If you have a killer sweet tooth, try vegan chocolate cake. It’s not the best, but it lessens the blow of calming your craving.
According to eatwell.com
Making vegetables the largest portion of your lunch boosts your lunch’s total nutrition (vegetables deliver disease-fighting phytochemicals and essential vitamins and minerals) and gives you a healthy dose of fiber—a must-have when you’re dieting. Why? Fiber helps you stay satisfied longer, plus research shows that upping your fiber intake may help promote weight loss. Find low-cal, high-fiber lunch recipes here.
2. Lean ProteinAdding a little lean protein to your lunch (think: tofu, chicken, fish or beans) is an easy way to stay satisfied throughout the afternoon—gram for gram, protein will keep you feeling fuller longer compared to carbohydrates and fat. Pack in the protein with these high-protein, low-cal lunch recipes.
3. Whole-Wheat Bread
Eating whole-wheat bread in place of refined white bread may help you trim your total body fat, as well as that much-hated belly bulge. A study in the Journal of Nutrition showed that people who ate about 3 servings of whole grains a day had about 2.4 percent less body fat and 3.6 percent less abdominal fat than those who ate barely any whole grains at all. Aim for at least three servings of whole grains daily (a slice of whole-wheat bread equals one serving). Other great sources: whole-grain cereal, oats, bulgur, quinoa and brown rice.
This seems like a bit of work, but it sounds fantastic!
- 3 pounds (6 medium) summer squash and/or zucchini
- Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 6 large eggs
- 1/2 cup grated pepper jack or sharp white cheddar cheese
Grate the squash into a colander using the large holes of a box grater (or use a food processor fitted with the shredding attachment). Toss with 1 tablespoon salt, then let drain in the sink, 30 to 40 minutes. Squeeze the squash to remove as much liquid as possible.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Set aside 3 tablespoons scallion greens. Add the remaining scallions (white and green parts), the jalapeno, and salt to taste and cook until the scallions are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the shredded squash and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in the parsley, nutmeg, and pepper to taste. Cook until the mixture is slightly dry, about 1 more minute. Remove from the heat and let cool, 5 minutes.
Spread the squash evenly in the skillet. Make six 2 1/2-inch-wide indentations in the mixture with the back of a spoon; put 1/2 teaspoon butter in each one. One at a time, crack each egg into a small bowl and pour into an indentation. Season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with the cheese.
Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the egg whites are set and the yolks are cooked to desired doneness, 10 to 12 minutes. Scatter the reserved scallion greens on top.
Total Fat: 15 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Protein: 12 grams
Total carbohydrates: 9 grams
Sugar: 6 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Cholesterol: 227 milligrams
Sodium: 258 milligrams
What I am giving up for lent…
- Excessive eating (no more than 1500 calories a day)
Let’s see if I loose some weight in 40 days!
Goal this month, is to work on toning my legs
I can’t wait for another race
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