Healthy?

March 13, 2011

For me it is difficult to stay healthy and keep eating healthy things. I see the delicious food and just cant help myself but to eat it. Since I have started to exercise more, I am trying to eat healthier. So my diet will be to eat healthier where i can and to eat those things more. Most people do diets where they are practically starving themselves and eating things they would never that are gross. Then when they get their desired weight or goal they stop and go back to their old ways, and they are back to were they started. I want mine to last and to stick with me for the long haul.

I will first start by eating only things I like and enjoy and eat those more. Those will not be the only things I will eat. I have decided that while at home, I will eat the healthier things. Then, when I go out to eat I will be eating almost what my heart desires. If I am going to pay money for it I am going to eat something good. I will try my best to cut out desserts, candy and soda. The occasional reward is ok, but only one in a while.

I will start by going to the grocery store and sticking to mostly healthy foods, fruit, the little vegetables I actually like, and snacks. I am a very picky eater, so for me this is a challenge on its own. I have decided to get bunches of fruit because I love fruit. I have also got the vegetables I actually like.  Now when it comes to salads, I can be picky. I have to slice Romaine lettuce myself to get the lettuce the way I like it. Most places you get a salad from the lettuce is browned and they sometimes serve iceberg lettuce, which to me is gross and it has no nutritional value its like water. Next I got the dressing, Caesar and vinaigrettes are good. I then grab a few ingredients I like to eat with my salad and some meat to spice the salad up. Thing of different way you can mix up the salad so it does feel like the same salad or it will get old and you won’t want to eat any of it.

Now for prepping the salad. I like to premix the lettuce and dressing so I am only dressing the lettuce and not all the ingredients when it is unneccessary. Then I add the ingredients to the top. I like to add Feta cheese, shredded parmesan cheese, croutons, bacon bits, etc. Then I like to add the meat if I have prepared any. Sometimes your salad will not need all these ingredients but something simple and minimal. I plan to make a caesar salad with salmon mixed in it. I love salmon and its good for you. So this will will be a healthy delicious meal for me.

Take the actual healthy things you like and amplify it!

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FroYo

March 7, 2011

Just about everybody loves Ice Cream. Most of us tend to crave it and must go out and get some. Ice cream is great, except that it is not good for you. Lately it has been getting trendy for healthier options. One of which is frozen yogurt or “froyo” instead of ice cream.

Most go to the store to get ice cream, but where do you get frozen yogurt? You can get some at the store. The best way to go is to find one of the hundreds of frozen yogurt places around your town. These places have tons of flavors of yogurt to choose from. Along with a large selection on toppings to go with, such as fruits, sprinkles, candies and more.

There are two types of frozen yogurt places, self serve and one where they serve you. The one where you are served, you will go in and choose the items you want, usually have a choose between one or 2 toppings. If you want more, it will be an extra cost. In my opinion self serve is the best way to go. I love it! When you go in you get a cup and you will charged depends on the weight. When you go through the line first there will be a line of frozen yogurt machines and you can taste them to see if you like them. You can mix and  match which ever flavors you want. Next will be all the toppings and you can also mix and match to your desire. You can get as many of a topping or as many toppings as you want. Then when you are done, you put your cup on a scale and the price for your yogurt will appear.

Another alternative you could try, is to make your own frozen yogurt. This will need to be done by buying a ice cream maker. You can normally find recipes online or it will come with your ice cream maker. Basically you will need yogurt and will be adding a few other ingredients. The ingredients will need to be refrigerated for a while. The mixer bowl for your ice cream maker will need to be in the freezer for at least 8 hours. Here is a recipe for frozen yogurt from the Food Network:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 cups plain nonfat or reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • Fresh fruit or other toppings, for garnish

Directions

Whisk both yogurts, the sugar and corn syrup in a bowl until combined. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

For a soft consistency, serve right out of the ice cream maker. For a firmer texture, transfer the frozen yogurt to a covered container and freeze for up to 2 hours. Serve with assorted toppings.

 

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/almost-famous-frozen-yogurt-recipe/index.html