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    Eating Right While Staying Cool

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    Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:53 pm
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    The year is half over. Very hard to believe but so true. With summer comes new challenges for eating healthy. Ever thought to yourself "It's to hot." "Think I'll just skip lunch." or "It's to hot. I'll skip my exercise for today."

    When the temps rise it is still important to take care of yourself. Healthy eating and exercise are essential to helping control your blood sugar. So what do we do about proper nutrition? How about starting your morning off with a healthy breakfast that is no cook or can be done in the microwave.

    Microwave Poached Eggs served on a slice of whole wheat toast. The egg packs a lot of nutrients and protein to help get your day off to a good start.

    Cottage Cheese-Banana Breakfast Delite the cottage cheese has protein to stay with you throughout the morning and can be served on mini whole wheat bagels or carb friendly bagels. Reduce the banana to 1/2 medium for even a lower carb count.

    Peach Smoothie (Diabetic) this smooth has no cholesterol, it is low in saturated fat, has 4.6g or fiber and 5.9g of protein.

    Peanuty Apple Toast made with whole wheat toast for loads of fiber and protein.

    Lettuce Breakfast Wraps what a great way to watch your carbs while getting in some nice leafy greens!


    Marshall Field's Chicken Salad (With Sandwich Variations) serve on lettuce leaves or low carb bread choices. Even great wrapped in a corn tortillas.

    Chef Salad has lots of fresh greens and wonderful protein with deli meats, cheese and boiled egg.

    How about adding a nice refreshing chilled soup?

    Chilled Summer Squash Soup With Fresh Herbs what a refreshing way to top off any salad. Sorry no photo. Why not be the first to take a photo!

    Chilled Cucumber, Avocado and Shrimp Soup with healthy fat from the avocado combined with the cooling taste of cucumber and buttermilk. yummy.gif


    For me dinner is always easier. I can either take my cooking outside on the grill. Fish, chicken, beef or pork makes a wonderful opportunity for outdoor grilling

    Grilled Honey-Balsamic Salmon

    Cedar-Planked BBQ Salmon

    Grilled Orange Chicken Breasts

    Grilled Skirt Steak With Avocado-Tomato Salsa

    Of course there is always the crock pot. Not only a great invention for a busy lifestyle but perfect anytime.

    To Die for Crock Pot Roast

    Easy Crock Pot Moroccan Chicken, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

    You get the idea. icon_wink.gif

    Now what about exercising during the hot summer months.

    1. Water, water and more water -- Remember to take along water, whether it's a run in the park, a hike in the forest, or a drive across town. Staying hydrated is important to avoiding heat exhaustion and dehydration. Want cold water? Fill water bottles the night before and freeze.

    2. Stay cool and exercise at the coolest time of the day -- Reschedule your exercise for early morning or after the sun has reached its high point and is beginning to set. The coolest part of the day is always the best for working out.

    3. Dress for the weather -- Your body needs to sweat to cool itself! Dress in natural fibers that breath. Wear loose fitting clothes and proper shoes for walking, running, hiking or whatever fun activity you have scheduled for the day.

    Last edited by PaulaG on Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:55 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:54 pm
    Forum Host
    Okay everyone come and share with us what you are making and let's discuss exercise.
    Mia in Germany
    Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:27 am
    Forum Host
    Great post, Paula icon_biggrin.gif
    Can't wait to get started with some yummy chicken or chef salad yummy.gif
    Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:38 am
    Forum Host
    Good morning Mia. Yesterday I made Barilla No-Boil Lasagna #80435 by Monica in PA. I made a double recipe. One is made with gluten free noodles the other is not. The gluten free one is to stay here. The other will go to my daughter's. They are both fully cooked and will cut into individual servings, wrapped and frozen. When we or they want lasagna will just have defrost a package and warm in the microwave for a bit.

    I also made Greek Village Salad (Nick and Marina Makris Horiatiki Salad), #305776 by Gerry. I had fresh tomatotes and cucumbers. There was lots leftover and DH and I will enjoy it today.
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:58 am Groupie
    Here I am, ready to go! wave.gif

    We are a small, but happy group, right? icon_lol.gif icon_cool.gif

    I love all the recipes you have shared, Paula, except for the salmon. I just got back from Alaska, and they ( the cruise ship ) had salmon at every meal. Enough is enough already, right? icon_lol.gif rotfl.gif

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    Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:56 am
    Forum Host
    You were on a crise! How wonderful. We went in 2004. Loved it. There is so much to see and do. We enjoyed lots of salmon, halibut and cod. I look forward to going again in a few years.
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:50 pm Groupie
    Mia in Germany
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:06 pm
    Forum Host
    wave.gif icon_lol.gif
    So beautiful - love that picture, pammyowl!
    Luckily there are lots of other things besides salmon to enjoy while it's hot icon_lol.gif
    I'm going to prepare Dilled White Bean and Grape Tomato Salad #458248 by NurseJaney for tomorrow.
    Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:34 pm Groupie
    I love this salad, it is a favorite for my family! I believe I found it in a Betty Crocker cookbook about 25 years ago, but this one is close.

    Mandarin Orange Salad icon_smile.gif
    Mia in Germany
    Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:55 pm
    Forum Host
    That looks very refreshing!
    We enjoyed today Dilled White Bean and Grape Tomato Salad #428248 and Grilled Honey-Balsamic Salmon #61659 with some baby potatoes and strawberries as a dessert. I had a time when I disliked strawberries, but now I'm back to loving them icon_lol.gif
    I can highly recommend this bean salad, it's sooo goood!!
    Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:45 pm Groupie
    It does sound good! I plan on making it, too icon_smile.gif
    Please clarify, you disliked strawberries??? icon_eek.gif
    Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:50 pm Groupie
    Yum yum! Made this delightful salad for our evening meal tonight.

    The Ultimate Greek Salad
    Mia in Germany
    Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:10 pm
    Forum Host
    Mmmh, I love Greek salad!
    We had Paula's awesome Sushi roll salad Sushi-Roll Rice Salad again. Finally I found canned edamame - no way to find fresh, but the canned stuff was good, the salad is way better with it than with the sprouted soy beans.

    Yep, I didn't like strawberries very much for years. As a teenager I spent one afternoon with a friend eating strawberries with whipped cream. The whipped cream made me terribly sick, and I somehow lost interest in strawberries for many years, too icon_lol.gif

    Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:49 am
    Forum Host
    Sorry I've been missing the conversation. I was in Atlanta with the kids. Home as of yesterday and hve 2 beautiful granddaughters for overnight. One is being returned to Mom and Dad this afternoon. I plan on making Shrimp With Orzo, Olives and Feta this week as well as Fish Fillets With Lemon and Caper Sauce.
    mama smurf
    Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:32 pm Groupie
    Hello everyone! I would like to tag and make Chef Salad#321516 by Andi of Longmeadow Farm#428885 and also this week I am planning on fixing Ma Po Tofu (From Cooking Light)#147859 by LonghornMama#176615 (get DH to eat a little more tofu) icon_lol.gif Mia I have made PaulaG's Sushi Roll Salad and that is one of my favorites!
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