Thursday, June 25, 2009
Rejuvenate & Renew Challenge Update: 6/22 to 6/28
Yikes! I almost forgot to post this for the week. I've been really horrible about reading...REALLY horrible, so I have nothing to report.
So here's my update so far:
Small Changes, Big Results, and using her cookbook The Food You Crave. It's excellent! I really love the simplicity of the recipes, and the big health factor behind every single recipe in the book. The pictures in the book are a real selling point too--way better than my own meager photo.
Here's the Chinese Chicken Salad we made for dinner the other night. I really just took the picture of it because I thought it was so pretty, but since I have it, I thought I'd share. Although, I have to say that this picture is all washed out compared to the vibrant red cabbage, green scallions, browned chicken, and bright orange mandarins. It really was great. If you're looking for an easy, healthy cookbook that centers around real, whole foods, then this is it. In fact, I'm looking forward to making the Pumpkin Pie Muffins and the Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Salsa. Now, if I could just convince myself that "healthy" mac and cheese (which is my favorite food) can be good. Can I really give up real mac and cheese? I don't know about that one...
What one food could you not give up, even for a low fat version?