Sunday, July 17, 2016

Fresh Starts

It's been awhile! I'm back to a focus on healthy eating- back to a desire to lose weight and so I thought I'd come back to The Crumbling Muffin Top to encourage myself to try some new recipes. Go me!

One of my new recipe books (a Homesense find) that I'm going to try a recipe from tonight is this one:

I love books with clear tabs- so easy for flipping through, and I love summer grilling, but I get stuck doing the same thing, so this should be good!

I am going to try to add more fish in our weekly diet, so the one I'm trying tonight is "Cedar-Planked Salmon with Quinoa Salad." I'll let you know how it goes. We do cedar-plank salmon pretty regularly in the summer, and I've posted a Cooking Light cedar-plank recipe here, but we haven't done Quinoa Salad as a family and my husband was recently complaining about the spice in the CL one. (He's picky, and I have to sometimes not listen to him or we'd never try anything, but maybe he'll like this one!) I was also drawn to this recipe (besides the cedar planks) because you soak the cedar plank in water and Sambuca! Interesting! We have a full bottle of Sambuca that we got as a gift ages ago.Score!

I'm also back to Weight Watchers. We just did an "At Work" program this year at my school, and while meetings are off for the summer, I'm going to keep going online.

The recipe works out to 10 Smart Points according to the nutritional guide, though that doesn't include the sugar stats, which aren't given in this book! I'm thinking that the grilled vegetables have sugar, but I'll leave it at 10 for now. (Not sure if there's still a recipe builder in the online program. I'll have to check it out.)

I notice that most of the blogs that I used to follow are inactive, so I hope to find some new ones to follow.

I have to start regular exercise again. My fitness has been sporadic!

okay, off to make some quinoa...

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