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Old 11-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #1811
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Just something healthier than my usual lunch:

I had a passel of Swiss chard left in the garden, so I made this recipe. It's colorful, healthy, and really good! Plus, it is easy to substitute items if needed. Leeks instead of garlic. Spinach instead of chard. Black beans instead of pintos, etc.

I cut the oil and butter to 1 tablespoon each. And I added 2 cups of cooked Barilla PLUS macaroni. All said, a yummy lunch for 344 calories per serving! With the two cups of pasta, I have four lunches! Oh, and it freezes well too!
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:04 PM   #1812
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Sounds good Kathleen, thanks!
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #1813
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The pool felt wonderful today, like a relief after going in the gym for most of the week, last week. Water aerobics class then aqua chi, love it!
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:16 PM   #1814
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Aqua chi sounds awesome.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #1815
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Aqua chi sounds awesome.
I just love it, it feels like an internal massage.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:37 AM   #1816
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Just something healthier than my usual lunch:

I had a passel of Swiss chard left in the garden, so I made this recipe. It's colorful, healthy, and really good! Plus, it is easy to substitute items if needed. Leeks instead of garlic. Spinach instead of chard. Black beans instead of pintos, etc.

I cut the oil and butter to 1 tablespoon each. And I added 2 cups of cooked Barilla PLUS macaroni. All said, a yummy lunch for 344 calories per serving! With the two cups of pasta, I have four lunches! Oh, and it freezes well too!

I copied that recipe. I love Swiss Chard and also Pinto Beans. What could I substitute for the goat cheese, if necessary?
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:49 AM   #1817
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I copied that recipe. I love Swiss Chard and also Pinto Beans. What could I substitute for the goat cheese, if necessary?
Cream cheese.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:32 PM   #1818
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An hour in the pool tonight felt great!
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:40 PM   #1819
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I copied that recipe. I love Swiss Chard and also Pinto Beans. What could I substitute for the goat cheese, if necessary?
Feta is also goat cheese, but I think it would work. How about some fresh mozzarella?
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:46 PM   #1820
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There is a small group at work that is trying to drop mass and get healthier. Everyone has their own eating plan to follow, but it is nice to have the camaraderie. On Friday, we were all given "pebbles" by myInertia.com. I went out for a walk today simply because I could see my rating against others in my group. Who wants to be on the bottom of the exercise list???

It's obnoxiously effective for me since I do not want to be at the bottom of the exercise barrel. In retrospect, I cannot believe I VOLUNTEERED to wear this little thing!

I'm not sure if I should be thrilled at its effectiveness or disturbed over the big brother-ishness.

I did lose 2 pounds this week.......hmmm.
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