Sunday, August 16, 2015

Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin

KEEPER ALERT! Go ahead and print this out, bookmark or whatever you need to do so that you have it close at hand.  I was lucky to get a couple of spoonfuls of this dish on my plate. My kids and husband just about wiped it out before I served myself.

Sugar Free Cheesecake Pie Filling in a Low Carb Nutty Crust

So now that I've posted several healthy food recipes in a row, I didn't want you to think I've forgotten my husband's sweet tooth. Since we got his stellar 90-day follow-up results, I'm going to start expanding my not bad for you dessert collection.

Mashed Cauliflower Is A Great Potato Substitute

Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas...Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans...Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes and giblet gravy...Shepherd's pie...the list could go on forever. If there's one thing I love to eat, it's real mashed potatoes. I have tried the fake ones a few times many, many moons ago but no matter how I "doctored" them up, I never was convinced they were a suitable substitute.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Healthier Zucchini Lasagne

Raise your hand if you have some weird shaped zucchini growing in your garden that might be just a tad too big. Me! Me! Here's your solution.

Easy Low Carb Broccoli Salad

90-day update coming your way!!! Allow me a few seconds of your time to update you on our little healthy eating journey. Andy got his A1C results back from his doctor this week. All weekend we were wondering if we had made enough changes to get those numbers down. We were able to breathe a sigh of relief after his phone call. 7.4 (166 blood sugar) down to 5.4 (102 blood sugar). You can't cheat on an A1C test. Those really tell the tale. Doc said to keep doing what you're doing. Over the past three months we have been eating well and are continually finding great recipes to enjoy and share. This adventure proves once again, change begins with you.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Almond Chocolate Mousse

Since Andy and I started on this healthier eating kick, I have been amazed that we've been able to enjoy the food we're eating, stay fuller, and slim down all while enjoying a little dessert. What's that you say? You heard me! Dessert was not something fixed in our household very often, but Little Debbie and Sara Lee cakes managed to sneak in the back door and typically stored out of my reach. Let's just leave it at that.

Chicken and Garden Vegetable Shish Kabobs

My friend Lisa P., who is quick draw on the comments, had me rolling when I posted this picture to Facebook with the comment "Shish's what's for supper when you don't catch any fish. #itsallgood". "Well shish, no fish" was her quick witted reply. That comment spurred round after round of hilarious posts.

Cucumber Salsa

What to do with all the fresh cucumbers from the garden? Even with the dry summer, our little garden has managed to produce enough cucumbers to eat healthy salads or slice and enjoy with our meals. Every so often we'll go out there and find several odd-ball shaped cucumbers hidden and a little bigger than I normally would eat because the seeds have grown way too big for my likes. This recipe from "Time to Lose It" popped up on my Facebook feed and I shared to give it a whirl.