CUCUMBER WATER

Okay, so I ask a bartender what she eats to stay slim. I said, ‘now don’t say pizza because I know you don’t eat pizza’. She agreed. I was looking for a tip from a slim person. After all, they must be doing something right.

She drinks a lot of water, and instead of the costly flavored mineral waters, she makes cucumber water.

Any cukes will do, just clean them well, peel or don’t peel, or partially peel and slice them or chunk them. Put them into a large container – I used glass. Then cover with filtered water to the top. Screw on lid and refrigerate.

She said it tastes more refreshing than bottled water and there are no calories, plus the cost is low. I tried it and I agree. It is refreshing. Buy only really fresh, firm cukes. I replaced the water several times before deciding to eat the cucumber slices and starting the process over again.

Great tip in my view.






 

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JUST PLAIN IS JUST FINE WITH ME

Once every week or two after going grocery shopping, I prep the fresh vegetables I’m going to be eating like snacks. This week it was brussel sprouts, broccoli (including the trimmed and sliced stems into rounds), spinach, green beans, asparagus and corn.

I just eat them plain. Nothing on them. Same thing with the corn – no margarine, oil nor salt and pepper. I’m just tasting the essence of the veggies. And I like it.

If I gain weight this week, it’s not because I ate these veggies plain.






 

EATING VEGGIES OUT

Usually if I eat out, I’m not going to diet. However, sometimes I’ll want to go out for a couple drinks during one of those times when I’m doing low-fat. Since I always eat when I drink alcohol, then I’ll go to a restaurant/lounge where I know I can get great tasting veggies and simply order them vegan style. This usually means sautéed with oil and fresh garlic, a little lemon or wine and maybe a drizzle of balsamic glaze. And it usually means green.

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15 MINUTE COLLARD GREENS

15 MINUTE COLLARD GREENS

Not everything we eat is a recipe containing several foods and methods. Sometimes plain, by itself, with nothing else is just as good. Try these collard greens and see if you agree!

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SAUERKRAUT FOR LUNCH?

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SAUERKRAUT FOR LUNCH? 

That’s what I do some days – only I draw it out – a forkful at a time or two, then back to work, then in awhile some more figuring I’m doing my body good with all those natural probiotics from the fermentation process and I do like sauerkraut.

Raw is new to me, but now that I’ve tried it and liked the result, it’s going to be a staple in my pantry|refrigerator.

If you don’t live in Cleveland, you won’t be eating Cleveland Raw, but I’ll bet there’s a place near you where the pickin’s are pretty good, so give it a try. I think you’ll probably like the result too.

And it’s FAT-FREE!