Motivational Moment: “If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.” ~Unknown. Ask yourself, am I really hungry or am I thirsty, fatigued, bored or upset?
Good Morning Monday. Hello again and welcome to another week. Our focus this week is nutrition. How many of you read food labels? How many of you even know how to read food labels? I mean, what does all of that stuff really mean and why does it matter? Well first of all, what does matter is that food labels show you the portion size of the food they are referring to along with the nutrition and ingredients in the food. Many of us get up in the morning, put cereal in a bowl, add milk and eat. We don’t measure or weigh the cereal we just pour it from the box into the bowl. Chances are, we are eating way more than we realize when we are doing this. For example, many cereals show 1/2 cup to be 1 serving so the nutrition label is based on that. I don’t know about you but when I just pour it into a bowl, I usually end up with between 1 1/2 to 2 cups of cereal. This means that we are consuming way more than we think we are in calories and carbohydrates. Check out the following article for more information on reading nutrition labels and how that will help you now and in the stabilization and maintenance phases of the Ideal Protein Protocol.
How many of you find you are missing your “bread”? Well here is a recipe that might make you feel like you are having your “bread” and eating it too.
Ideal Protein Herb and Garlic Potato Rolls
- 1 pack of Ideal Protein Potato Puree
- 6 tbsp 100% Egg Beater Egg Whites or 2 egg whites
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp fresh or dash of dried rosemary
- ¼ tsp garlic
- Olive oil spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Whip egg whites until bubbly – not stiff.
- Mix all other ingredients in with the whipped egg whites.
- Spray 5 muffin tin slots with olive oil spray and pour mixture about ½ of the way full.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Chocolate Mug Cake
1 pkg Chocolate Drink (or any IP drink – do not use pudding)
1 egg white
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon splenda
Splash of vanilla
Put the drink mix in a big mug and add enough water to bring it to a slightly watery pudding consistency, just enough to be able to mix easily. Add the other ingredients (egg white, baking powder, olive oil, splenda, vanilla). Mix it like crazy with a big fork till it’s silky smooth the put it in the microwave for 3 minutes ON TOP OF A BIG PLATE – Watch as it expands like crazy and let cool and then ENJOY!
Zenovia’s variation: top the mug cake with Ideal Protein Maple Syrup and Walden Farms marshmallow cream for an extra special dessert…yummy
CONTEST FUN TIME: We are continuing our contest for all IP Dieters. Please submit your favorite recipes that are Phase 1 friendly. We will select and feature one recipe each week. If your recipe is selected, you will be acknowledged, your recipe will be shared with everyone and we will have a small prize for you. Send your recipes to me at email@example.com.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: In keeping with our Monday morning goals of sharing interesting information and articles that relate to your health and wellness, the following has some interesting information on nutrition.
Another roadblock in our journey to health and nutritious eating, is sugar. Check out this article that shows us the many faces of sugar, how to spot it and how to reduce or eliminate it.
FUN TIME! A chuckle for your week….