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Snack of the Week - Yogurt and Almond Butter

This week's favorite snack item was Dannon Oikos Mixed Berry with some homemade almond butter.  The creamy texture of the yogurt reminds me of rich cheesecake, and the almond butter reminds me of a rich, buttery graham cracker crumbles, so I feel like I'm having dessert!  And it's ohh so good for me.  What's not to love?  We recently got a Sam's Club membership and I was so excited to see they had an 18 variety pack of Dannon Triple Zero in both Strawberry and Mixed Berry.  Kurt and I like both.  This week was also the first time I tried making almond butter in my food processor.  More pictures of that next week.  It's super easy and I get to decide how much sweetener to add and what kind - maple syrup, Stevia, honey, or just plain.  Love it!  It does take a few minutes to get creamy, so patience is key.  Happy Friday and I'll see you soon.

Healthy at EVERY Size

This month I'm looking forward to reading Linda Bacon's book "Healthy at EVERY Size."  It will serve to reinforce in my mind how a healthy lifestyle is attainable at every stage of my weight loss journey and that plateaus like this past month are a natural part of human biology.  I truly appreciate all of the literature that is available to me to increase my understanding of how my body works.  

This website "What is Healthy at Every Size" has really helpful advise that puts so many things into perspective.  Some of the best advise includes:

Accepting your sizeTrusting your body when it tells you its hungryAdopting healthy lifestyle habitsEmbracing size diversity I love the affirmations from Dr. Bacon that they summarize at the end: Today I will feed myself when I'm hungryToday I will be attentive to how food taste and make me feelToday I will choose food that I like and make me feel goodToday I will honor my body's signals of fullnessToday I will fi…

Week in Review - Week 37

My grocery haul last week was a good one.  It includes most of the items I get on a regular basis - yogurt, dairy products, fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, and some legumes and canned goods.  What you don't see it protein like chicken breast, ground turkey, fish, or canned tuna.  I have enough in the freezer and pantry that I didn't need to shop for any this week.

Another thing that I did was take a picture of the chicken pancake ingredients in the food processor just before mixing.  The coconut oil makes them taste so good!  Love the flavors: chicken breast, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, cumin, cilantro, bell pepper, jalapeno, and an egg.  It's an experiment in the making.  I do intend on measuring the ingredients next time so I can share an actual recipe with you.  They're a bit tricky to shape into patties because of the stickiness of the mixture.  Don't get discouraged by this.  Just spoon out the size meat patty you want onto the hot skillet, then sp…