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Encouragement from fellow Sparkers

Monday, October 21, 2019

Happy Monday!
It may be a little gloomy and cold outside today but it's a good morning inside. I am bubbling over with motivation and encouragement. My tank of healthy ideas is full. Some of it comes from my fellow Sparkers.


Recently INDYGIRL posted a fantastic article, HOW I STOP A BINGE. Even if you are not one for bingeing, this is an excellent article with loads of helpful information. I fall more into the compulsive overeating rather than bingeing. If what we eat doesn't satisfy, our brain reviews what is in the pantry that we might try next. Crazy, I know, especially when we are not hungry. We have to purposefully break the cycle.


KITT52 has made amazing progress during her years at Spark. She is an inspiration to many of us, and always ready with an encouraging word. She talks about her progress in the blog she posted Sunday. This blog inspires me to fill up on vegetables so I don't have room for other things. Why choose good when you can have better?

I am inspired by Sparkers who post pictures of their healthy meals. Check out some of these Sparker's Photos for great ideas of meals to try. I collect them in a Healthy Eats folder on my computer.

POOKIE's pictures encouraged me to try different combinations of roasted vegetables.

16 servings vegetables and fruit today including these delicious bright ready to roast vegetables

It took me less than 7 minutes to prep veg for dinner and lunch tomorrow

Lunch looked so pretty cooking and when it was done! 4 servings vegetables in one meal!

Lunch is ready. 6 servings of vegetables in one meal! Skip the bread and eat double the delicious hummus! Pul biber chili on top!

No added sugar. No added fat. Only that from banana to sweeten and eggs. Then cashew nuts, green sultanas and dried mango. Wholemeal flour.

Delicious chayote (mirilton squash) based salad with coriander lemon dressing

dinner, steamed sprouting broccoli, sesame green beans, mushrooms and prawns.

Here are a few from VALLEYGIRLSPAGE.

Breakfast....bananas, yogurt, pumpkin spice granola....delicious!

Smoothie to start the day....water, pineapple, banana, strawberry yogurt blended with flax and chia blend...delish!

Put all ingredients in crockpot set on low and 6 hours later delicious vegetable beef soup....made my way more veggies less meat.

Delicious ideas from MOUCHE.

grilled boneless skinless chicken thigh, green giant brussel sprouts in low fat butter sauce. 280 cals, 14 carbs, 16g fat 37 protein

grilled pork chop and grilled asparagus. 330 cals, 3 carbs, 19 fat, 32 protein

homemade shrimp and rice Serving 1 cup 297 cals 30 carbs 2g fat

Pan seared salmon with Brussels Sprouts. 345 cals, 12 carbs, 12g fat, 25g proteins

salmon patties made with out oil or flour in my non stick copper pan with a romain and spinach salad. (Fat free dressing)
From her I got the idea of putting a bed of lettuce under any meat to add healthy greens to a meal when a salad is not served.

More to follow in another blog.
Eating healthy is delicious.
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