What another cheat day?!?

Okay people, are you bored with your diet and craving some unhealthy foods?  Well today is the day to cheat!  If you don’t cheat every so often you eventually just break from you diet plan and eat like crazy!  So what I am posting today is going to well worth that cheat day you have bben waiting for!

Now what’s first, what yummy creation can you make for your cheat day?

First on the list of cheat day items to choose from is: Peanut Butter Banana Pie with Nutella!  Now I would so cheat to have this! I mean who doesn’t like peanut butter, bananas, or nutella? Am I right or am I right?  This pie just makes my mouth water and I want to run to the store, buy all the stuff and make it right now!!  Too bad I am at school and not at home, because I would be begging my mom to let my get the stuff to make it! You can find tons more yummy recipes on Andrea Meyers’ website!

 

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Now the second thing on the list is going to be pasta!! I absolutely love me some pasta!!  This is a recipe that I have been dying to make!!  One of my fave types of pasta is Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and this recipe just sounds amazing!!

Crock Pot Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

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Now to the third thing and final cheat item!  Yes I do know that this sounds really weird but give it a try!! I know I want to try this recipe!

Braided Spaghetti Bread

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STEPHANIE From plainchicken TUE, APR 05 2011

No please remember that I am not personally responsible if you go off your diet!

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Portion Control

A lot of us have problems with portion control.  One major reason why is because we don’t all know what portion sizes of everything we eat!

I will be sharing with you today the 10 Secrets of Portion Control.

 

1.  Before Eating, Divide The Plate-  Divide it in half. Automatically fill one side with fruits or veggies, leaving the other half for equal portions of meat and a starch.

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Photograph: Randy Mayor, Illustration: Brett Ryder

2. Pre-Portion Tempting Treats-  The bigger the package, the more food you’ll pour out of it. When two groups were given half- or 1-pound bags of candy to eat while watching TV, those given the 1-pound bag ate nearly twice as much.

3. Head Off The Mindless Munch-  Five minutes after eating at an Italian restaurant, 31 percent of people couldn’t remember how much bread they ate. If you’re worried you might do the same, have the bread removed from the table

4. Downsize The Dishes-  If you’re one of the 54 percent of Americans who eat until their plates are clean, make sure those plates are modestly sized. Smaller plates equal smaller portions.

5.  Limit Your Choices- The more options you have, the more you want to try. So limit your options, you’ll limit the amount you eat.

6. Use Your Power For Good- The person who chooses food, buys it, and prepares it wields power. If that’s you, take advantage of it. Make sure your family is eating healthier.

7.  Avoid A See Food Diet-  Office workers who kept candy in clear dishes on their desks dipped in for a sample 71 percent more often than those who kept their candy out of sight. So hide your candy, because necessarily you may not want to share your candy!

8.  Turn Off The Television- The Vast Wasteland leads to vast waists. It’s not just the couch-sitting. TV distracts you from how much you’re eating, and the more you watch, the more you’re likely to eat. You are a mindless muncher when you are indulges into a tv show and you tend to eat more then usual.

9.  Think Before You Drink- Drink more water, because with water you don’t need portion control.

10.  Serve Good-For-You Foods Family-Style- Not all portion-control strategies are about eating less. You can have as much as you want of some foods. Make sure to place good foods in arms reach. Your family is more likely to what is closer to them.

So there you have it 10 easy steps you can take to controlling those portions!

To find more on these tips go to CookingLight.com

Weight loss Apps: Do they really help?

Loosing weight is hard, tracking what you eat is too!  So how about smartphone apps that can help you do both?  Well there are definitely some apps for that!!  

Fooducate is one app that helps you track what you eat and the exercise you do.  The app rates what you eat with a letter grade.  This helps you see what is truly bad for you.  If you would like to know more about this APP click app!  I will say that I personally use this app and I love being able to search what I eat and find it on there!  Also I like see the grade I get.  The app looks like the picture below, there is a free and paid version.

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It doesn’t matter if you are an Android or Iphone user, there a so many apps you can choose from with both types of phones.  On the plus side a lot of these apps have free versions.  So you can feel great about not spending a bunch of money on something like Jenny Craig, and still see great results!

Cheat Day!!

Now I know I am suppose to be putting healthy recipes for you all to make at home, but we all have to have a cheat day squeezed in there some where, right?  So this week I am posting a few recipes that are worth a cheat day!  I know that I have some cheat worthy recipes I have pinned on Pinterest, so make sure you follow my food board on pinterest.com!  I am going to share with you a few of the ones that I think are the most cheat worthy!

      Okay now that first one is gonna have your mouth watering, because I know mine is!!  Pumpkin Cheesecake Snikerdoodles!!  Now doesn’t that sound absolutely delicious?  Image

 It’s time for chicken!  Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken!!  Yes I know that it is a kind of healthy recipe, but it is perfect for those select few who want to cheat but don’t want to go to the extreme cheat just yet!spinachstuffedchicken

Yes I know that not everyone likes onion, but I love it!!  So here is a recipe I have been dying to try and share with everyone!  Grilled Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Onions!

 

Okay this is the last recipe I am going to tempt you with!! I swear that you will want to try it!  Yes it looks super hard to make, but if you follow the recipe you can make it!  Toffee Pumpkin Cheesecake!!  It look absolutely scrumptious!!

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Now you can’t blame me if you take more than one cheat day!  These are some really yummy creations and you might want to spread them out on different cheat days!  If you any of you try to make the Toffee Cheesecake, please let me know how it turns out!  Also for more recipes from my Pinterest follow me at Sarah Elber, the board is just called Food.  Happy Cooking!

Healthy Choices for Eating Out!

When eating out, it is hard to find really healthy choices.  Yes, some might think Subway is a healthy option but if you actually look at the calorie content, they are not that healthy!  Click here for Subway nutrition facts!   And McDonald’s, well we all know that that place is not healthy!

So what are some healthy choices for you teachers and well everyone else too?  Look no further than this blog post, I am here to share with healthy choices you can make while eathing out!

We all love pizza, right?  So how about a healthy pizza where your waistline reaps the rewards?  Well Domino’s now offers a healthy Aritsan menu and on that menu is the Tuscan Salami & Roasted Veggie Pizza.  With 300 calories, this will be a pizza you won’t regret eating!

A lot of people like Asian food, but we all know our local China Wok Buffet is not the healthiest option out there!  How about P.F. Chang’s?  The Buddha’s Feast Steamed Lunch with Rice is an great healthy choice of some yummy Asain food.  With 440 calories, this will be one yummy choice of Asian food that is stomach filling without the fattening MSG they use!

Yes I did say that McDonald’s wasn’t a healthy choice, but by doing some research on healthy eating out choices I discovered that a McDonald’s Hamburger has 250 calories.  Yes that may seem like a lot but a another burger at a popular fastfood chain has 1400 calories.  So yes this burger would be a great choice for you always on the go people who need something quick to pick up!

So there are just few of the many healthy choices for eathing out, you can find more if you visit CookLight.  So when you wanna go out to eat but eat healthy  just out that website and you will be set!

Yummy Desserts!

Dessert are so yummy and not so much healthy.  So what about the yummy yet healthy choice of dessert.  Well don’t fear I am hear to help you induldge your sweet tooth without packing in the calories!

In honor of the teachers at my school that are now doing a “Get Fit” program, I will be posting healthy dessert recipes and other healther recipes to help them eat yummy but healthy!

First off lets start out with chocolate, almost everyone loves chocolate.  Like chocolate cake, chocolate cake, or just chocolate in general!

Here is a few yummy chocolate recipes that are heathly yet scrumptious!

  Rich Chocolate Pudding Pie: Yummy Chocolatey and healthy!  http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/rich-chocolate-pudding-pie-50400000113020  Image

Chocolate-Mint Bars:   Everyone loves mint and chocolate together so here is a great recipe just for that! http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-mint-bars-10000001714574/

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Pumpkin Pie Pudding:  No time to make pumpkin pie and want it healthy.  Here is a quick and easy recipe for pumpkin pie pudding!  http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-pie-pudding-50400000107539/

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So there are a few of the yummy yet healthy recipes off CookLight.com (http://www.cookinglight.com/food/recipe-finder/healthy-dessert-ideas-00412000076052/)!  I hope you will enjoy some of the recipes that I have shared with you!  I know that the pumpkin pie pudding sounds and looks absolutely delicious!  So take them time to make a healthy dessert and make a Yummy Creation!

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A Passion For Cooking

Cooking is something that you have to have a passion for,  and I have major passion for it.  I love to cook and see the smiles on peoples’ faces when they take that first bite.  I enjoy making people happy with my cooking.  It is easier to please people with food than it is to do anything else for them!

My blog will allow me to share my major passion for cooking with all of you and I am hoping to learn from my readers as well.  My blog is  going to include:

Recipes:  I will be posting all sorts of yummy recipes.  Some will be simple and easy others may be complicated. 

 

It's yummy!!

It’s yummy!!

 

 

Kitchen Tools:  I will be doing tons of research on the best kitchen tools.   Which ones are the best and which ones are not.

I hope to gain a lot from my blog posts and I hope that all my readers get to do the same!  I can’t wait to get started!