I dried some cantaloupe the other day and was planning on making a trail mix with the cubed dried fruit but I have changed my mind. Since I have been paying attention to what I put in my mouth and tracking my nutrition and fitness activity daily I have been sidestepping the chips and cookies (since I realized they are useless calories) and instead have been taking a handful of the dried cantaloupe and munching on that and I am lovin’ it!!! The dried apple is really good too – it’s like a new discovery here. I have been drying fruit for a while now and usually leave it for the kids to munch on, but now I look forward to snacking on it!
I also picked up this Sharp Cheddar seasoning to add to popcorn for another healthy snack and it is actually very good. Just 1/2 teaspoon is only 5 calories and that pretty much covered a whole pan. I am sure you can more if you want, but I was fine with 1/2 teaspoon!
Now for lunch the past 2 days I enjoyed this Asian Chicken Salad. The recipe I found on Spark People and it is healthy and low calorie … way to go! A little preparation ahead of time and I am very happy with what I am eating.
For dinner we made Pork Stir fry ….. healthy, healthy and enjoyable once again!
Marinate 1 lb. of pork loin, cut in 1/2″ cubes with 3-4 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root and 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce overnight in the refrigerator. We found using a plastic bag made it easy to swoosh the food and marinade around for good coverage – do this every couple of hours or so. Next day prepare your vegetables – we used bean sprouts, snap peas, cabbage, red bell pepper, zucchini and onion. Keep the vegetables separate and add them each to a skillet to cook – longest to cook, cook first. Meat —>onion, pepper —>peas, cabbage —>zucchini, bean sprouts. Add 2 cups of water with 2 chicken bouillon cubes and 2-3 tablespoons of cornstarch. Let cook for 2-3 minutes and serve over brown rice.
Puppy Billie seems to rule the roost here … that didn’t take long!