Crunchy Cashew Snap Peas

Crunchy peas partner with crunchy cashews for a creative side dish.

Ingrediants:

  • 1 16-ounce package frozen sugar snap peas
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon dried orange peel
  • ¼ cup cashews

Directions:

Cook sugar snap peas according to package directions, omitting salt.

Drain and set aside in a serving dish.

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the orange juice, honey and cornstarch, stirring well to mix.

Stir constantly for two to three minutes until thickened.

Add orange peel and cashews, stirring well to mix.

Pour sauce over the peas; toss well to coat.

  • Snap peas can be substituted for snow peas.

High Protein Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake
Makes 2 Servings

Ingredients
• 250 g Fat Free Cottage Cheese
• 2 Eggs
• 3/4 cup Splenda
• 2 lemons, juiced
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• Zest from half a lemon

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a blender, blend cottage cheese and eggs until smooth and creamy in texture.
Remove mixture from blender and place into a mixing bowl. Mix in Splenda
and lemon juice. Finally, add baking powder and lemon zest and mix well.
3. Fill two 2.5” ramekins with the mixture.
4. Fill a large baking pan half-full with hot water. Place the ramekins inside the baking
pan so that the water comes approximately half way up the sides of ramekins.
5. Place the baking pan containing the ramekins into the oven and allow to bake for 35
to 40 minutes.
6. When finished baking, remove the baking pan from the oven and the ramekins from
the water. Allow ramekins to cool outside of the water pan. When cool to the touch,
place into the fridge over night.

Nutritional Facts
(Per Serving)
• Calories: 324
• Protein: 57g
• Carbohydrates: 8g
• Fat: 7g

Eat Lean, Green And Marine

10 TOP NATURAL STARCHY CARB AND WHOLE GRAINS
1. Oatmeal (old fashioned)
2. Yams
3. Brown rice (a favorite is basmati, a long grain aromatic rice)
4. Sweet potatoes (almost same as yams)
5. Multi grain hot cereal (mix or barley, oats, rye. titricale and a few others)
6. White potatoes
7. 100% whole wheat bread
8. 100% whole wheat pasta
9. Beans (great for healthy chili recipes)
10. Cream of rice hot cereal

Top 10 TOP VEGETABLES
1. Broccoli
2. Asparagus
3. Spinach
4. Salad greens
5. Tomatoes
6. Peppers (green, red or yellow)
7. Onions
8. Mushrooms
9. Cucumbers
10. Zucchini

TOP 10 LEAN PROTEINS
1. Egg whites (whole eggs in limited quantities)
2. Whey or Casein protein (protein powder supplements)
3. Chicken Breast
4. Salmon (wild Alaskan)
5. Turkey Breast
6. Top round steak (grass fed beef)
7. Flank Steak (grass fed beef)
8. Lean Ground Turkey
9. Bison/Buffalo (lean game meats)
10. Trout

TOP 10 FRUITS
1. Grapefruit
2. Apples
3. Blueberries
4. Canteloupe
5. Oranges
6. Bananas
7. Peaches
8. Grapes
9. Strawberries
10.Pears

Grapefruit Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:

  • • 1 roasting chicken
  • • 1 grapefruit, quartered
  • • 1 lemon, quartered
  • • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • • 6 cloves garlic
  • • 2 tbsp lemon pepper

Directions:

  • • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • • Place chicken on a roasting pan.
  • • Stuff with grapefruit, lemon, thyme and garlic.
  • • Sprinkle liberally with lemon pepper.
  • • Bake for 1½ to 2 hours, until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 180 degrees.
  • • Make sure the lemon pepper does not contain sodium, or is low in sodium.

Orange Carrot Cake

Orange Carrot Cake

Not too carroty, not too orangey, and with the right amount of cinnamon…Get those carrots out of the fridge and get grating!

Ingredients:

  • • 1½ cups of flour (wheat flour is great, but regular is fine too)
  • • 1 tsp baking powder
  • • 1 tsp baking soda
  • • 3 tsp of cinnamon (or more, or less)
  • • 1 tbsp of vanilla (or more or less)
  • • ¾ to 1 cup sugar
  • • ¾ cup oil
  • • 1 cup grated carrot
  • • 2 eggs
  • • 1 small orange (I use clementines), peel removed and diced finely

Directions:

  • • Put everything but the fruit of the orange in a mixing bowl, and mix.
  • • Squeeze the juice of the orange into the batter, stir.
  • • Pour into a buttered glass baking dish, and bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • • I usually “ice” this cake with a little cream cheese mixed with honey as soon as I pull it out of the oven. You can add nuts and wheat germ to the batter as well, and it tastes great!

Eating Suggestion

Breakfast:

  • – 1 Egg on 1 rye toast
  • – ½ c muesli and yog
  • – ½ c oats

 

Lunch:

  • – Rye wrap with Bake beans, salad
  • – Rye wrap with White beans, sweet chilli sauce, salad
  • – Rye wrap with tuna/chicken salad
  • – Soup with 2 rye bread
  • – Bean/lentil salad / soup with 1 rye bread
  • – 1+1 egg omlette with 2 rye bread
  • – Sushi
  • – Leftovers – 1 c Carbs, 2 T Meat, Veg/salad

 

Dinner:

*½ c Basmati / Baby/ Sweet Potatoe / Pasta

*3 x fish, 1 x steak, 2 x chicken, 1 x pork

*2 c Veg / Salad

– Thai chicken curry

– Sweet & sour pork stirfry

– Salmon, Salad/veg, baby pototoe

 

Snacks:

– Fruit and Yog (smoothie)

– Fruit and Almonds/Nuts

 

Drinks:

  • – 2 lt water
  • – Max 2 coffees

 

Supplementation:

  • – Essential oils
  • – Vit B complex

Carbs To Lost Fat And Carbs To Avoid

Carbohydrates have become a controversial issue in recent times. Some diet gurus advocate diets high in carbohydrates, while others caution dieters to avoid them like the plague.

 

Studies have shown that dieters tend to achieve excellent results on both high-carb and low-carb diets. With so much conflicting information, how can you determine what role carbs should play in your own personalized plan?

 

Fortunately, carbohydrates are not an all or nothing proposition. It’s just a matter of choosing the right ones.

 

Carbs to Eat:

 

Beans and Nuts

 

Most Westernized cultures don’t eat enough fiber. The American Dietetic Association recommends 25-35 grams daily, but the American Heart Association estimates that the typical American eats only 15 grams of fiber each day.

 

This is unfortunate, because fiber has many health benefits. It helps regulate bowel movements, prevents blood sugar spikes and crashes, and keeps your digestive system in good shape.

 

You can easily increase your fiber intake by adding beans to your diet. Nuts are another good choice. The protein in these foods will help control your hunger, and the fiber will help promote efficient digestion.

 

Start by eating a half-cup of beans with your meal, and a handful of nuts as a between-meal snack.

 

Whole Grains

 

To avoid blood sugar peaks and valleys, switch from refined bread products to whole grains. Your body has to work longer and harder to digest whole grain foods and convert them into energy, thus you avoid the quick peaks and crashes you get from refined carbohydrates.

 

High-fiber whole grains also tend to satisfy your hunger for longer periods of time, helping you avoid between-meal cravings. Start your day with a cup of whole-grain oatmeal sprinkled with flax seeds for added fiber.

 

Fruits and Vegetables

 

Fruits and vegetables are some of the healthiest foods you can consume. Not only are they nutrient-dense, they also contain a significant amount of fiber and water.

 

In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture recommends 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables each day. The Center for Disease Control also reports that diets rich in fruits and vegetables can help prevent diabetes, cancer, and other diseases.

 

Try to incorporate a variety of colorful vegetables into your diet. If you’re concerned about eating too much fructose (natural fruit sugar), stick to low-glycemic fruits such as berries, cherries, apricots, grapefruit, and apples.

 

Dairy Products

 

Dairy products are a good source of calcium and Vitamin D. Unfortunately, they can also contain a lot of fat and lactose (milk sugar). Control your fat intake by switching to 2% cheese and 1% milk. Low-fat yogurts and string cheese snacks are other tasty dairy choices.

 

If lactose upsets your stomach, or if you just want to consume less of it, look for lactose-free dairy products instead. They contain all the calcium and vitamins with less of the sugar.

 

Carbs to Avoid:

 

Sugar

 

Ah, the dreaded s-word. What’s so bad about sugar anyway? It contains empty calories, but it’s not so terrible when consumed in moderation.

 

Sadly, the modern Western diet approaches sugar with anything but moderation. Many processed foods are full of added sugar.

 

Even foods that don’t taste particularly sweet might contain sugar as a flavor enhancer. Sugar is also used to improve the flavor of many low-fat foods. With so much sugar in our diets, is it any wonder so many dieters suffer from unstable glucose and constant carb cravings?

 

When it comes to avoiding sugar, do the best you can.

Save sweet treats for special occasions, and practice portion control. Don’t rely on artificial sweeteners, as these have been proven to increase sugar cravings in some individuals.

 

Also, remember to watch out for hidden sugar in your foods. On an ingredient list, sugar can masquerade as high fructose corn syrup, sugar alcohol, sucrose, dextrose, and lactose.

 

White Flour

 

Like sugar, simple carbohydrates like white flour are quickly processed by your body, leading to rapid rises and falls in your energy level. Worse, highly refined flour products have very little of the fiber or vitamins your body so desperately needs.

 

You can add more fiber and nutrition to your diet by trading white bread, rice, and pasta for their whole-grain counterparts.

 

Also, try eating yams, skins and all, instead of starchy baking potatoes. You will find that these healthier choices leave you more satisfied and less likely to keep eating past the point of satiation.

 

Fruit Juice

 

Fruit juices are high in sugar and calories, but low in fiber. It’s much healthier to eat the fruit than to drink only its juice. Plus, many juices are made from “fruit juice concentrate” – another misleading term for added sugar.

 

After you exercise, try rehydrating with a bottle of water and a piece of fruit. This will give your muscles the quick energy they need to recover, but with the added bonus of fiber.

 

Alcohol

 

Unlike food, alcohol is quickly absorbed by the body, passed through the liver, and distributed into the bloodstream. Spikes in blood glucose, and the corresponding crashes, are very common when alcohol is consumed.

 

Also, alcohol is full of calories that don’t benefit your body. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol can also hinder your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, and can leave you dehydrated.

 

If you wish to drink alcohol at a special event, forget about sugary mixed drinks and wine coolers. Opt instead for a diet-friendly white wine spritzer, a lite beer, or a shot of rum in a Diet Coke. Be sure not to overindulge; alcohol is notorious for lowering inhibitions, and might make it harder to say no to unhealthy food choices.

 

Stop dieting, start eating, and start living.