Deconstructed African Grapefruit

Similar to a minneola orange, the pith is thick, not bitter, and spongy textured. The fruit is sweet and luscious. Except for the nubs at both ends, it’s totally edible and enjoyable. Think of all the antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that benefit your entire body with this one total fruit. Serve as an alternate platterContinue reading “Deconstructed African Grapefruit”

THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY MEAL CHALLENGE

YOU FOUND IT. RIGHT HERE! The challenge I gave myself was to create a delicious, satisfying, exciting, new yet familiar, holiday meal. 7 Dietary Restrictions  ANIMAL-FREE. GLUTEN-FREE. BREAD-FREE. PLANT MEAT AND DAIRY FREE. SOY-FREE. LOW FAT. Well, I did it. And you can do it too! Here it is!

Thousand Island Fruit Salad

Thousand Island Fruit Salad – reduced fat People use dressings, sauces and condiments on just about everything they eat. So that’s an area we can work on in lowering the fat and caloric content of what we put on our food. Nobody would suspect that there is a fat-reduced creamy sauce enveloping the fresh fruitsContinue reading “Thousand Island Fruit Salad”

Steve’s Morning Wood

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STEVE’S MORNING WOOD Preparing for LIPID PANEL TEST. NINE DAYS. ALMOST RAW oats, dried fruit – cherry-berry blend, walnuts, flaxseed, cinnamon, cocoa, flaxseed, vegan yeast for B12. MAKES 11-12 cups 5 CUPS KETTLE HEARTY OATS by QUAKER OATS 1 LB SHELLED WALNUTS (4-5 cups) 2 CUPS BERRY CHERRY BLEND dried…

Banana Bread Cake

BANANA BREAD CAKE We like cake every now and then, so why not have it and cut the fat and frosting, using jams and jellies? Instead of frosting the whole bread cake, we just tab a bit of topping onto each bite, or not. Lucky Leaf Lemon Topping is my favorite! Plus we add someContinue reading “Banana Bread Cake”

One Week Flatten Stomach Challenge

TAKE THE POWER TRIFECTA DRINK CHALLENGE How difficult can it be? 2 CUPS WARM WATER 2 T. LEMON JUICE (fresh is best but bottled is okay as long as sugar-free) 1 T. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR 1- Combine in glass and drink on empty stomach upon rising. 2- I guess the rest is up to me:Continue reading “One Week Flatten Stomach Challenge”

Mango Kraut Beans

MANGO KRAUT BEANS Bourbon beans with mango, roasted pepper and green beans. Ops, almost forgot the sauerkraut. What a pairing! All the way around spells success! And it’s fat-free! Sink your teeth into that one. The chew alone is worth the effort. Makes 7 cups

LATER SALADS

As long as you don’t apply the salad dressing, salads can be made ahead and saved for later. Simply assemble the salad minus the dressing, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate till ready to dress and eat. We often do this. Sometimes we don’t want a salad now, but know we’ll want one later, whileContinue reading “LATER SALADS”

Marinated Rainer Cherries

Cherries, Balsamic vinegar and orange rind, that’s all it takes to make some delicious tasting cherries. Marinate till soft. The juice from the cherries infuses into the vinegar, lightening the acidity and making them good to eat straight up! Serve over or in salads, over animal-free ice-cream or as a side condiment! Delicious all theContinue reading “Marinated Rainer Cherries”

Watermelon And Marinated Cherries

WATERMELON AND MARINATED RAINER CHERRIES Fresh watermelon cubes combined with fresh RAINER CHERRIES marinated in Balsamic vinegar with orange rind sticks. Topped with plain plant yogurt, brown sugar, fresh lemon squeeze and a few drops White Truffle Oil! Exquisite, with or without the truffle oil! A shave of dark bakers chocolate adds to the excitement!Continue reading “Watermelon And Marinated Cherries”

THE PRUNE

A low calorie, no fat, high fiber snack to help you lose weight. Fills you up unlike fresh fruit, and the chew satisfies whatever chewing needs you have. Everybody’s different. Once Tom Brady of football fame said, “chewing is overrated”. I believe that overall it is. Why do people eat such hard foods that manyContinue reading “THE PRUNE”

Blueberry Tarragon Sauce – no added sugar

BLUEBERRY TARRAGON SAUCE – no added sugar Smoky, fruity, savory, tart, naturally sweet. Goes well with vegan meats as a condiment, or spooned over cake or ice-cream. Spread as a jam on your favorite toasted breads! Add a dab of brown sugar if you like! Tarragon and blueberries who would think? Interesting match! The absenceContinue reading “Blueberry Tarragon Sauce – no added sugar”

Fat-Free Sugar-Free Watermelon Dressing

Fat-Free Sugar-Free Watermelon Dressing I just made this and love the light creaminess. I’m back into salads now for the raw factor. I want to eat something substantially raw every day – I picked salad. But I like creamy dressing and most are high in calories and fat, considering how much I like on theContinue reading “Fat-Free Sugar-Free Watermelon Dressing”

Dried Berry Cashew Spread

DRIED BERRY CASHEW SPREAD A naturally sweet and savory dried berry and cashew spread! No added sugar! The berries, onion and cashews when slow-cooked create a savory component – producing a umami effect! It tastes like there’s pork in it. Makes 4 cups

PEACH CAESAR DRESSING – fat-free

PEACH CAESAR DRESSING – fat-free Steve never enjoyed a salad so much, and he eats a lot of them. He said this was better than the one he had in Chicago many years ago at the Black Hawk Restaurant famous for their Caesar salad made tableside! Makes 2-1/2 cups dressing

SWEET COFFEE MUSTARD DRESSING

SWEET COFFEE MUSTARD DRESSING Looks like a lot of ingredients, but mostly seasoning and flavorings go into making this fat-free dressing as special as it is! Deep, dark, bold, complex! Like a full-bodied fine wine, it possesses elements that give it an aged flavor! Use over salad or dessert! Makes about 2-1/2 cups

MARINATED BEETS AND CITRUS FRUITS

MARINATED BEETS AND CITRUS FRUITS Whole canned beets, fresh orange and ruby red grapefruit combined with green pepper and sweet onion with a salted Balsamic and cinnamon dressing. Fat-Free! Sugar-Free! Makes 10 cups

CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE

CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE Those cranberry skins can get in the way of enjoying the cranberries. So what do we do? Make a pudding-like sauce that smooths the edges making the entire cranberry experience one to savor. Cilantro – in ground seed form and fresh leaves – now becomes something to talk about. You couldContinue reading “CRANBERRY CIDER PUDDING SAUCE”

FAT-FREE HAWAIIAN FRUIT DRESSING using Bragg Bottled Dressing

FAT-FREE HAWAIIAN FRUIT DRESSING using Bragg Bottled Dressing Easy, fresh, velvety smooth. Perfect dress for fresh fruit! Top with smoky brown sugar walnut crumbles takes the party to the roof top. A fresh spinach bed teams up well with the crumbles extending texture contrasts without cluttering it! Makes 2-1/4 cups dressing

AFC BANANA DIET – I’m going to eat like a monkey and see where it takes me

Although for the past several months I focused a lot on eating healthy and not necessarily dieting, I’m now ready to get more serious in the weight reduction category. Just as always I’m back up to 162 pounds with a height of five feet eight inches from my 148 pounds on 31 December 2018. IContinue reading “AFC BANANA DIET – I’m going to eat like a monkey and see where it takes me”

CRAZY ABOUT BANANAS

By Jessie Szalay, Live Science Contributor | October 25, 2017 09:33pm ET Bananas are one of the world’s most appealing fruits. Global banana exports reached about 18 million tons in 2015, according to the United Nations. About half of them went to the United States and the European market. In the United States, each person eats 11.4 lbs.Continue reading “CRAZY ABOUT BANANAS”

6 Good Reasons to Eat a Banana Today

What goodness is in a banana? Other than being rich in vitamin B6, bananas are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre and manganese. W​hat do these mean for your health? The Dietetics Department at Tiong Bahru Community Health Centre explains.​ ​ BANANAS are not only rich in vitamins and fibre, but are alsoContinue reading “6 Good Reasons to Eat a Banana Today”

Apple Cranberry Black Bean Salsa

APPLE CRANBERRY BLACK BEAN SALSA It’s Thanksgiving or any other holiday, so why not ratchet up your old favorites with a twist of new? Cranberry and apple in salsa?  Why not? Take this dip with you to any gathering. Volunteer for the dip detail. You will change people’s taste buds forever. From now on theyContinue reading “Apple Cranberry Black Bean Salsa”

Smoky Cranberry Orange Gravy fat free

SMOKY CRANBERRY ORANGE GRAVY fat free If you’re looking for something different and familiar this is it! Plus you combine the cranberry and gravy into one dish, saving time and money. Did I mention how off-the-planet exciting cranberries can be when you recognize their potential? They’re just waiting to be explored! Makes 3 cups

Minute Maid Limeade Dressing fat-free

MINUTE MAID LIMEADE DRESSING fat-free Minute Maid Limeade combined with pineapple explodes onto your greens like no other dressing. Use as dressing for any salad you like or over cooked veggies or as a dipper for fried tofu! Makes approx. 5 cups

Strawberry Walnut Dressing

STRAWBERRY WALNUT DRESSING  Fresh strawberries, dried apricots, walnuts, onion, fresh ginger and chia seeds. Crush, then smooth it all up in a blender to create a thick, yet light, fruity dressing for green or fruit salads! No added oil or sugar! Makes approx. 1-3/4 cups per 1/4 cup = Cal. 57, Fat 3.11g

Health Benefits of Eating Dry Fruits — Steemit

BY RAO  @raogf What is Dried Fruits? Traditionally dry fruits were dried either by sun-dried method or by dehydration using wind tunnels. Dry fruits have a long history of food safety. Dry fruits are actually dried form of fresh fruits or dry fruits can be simply explained as fresh fruits with water removed or dehydratedContinue reading “Health Benefits of Eating Dry Fruits — Steemit”

AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 25

7/30/2018 MONDAY Day 25   Weigh-In = maybe tomorrow Total Calories = 706 Total Fat grams = 7 Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 8.9%

AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 24

7/29/2018 SUNDAY Day 24 7/29/2018 SUNDAY Day 24 Weigh-In = only on Friday Total Calories = 979 Total Fat grams = 19.6 Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 18%

AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 22

  7/27/2018 FRIDAY Day 22 Weigh-In = 155.5 lbs. Total Calories = 1034.50 Total Fat grams = 28.3 Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 25%

Fat-Free Blueberry And Roasted Pepper Dressing

FAT-FREE BLUEBERRY AND ROASTED PEPPER DRESSING Use this over any combination of vegetable/fruit salads. The red roasted pepper and blueberry – vegetable and fruit combo – allow for a wider range of uses. Rich-tasting almost animal-like as bad as that sounds, but as long as humans continue to eat animals, I’ll have no choice butContinue reading “Fat-Free Blueberry And Roasted Pepper Dressing”

AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 19

7/24/2018 TUESDAY Day 19 Weigh-In = Friday only Total Calories = 645 Total Fat grams = 19g Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 27%

Blueberries Improve Memory

Blueberries Can Help Maintain Brain Function and Improve Memory Oxidative stress can accelerate the brain’s aging process, having negative effects on brain function. According to animal studies, the antioxidants in blueberries tend to accumulate in areas of the brain that are essential for intelligence. They appear to directly interact with aging neurons, leading to improvementsContinue reading “Blueberries Improve Memory”

Grapefruit As Appetite Suppressant = Diet Food

Suppress Appetite Grapefruit works as an excellent appetite suppressant as compared to many other foods. It is said that smell of the grapefruit reduces the feeling of hunger, which is the reason why people often include grapefruits in their weight loss programs. The high amounts of fiber in these fruits can also satisfy hunger, help people avoid overeating, and stimulate cholecystokinin to be released, a hormone that regulates digestive juices and acts as aContinue reading “Grapefruit As Appetite Suppressant = Diet Food”

AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET DAY 16

7/21/2018 Saturday Day 16 Weigh-In = Friday only Total Calories =  766.5 Total Fat grams = 10.6 Fat Calorie/Total Calorie Ratio = 12%