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Super Foods for Seniors – Chapter 5

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and was able to get outside to enjoy the beautiful warm weather, it was definitely the best Saturday since the new year began.  Spring is right around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about ditching the bulky sweaters for more body revealing clothing which makes Chapter 5 of Super Foods for Seniors ~ Body Slimming Secrets perfectly timed. Super Foods for Seniors - Chapter 5 body slimming secrets

Menopause is making it very difficult for me to lose weight, even though I try to eat the right foods and limit my wine consumption, I know I need to increase calorie burning exercises.  However, in addition to exercise the following foods can help tame the fat and fight the flab.

  •  Tomatoes – tomato based foods to replace fats like gravies/sauces i.e. salsa
  • Barley – this grain has been listed as a Super Food in every chapter, it swells to make you full for longer periods of time

  • Black Beans – High in Fiber – eat more foods with high fiber to lose weight faster

  • Squash – Sweetened it up by sprinkling with cinnamon

  • Lemon Juice – Replace butter with lemon juice on veggies to rev up the flavor lemon juice

  • Spices – Rosemary, garlic, nutmeg, cinnamon, mint, etc. are taste boosters for low-cal dishes

  • Oats – nonfattening foods can improve your mood and stop you from overeating.

  • Brown Rice – healthy fiber to fill you up

  • Water – no explanation needed

  • Turkey – use ground turkey instead of ground beef

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  • Green Tea – rejuvenates metabolism which helps burn more calories

  • Chestnuts – perfect lo-cal snack available September through February

  • Olive Oil – use instead of other fats and oils

  • Salmon – high in Omega-3 fatty acids aids in weight loss

  • Apples – a crisp apple to satisfy a craving for sweets

  • Creamy Yogurt – with fruit or as a veggie dip or potato topper

  • Turnip Greens – use in soup yogurt

  • Orange Juice – drink 1/2 hour before you eat

  • Applesauce – unsweetened as a substitute for butter or oil in baking

  • Popcorn – mid-afternoon snack topped with a dash of olive oil

  • Pear – high in fiber snack to make you feel full longer popcorn

  • Cottage Cheese – low fat or no fat to replace ricotta in your Italian recipes

  • Cayenne – spice up your dish with this fat burning spice, hot peppers or small amounts of Tabasco Sauce – which is great on popcorn as well

Smart steps to safe weight loss:

  • Eat only what you can burn

  • Control your portions

  • Eat more plant than animal foods

  • Exercise regularly

  • Keep a food diary

  • Set realistic goals

  • Don’t DIEt – just eat healthy

Most people want to lose a few pounds but eating the right foods alone won’t make it happen, it must be combined with some form of exercise.  Check with your health care professional before starting any new exercise regiments to stay safe and healthy.

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Crocktober – Cajun Chicken & Shrimp

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Today’s Crocktober Foodie Feature is Cajun Chicken (of course) AND Shrimp

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 Ingredients:

  • 1 pound skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes – undrained and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound shelled shrimp, deveined and cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Hot Sauce to taste
  • 1 cup of prepared rice
  • * diced red pepper and celery rib can also be included

Spray Crock Pot with cooking oil

Place chicken thighs in Crock Pot, top with onion, garlic, tomatoes with juice, paprika, pepper, sugar, and Cajun seasoning

Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours – depending on Slow Cooker

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In the last hour of cooking add the shrimp, lemon juice and hot sauce.

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Serve over hot cooked rice

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It is always great to come home to a fully cooked meal with a wonderful aroma.

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