1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken (strips)
1 envelope (1 1/4 ounces) taco seasoning mix
1 can of black or pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of whole kernel corn with red and green peppers, undrained
1/4 cup of water
Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook Chicken in skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, just until no longer pink in the center.
Stir in seasoning mix, beans, corn and water. Cook over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve with whole wheat tortillas.
FAST, EASY AND DELICIOUS! One of the faves. Excellent source of protein, fiber, and good carbs. This recipe is from the Betty Crocker Diabetes Cookbook.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sometimes it's almost impossible to be able to find time to eat a snack in between meals, or when you don't have a piece of fruit and string cheese near by-this is a handy snack that I absolutely live by. The South Beach Bar. They're a little pricey ($3.80 for a box of 5) but well worth it. Each bar has 140 calories, 10 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and 14 grams of Carbs. It literally is the perfect snack.
Dietitians recommend (for snacks) only eating 150 calories or less which is 15 grams of carbs. It's also approved through the American Dietitian Association. This little bar fills you up for a good while, and has zero hydrogenated oils in it. It's a fantastic snack to be caring around with you.
The only downside is that it has Aspartame in it for all your anti-aspartame'ers. Other than that, I consider it the perfect snack.
They come in a variety of flavors. I highly suggest the Chocolate.
Monday, May 18, 2009
(One serving of ice-cream is 1/2 cup)
Plain Vanilla Ice-Cream:
260 cal., 26 g carb., 16 g fat (16 g sat. fat)
Waffle Cone: 160 cal., 28 g carb., 4 g fat (o g sat. fat)
Sugar Cone: 50 cal., 10 g carbs., 0 g fat
Everyone always needs a good bowl of ice-cream, but just be careful so you don't end up hating it by the end of the Summer for what it did to your bod. When you eat your ice-cream, eat it slow and savor every bite so you can thoroughly enjoy it and be satisfied when it's gone. But don't deprive yourself! Just keep control so you enjoy all aspects of eating it.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I'm so sorry it has been so long since I have last updated. I've fallen off the ban-wagon of blogging and eating. Man, this summer weather is giving me the appetite of a lifetime! This week I literally have had to start over and get everything back in order. I'm sure all of us know, its 100% harder than it sounds. So for all of us that have fallen off, lets get back on and start over:). Thank goodness for even being able to start over, HA!
~Calorie controlled diet.
~One hour of exercise daily.
~Weighing in regularly-at least once a week. This allowed them to catch small increases in weight very quickly and take some corrective action.
Losing weight for medical reasons.