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Planning this weeks menu

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I am getting back to planning our meals again....
I found a new Chicken Apple salad that sounds very yummy and easy for this time of the year....I can't say it has been hot here because it hasn''s been really very nice weather wise....things are getting in to a routine in the new house..

We are having a few friends over this Saturday for a cook out....steaks and strawberry spinach salad and a huge veggie platter....any ideas for a light yummy dessert.....

I am going to be starting the Book Shades of Hope ....this is based on the food addiction program that was on for a few episodes....hoping it helps me get to the bottom of my food addiction...can I learn other skilled to help me cope with life....

have a healthy week..... emoticon
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    not good with desserts -- if a veggie platter what about a fruit platter too.

    have a great time emoticon
    2288 days ago
    It always feel better for me when I plan my menu because I get into trouble on my own,lol
    Thanks for the info on the book Shades of Hope I don't have a television so I don't always hear about something like this topic covers. Keep us posted on how your cookout goes for you.
    Have a great week. emoticon emoticon Jeanne emoticon
    2288 days ago
    Your new salad sounds yummy. Hope to get an update on Shades of Hope.
    2289 days ago
    fresh fruit or maybe mix it with yugurt
    2289 days ago
    Sounds like a plan! I think fresh fruit would be great. I like taking a watermelon, hollowing it out and then using it to put the rest of the fruit in. Makes a nice display of healthy fruit. Another thing I really enjoy is an old WW recipe.

    8 oz tub cool whip (FF or SF or regular, your choice)
    1 package jello (I use SF)
    1 6 oz yogurt (I use FF)

    You nix the jello in 1/4 cup boiling water, add it and the yogurt to the cool whip and pour in cups or a graham cracker crust.

    I enjoyed experimenting with flavors...strawberry jello and banana yogurt or orange of both to make like a creamsicle , etc.
    2289 days ago
    emoticon have a good eating week.
    No idea from me for dessert, very rarely make any.

    Hugs mary
    2289 days ago
    Enjoy these wonderful meals that you have planned out. I think that I would make a nice watermelon bowl for dessert for your guests. The meal just seems to call for it. emoticon
    2289 days ago
    Kitt, good for you with the food planning and getting into a routine in your new home. I agree with Nadine on the angel food cake, whipped cream or cool whip and strawberries. I used to make this for my mom for her birthday since she was diabetic. I would get the sugar free cool whip. It's light and delicious.
    2290 days ago
    Let us know sometime what your opinion of the book is. I remember her (Tenney) from Ruby's show. I have many to read before I will consider getting her book.
    Dessert: I used to serve
    angel food cake, I used pressurized can of real whipped cream (I am not a fan of Cool Whip), and sliced strawberries. Since you are already having strawberries in your spinach salad, perhaps you could use a different berry. OR use a medley of berries (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, etc). Fresh or frozen is good.
    2290 days ago
    The book sounds interesting, I hope you'll tell us more about it. As a bookworm I always want to read about this kind of thing!
    A light dessert - maybe a frozen banana with other fresh fruit (cherries maybe), blended together with a little soy or almond milk. Gives a nice dessert that resembles icecream, but much healthier, and very easy to make.
    2290 days ago
    Your book shadow of hope program sound very interesting. Good luck and let us know how you are doing. Take care and have a wonderful and healthy day. emoticon
    2290 days ago
    Enjoy your new meals. Have a healthy week, Kitt!
    2290 days ago
    For dessert I suggest one found here on Spark People Recipes. It is an Updated Apple Cheesecake. My family loves it and I make it Cherry instead of apple sometimes. Yummy!
    2290 days ago
    I love strawberry spinach salad. I like to put sunflower seeds or sliced almonds on mine with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing. I don't know what kind of desserts you make or like. My mind immediately went to fresh fruit. How about dishes of cantaloupe with a single scoop of vanilla ice cream? Or angel food cake with a fresh fruit topping? A fruit salad? Lots of possibilities.

    Hoping to hear some insights from the book.

    Have a good week.
    2290 days ago
  • no profile photo DDBRENNE
    I looked up the book and decided to buy it to read. Thanks for the idea.

    BTW, The book is Shades of Hope: How to Treat Your Addiction to Food.

    Keep Sparking
    2290 days ago
    nice meal for your friends. good luck on the book.
    2290 days ago
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