Zoodles and Meatballs (Zucchini Noodles)

zoodles-and-meatballsI will often poll a room full of dieters by asking them how many of them have been on a diet that failed. Inevitably they all will say yes. I then ask if they lost weight on the diets and they again all say yes. I then ask if they gained the weight back after stopping the diet. You guessed it, an affirmative on that one too. I then point out to them that the diets do work, they just stop working when you stop doing them. The reason people can’t stay on these diets is that they require behavioral changes that are so foreign and extreme that they cannot be maintained for long periods of time.  Once the person goes off the diet, the diet stops working.  Continue reading

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Easy Honey Mustard Baked Chicken

easy-honey-mustard-chickenI found this one on my wife’s Pinterest page and it has the most important 2 ingredients I was looking for in a recipe.  1.  Chicken – one of the best sources of protein.  2.  The word easy – the most important word in the culinary arts (in my humble opinion).  This one comes from http://www.goodlifeeats.com.  Go check them out! Continue reading

Easy Ginger, Chili, and Lemon Salmon

Ginger-Salmon-(2)As I sit locked indoors afraid to brave the freezing cold outside, I have been daydreaming of the coming spring.  I long for a morning where my mood is not sucked into a winter vortex waiting for my car to warm up.  For that reason, I thought I would try to warm up our hearts and stomachs by finding a recipe that is light and airy like a sping breeze.  I found this one from http://www.theironyou.com.  Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup | gimmesomeoven.com #crockpotSince we’re heading into the depths of winter, I think it’s important to find for you some recipes to warm you up.  I think the slow cooker is the way to keep you warm this winter.  You throw a bunch of ingredients into the pot, turn it on, and crawl back in your warm bed for a few hours.  That’s my kind of cooking!  My wife found this one on www.gimmesomeoven.com.  It’s a great high protein recipe that’s easy to put together with only 10 minutes of prep time.  Enjoy!

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Zucchini Turkey Burgers

source:  skinnytaste.com
source: skinnytaste.com

In honor of turkey day, I thought I’d repost one of my favorite recipes. I’m always struggling to find adequate sources of protein which is not always easy to do in our carbohydrate flooded society. Having a diet that has a high percentage of calories from protein has many advantages (See my post Pro Protein for more details). Continue reading

Mayo Free Tuna Salad

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This one, like most of the recipes I post, comes from my favorite recipe website skinnytaste.com.  I am a huge fan of adding tuna to salads.  Getting enough protein in the diet is hugely important because it will curb your appetite and decrease the urge to snack on high carb gut-busting junk food in between meals. Continue reading