What do you do when it's dreary and rainy?? Pull out the Tae Bo tapes?? Pop in your Buns of Steel or Denise Austin work out tapes and work up a sweat...maybe you are a Richard Simmons fan and you "Sweat to the Oldies"??
It is a good day to break out my new yoga tapes and start stretching. Good for the body, mind and soul. A time to relax and rejuvinate (with out taking rejuvex suppliment....lol) Of course, you could always be brave and break out the rain gear and still get out there and walk, run or jog. But that is for the die hard and brave, which I am not..
And how has your water consumption been??? Still drinking plenty?? Limiting your caffeine consumption?? Still eating healthier and better?? With damp weather afoot, a comforting pot (crockpot) of chili with corn muffins is a perfect meal....this will be my dinner tonight, made healthier by making a white (chicken) chili......YUMmmmmm!
Oh and another smoothie joins the ranks (daughter and I have decided that the Tropical Tango Smoothie was definitely different and would take getting used to). This one will make you think you are on a nice sandy beach in the Carribean.
Pina Colada Smoothie
1-6oz container of Yoplait Coconut Cram Pie lowfat yogurt
1/4 frozen banana
1 cup unsweetened frozen pineapple chunks (canned ones will freeze in about 40 minutes)
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice (the juice from 1 can of pineapple chunks in it's own juice is the equivalent to 1 cup)
In a blender, place yogurt, frozen banana, frozen pineapple chunks and pineapple juice. Process until smooth, about 15-20 seconds. Pour half into a chilled glass and freeze left overs (when ready defrost 10 minutes and then blend for 30 seconds until creamy).
Serving Size: 1 cup- 252cal, 5%fat (1.5g; 1g saturated), 89%carbs (56g), 6% protein (4g), <1g fiber
White Chicken Chili
6 skinless chicken thighs or boneless, skinless chicken breast to equal 1.5 lb
1 lg onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1-14oz can of chicken broth (low sodium and fat free will work)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp salt ( it's okay to omit if desired)
1/4 tsp red pepper sauce (tabasco-may also omit)
2-15-16oz cans of great northern or cannelli beans, rinsed and drained
1-15oz can white shoe peg corn, drained
3 TBSP lime juice
2 TBSP fresh cilantro or 1 TBSP dried cilantro
1. Remove excess fat from chicken. Mix onion, garlic, broth, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper sauce in a 3 1/2 to 6 quart slow cooker. Add chicken.
2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 4-5 hours til chicken is tender.
3. Remove chicken from slow cooker. Use 2 forks to remove bones and shred chicken into pieces. Discard bones and return chicken to slow cooker. Stir in beans, corn, lime juice and cilantro. Cover and cook on low heat setting 15-20 minutes or until beans and corn are hot. Makes 8 servings.
Cal:256 (cal from fat 45), Fat:5g (sat 2g), Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 540mg, Carbs: 39g, Fiber: 8g, Protein: 24g.
Vit A: 0%, Vit C: 6%, Calcium: 12%, iron: 30%.
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