Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The 2-Week Challenge, Day Two

ONE POTATOE, TWO POTATOE

Day Two comes to a close and it was a beautiful, sunny and a good day... I felt fine with the eating changes and, same as yesterday, feel great about taking charge! Enjoyed my old-standby-favorite of oatmeal pancakes (not the traditional, of course) and will have to go get a tiny bit more sugar free to splash in for a hint of flavor.

As I met with both camps today (AM and PM) we had conversations about how things are going and the struggles and "ah-ha" moments as well as a few surprises!!! Awesome effort... you are getting close to passing the hump of the 3rd day. Some Campers' families are participating as well to support eachother, so the stories and the lessons keep coming to surface. Great recipe ideas, too.

Please do share comments and recipes (especially those whom have already shared things they have cooked...) and things are a challenge to stay creative!

Speaking of recipes...

POTATOES ANYONE??

Maple Yummy Sweet Potatoes
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2lbs sweet potatoes
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp maple flavoring (extract)
1/8 tsp rum extract
1/4 cup hot water

Scrub sweet potatoes thoroughly under running water. Place in stockpot of boiling water, cover and boil potatoes until tender. Drain. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and mash. Add cinnamon, maple flavoring, rum extract and hot water. Beat till light an fluffy!

Try with turkey and green beans for this menu

Serves 4. 191 cals, 3g protein, 41g carbs and .5 g fat per serving

Crispy Spiced Potatoes
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1 1/2 lbs white or red boiling potatoes
3 T olive oil
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
nonstick vegetable spray

Scrub potatoes, but do not peel. Cut each potato in half and then cut each half into 4 wedges. (Note: if potatoes are very small, cut each half into 2 wedges.)
Place potatoes into a pot and cover with water. Cover pot and bring to boil cooking potatoes for 10 minutes.
While potatoes are cooking, combine oil and seasonings into a large bowl. When potatoes are finished cooking, drain them and toss thwm while still warm into the seasoning mixture (above). Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick vegetable spray amd place the potatoe in a single layer then bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until golding brown. Serve immediately!

Serves 4 servings, 218 calories, 6g protein, 22 carbohydrates, 9 g fat.

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I HAVE TRIED THEM BOTH AND THEY ARE OUTSTANDING DISHES! GO FOR IT!

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Following is today's intake... I got up late for a change...

8:45am
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Oatmeal pancake (4 eggs, 1/3 c oatmeal uncooked, splash of Torani sugar free french vanilla)
Asparagus
Water
Coffee
EFA
Joint repair
Multi

12:15am
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Turkey burger
Red bell pepper
Tomatoes
Water
Coffee

3:30pm
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Oatmeal pancake
Carrots
EFA

6:40pm
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Turkey lunchmeat
Red bell pepper
Tomatoes
Water

9:05pm
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Baked chicken
Steamed zucchini and asparagus
Brown rice
Forgot my last dose of vitamins
Ate late but it was sooo good!

Good day - clean and very boring, but not bland!! Cannot wait to have the leftover chicken and veggies! I love to have the food bagged, measured and etc in advance!

Cannot wait to do some cooking in bulk this weekend!

Cheers and good night and enjoy the day tomorrow! Keep on rockin'!!!!!

Beth

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