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Based on my eating plan, both recipes are Low Carb!
1 package dry Onion Soup Mix
1 clove garlic, smashed
salt & pepper to taste
8 oz. beef broth
3/4 pounds beef roast, trimmed
In a slow cooker, combine soup mix, garlic, salt and pepper, and half the beef broth. Add roast and pour remaining broth over the top. Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours.
Makes 2 servings, approximately 260 calories per serving.
Serve with large green salad and Mashed Cauliflower [ Steam cauliflower until tender. Drain well. Mash with butter and cream cheese. Salt and pepper to taste ].
Here is a recipe from Annie Adams:
Delicious, quick and easy, gluten free, quinoa salad recipe
Total Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes, 4 Main Dish Servings
Nutrition Data Per 228 g Serving: 350 cal, 19g fat, 37g carb, 316mg sodium, 7g fiber, 10g protein, low Cholesterol, good source Vit C, A, K & Manganese. Est. Glycemic Load 18
1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup snow peas, shell peas, celery, or green beans
2 small carrots, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 green or red pepper, sliced thin
1 medium ripe tomato
1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted sunflower seeds or toasted cashews
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
Fresh ground pepper
Options: Pinch of cayenne, garlic powder or fresh minced garlic, minced fresh or dried ginger
Quinoa can be made ahead of time and refrigerated
Soak the quinoa 5 minutes in cold water
Rinse thoroughly 2 times, pour off the water and drain through a large fine mesh strainer
Place in 2 qt pot with the water and salt
Cover the pot, bring to a full boil, turn the heat to low, and cook for 15 minutes
Remove from heat and set aside to cool
Steam the carrots and green veg for 5 minutes or until tender-crisp, drain, rinse in cold water and drain again
Chop the tomatoes, herb and cucumber
Blend dressing ingredients with a whisk or shake in a jar
Gently combine veggies, walnuts, quinoa and dressing in a large bowl
Cover and chill, or serve immediately
Annie Adams - I don't usually eat things while I write, but I don't plan out when I'm going to write. I just fit it in here and there when I have time AND I feel "inspired." Part of my goals this year need to include writing time scheduled out, so that I can schedule other things, like meals. The inspiration will come with the writing, I just have to get my behind in the chair. I'm cutting back the amount of sugar I drink, and replacing it with water will help, so I'm going to have a glass of water available while I sit down to write.
For my goals I would like to lose 10lbs within the next 6 months. I will achieve this by getting back on my 1600 calorie average daily goal and I will get back to cardiovascular exercise for at least 20-30 minutes at least 3 days per week. I'll also do daily pushups and situps with a little yoga mixed in each week. Phew. It can be done, and I will love the results.
Everyone's Challenge Goals
Melissa Mayhue: My goal for our Challenge Month is to drop 10 pounds - the first of about fifty that I really need to lose. Baby steps.
Annie Adams: My 6 week goal is to lose 3 pounds.
Marie Sterbenz: My Goal is to lose 1 lb a week.
Stanalie Flecther: My goal is to tone up and lose 10 pounds in the six-week program.
Judy Baker: My goal is to tone my muscles and form a habit of exercising within the 6 weeks.
Mary Martinez: My goal is 6 - 8 pounds, my long term goal is 20 - 25 lbs.