Thursday, July 14, 2011

Super Healthy Spinach!

This was sooooo good!
I decided to eat some spinach with my lunch today, and wanted to make it jam-packed with nutrients and things that I'm trying to add to my diet with this whole Fat Flush Diet thing...
It was the best spinach I've ever eaten! :) So cool when ingredients come together like that!

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (with Omega 3 added)
2-3 Tablespoons LOW SODIUM chicken broth
3 fresh garlic cloves, sliced
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 bag fresh spinach

1. In large skillet, heat oil and chicken broth over high heat. Add garlic and cook until boiling. Add apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. Let cook over medium heat for a few minutes to let the flavors come together. Add spinach and continue cooking until all the spinach is wilted.

NO SALT or PEPPER needed! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Spicy Chicken Veggie Soup

This is my own creation...trying to stick with the Fat Flush Diet for two weeks, as best as I can...and now after this soup I think I might be able to do it! LOL! :)

You are supposed to eat apple cider vinegar, flaxseed oil and ground flaxseeds...the seeds are barely tolerable in a drink...and I mean BARELY! And the oil is just gross! BUT, to my bowl, I added the 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar that I am supposed to have daily, and it made it really tangy and awesome! I added about 1 Tbsp of flax seed oil and about 1 teaspoon of flaxseeds, and you couldn't even tell! :)

It's really good!

3 pieces chicken with bone - I did two breasts and one thigh
sprinkle of garlic salt
12 cups or so of water
2-3 cups lowest sodium/sugar tomato juice you can find
1 large can petite diced tomatoes
1 large can NO sodium diced tomatoes
5 cloves garlic
1 small onion, diced
1 large jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil with omega 3 added
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 large squash, diced
2 large bell peppers, any color
4 small carrots
1 bag baby spinach
salt, to taste

1. In large soup pot, bring water and chicken to a rapid boil. Add sprinkle of garlic salt. Turn heat down to medium-low and cook for about 30 minutes.
2. In skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic, onions, and jalapeno. Cook until slightly browned. Add cayenne.
3. Add garlic mixture to soup pot. Add carrots. Cook for about 15 more minutes.
4. Remove chicken (if cooked completely). Pull chicken meat apart, removing any and all bones and skin. Add meat back to pot.
5. Add squash and peppers to pot and cook for about 10 more minutes. Add spinach and cook until it welts.
6. Add a tiny bit of salt to taste in each serving bowl.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Kickin' Eggs

I read through a book this morning about the 50 best things to eat when trying to lose's part of the Fat Flush Dieting program.

Anyway, it had a lot of really useful information that I'm going to try to incorporate into our meals. I always want to eat/cook healthier but never know exactly what to use. (Although, I'm pretty sure that our fondue pot full of hot melted cheese won't work for this diet! LOL!)

In the book, it talked about how cayenne pepper and a few other seasonings are really good to add to foods because it raises your core body temp and your metabolism, causing you to burn fat quicker than without it! COOL, huh?! Just sprinkle some cayenne on top of your food and now you're burning fat like 20% faster!

And, it mentioned something about putting cayenne or cumin on I thought I'd give it a I used that and my own veggie ideas, and this is what I came up with...and Chris and I both LOVED it! Even the kids went from screaming at me when I told them I wanted them to just taste it (love the drama of ages 7, 4, and 3!), to telling me that it was actually pretty good!

We LOVE hot stuff, so it was a no-brainer for me...but if you don't love heat, just sprinkle a tiny bit. It adds a wonderful smoky flavor, brings out the flavors of the veggies and meat, and makes the need for salt nearly vanish completely! It was so awesome!

This is enough for lunch for one...just multiply ingredients for more people.

Kickin' Eggs

drizzle of olive oil
1/8 cup onion, diced
handful frozen spinach
1/4 red bell pepper, diced
1 very small tomato, diced
2-3 slices very thinly sliced deli ham (mostly fat free), diced
2 eggs
tiny sprinkle of salt
pepper to taste
sprinkle of cayenne, to taste

1. In skillet, heat olive oil, onion, and spinach over medium high heat, stirring occasionally until spinach has thawed completely. Add bell pepper, tomato, and cook for a minute or two. Add ham, and stir until well blended.
2. In small bowl, whisk eggs. Add to veggies. Stir constantly until fully cooked.
3. Remove from skillet onto serving plate. Sprinkle with a very small amount of salt (with the ham and cayenne, it doesn't need hardly any!), pepper, and then as much cayenne as you can tolerate.