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Monday, May 19, 2008

Veggie salads!

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Homemade Ranch Dressing Low-Fat

Pea Salad

Smoked Gouda and Penne Pasta Salad

I always have to plan  - if I fail to plan, I most definitely fail!  The last 2 weeks we have not been sticking to our healthy eating as closely.  We have been really busy and with the passing of my FIL we just have not been into our regular routine.  Lots of late night baseball games have meant more pizza that I would normally have!  It has taken a toll on me too in only 2 short weeks believe it or not!  I have put on about 4 pounds and my digestion has not been working well like it always does when I stick to my routine of healthy meals, green supplements and at least 1 Green Smoothie a day!  
So, back to it this week!  Today I made Quinoa Salad with cucumbers and tomatoes, Pasta Salad with arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and whole wheat pasta and Pea Salad with whole grain macaroni, eggs, and homemade low-fat ranch dressing (lower in fat and no preservatives- and it's delicious!)  Two of the recipes came out of my latest issue of Cottage Living (June 2008) and I've linked the recipe for the Pea Salad from Allrecipes.  
My goal is to always have a daily green smoothie and add more raw fruits and veggies into each day.  I am not giving up meat because I have read too many books about the benefits of REAL meat such as grass-fed beef and free range chicken; however, I do limit it and favor meals from dry beans or lentils.  Soups are also a favorite here.  


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