Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Tisket, A Tasket

One of the ways we try to mitigate the nutritional damage on the road is to pack picnic lunches to have along the way. And that’s exactly what we did today. It’s a way to use up the leftovers from … Continue reading

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Road Trip Treats

Some people think that loosing weight and eating healthy means total depravation. That’s just not the way it works with my Lifestyle Plan. Granted, we are conscious of what we eat, but if you deprive yourself totally, sooner or later … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Beans!!

On the first day of my five week road trip I made a major healthy food score – I picked up some Mexicali Rose Refried Beans at the Wal-Mart in Kingman Arizona. I know, they’re just beans, but they also … Continue reading

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Taco Bell Remake — Kind of

Since I did so well with my Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme makeover, I decided to put my makeover skills to the test on yet another South of the Border favorite — Mexican Pizza. Truth be told, I’ve never had … Continue reading

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Two New Chip Snacks

Lately I’ve been finding a lot of new lower calorie and sodium snack products in the stores. Perhaps the food industry is finally beginning to realize the need for these items. In any case, this week I discovered Special K … Continue reading

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New Heart Healthy Spaghetti Sauce

Two years ago when I started this Lifestyle Plan, I had a real hard time in the pasta sauce aisle of the supermarket. I remember Charles and I spending a hour there one day just reading all the labels, searching … Continue reading

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Two Yummy Brunch Dishes

Although I eat a little something for breakfast every day to jump start my metabolism, I like to have a nice sit down breakfast or brunch on the weekends. And I love eggs! But unfortunately eggs are high in cholesterol. … Continue reading

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Bacon Grease Substitute

I just love Trader Joe’s Fully Cooked Uncured Bacon. The flavor is great and it contains about 1/3 the sodium as regular bacon. And you just warm it up in the microware — there’s no grease.

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Healthy Favorites at El Pollo Loco

Since we went to town to run errands yesterday, we had to catch lunch on the run. No worries though with the Lifestyle Plan, as we stopped at El Pollo Loco, which has several great healthier options on their menu. … Continue reading

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Skinny Eggs Benedict

OK, I admit it – I just love Eggs Benedict. Unfortunately most restaurant versions are high in calories and sodium, so I try to steer clear of them. That’s not to say I’ve totally given up on the dish.

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