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I went camping with some friends and learned about growing sprouts! Once I got home, I decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did!! Some of the benefits of eating sprouts are: they are biogenic and produce life in our body, rival meat in nutritive value, full of antioxidants, high in fiber, and full of vitamins and minerals.
If you want to give it a try, this is how I did it:
I bought a mason jar sprouting kit and put a table spoon of sprout seeds in a jar, with about an inch of water. I left this in the pantry with the light out over night. I used a spicy variety, but there are tons of different options to try. Two times a day, I rinsed and drained the jar and then put it back in the dark pantry for a total of five days. On the fifth day, I let it sit out on the counter for about a half a day to get some sun.
At the end of the day, I de-hulled the sprouts by using a salad spinner, filling it with water and draining it, sifting out as many hulls as I could until most of them were gone. Then I spun it, put all the sprouts in a baggie and put it in the fridge.
I made a really delicious salmon salad and threw on the sprouts! It was DELICIOUS!!! I highly recommend.
This next time, I’m going to try to grow some mung beans, since they look a little thicker and I think I would like the crunch!!
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My husband and I are on a new diet that is really working for both of us. So far, after 11 weeks, we are down a total of 68 lbs. I’m down 26 and he’s down 42! We are hoping that the weight loss will lead to less medications. We’ll find out about that on Thursday. One of the things that we are doing is using an air fryer to cook our lean and green meals. I love this air fryer because it’s SOOOO easy to cook great food with it. I cooked this salmon in 10 minutes. All I did was get Salmon, sprinkle some Ms. Dash on it, and turn it on for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Bam! The Lean part of my meal is complete!! I highly recommend this air fryer. It’s really easy to use and cleans up easily too!
**Average weight loss for Clients on the Optimal Weight 5&1 Plan with support is 20 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.**
Low carb steak fried “rice”
As always, I’m trying to figure out what the best diet is for me to help me lose weight. I’ve always had a pretty good work out ethic, until recent years, so my new obsession with Orange Theory Fitness is really going well. I have gone 3 – 6 times a week since I started in late October. I have to do better with food though!! I think a low carb diet is probably going to work the best for me. I’ve been interested in the Keto diet, but I haven’t been able to get low enough in carbs each day. I’ve kind of decided that my diet will be lower in carbs with the majority of the carbs happening with my breakfast shake, (which has a banana in it).
One of my go-to staples in this diet is the cauliflower fried “rice” plate. It’s super easy to make, especially if you buy the cauliflower fried rice package in the vegetable section. Here is my recipe:
2 bags of cauliflower fried rice packages
5 scrambled eggs
1 carton of sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 pound of stew meat or cubed steak (or chicken)
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
soy sauce to taste
1st step: Scramble an egg then put it to the side.
Step 2: In another pan or wok, put sesame oil then add two packages of Cauliflower Crumbles “Fried Rice” Blend. (If you want to add mushrooms, I’d put the mushrooms in before you put the cauliflower crumbles.)
3rd step: Stir in soy sauce to taste and cook until semi-translucent.
4th step: Stir in the scrambled eggs and the stew or steak meat. Add more soy sauce if you like it.
This is seriously the best low carb meal I make. I highly recommend it to everyone doing any kind of diet. You can substitute chicken instead of meat if you like. Or you can add no meat at all and use as a side dish. There are a lot of options with this deliciousness!! This makes anywhere from 6 – 8 servings.