Sunday, April 22, 2012

Love don't cost a thing..

So we have all heard the rumor about the "negative" calorie food celery! The idea of celery being "negative calorie" comes from the fact that the body burns more calories metabolizing the celery than the celery possessed in the first place.
Here are a few other foods I love that in their raw form could be considered "negative calorie":
grapefruit, lemon, lime, apple, lettuce, broccoli and cabbage

**It is important to remember that there is nothing wrong with calories, we just shouldn't consume too many. Also, once you prepare these foods (adding stuff to make them taste even better!), you will probably add some calories to it. BUT what is important is that you are eating a delicious meal that is full of vitamins and minerals and relatively low in calories and fat.**

Here is a recipe that combines 2 of our neg-cal foods, broccoli and apples.
Broccoli Apple Salad

  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 large red apple, chopped
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2/3 cup and 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Chop 'em up and toss together!

Another Combo of neg-cals is cabbage and lettuce:
Chinese Chicken Salad

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 (3 ounce) packages chicken flavored ramen noodles
  • 1 large head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce - rinsed, dried, and shredded
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 12 ounces canned chicken, drained
  • 1 cup toasted and sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the vegetable oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and ramen noodle flavor packets. Bring dressing to the point of boiling, remove from heat and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, lettuce, green onions, broken noodles, chicken and almonds.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve.               



2 more weeks of school. I am holding my breath and charging through.

I was in Little Rock this weekend working and I had that opportunity to see Regina Spektor in concert with my two friends, Jana and Sandee. Regina is SO talented!!!!

Please, revel in her awesomeness!!!

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