Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Super Bowl Menu

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on February 3, 2011 ][ In Diet Tips and Better Eating Ideas ]

As promised, I have finally settled on a Super Bowl menu which I will share with you.  I’ve tried to include fun party food while keeping the fat, sugar and calories under control.  The dips are kept to a minimum because they encourage mindless overeating.  Of course the key at any party is not to eat too much, no matter what is served.

Chili
Mexican Cornbread
Fruit Tray
Mexican Layered Dip With Tortilla Chips
Chocolate Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Icing

I decided to make chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing for dessert as they are easy to serve and delicious, not because they are low fat or low in sugar.  Plus the recipe only makes 2 dozen so there will be few leftovers for me to eat the next day.  Between the chili and the dip, there are lots of beans for lean protein and fiber, plus the chili will be made with ground turkey.  There are tomatoes and avocados, onions and spices to provide antioxidants, fiber and vitamins.  (You can justify eating anything if you know a few tricks!)  Anyway, make your game plan ahead of time and stick to it this Sunday and you are sure to be a winner, not overly stuffed and regretting your choices.

Also as promised, here is the rest of my dinner menus for this week.  I hope you have seen that you can eat very well, enjoy your food and still eat a healthy diet.  Many of these recipes have been featured in past blogs; you can check the recipe list at the side.  This is how we really eat every week.  I plan meals ahead for 3 or 4 days, do the grocery shopping and I’m set.  Remember many of these dishes are a breeze.  For instance, the Cranberry Chicken has four ingredients.  You mix up the sauce and pour it over the chicken breasts in about 5 minutes in the morning to marinate all day.  Then you pop it in the oven when you get home, cook some rice or pasta, add a side dish and you have a great meal.  

Thursday – Kubideh Sandwiches (a new Iranian sandwich featured in Delish magazine recently)
Friday – Chicken and Potatoes with Onion Garlic Jam, Garlic Green Beans
Saturday – we will eat out
Sunday – See above

I hope you have a lovely weekend no matter what your plans are.  Just squeeze in some exercise and eat well!

Upadated on February 3, 2011


One Response to “Super Bowl Menu”

  1. shailajames says:

    Lisa, I am now in Northwest Arkansas working at an eye clinic. I remembered that you had a blog encouraging healthy eating. I read this post and think it is very interesting. I plan to use your recipes and forward them to the staff here and help encourage them to eat healthy as well. Thanks for your encouragement. Tell Dr. Tedder, hello and I hope everything is going well for you guys!

    Shaila

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