Motivational Letters and Recipes

22 11, 2020

Personal Zucchini Frittata

2020-11-22T14:12:57-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Recipes|

This frittata is delicious as a quick breakfast or lunch.  Serve with basil pesto or salsa on the side, and a green salad! Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil ½ C chopped onion 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced 3 eggs, beaten and seasoned with salt and pepper as desired ¼ C feta cheese 1 tbsp pitted olives Directions: Heat the oil in a small frying pan or omelet pan. Cook the onion and zucchini on a medium heat for 10 minutes, until the vegetables are starting to soften. Pour over the eggs, and then crumble the feta cheese into the egg [...]

22 11, 2020

Learning from Lapses

2020-11-22T14:09:57-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Motivational Letters|

There was an excellent statement by Dr. Robert Schuller who said: “Success isn’t the opposite of failing. A runner may come in last, but if he beats his personal previous best record, he succeeds.” You see, many of us will consider ourselves failures at times because of subjects we failed at school, failing to make a team, previous “diet” failures etc. Failing means only that you were not as prepared as you could have been; so, keep trying because you are never a failure until you completely give up. A lot of my motivation comes from the efforts I see [...]

13 11, 2020

Choices

2020-11-13T13:26:40-05:00November 13th, 2020|Motivational Letters|

The choice to have or not have snacks or extra portions of food, comes down to giving in to our pleasure receptors, or suffering the pain of denying those receptors.  More often than not, the pleasure area of the brain wins. When I'm told "It’s hard", I couldn't agree more.  It is not easy (especially during these long dark evenings) to stop ourselves from gravitating to the fridge or cupboards, looking for some sort of snack. Even as I type this, my emotional mind is thinking about snacks.  Fortunately, I have a greater desire to try and finish this article [...]

13 11, 2020

Cheesy Cauliflower Biscuits

2020-11-13T13:01:48-05:00November 13th, 2020|Recipes|

Ingredients: 1 cauliflower head, leaves removed 3 garlic cloves, minced ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded 2 eggs 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon black pepper   Directions: Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Steam cauliflower for about 10-12 minutes or until very tender, then transfer to a food processor. Add minced garlic and pulse several times until smooth and creamy. Step 2: Transfer mashed cauliflower into a large mixing bowl. Add in two whole eggs, cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt, salt and pepper and mix together. In a separate bowl, beat egg [...]

13 11, 2020

New email address!

2020-11-13T11:48:54-05:00November 13th, 2020|News|

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6 11, 2020

Sausage and Broccoli Skillet

2020-11-06T12:21:46-05:00November 6th, 2020|Recipes|

An easy and tasty dinner! Ingredients: 1 large head of broccoli 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 pound Italian hot or mild sausage, in crumbles or small pieces Directions: Cut the broccoli into bite-sized florets. Bring 2 inches water to a boil in a high sided skillet. Add the broccoli or broccoli rabe and simmer for up to 10 minutes depending on how you like your broccoli cooked. Drain. Return skillet to the stove and heat the extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, brown and crumble 6 to 7 minutes. Add the broccoli and stir to combine. [...]

6 11, 2020

Where is my Willpower?

2020-11-06T12:13:50-05:00November 6th, 2020|Motivational Letters|

I was reading a good article by Melinda Watman in “Weight matters” magazine, and I was struck by how she wanted us to stop using the word ‘willpower’ and substitute it for what is really happening when we give into the temptation to eat when we aren’t hungry. Let’s start with this sentence: The study of willpower is fraught with controversy and conflicting research, with the consideration of whether or not willpower works for weight management.  When it comes to willpower, there are likely some common questions floating in most of our minds: Does willpower exist? Do I have it? [...]

21 10, 2020

Chicken Zoodle Soup

2020-10-21T18:18:07-04:00October 21st, 2020|Recipes|

This delicious low-carb version of comforting chicken noodle soup will keep you warm as we head into cooler weather! Ingredients 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil 1 cup onion 3 cloves minced garlic 1/2 cup carrots (diced) 8 cups chicken broth 2 cups kale (stems removed, chopped) 2 tbsp rosemary 8 ounces spiralized zucchini noodles (or konjac noodles i.e. NuPasta) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 cups cooked chicken chopped or shredded 2 tbsp lemon juice Instructions Heat oil over medium heat in a large Dutch oven. Add onion, garlic and carrots and stir until veggies are softened, but not browned. Pour in broth, add kale and rosemary and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low then add the zucchini noodles, salt and pepper. [...]

19 10, 2020

How Do I Get Motivated?

2020-10-19T11:29:06-04:00October 19th, 2020|Motivational Letters|

There is a great quote by Anais Nin: "…and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." You see, there is no magic motivation pill to make us eat better, or exercise or de-stress. For most of us, it is exactly what Ms. Nin said; that we are uncomfortable where we are, and to stay there and do nothing is more difficult to our psyche than to work on changing habits which we know will create a sense of empowerment. Having said that, I also know, [...]

8 10, 2020

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Rice

2020-10-08T15:36:26-04:00October 8th, 2020|Recipes|

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower Rice This delicious, savoury cauliflower rice is a great low-carb side dish for Thanksgiving dinner.  It can also be used as a base for any protein/veggies of your choice! Ingredients 4 cups riced cauliflower (either from food processor or bagged; if frozen, allow for more cooking time) 5 cups shredded parmesan cheese 2 tbsp olive oil 1 teaspoon dried herbs of choice (i.e. rosemary, thyme, basil, Italian, any combination) Directions Preheat oven to 425-F. On a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or silicone sheet), combine all ingredients except ½ cup of the parmesan. Mix to [...]

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