Category Archives: Healthy tips

Baked tilapia with collards and corn 7/30/22

Easy dinner tonight. John seasoned the fish with salt, garlic, paprika, and Old Bay then baked it in a 400F oven for 12 minutes. To make the collards and corn, first I sautéed sliced garlic until it was golden and … Continue reading

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Vegan! Fusilli and kale with mushrooms 7/27/22

Absolutely the best way to eat pasta when you are dieting is to make a little pasta and a lot of vegetables. If you are like me you want to have a large bowl of pasta but cannot expend all … Continue reading

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Breakfast for Dinner 7/3/22

Even though we are on vacation, Sunday is Breakfast for Dinner day! Since we cannot be buying a ton of vegetables and then have to throw them out because we can’t take them on a road trip, I had to … Continue reading

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Penne with shrimp and broccoli 7/2/22

We are on vacation! This is our 50th wedding anniversary road trip!! We have already spent two driving days where we went through some beautiful and also some desolate country. Here are a couple of pictures- We are settled for … Continue reading

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Zoodles, fettuccine, and a lot of broccoli

A new ingredient that we have been using is Carba-Nada pasta. It still has carbs but way less than regular pasta. And it tastes great! We also have a handheld spiralizer as a new gadget. So although we only used … Continue reading

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Pan-roasted salmon, broccoli, salad. 6/15/22

My new lower carb way of eating is going quite successfully and I am not feeling deprived hardly at all. Being able to use olive oil more freely has made cooking easier and the results tastier. John cooked the salmon … Continue reading

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Chilean sea bass with salad and zucchini 6/13/22

Today I started my low carb living with a delicious piece of Chilean sea bass with an accompanying salad and sautéed zucchini. We ate the salad as a first course dressed simply with olive oil and red wine vinegar. It … Continue reading

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Stir-fried broccoli and chicken over kale and rice 6/1/22

The weather people assured me that the high temperature on Wednesday was supposed to be 73F. With very moderate temperatures for the day I felt that boiling a big pot of water to make fettuccini arrabbiata would not be a … Continue reading

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Shrimp tacos 5/30/22

We figured that tacos are about as American as apple pie and a fitting dinner for a patriotic holiday. We were going to grill the shrimp and eat outside but it got very windy so we ended up cooking and … Continue reading

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Pre-made chickpea stew on a bed of raw kale over cauliflower and white rice mix 5/28/22

Hard to believe but sometimes I do not feel like cooking. My lazy day often happens on Saturday after five straight days of meal preparation. In my former less healthy-eating days this would have been a night of take-out Chinese … Continue reading

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