Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What's For Dinner- Aug.10

Matt and I have started back up trying to eat clean(er) again.  Tonight I cooked up a few days worth of Carne Asada chicken and will plan on having it over tossed salad over the course of the remaining week.   The last couple nights it was seasoned ground turkey over salad.  He and I can get by alright on this type of eating but, the boys?  I don't think it would fly!   Tonight the boys are having another sleepover so I had to be somewhat creative with this meal. 
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

What's For Dinner --July 31 (I'm a little behind!)

It doesn't happen often but, when it does, he nails it!  I found Matt in the kitchen on Saturday, he was on a mission to make a delicious meal.  And delicious it was!  I'm not surprised by his choice meal, it's one of his favorite foods,
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What's For Dinner--- July 21

It's been one of those days, the kind where you are counting down until the kids bedtime-kwim?   Matt is out flying around in a friends airplan of all things, so I gotta make this quick and tend to my needy children.   Tonight I prepared

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What's For Dinner---July 20

I was pleasantly surprised with tonight's dish.  I've made it once before, using another recipe and thought it was alright, nothing special thus it's been quite a while since deciding to try it again.  I melded together a couple different recipes to make something I thought sounded good.  Matt requested I make it again so who am I to deprive him of this delectable dish of
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What's For Dinner-- July 19

I had an empty house last night.  Matt was out late playing golf at a charity event and our oldest little man was at a sleepover.  It was a hot and sticky night so little man and I kept things simple.  Matt was hungry by the time he got home so that is when I whipped up something more substantial for dinner. 

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

What's For... Dessert? July 18

It's another Hot one and I have nothing big planned for dinner (besides, it's Sunday I don't cook big meals on the wknd, remember ;).  Instead, after lunch the kids and I prepared something tasty that would help keep us cool in the summer heat!   Now I warn you, this one is not the healthiest of snacks, though it could be worse!
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What's For Dinner--Wed. July 14

Tonight the kids are having their cousin over for a sleepover.  This calls for something tasty, I decided on one of my favorite dishes,

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Monday, July 12, 2010

What's For Dinner-- July 12

You may have noticed, I don't typically cook dinner over the weekends.  We are usually out and about and pick up some food along our travels.  The whole family enjoys eating out and I relish not having to cook (or clean up dishes)!   It's back to the grind and into the kitchen.  Tonight's meal was inspired by my oldest little man, it includes all his favorites...

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

What's For Dinner...July 8

My little men and I spent the day at the beach today.  They played long and hard with their cousins, while I tired myself out...um, laying in the sun?!  Note to self, do not sit out in the sun that long next time, ouch!   I'm hurting, tired and in need of another easy meal.  One that will not bake my home any more than the sun already has.  Tonight was
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Series--What's For Dinner--July 6 2010

I decided it would fun to start blogging on what I am making in the kitchen for my family each night.  I strive for healthy meals that my whole family will enjoy.  I hope you enjoy following along...

We are in the middle of a heat wave here in little ol' New Hampshire so I thought it would be a good night for Taco Salad with a side of cottage cheese--It's such an easy meal to prepare and always delicious!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What a Whirlwind Beginning to 2010!

It's been quite some time since we've last posted any diet updates due to hectic schedules and all kinds of craziness going on!  From strict dieting for a total body transformation to violent wind storms, extended power outages and family emergencies, it's been an eventful beginning to 2010. 

Here's a quick overview of where things are at:

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

High Protein / Very Low Carb Diet Plan - Day 8 - Carb Reload

After a successful low carb down cycle for seven days, it's time to switch gears and prepare for a two meal carb reload.  After this initial reload, the low carb down cycles will then shift from doing a full week to just 3 then 4 days.  It really wasn't difficult at all doing the 7 days so I'm feeling very good about getting into a nice routine with these shorter cycles. 

I took an early morning body weight reading and was also able to check ketone levels. 

Here's what I found:

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Monday, January 18, 2010

High Protein / Very Low Carb Diet Plan - Recap of the Past 7 Days

While the past seven days went by pretty fast, it seems like it was ages ago when I was first planning the meals for this 7 day low carb down cycle.  There were a handful of key points to take away from this and I'd like to share those with you here.  These things will help make the process easier for you if you decide this type of body transformation diet is right for you.  Plus, during the last seven days of posts, I focused primarily on the foods I ate and while I did have protein supplements thrown in, I didn't give any additional information regarding other supplements I was taking. 

I'll round out all of that information here in this recap and discuss:

- Supplements I was taking
- Keys to successfully sticking with the low carb regimen
- How you can liven up your protein shakes and meals
- Other benefits you can experience physically, mentally and financially

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High Protein / Very Low Carb Diet Plan - Day 7 of 7

It's the last day of the first, longer than normal low carb cycle - Day 7.  After today, I'll be switching to the alternating 3 and 4 day long low carb cycles prior to doing the carb reload.  By my calculations, I've consumed a grand total of 204 grams of carbs all week.  I'm looking forward to the carb reload at this point but did have a fantastic diet meal today that fit right in with this program.  It was so good, it felt like a cheat meal!

Here's that recipe and the rest of Day 7:
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

High Protein / Very Low Carb Diet Plan - Day 6 of 7

Day 6.  Exhausting Day 6.  I can't blame it all on the lack of carbs, however.  Last night was another night with very little sleep.  I think I inadvertently took too high a dose of caffeine too late and was still wide awake well after 1am.  Four and a half to five hours later of 'quality' sleep and all of a sudden Day 6 becomes a struggle! 

Here's what else happened...
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