I'm still making MyPlate recipes, recipes created for a healthy, balanced plate. In fact, I made 21 of them during the month
of April. Those of us who are a little older remember the previous plan, the food pyramid. Allrecipes has done a great job placing interesting and flavorful recipes in this category. I haven't tried one that I haven't liked. Granted, they aren't all 5 stars,
but they're good. Here's the whole collection of MyPlate Recipes.
Pecan Dijon Chicken - The reviewers seemed to either love this dish or hate it. I suppose it depended on whether they were a mustard
lover or hater. Odd thing is that I'm not particularly fond of mustard, but I liked this dish. I particularly liked the crunch the pecans gave it. I did omit the mustard powder.
Carol's Baked Ziti Casserole - This was perfect for my weekly meatless meal, served with a green salad. I will
definitely make this again.
Healthier Easy Baked Tilapia - I used a frozen mix that included corn, and this recipe not only turned out healthy
but beautiful as well! I love one-dish wonders!
Energy Balls - I chose to make these smaller because (unfortunately) I hold to the philosophy that more is better. I knew I couldn't
be satisfied with just 1 of these, no matter the size. So I made them smaller and got twice as many of them. Now I can have 2 of them for a serving of dessert or healthy snack.
Groovy Green Smoothie - This is one of my very
favorite smoothie recipes. It's sweet yet makes me feel as though I'm eating healthy because of all the calcium, fruits, and spinach. It makes a great after dinner dessert! Needless to say, it could wreck a diet plan if you drink too much of it because of
the calorie content, but in moderation (1 serving!), it's a great addition to your food plan and helps you get your fruit and vegetable servings in. By the way, if you don't like spinach, you'll never know it's in this delicious beverage. Try it!
Blueberry Cream Slushy - This is a delicious smoothie, too, and it has a really beautiful color.
This dish, Honey Glazed Chicken, is not a MyPlate recipe, but it doesn't seem to be that bad for you. I calculated
the Weight Watchers points, and it came out to be only 5 points per serving.
I'm really trying to get back to consistently eating better and just making healthier choices. I'm continuing to walk, slowly building up my mileage so I don't hurt my foot again. I'm also starting
to lift weights again two days a week. I feel better and have Allrecipes to thank for much of that.