the world.

  1. I am remarried for the first time and am glad that I took the chance.
  2. My hubby and I have two dogs and two cats.
  3. I teach sewing, crocheting and knitting to area people.
  4. We have numerous grand children plus adopted grand children.
  5. We live in the country just outside of Clarksville, TN and Ft. Campbell, KY
  6. My favorite color is blue, although I love bright colors.
  7. I love to decorate
  8. My new hubby and I run many businesses that are all home based.
  9. I love to cook
  10. My friends and my hubby feel that I am very friendly, kind, sharing, amusing and intelligent.
  11. My hubby looks to me to spell constantly.  My friends feel that I am very positive.

Here are the Questions that I need to answer:

1. Which superpower would you want?

Since I can already fairly accurately read my new hubby’s mind  I am not sure what super powers there are … Perhaps some great strength could come in handy.

2. If you had that superpower, would you be my sidekick?

Since I am married, not sure if I fit the bill on this one.  In a cartoon I could be Wonder Woman.

3. If you could make sure a certain actor/actress would never be allowed to make another movie ever again, who would it be?

Since I can’t go to the movie theater due to their serving popcorn I do not have an answer for this,.

4. Why?

My allergy to Corn and Corn Products.

5. What are you 33 grams of?

Hopefully not excessive fluids or fats.  Since I have lost so much weight both are quite reduced.

6. Are you as tired of this post as I, Captain Procrastination, am?

It has become long and tedious.

7. You’re blocking the TV. Can you move a little to the left?

This one I did immediately.  I just turned sideways and you had the full view of the TV.

8. I guess I should’ve asked this as number 3, but I don’t care enough to put them in order. What would your superhero name be if you were my sidekick?

Since Wonder Woman is taken how about Blog Woman?

9. Do you have any money I can borrow? I might eventually pay you back one day.

We are tapped out from used to be friends that once they borrowed the money stopped communicating with us.

10. Which movie character (it can be from any movie) would you most want with you during a zombie apocalypse?

Since I have never viewed a Zombie Apocalypse I went to YouTube to be educated.

To my amazement there was a lot of material on the subject.  I chose the survival method.  I would just request The Men In Black

11. . Which movie character (it can be from any movie) would you least want with you during a zombie apocalypse?

Woody Allen

Now for My 11 Questions:

  1. Why do you have a blog on Word Press.com?
  2. What is unique about your writings?
  3. In what direction do you want your writings to flow in the coming year?
  4. Do you find receiving awards annoying or delightful?
  5. Do you use your Blog for inspiration to others or for a place to vent?
  6. Do you own more than one blog site?
  7. Is your site a teaching tool or a learning tool?
  8. What type of reader do you want to attract to your site?
  9. Have your accomplished this task?
  10. Do you feel that your site is running great, needs improvement or is in the beginning stages?
  11. Do you know what “Tagging” is?  (I do not) lol

Choose 11 people and link them in your post.

Here comes the hard part…just picking 11 great blog sites on Word Press.com

I have slowly started to choose my recipients and will explain why I read their blogs.

  1. http://whatidesiredtosay.wordpress.com (A quick read for a really great laugh)
  2. http://rumpydog.com (For their dedication to the prevention of cruelty to animals)
  3. http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com (For her honest blog on parenting and life in general)
  4. http://rantingchef.com (For great recipe ideas almost daily)
  5. http://clevermuffin.com (Although she is not Word Press she always has great recipes)
  6. http://diaryofamadcrafter.wordpress.com (For giving me inspiring ideas for my students to try)
  7. http://desperatelyseekingsparkle.com (For her new product reviews and New Looks on the Runways)
  8. http://simplystephanieblog.com (Another great recipe site)
  9. http://mommahasapottymouth.wordpress.com (For a different prospective on life)
  10. http://freepennypress.wordpress.com (For a different approach to life topics)
  11. http://thelondonflowerlover.wordpress.com (For when I feel like receiving a dozen roses)

Don’t panic if your blog was not mentioned, it might be in the next award… Could have kept going but if I did I would not get to the other award.

 Go to their page and tell them. (I was hoping the trackbacks would do this for me)

No tag backs! Can someone tell me what this is please?  Am I guilty of this?  I hope not.  

I am thinking that it means giving the award back to the person who just gave it to you…. I have acknowledged that great blog site…but did not include in my list.  Hope that I did it correctly.  Would not want to be reported to the Word Press.com Police and get a ticket or fine.

This became long due to subject material…hope you stayed with me through it.

Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: Something I know I should do yet will not


Daily Prompt: Shoulda Woulda Coulda

by michelle w. on February 13, 2013

Tell us about something you know you should do . . . but don’t.

My Kitchen needs a really bad make over.  The cabinets are solid wood so I would like to reuse them in the make over.  With all of the rain we have had and are having, it would be impossible to take them down and redo them outside.  I do not want the mess in the house to redo them in here.  Especially since right now I can’t open windows for ventilation.

To redo the position of the kitchen to give me more counter space would change the new flooring that we put in around the existing pattern.

Instead of painting

Instead of painting

Lack of funding is my other issue.  After the tornado and storm damage, we have the roof fixed and the apple tree removed.  That is all of the repairs we have been able to do so far.

This project is on a back burner for a while and I am doing what I can with what I have.

What is going on with your life that you should be doing and will wait or will not be doing?

Would love to hear.

This is what some other Daily Prompt Word Press Writers had to say on the issue:

  1. Shoulda Woulda Coulda – But I didn’t, so I can’t, so I won’t « Q the Adult
  2. Daily Prompt: Shoulda Woulda Coulda | Phenomenal Lass
  3. 22 Questions and Hot New Finds « In Harmony
  4. Daily Prompt: Shoulda Woulda Coulda « My thoughts, My life
  5. The long list…. « Spunky Wayfarer
  6. I Should | Mind of a Mouse


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Virtual Party Idea


I broke a bowl the other day and went on Facebook to find a consultant for Pampered Chef to find a new one as it is one of my favorites in my cupboard.

She is in California and I am in Tennessee.  How ironic that we should be able to work this out.  After finding a few other costly items that I liked and the minimum party being $150.00 ,  I had almost spent that on my own.  She suggested trying the Virtual Party to see if anyone would purchase and that would lower my cost so I made up my guest list and my wish list.

I will see how it goes and blog back to let you know how things go with it.

If any of my readers are interested in Pampered Chef products, I would appreciate the assistance as my tastes are a bit over my tiny budget.

 

  • Tammye Green is the Hostess
  • This is a 100% virtual Pampered Chef show…get all the same tips, tricks, recipes and time/money saving how-to’s that you’d get by coming to a live cooking show BUT…without ever leaving the house. You can shop from the comfort of our couch.

    I will update the event daily with a tip, trick or recipe and you can place your order online by following the directions below.

    THE 1ST 3 ORDERS will receive a FREE cookbook with their order. Feel free to spread the word and invite your friends too!

    All orders need to be submitted by Feb. 14th!

    Happy Shopping!!

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First 3 Orders get this Cookbook

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If order is $60.00 or more you get this item also

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She also threw in this recipe idea

Thought it was worth a shot…might get my broken bowl at a discount at least if not at least one of the items on my wish list…think big or stay in bed.

Thank you for reading

Have a great day

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Live to Eat|


Daily Prompt: Live to Eat

by michelle w. on December 21, 2012

Some people eat to live, while others live to eat. What about you? How far would you travel for the best meal of your life?

It is sad to say that I only travel as far as my kitchen for my meals.  Since the meals that I eat have to be recreated around my dietary needs and around my corn allergy it is difficult to eat out.

Often Used Business Cards

Often Used Business Cards

Power Strip

Power Strip

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Calendar and Items Clipped

Towel Holders

Towel Holders

Vintage Medium Lid Holders

Vintage Medium Lid Holders

Aprons out of traffic

Aprons out of traffic

Rather than reach under a cupboard

Rather than reach under a cupboard

Instead of painting

Instead of painting

Recycle Bag Dispenser

Recycle Bag Dispenser

Roll Around Petition

Roll Around Petition

Roll around Rack

Roll around Rack

Tupperware Lid Holders

Tupperware Lid Holders

Spice Rack

Spice Rack

Mounted Cups Behind Microwave

Mounted Cups Behind Microwave

Took around kitchen

Took around kitchen

Easy mount and molding

Easy mount and molding

Goodwill Photos

Home Sweet Home

CIMG0069Making my own recipes I am certain what is actually in the food each time and I am not running for the Epi Pen.

Getting Recipes from the web and from various magazines such as Bon Appetite Magazine, Family Circle Magazine I can make great food at home and just modify the ingredients to meet my needs.

Changing Corn starch to Rice Starch or Potato Starch is a simple and healthy trade.

Changing regular flour to Gluten Free Flour is a simple and easy trade out that is healthy and easy.

CIMG1382CIMG1463CIMG2279Not only do we eat healthy, we are able to eat what we want, we save money on car gas and on restaurant costs as well.

Don’t forget to read my fellow bloggers insights on this also:

  1. Hyped up food [Daily Prompt] « Q the Adult
  2. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | A Hedonistic Wander
  3. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | Stuph Blog
  4. Eat to Live then to Eat | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  5. Living and eating … « Hope* the happy hugger
  6. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat | Pigments of Life
  7. Daily Prompt: Live to Eat « prettywitgla33es
  8. TDP: Soul Food | jrwritesthings
  9. Toast to Apples | Shadoza: In My World
  10. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/daily-post-live-eat/


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Daily Prompt: Guilty Pleasures I Hate To Love


http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/daily-prompt-hate-love/

This is like doing a countdown to Christmas lol…

hersheys chocolate bars

Only if I can find the bars that I am not allergic to lolice cream

Only if I can find a brand that does not have modified food starch or corn syrup or corn starchLindor Truffles

Only if I hide them from my hubbypotato chips

So allergic to these but they are sooooooo goodspinach dip

So allergic to spinach but it is my favorite veggie and I love it as a dipthe voice

Watching TV two nights a week for this program is pricelesscoffee

Hubby knows now not to wake me before 8AM to reinstall the internet unless he has made a pot of coffee

Philidelphia Cream cheese

Philadelphia Cream Cheese with anything is the best

Luxury1

Bubble Baths, oh How I do miss them

A new Tee Shirt

Guilty as charged

That was a lot of pleasures

CIMG2311Cuddling with my doggies and crocheting or knitting with the TV on for them to watch

Not forgetting to remember others who post on Word Press

  1. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love | Musical Foodie Love
  2. Daily Prompt Love to Hate « Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  3. I really hate that I enjoy it [Daily Prompt] « Q the Adult
  4. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love « The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  5. Daily Prompt (hate to love) | Renato Vasconcellos David
  6. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love | LooknWalk
  7. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love | Stuph Blog
  8. How to be a football widow, US stylee! « A Brit-Girl’s Guide to the First and Ten
  9. Les Mis « To Pursue Happiness
  10. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love | writinglikeastoner
  11. CHASING FRIENDSHIPS « hastywords
  12. DP: Hate to Love « Life of Me and Mine
  13. Daily Prompt~You’re Not Hardcore, Until You Live Hardcore « The Cheeky Diva
  14. Daily Prompt~ You’re not hardcore until you live hardcore « The Cheeky Diva
  15. Hate to love « Hope* the happy hugger
  16. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love | Lady J’s Library – The Desk of Julia Dina Blackowicz
  17. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love « A Western Buddhist’s Travels
  18. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love | The Small Girl Chronicles
  19. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love « FLYNN’s Blog
  20. Do I? | jaycee68
  21. My Guilty Pleasures | Randoms of Rosie
  22. Daily Prompt: Hate to love « Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  23. Daily Prompt: “Hate to Love” Mind Numbing “Stuff” & “TV” (Saving myself from it) | CarrollStreetCryer
  24. Oh, Velveeta, Why Do You Torture Me So? « ARay of Sunshine
  25. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love « Creative Escape
  26. What’s Not to Love | Shadoza: In My World
  27. Easy Ways to Use Essential Oils in Your Home « Happy Home Naturals « Michel Web site
  28. Daily Prompt: Hate To Love | Blatherskite
  29. Guilty Pleasures | Beyond Beauty Tips
  30. I’m a little embarrassed about this. « prisailurophileblog
  31. Hate to love you « the many facets of donna
  32. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love. . . Shh don’t tell a soul | Pam Tanzey, Artist
  33. Daily Prompt: Hate To Love… Love | A Real Mummy Diary
  34. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
  35. Attitude of Gratitude – A Guilty Little Pleasure « humanTriumphant
  36. I Hate to Love… | Yeahthtsme
  37. Daily Prompt: Hate to Love | A Hedonistic Wander
  38. ALBUMS OF THE YEAR « Joel Rowan Morgan
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Happy Holidays
Tammye Honey


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Dinner Choices


Late Night Snack

Late Night Snack

I gave hubby a choice for what he wanted for dinner today…

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Fresh Potato salad

Hmmmm

Hmmmm

No one said that my hubby does not have a sense of humor

Tilapia with Roasted Potatoes was another choice

CIMG1377CIMG1447Cream of Potato Soup

4354413748136PFresh Pasta with Sauce

drying rackCIMG0069Seafood and bowties

Just a different View

with eggs and homefries

Now I have to wait for hubby to decide before I cook for the day lol

TammyeHoney


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Bad Foods Nutrition Alert Just Out…


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Some came as a surprise and some were like it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out lol…anything deep fried, breaded or in an Alfredo sauce should make bells and whistles go off to the brain lol.

Here are those from the experts list…

This was from “Yahoo News” Today

http://health.yahoo.net/articles/nutrition/photos/25-diet-busting-foods-you-should-never-eat#0

Wendy’s

No brainer for me

“[In June, Wendy’s launched this item, claiming it was “as far as it gets from fast food.”

Calorie-wise, this meal isn’t that bad if it makes up your entire lunch. But it has more salt than you should have in a day, let alone at one sitting.

One order: 550 calories, 18g fat, 27g sugar, 2,530mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Try the Ultimate Chicken Grill, a grilled chicken breast on a sesame-seed bun: 320 calories, 7g fat, 8g sugar. Still, with 950 milligrams of sodium, don’t make it a daily habit.]”

Olive Garden

Anything in a butter sauce is high in fat….

“[Shrimp are low-fat, low-cal, and high in protein and iron. What’s not to like?

In fact, the garlic-butter sauce in this dish helps rack up nearly two-thirds of your daily fat and about one and a half times your sodium limit.

One plate: 900 calories, 41g fat, 3,490mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Get a lighter version of this dish without the melted cheese and with marinara sauce on the side. The Venetian Apricot Chicken is another option; it has one-third the calories and 1/10 the fat, but still packs a good deal of sodium.]”

Well If I am going to Cinnabon it is not to watch my weight or to eat healthy.  I know that before I get there.

“[The luring scent of Cinnabon is a mall staple. But just one of these decadent pastries means trouble. They deliver about half the calories and just about all the fat you should consume in a day.

One bun: 1,092 calories, 56g fat, 47g sugar.

Choose this instead: Cinnabon has no options that are particularly healthy, but you can try a Minibon, designed for smaller—and smarter—appetites: 300 calories, 11g fat.]”

Dunkin Donuts

Gee I thought their low fat muffins were low fat…so this was a surprise to me.

“[Muffins are often mistaken for the doughnut’s healthy cousin. But muffins can be surprisingly high in fat.

This one is particularly offensive; you’d need to eat about three glazed donuts to match its nutrients and calories.

One muffin: 620 calories; 25g fat, 7g saturated; 54g sugar; 93g carbs.

Choose this instead: For an alternative—but equally decadent—breakfast treat, one glazed donut is a better bet: 220 calories, 9g fat, 12g sugar, 31g carbs.]”

Auntie Anne’s

Always has been a trusted name in nutritious food ugh you really let me down here…

“[Auntie Anne’s sells snacks, not meals. But this concoction—a Nathan’s hot dog wrapped in a pretzel bun—contains almost half your daily upper limit of fat and sodium.

One Jumbo Pretzel Dog with butter: 610 calories; 29g fat, 13g saturated; 1,150mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Go for the original pretzel without the butter and salt and you’ll whittle your treat down to 310 calories and only 1 gram of fat. Now that’s more like a snack!]”

A serious no brainer here….

“[Sure it sounds bad, but how bad is it? This afternoon pick-me-up delivers nearly one-third of the maximum fat you should consume in a day, and over half a day’s saturated fat.

One 16-ounce Grande: 510 calories; 19g fat, 11g saturated; 59g sugar; 300mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Your best bet is a regular cup of coffee without all the bells and whistles. If you just can’t live without a Frappuccino, make it a Coffee Frappuccino Light Blended Coffee: 130 calories, 0.5g fat, 16g sugar.]”

Cold Stone Creamy Milkshake

Think this one says it all in it’s name lol…

“[Chances are you already suspect that milkshakes aren’t all that healthy. But this particular shake, made with chocolate ice cream, milk, and peanut butter, is in a class of its own. This frosty monster delivers an entire day’s worth of calories and almost three and a half times the daily limit for saturated fat.

One “Gotta Have It” (Coldstone speak for “large”): 2,010 calories; 131g fat, 68g saturated; 153g sugar.

Choose this instead: A better bet is the 16-ounce Sinless Oh Fudge! Shake, with the same chocolaty taste, but a quarter of the calories and only 2 grams of fat.]”

Smoothie King

Hmmm…besides all the cornsyrup that they pour into it lol…This is actually listed for people who are looking to gain wait if you look close at their menu according to the report lol…

“[Fruit and yogurt can’t be bad, right? Wrong. Smoothies are often made with ice cream or milk and can be crammed with sugar. At least this treat gives you a heads up: It’s listed on the menu as a smoothie for people looking to gain weight.

But the calories are excessive—more than two Big Macs put together. And that’s just the small.

One 20-ounce smoothie: 1,044 calories, 35g fat, 120g sugar.

Choose this instead: Low-Carb Strawberry smoothie: 268 calories, 9g fat, 3g sugar.]”

A breaded sandwich

Fast Food in General…and breaded sandwiches…how funny are they…

“[It really is a shame. Some of the best-tasting foods are actually some of the worst in terms of fat and calories. But it can be hard to avoid them, especially in places—like malls—where nutrition information usually isn’t available.

So we did the work for you; take a look at a list of foods you should skip—or pick—at a mall, restaurant, or grocery store.

(A 2,000-calorie-a-day diet should have no more than 66 grams of fat, less than 20 grams saturated; 2,400 milligrams of sodium; and 300 grams of total carbohydrate, including sugars.)]”

Chili’s Onion String and Crispy Jalapeno Stack

Question here … anything deep fried should have hit the list from all the fast food chains… or am I missing a bigger point?

“[Diners and bloggers alike were outraged by the fried-onion Chili’s appetizer, the Awesome Blossom.

The unhealthy behemoth was removed from the menu, but its replacement is only a bit better. This appetizer is meant to be shared, but even one-quarter of the dish delivers an entire day’s limit for fat.

One appetizer: 2,130 calories; 213g fat, 31g saturated; 1,320mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Chili’s doesn’t have particularly healthy appetizers. If you must have one, try the Chips and Hot Sauce (470 calories). However, the chips’ sodium is 2,790 milligrams—500 milligrams over the maximum daily intake.]”

Macaroni Grill’s Kids’ Fettuccine Alfredo

Is this as bad as most restaurants that offer a hot dog and macaroni and cheese that is processed?

“[Kids’ meals, in theory, are smaller than adult portions; children simply don’t need as many calories.

The average 10- to 12-year-old, the upper age limit for many kids’ menus, needs about 1,600 to 1,800 calories daily. This meal puts them at half of that, with more fat than a grown adult needs in a day.

One order: 890 calories, 67g fat, 1,480mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Coax your little ones into ordering the Grilled Chicken and Broccoli: 390 calories, 8g fat. It’s still high in sodium, so ask for sauce on the side and use sparingly.]”

Quiznos’ Chicken With Honey Mustard Flatbread Salad

Started out good with chicken and flat bread lol…

Had to include the findings here cause this one to the eye does look healthy….

“[Unhealthy salads lurk everywhere. They promise grilled chicken, leafy greens, and fewer carbs, but often deliver bacon, cheddar cheese, and high-fat dressing.

Don’t be tricked; this salad will cost you half a day’s calories. The dressing alone has 48 grams of fat, nearly your daily max.

One salad, dressing and bread included: 1,070 calories, 71g fat, 1,770mg sodium.

Choose this instead: The Cantina Chicken Sammie, a 205-calorie, low-fat, veggie-filled flatbread sandwich: 455mg sodium, 12g protein.]”

Pizza Hut’s Meaty P’Zone

Ok now we never go to eat here so looking at the picture I am thinking ok cheese might put over the top till I read the findings then I know why lol….

“[The TV commercials for this 1-pound monster feature hungry dudes who don’t want to share. One chows down and tells another, who looks on longingly, to order his own. But these pizza-crust calzones should be shared—preferably with a crowd. Eating the whole thing is akin to consuming about six cheese slices in one sitting, and it delivers one and a half times your daily limit for sodium. One serving size is one-half of a P’Zone.

One whole P’Zone: 1,480 calories, 66g fat, 3,680mg sodium.

Choose this instead: One slice of the Natural Veggie Lover’s multigrain crust pizza has 190 calories, 6g fat, 380 mg sodium, and 9g protein.]”

One pound?  Seriously?  That is a small family meal not for one person….

Lunchables’ New Wholesome Deep Dish Pepperoni Fun Pack

I call these mom on a really tight schedule lunches who has a ton of money….

“[Ideally, a lunch box should strike a balance between taste, fun, and nutrition. 

However, an easy prepackaged solution like Lunchables may not deliver. The nutrition info is based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet—that of a grown adult. The processed food is too high in fat and sodium for the average 8-year-old’s daily recommended intakes.

One Fun Pack: 470 calories, 20g fat, 880mg sodium.

Choose this instead: For the same ease, try another variety of Wholesome Lunchables, like the Turkey and Cheddar Club, which comes with water and applesauce instead of cookies and fruit punch, and has 360 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 600 milligrams of sodium.]”

Ruffles’ Cheddar & Sour Cream Flavored Potato Chips

These are out of my food items due to corn oil however still found them interesting…

“{Ruffles don’t just have ridges, they’ve also have 17% of the upper limit of daily fat in just one serving. The calorie count is low, but chances are you’ll eat more than a serving, as most packages are the larger 1.5-ounce size.

The 1-ounce serving size: 160 calories, 11g fat, 230mg sodium. The larger size: 240 calories, 16.5g fat, 345mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Try Baked! Ruffles in the original flavor. The 1-ounce serving has 120 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 200 milligrams of sodium, plus 2 grams each of fiber and protein.]”

Haagen Dazs’ Dulce de Leche Low-Fat Frozen Yogurt

Ugh just when I was going to look and see if this came in the sugar free kind…

“[Frozen yogurt is often relatively healthy; even the most decadent flavors tend to have less fat than ice cream.

However, not all fro-yo is created equal. To be fair, this flavor does have 15 grams less fat than the regular ice cream flavor, but one serving packs 25 grams of sugar.

One serving (1/2 cup): 190 calories, 2.5g fat, 25g sugar, 35g carbs.

Choose this instead: Try a brand that offers no-sugar-added options, such as Edy’s. The French Vanilla flavor has only 100 calories, 3 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of sugar in a 1/2 cup serving.]”

Kar’s Yogurt Apple Nut Mix

Just when you thought you had nutrition in a bag…

“[Words like yogurt, apple, and nut make this snack seem healthy. But a serving size is 1 ounce. The tiny snack, often found in vending machines, contains nearly three times as much—2.75 ounces. Bags in stores contain five times as much.

Eat a whole 2.75-ounce bag and you’ve consumed 412 calories—the equivalent of one and a half Snickers bars.

A 1-ounce serving: 150 calories; 10g of fat, 2.5g saturated; 90mg sodium; 3g protein; 2g fiber.

Choose this instead: Select a healthier trail mix, like Peeled Snacks. A 2/3-cup serving of the Fruit & Nuts FigSated mix has 150 calories and 6 grams of fat.]”

Reese’s Puffs Cereal

This is so full of corn that I would not venture near

“[Starting your morning off with this bowl of sugary puffs may be worse than getting up on the wrong side of the bed. One serving of this breakfast treat has more sugar than an actual Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

A 3/4 cup serving with 1/2 cup skim milk: 160 calories, 3g fat, 12g sugar. (One Reese’s Cup has 7 grams of sugar.)

Choose this instead: For an organic and natural take on the peanut-buttery puff, check out EnviroKidz Peanut Butter Panda Puffs from Nature’s Path. The same serving size with milk has slightly more calories, but less sugar: 170 calories, 2.5g fat, 7g sugar.]”

Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts Brown Sugar Cinnamon

To me just add a little chocolate to dip it in and make smores then it is really unhealthy…

“[At least breakfast cereals have relatively easy-to-understand serving sizes. Pop-Tarts, on the other hand, report nutrition information for one serving, but each package contains two—and is impossible to reseal.

Eat both, and this breakfast delivers a quarter of your daily limit for fat, and more than half your added sugar for the day.

Two pastries: 420 calories, 16g fat, 26g sugar, 66g carbs.

Choose this instead: Your best bet is to eat just one pastry. Or you can try Fiber One’s Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastry: 190 calories, 4g fat, 16g sugar, 36g carbs, 5g fiber.]”

Thought that is why there is now resealable sandwich bags….

PowerBar Performance Energy Cookies & Cream

It’s name said it all to me lol…

“[PowerBars are often shaped like candy bars and can taste like them too.

This particular PowerBar has only 1 gram of fiber and nearly three-fourths of the upper limit of daily added sugar, so there may be healthier options. (The USDA says to limit added sugar to 40 grams, or about 10 teaspoons, per day.)

One bar: 240 calories, 26g sugar, 45g carbs, 8g protein, less than 1g fiber.

Choose this instead: Try the PowerBar Harvest line. Made with whole grains, 1 Oatmeal Raisin Cookie bar still has 250 calories, 43 grams of carbs, and 22 grams of sugar, but offers 10 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.]”

Arnold’s Whole Grain Country White Bread

just the corn syrup in this bread makes me cringe…

“[Don’t fall for the “whole grain” marketing trick without knowing all the facts.

While “whole grain” sounds good, this product doesn’t have nearly the amount of heart-healthy whole grains as products that say “100% whole grain.”

Two slices: 220 calories, 3g fat, 300mg sodium, 42g carbs, 4g fiber.

Choose this instead: Try two slices of Arnold’s Light line of breads, like the 100% Whole Wheat: 80 calories, 0.5g fat, 170mg sodium, 5g fiber. Or try the new Deli Flats from Pepperidge Farm. One 100% whole-wheat roll has 100 calories and 5 grams of fiber.]”

VitaminWater

Still have yet to find one without corn syrup added…

“[VitaminWater uses the old trick in which the nutrition information on the label is based on a serving size, but the bottle contains multiple servings—leaving you to do the math.

Each bottle contains 2.5 servings of the sugar-sweetened water, so a whole bottle delivers 33 grams of sugar (a can of Coke only has 6 more). That’s a lot of calories when plain water could do the trick.

One bottle (2.5 servings) of the Charge flavor: 125 calories, 32.5g sugar.

Choose this instead: New VitaminWater10 has only 10 calories per serving, or 25 if you finish the bottle. But it contains zero-calorie sweeteners.]”

Quaker Natural Granola, Low-Fat

A lot of these either have corn syrup in them or modified food starch which is corn…

“[Granola is tricky. Although the name is practically synonymous with healthy, some types—including this cereal—contain a startling amount of sugar per serving. One serving contains 18 grams of sugar, as much as a Twinkie.

A 2/3-cup serving: 210 calories, 3g fat, 4g protein, 3g fiber—but 18g sugar.

Choose this instead: A 2/3-cup serving of Health Valley’s Low Fat Date Almond Flavor Granola: 180 calories, 1g fat, 10g sugar, 5g protein, 6g fiber.}”

Bear Naked Chocolaty Cherry Grain-ola Bar

Another not so corn free product…

“[We love Bear Naked for its generally low-fat, low-sugar concoctions, but we just can’t get behind this bar.

It has almost the same nutritional stats as a Hershey’s Sweet and Salty Reese’s Peanut Butter bar. Or you could eat almost three Nature Valley Oats and Honey granola bars for the same intake.

One 54-gram bar: 230 calories, 10g fat, 14g sugar.

Choose this instead: Barbara’s Crunch Organic Oats and Honey Granola Bar; two bars have only 190 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 10 grams of sugar.]”

Amy’s Organic Thai Coconut Soup

Shame on you Amy’s parents are counting on you to stay nutritious

“[Generally we love anything from this vegetarian brand, but we have to draw the line at this soup. While packed with veggies and protein-powerhouse tofu, one serving has more than half of your daily limit of saturated fat and a quarter of your sodium.

One 1/2-can serving: 140 calories; 10g fat, 8g saturated; 580mg sodium.

Choose this instead: Lentil Vegetable, one of Amy’s low-sodium soups, is still chock-full of veggies and protein, but with less fat and sodium: 4g fat, 0.5g saturated fat; 340mg sodium.]”

That was their big 26 bad ones for this month…guess bacon and coffee can breathe for a month…

My surprise was the glazed donut being ok….hmmmm….

Two days later they do a review on the best chicken fingers to be found…. now if that is not talking out of both sides of your mouth what is?

Here are their findings:  (Thought I would spare the long of it and just give results)

Perkins Chicken Fingers Plate

[Its chicken fingers were the only ones whose chicken flavor stood up to the crust. Its broccoli tasted freshly steamed, and its potatoes were full flavored.

Cracker Barrel’s sides were also tasty, but those from Country Kitchen, IHOP, and Denny’s were less successful: The broccoli was flavorful but waterlogged; the potatoes had that fake-butter flavor found in some microwaved popcorn.]”

Have a great day and try to stay with a well balanced diet of healthy foods now…hmmm

Namaste,

Tammye Honey


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Potato Crisis Overcame


Yesterday morning started out as a typical morning as I entered my kitchen…full garbage can and empty coffee pot which I filled as I waited for first cup.  I unloaded dishwasher and could smell a unique aroma that could come from no other than the dreaded potato bin…

Oh yes it was …my freshly bought ten pounds of potatoes had three that had rotted… oh great… so I dumped the lot into the sink and scrubbed the remaining lot… to use immediately…

Here is what I came up with in my early morning insight of weekend planning…

Good Old Standby Mustard Potato Salad

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

These went great with some leftover Pork Roast that I found in the freezer…

The remainder of the batch became cream of chicken and potato soup for lunches or to freeze.

No need for a panic attack just some really quick thinking and a few pots…

No more cooking for the weekend and now I can sit back and enjoy…

Namaste

Tammye Honey


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An Offer For Losing Weight That Got Me Thinking


I received an offer that I was asked to pass on to my readers for a chance for anyone who is unfortunate enough to be thinking about having to enter into the wonderful world of dieting to approach it with a new twist and have a little fun with it…and possibly win

Now to give you the requirements…
So to enter, your readers should just leave a comment with their suggestion on a fun, creative fitness or diet challenge.
Should just be 1-2 sentences. We’ll pick our favorite and tell you the winner so you can announce it, after a week.
“SlimKicker is a calorie counter and game that turns your diet and fitness goals into a level-up game with points, rewards and challenges.
You level up by tracking healthy calories and exercises, and completing challenges such as quitting soda for a week. They also have diet recipes for many diets as well.”
with ‘diet recipes’ linking to: http://www.slimkicker.com/recipes
On A personal Note:
Now I was actually amazed at the number of different diets available on this site when I did go to it and although I am underweight at the present time, it does not always mean that I have been this way nor that I do not understand how hard it is to lose weight because trust me when I say…I have been on both sides of the coin.
Best of Luck with the contest and I really hope that this helps you with a little more fun in your life on your way to a few pounds of shedding weight…
If any of you find this is not what Sue Cheng is claiming please let me know so I can pull this post…her email was real…Sue Cheng <sue@slimkicker.com>; she did answer me right back with all of my questions also. So I decided to offer it to everyone…
Namaste
Tammye Honey