Today I had a breakfast buffet at a hotel, but I think I managed to do ok. My daughter is coming home today, so I baked some cookies. The Amazing Chocolate Balls were great to have on hand when those cookies started smelling so good! I’m trying a couple of new recipes tonight.
Reading Eat to Live today, I was encouraged by the simple suggestions. Changing habits doesn’t have to be drastic. This is from chapter 6, I think.
What if all Americans:
- ate a large bowl of green salad daily
- had a large serving of steamed greens daily
- ate a cup of beans daily
- had at least an ounce of raw seeds and nuts daily
- ate at least three fresh fruits daily
- had some tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, herbs and garlic daily
A few simple changes can have a big impact on your health.
oatmeal with dried cranberries
1/2 piece of whole wheat toast
I think I just snacked on fresh vegetables and ETL chocolate balls. I was busy baking and making dinner. I will do better tomorrow!
1 cup Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup
Roasted crockpot chicken
Broccoli with Roasted Garlic and Shallots
several chocolate balls (ETL recipe)
I sliced an onion and placed it on the bottom of the crockpot. I then put apple slices, orange slices and fresh sage (3-4 sprigs) on top. I squeezed some of the juice out of the orange into the crockpot. Next, I took a whole chicken and seasoned it inside all over with Mrs. Dash and the Signature Blend from The Spice and Tea Exchange; just use your favorite seasoning mix. The chicken goes right on top of the apple/onion mixture. Put the lid on and turn it to high for 4-6 hours. No liquid is needed. After about 2 hours, I put some small potatoes in with the chicken.
To finish off the chicken, I mixed together 1 T. of apricot jam (fruit only) and 2 cloves of crushed garlic. I brushed this on top of the chicken and placed the chicken under the broiler in my oven. This last part is optional, but it gives the chicken a beautiful color. Of course, I removed the skin before I ate my serving. 🙂
The broccoli with roasted garlic and shallots was a new dish. I have to be honest, as I was preparing the dish I wasn’t very excited. However, it turned out to be very tasty.