So, it is Wednesday again. And I am having a good week, I think. It is going to be easier now that I am getting groceries today. I am going to the bulk food store to buy some of the grains I have been eating in bulk. that will help. I am probably going to buy some canisters to store them in too.
Weight loss stories
I thought it would be nice to share a few success stories again. I find it so motivating to read them.
Supermom—Times Three! -- Heather lost 121 pounds with two-year-old triplets at home. How did she do it? With a generous dose of common sense and an emphasis on good food.
The Reluctant Dieter-- Encouraged by her friends—and a pantry full of healthful, satisfying foods—Lisa lost more than 60 pounds* and discovered a self-confidence that had been hiding all along.
Stacey’s Sweet Success -- Stacey went from an emotional eater to a motivated Spinning instructor who inspires her students – and, more importantly, her two kids.
Subs for Spinach
Spinach is making its way back to grocery store shelves, but if you're still wondering what food you can eat instead, here are some healthy foods you can make a part of your healthy diet. They have some of the same nutritional benefits as spinach:
Vitamin B1: green peas, sunflower seeds
Vitamin B6: bananas, acorn squash
Vitamin C: broccoli, snow peas, red peppers, tomato juice
Vitamin K: leafy greens such as Bibb lettuce, cabbage, Brussels sprouts
Folate: green beans, asparagus, okra, various canned beans (e.g. pinto, navy)
POINTS value of 0
Level of Difficulty Easy
10 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed
1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1 tsp dehydrated onion flakes, or minced onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
In a blender or food processor, combine spinach and evaporated milk; puree until smooth.
Transfer mixture to a medium saucepan and add minced onion and garlic powder. Set pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes, until thick.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving. Note: For those on the Flex Plan, keep in mind that a larger (1 cup) serving will have a POINTS value of 1.