Healthy Eating in 2016

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blondeinbuffalo
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Healthy Eating in 2016

Post by blondeinbuffalo »

Who wants to join me. Over time I continue to tweak both my diet and dh. My goal is for us to eat healthy 95% of the time and 5% for splurges. I need to learn to use spices and herbs to get the more out of healthy meals, they need to be tastey too or what is the point. cj

micogo
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Re: Healthy Eating in 2016

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I love to order my spices from Penzeys. So many interesting varieties and blends. Great catalogs to peruse.

blondeinbuffalo
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Re: Healthy Eating in 2016

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I am going to check them out! We have many great indian and chinese markets around here and also a great halal market. but I am always open to trying something new. cj

dlrcpa
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Re: Healthy Eating in 2016

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I really need to cut out the sweets and limit carbs. I have not done so well this year, still Christmas goodies in the house. They will be gone soon. I brought turnips and carrots and yogurt for snacking today. I have access to LOADS of turnips. ;)

Shelsmiles
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Re: Healthy Eating in 2016

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Sounds like a good one for me. I'm currently very focused on my diet. Food quality is huge to me. I like to use a lot of spices but also grow a lot of herbs to use in cooking as well. I'm not so strict as CJ but probably should be. I aim for more like a solid B with 10-20% splurges as long as the splurges. I include things like beverages besides water, any processed foods and sweets on my list of
Splurges.

blondeinbuffalo
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Re: Healthy Eating in 2016

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We are both trying to avoid added sugar. dh is diabetic and going to be 70 this year and want him to be around for a long time! I am sure he is still sneaking donuts. but I don't have them at home or if I do I buy something he does not like! he hates peanut donuts and they are my favorite. I am cooking more from scratch and that will help keep on top of added sugar and salt. the trick it so make to taste and look good too. right now I am boiling some red lentils for a side dish this weekend. going to make curried lentils. I have a problem eating too much! I can gain 5 pounds quickly or more if I don't watch it. at one point in time I was almost 85 pounds over weight so it has been quite a journey of finding a balance so I can keep the weight off. happy new year! cj

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