First blog post

I finally decided that I wasn’t going to do a fad diet. I was going to truly eat healthy. Not starve myself in hopes of losing the weight I want. I was going to eat what the FDA has recommended. Compared to most recipes, these are low calorie, low fat, low sodium, but it is how we are, according to the FDA, supposed to eat.

Country Eggs in Tortilla Cups (5 Stars)

LIZ: 5 stars AMY: 5 stars SPENCER: 5 stars CARRIE: 5 stars 4 Servings 4 Flour Tortillas 4 Eggs 1/4 cup Milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese Sour Cream if desired Salsa if desired 1. Heat oven to 400ºF….

Southwestern Quinoa Salad (2.75 Stars)

LIZ: 3 stars AMY: 2.5 stars SPENCER: 3 stars CARRIE: 2.5 stars 6 Servings 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves 1/4 cup raw unsalted hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons…

Total and Complete Fail!

Last night was a total and complete fail in my attempt to make a spinach and chicken dish.  First, the chicken did not cook as quickly as the recipe called for….this was partly my fault since the chicken breasts were very thick…after trying to cook them on the stove top for 40 minutes I gave…

Chicken Gumbo (3.8 Stars)

LIZ: 5 stars AMY: 4 stars Spencer: 2 stars Carrie: 4.5 stars 8 Servings (2 cups each) 2 cups cooked chicken cut into bite-sized pieces 1 ounce ham, cut into small pieces 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I used olive oil) 1 medium onion, diced 1 medium green pepper, chopped 2 ribs celery, sliced (I HATE…