First of all let me say: Make no mistake –
this is REAL food and it’s REAL good!
You won’t find any diet/rabbit/punishment stuff here.
These are my old favorites slimmed down – and no one you serve them to will know the difference!
I happened to lose weight through Weight Loss Surgery – but my thoughts, recipes, and approach are useful to anyone trying to lose a little or a lot of weight. We are all in the same boat – just using different oars!
After starting my new life and regimen I realized that my favorite past time needed to be revamped….big time!
Losing over 200 pounds wasn’t easy, and I certainly wasn’t going to go backwards eating the same old, same old. My recipe file needed to have a make-over.
Low-carb, no sugar added, or completely sugar-free is my new way of life. But since quality trumps quantity now, I have sacrificed nothing in pleasure. Add to that my new addiction of photographing every thing that comes out of my kitchen and, well…here we are.
So many have the impression that to lose weight and keep it off it automatically means you will eat no more. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The choices need to change – the portions definitely change – but the flavors and quality should actually increase.
I found that in my unhealthy-past I would eat anything – QUANTITY was what mattered to me. The more the better. Since having to decrease my quantity of food, now, I want it to REALLY count. Bright flavors, fresh ingredients, quality products – that’s what I look for.
I did not want to give up good food, and haven’t. I slimmed it down, took out some of the simple carbs, added more high-quality proteins…and feed it to my whole family.
Most of the recipes you’ll find here are, seriously, the ones I have always cooked – just made more healthy…more conducive to losing my weight and now, keeping it off.
I am constantly looking for exciting dishes to add to my files, though – and some of the recipes on here are NEW favorites. Ones I might not have bothered to try before.
So…look around, be brave! Pick a couple and try them – I think you’ll be very surprised at how YUMMY they are for ‘diet’ food!
I hope you find inspiration here. And, if you do…pass it on!