Category Archives: Healthy tips

Tomato-mushroom fettuccine with zucchini two ways! 11/23/22

Our vegan pasta dish this week was so delicious and so filling! Using tomatoes, mushrooms, and chunks of zucchini plus stretching my pasta allotment with zoodles gives me a portion size that I really enjoy. The zucchini really did double … Continue reading

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Salmon bowl. 11/21/22

This bowl is a family favorite and we make it three different ways, this one with salmon, another with shrimp, and my favorite with tofu. Other than making rice and cooking the salmon, there is no other cooking involved. I … Continue reading

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Farro bowl with sheet pan eggplant and Brussels sprouts. 11/19/22

This dish started out as a quinoa bowl with tahini sauce that I saw on the NYTimes cooking site. John is not a fan of quinoa so I changed the grain to farro. I did not want all the calories … Continue reading

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Tofu bowl. 10/20/22

The avocado finally ripened and we dined on my favorite bowl of our three, the marinated tofu bowl. This is another almost no-cook dinner. I heated up my cauliflower rice in the microwave but if you prefer actual rice you … Continue reading

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Grilled burgers and bean salad. 10/15/22

Even though I had to eat practically nothing all day to fit this hamburger into my diet regimen, it was worth it. Every once in a while I just crave eating like a normal (American) person. You know, a hamburger … Continue reading

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Eleventh anniversary of my blog! And eggplant parmesan pasta. 10/13/22

Wow, I have been recording my dinners almost every day for 11 years! I started out just putting in pictures of my dinner plate but have evolved to making comments and tips on how to make the dinners I eat … Continue reading

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Grilled flank steak with grilled potato and broccoli. 10/4/22

Just a reminder that all the pictures on my site are exactly what I eat. I lost 60 lbs. eating these dinners and by having reasonable breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. By cooking at home John and I can control the … Continue reading

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Light shrimp scampi with broccoli 9/13/22

This is a quick-cooking dinner that can be served with pasta, rice, or even polenta. Unlike a typical shrimp scampi with its tablespoons of butter and oil, this lighter version has a total of 1 teaspoon of olive oil per … Continue reading

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Tossed green salad with herbs and chicken. 8/28/22

If this looks a lot like Saturday‚Äôs dinner it is because I had leftover shredded chicken and chow mein noodles. But it is not totally the same. The base of this salad is spinach, arugula, Romaine, mint, and basil. I … Continue reading

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Tilapia tacos with beans and rice. 8/23/22

Tonight was Taco Tuesday at our house. In order to keep the dinner healthy and the calories down, I had one open face taco with a tortilla which is simply seared over the flame on our cooktop. John cooks the … Continue reading

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