I began my healthy eating and exercising plans last week. I'm using the MyPlate
recipes on this site. They're healthy and tasty, and I don't feel as though I'm cutting back. I love the variety and flavor all these recipes offer. The first one I tried this week was spicy and made me not miss my meat at all. It was perfect for Meatless
Tasty Lentil Tacos - a flavorful substitute for ground beef tacos.
Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter Sandwich - another variation on the good ole peanut butter sandwich.
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup - I love this soup! I use lots more potatoes, no salt at all, and only half the
Whole Wheat Carrot Raisin Muffins - I love muffins for breakfast, and these are at least a much better choice
for me. The recipe calls for the healthier choices of whole wheat flour, honey, yogurt, and carrots. Yes, it's denser and a little less sweet than regular muffins, but I'm trying to avoid added sugars and fats, so this muffin is perfect for my taste.
Amy's Healthy Fruity - I needed something one afternoon to help me wait to eat until dinnertime. One serving of this smoothie
was the perfect amount.
Spinach Lentil Soup - I wanted a meatless lunch, so I omitted the kielbasa (mainly because I didn't have it) but added
more carrot, onion, diced red pepper, and I upped the red pepper flakes as well. Even though I halved the recipe, I still had leftovers for more lunches this week. So glad!
Yogurt Chicken - I told you about a chicken dish somewhat similar to this in my last blog, but this one is much, much better.
Delicious and moist due to the yogurt and lemon juice and very flavorful, especially if you use Italian breadcrumbs.
So far, I'm liking most of the MyPlate recipes I've tried. I've been trying to find why a certain recipe would be chosen over others for this USDA dietary guideline. So far, I've not found what
I'm looking for. Anybody have any answers for me?