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Monday, February 20, 2012

You Are What You Eat!

By: Danie

I think we all put a lot of pressure on ourselves to get out there and work out, be active etc etc. It seems like the more pressure we put on ourselves to work out the less concerned we are about our diet. So its okay to work out for an hour and a half to two hours and then leave the gym and have fast food for lunch or spend two hours at happy hour. Its no surprise that sometimes working out isn't the only solution.

Eating well is's time consuming and costly. I don't care what anyone says its much easier and cheaper to drive through somewhere and get a $1 hamburger. Its also much tastier to cook with lots of oil, butter and cheese! So its time to make time to cook healthy and learn about the ingredients we put in our food.

Since we have had the baby its been harder to manage our time but I do always make time to cook! One of my favorite websites is SkinnyTaste, it has points if you are on weight watchers and it has detailed nutritional info.

We really enjoy Gina's Greek Turkey Meatballs with Skinny Tzatziki!

Rolling in at 254.7 calories per serving (4 Meatballs)... these are right on point! Greek night is awesome, we make greek salad, hummus and nibble on a few low cal pita chips. The recipe I use to make low cal hummus is below, just use a little food processor for the best outcome.

Combine 15 oz can of garbonzo beans (Drained- keep liquid on the side to adjust the texture), 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 3 tbl lemon juice, 3 cloves garlic, 1-2 Tbl Seasame Oil, pinch of salt. I serve it with a little paprika and seasame oil on top. I feel like the seasame oil makes up for the lack of tahini.... you can play with the recipe to make it more to your taste (add some more garlic? dried tomatoes? Kalamata Olives?).

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