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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Do You Get Enough Fiber?

According to the Institute of Medicine it is recommended that MEN consume about 38 grams of fiber per day and WOMEN- 25 grams daily.
However, the average man and woman in the United States each currently consumes less than half that amount.
I like to think that I am better than the average American when it comes to my eating habits. I do my best to eat whole grains and lots of veggies.
I have been tracking my fiber intake the last few days and it turns out that although I may be slightly above the average, I am still falling short of getting the recommended amount of fiber in my diet on a daily basis.
Do you get enough FIBER?
I challenge you to do a fiber inventory.
Focusing on fiber intake will help you consume a much healthier diet. If you are filling yourself up with fiber rich foods you are going to feel more full and satisfied, and won't have room for all the extra calories that you don't need.

Cranberry, Pear, Pork Salad

PLEASE try this recipe!!!

It is healthy
It is budget friendly
and it is DELICIOUS!!!
If you aren't a fan of pork I am sure it would be great on chicken.
I did use a spring mix of greens in place of the spinach because I have been doing a lot of spinach lately. I liked the change.
Canned pears (without added sugar) work great if you don't have fresh.
Oh, and I used onions in place of the shallots because that is what I had on hand.
The cranberry mix used for the topping is to die for!!!

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Budget Recipes: Pork Tenderloin, Pear, and Cranberry Salad - Budget Recipes: Feed 4 for $10 - Photos - CookingLight.com

Monday, April 12, 2010

Oatmeal with some Flavor!

I have to thank my cousin for this twist on oatmeal. Once you try it, you will be thanking her as well.

Steel-cut Oats (You can use regular Old Fashion oats too)

Cook oatmeal in all natural (not from concentrate) apple juice instead of water. Depending on how sweet you want your oatmeal you can dilute the juice with water.

Add coconut flakes and fresh berries after cooking the oatmeal. (I actually like cooking my oatmeal with the berries in it).