Saturday, August 29, 2009

Whole Wheat Orzo with Chicken & Mushrooms

Try this Pasta: 100% Whole Wheat Orzo Pasta ~ a nice switch from Brown Rice {High Fiber & Protein} Tastes Great! Around $7.29 at your local supermarket and at Whole Foods. You can add it soups, stir frys, add grilled veges or even great plain.

This is a dish I make for breakfast, sometimes eggs & oatmeal or a protein shake just won't cut it. It is so easy and delicious, perfect for post workout, maybe on your squat day!
Boneless cubed chicken breast sauteed in a little olive oil, remove from pan and set aside when done. Add your sliced fresh Mushrooms and saute. Return your chicken to the pan add your cooked Orzo, season it with whatever you like {salt or low sodium Soy Sauce, black Pepper, Fresh Parsley}. Great for Lunch too! We love it!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kashi GO LEAN Crunch

Our usual cereal is Oatmeal or Fiber One, I picked this cereal up yesterday for the kids and it is great! Kashi GO LEAN Crunch. One Cup is 190 Calories, 9 Grams of Protein, and 8 Grams of Fiber. It kind of tastes like granola, you can even add it to your greek yogurt or just eat plain. My son loved it!

Incorporating protein, fiber and whole grains in your diet every day can help you stay on track to a healthier lifestyle. Eating protein helps increase your metabolism and fiber rich foods keep you full longer, which in turn may help you eat less throughout the day. Check it out!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Healthy Oils

These are some of the oils I use in my meal preparation. Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Walnut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil & Hemp Oil to name a few. Depending on the meal I am preparing, I decide which I will use.

Aside from Olive Oil, we use Coconut Oil the second most in our home (metabolism booster). We use it in our Protein Shakes (when we use a blender), and sometimes on our oatmeal. Probably around one tablespoon per day with your meals. It is great for your skin too, and a lot cheaper than the body creams sold at Bloomingdales or Neiman Marcus and 100% pure!

Try incorporating some of these oils into your diet. They can be purchased at your local Whole Foods.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

{Bacon & Eggs} Saturday Morning Breakfast

I had to post my freakin' fabulous Saturday Morning Breakfast! Scrambled Eggs (1 egg, 3 whites) 131 calories, 3 Slices Turkey bacon 105 calories, 1 Kim's Light Plain Bagel 110 calories, 4 fiber, 5 protein, 23 carbs. These bagels are a great alternative to NY Bagels which are around 600 calories!

Amazing Weekend Bacon & Eggs Breakfast for a total of 346 Calories! Freakin' Fabulous!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Who would have thought delicious, authentic pasta could be eaten by people with diabetes and low carb dieters…

For some of us, pasta can no longer be on the menu. Like people with diabetes who need to watch their blood sugar. Or those on a low carb diet to manage weight. Happily, many who couldn’t eat pasta have discovered a new way to enjoy delicious pasta whenever they want. As long as the pasta they choose is Dreamfields Pasta.

Dreamfields contains inulin, a 100 percent natural prebiotic fiber found in common foods such as artichokes, asparagus, garlic and raisins. By providing a food source for the healthy bacteria living in the gut, prebiotics such as inulin may: help promote healthy digestion, support a healthy immune system, and improve calcium absorption. Inulin is a soluble fiber (like that found in oats, peas and apples) which means it dissolves easily in water and may improve regularity. Soluble fiber can also help reduce cholesterol and glucose levels.

DREAMFIELDS pasta recipe has fewer digestible carbs, the same high fiber as 2 cups of broccoli, and it can help you manage your blood sugar. Dreamfields even has the great taste and al dente texture of authentic pasta. Too good to be true? Our family eats pasta a few times per week, DREAMFIELDS is great! We had the Linguine last night it was amazing!

Total Carbs: 42
Controlled Carbs: 37
Net Digestible Carbs: 5

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Spinach & Salad

Our usual Saturday night dinner in Rhode Island is Seafood or Steaks, tonight I felt like something different. I was training my client Tomoko on Friday and she was telling me about her marinated pork tenderloin. It sounded great, so I decided to try it.

I used Soy Sauce, fresh Garlic, Sesame Oil, Sesame Seeds & Fresh Ginger. I marinated it a few hours, and BBQ'd it. It was spectacular! I served it with baked potato, Fresh Sauteed Spinach with Virgin Olive Oil & Garlic and a huge Romaine Salad with Tomatoes. All Veges were from the Farmer's Market. A great clean meal, and so easy!

A perfect quiet weekend by the beach & pool ending with a great "Powermeal"