"Eat for the body you want, not for the body you have".
Bran Buds Muffin:
Here's a pretty good muffin recipe that is loaded with fiber and actually suppresses the appetite.
3 cups of bran buds
3 cups of water
3 tablespoons of baking powder
let sit until the buds get mushy (about 20 minutes_
add any muffin recipe package (I like Quaker Low Fat Bran)... you can also add low fat brownie mix...
You will have to add more water... about a cup... add enough water until the mixture is moist
put cupcake liners into your muffin tins... spray with cooking spray (make sure you spray or they will stick)... and bake as directed
These muffins are 1 point on weight watchers... I make them because they are a great snack that is low in fat and high in fiber. You can also add any type of nuts, dried fruit (cranberries work well)...Just remember to add on the points for the extras... get creative and make them tasty for you... the bran buds are the important ingredient.
I found this recipe in an issue of Weight Watchers magazine. I love it
1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
1 tsp olive oil
3/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 peeled and sectioned grapefruit
1 Hass avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
2 hearts romaine lettuce, separated into leaves
To make the dressing, whisk together the grapefruit juice, chives, oil, sugar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl:
Add the grapefruit sections and avocado-
Toss gently to coat-
Arrange the lettuce leaves on a large platter (I just show one serving worth here). Spoon the avocado mixture onto the lettuce. Drizzle with any remaining dressing.
Per Serving (1 cup): 106 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg chol, 109 mg sodium, 16 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein, 58 mg calcium.
Points per serving: 2
Grapefruit is the best lung cancer fighter and a grapefruit a day in addition to your regular meals can speed weight loss....The fruit's acidity slows digestion, helping you feel full longer...it also lowers cholesterol and decrease risk of stroke,and heart disease..
WARM GRAPEFRUIT DESSERT:
1 large grapefruit
1 teaspoon Splenda
1 teaspoon cinnamon or to taste
Preheat oven to 400%F.
Cut the grapefruit in half through the middle...with a serrated citrus knife, loosen the segments, being careful not to cut through the peel. Place the halves, side by side, with the sections facing up, on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 20 minutes, or until warmed through and starting to brown on top....Let stand for 5 minutes to cool slightly before serving.....1 WW Point...
Lets talk about setting up your environment so it reinforces the new and healthy habits you are trying to incorporate into your life. For instance- consider everything on your counter tops in your kitchen. Are the things within reach helping you, or hindering your progress? Are your measuring spoons, scale and grilling pans within easy reach? Or do you have to reach around a cookie jar and deep fryer to get to them? Same with your pantry - the prime eye level and front shelf space should contain your healthy items, and the indulgent snacks should be hidden and out of reach/out of sight. It's common sense or you might think it's even silly nonsense; but something as simple as rearranging your things is completely within your control will help your efforts tremendously.I have even posted a picture of me on my fridge door and since I believe in asking God to help me I have 3 prayers posted on my cupboard doors and everyday I say one of them...I also pray while I am exercising....
See you next week on this trip......