Grilled Peach Salsa Recipe

It’s grilling and peach season soon!  I love grilled peaches with steak.  I’ve also developed a taste for hot stuff so can’t wait to try this.

Nutritional Info (Per serving):

Calories: 76, Saturated Fat: 0g, Sodium: 2mg, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Total Fat: 2g, Carbs: 16g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Protein: 1g

Prep Time: 10 mins, Cook Time: 5 mins, Total Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds peach(es), (3 to 4 medium), ripe, halved and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon oil, canola
  • 2 tablespoon onion(s), sweet, preferably Vidalia, finely chopped
  • 1 small pepper(s), jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium lime(s), zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon mint, fresh, chopped

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2.  Brush cut sides of peaches with oil. Grill the peaches until softened and browned in spots, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Let cool.
  3.  Chop the peaches into 1/4-inch pieces and place in a medium bowl. Add onion, jalapeño, lime zest and juice, cilantro and mint.

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Eat Clean Diet Tips

From the Eat Clean Diet newsletter – sign up here!

“I find late-night cravings normally come from boredom and not hunger.
I stay busy in the evenings and they pass without a pig out.”

– Wendy_morley

“I have found that [cravings] are rarely hunger related for me and that they will pass. So I distract myself. I take a bath with a great Oxygen mag and I brush my teeth. Nothing tastes very good after that, and I would hate to do it again!”
– Heidi

“I go to bed!”
– Tatttt2

“With 5 meals a day and 100 plus oz of water, it’s usually not an issue. However, when and if this problem arises, my answer is: ?water water water! I know that if my mind is saying ‘snack,’ it really means, ‘H20.'”
– Italynette

“I brush and floss my teeth, and then use mouthwash to lose any tastes that linger and this helps me lose cravings.”
– Idsmom33

“I just had a piece of gum – it helps when I have the late night munchies … something to chew on!”
– Cogmom

“I fix a nice steaming cup of decaf hot tea and sip it as I relax on the couch. It is calming and comforting.”
– Odessa

Of course, as Eat-Clean Diet® Community members Toodlepip and Jolamar pointed out, if we are truly hungry we shouldn’t deny ourselves. To satiate your evening hunger, try having one of the following small meal options:

“One dried organic fig will do the trick for me.”
– All4cate

“If I get the urge, I’ll try to stick to fruits and nuts.”
– Tanyaprud_homme

“Sometimes just a few spoons of yogurt/cottage cheese will do the trick.”
– Toodlepip

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Walking to Lose Weight?

From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: My doctor told me that I need to get more aerobic exercise, but I hate going to the gym! I do like to walk, but how fast and how long should I go to improve my cardiovascular health?

A:  I understand exactly what you mean about going to the gym; I’m not a big fan of it either. Personally, I prefer to exercise outdoors or at home. And like you, I really enjoy walking.Recently, I’ve begun recommending what’s known as interval walking to many of my patients. With interval walking, you alternate between short bursts of intensive effort and easier recovery periods, as opposed to walking at a steady, continuous, and potentially monotonous pace. In fact, studies show that you can get better results in 20 minutes of interval exercise than you would in an hour of steady-state exercise….Read the rest of the answer click here.

 

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South Beach Diet – An Elegant Fish Dinner

Cod With Artichokes and Basil (Phase 1)

Description
Marinated artichokes are a great convenience product because they provide concentrated flavor and a delicious liquid, which can also be used to flavor a dish. Together with aromatic basil, they are the perfect foil for flaky, light cod. You can also try pollack, haddock, snapper, or turbot for this recipe.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds cod fillet
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dried basil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
10 ounces marinated artichoke hearts (about 12 pieces), plus 1 tablespoon liquid from jar

Instructions
Heat oven to 450°F.

Place cod in an ovenproof baking dish, brush with oil, sprinkle with basil, and season with salt and pepper. Arrange artichoke hearts around fish and drizzle with artichoke liquid.

Bake until fish is opaque and just flakes with a fork, 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from oven and serve hot.

Nutritional information
Per serving:
250 calories
10 g fat (1 g sat)
8 g carbohydrate
33 g protein
3 g dietary fiber
430 mg sodium

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Diet and Exercise To Manage Stress

Stress can do horrible things to us.  I internalize stress to the point of physical illnes…luckily diet and exercise can help!  From EverydayHealth.com…

Stress can cause:

  • Eating disorders
  • Stomach ailments
  • Skin reactions
  • Emotional conditions
  • Sleep problems
  • Concentration difficulty
  • Heart disease
  • Lowered immune response
  • Cancer

Luckily diet, exercise and having some fun can help ease your stress and these associated side affects.

Today I’m going to start running again.  I have taken a break from working out and eating well because I had finals.  Had 5 this week and 2 coming next week.  After this I just have clinical placements!

April 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Exercise, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

Avoid a Cold: Eat, Sleep and Exercise

EverydayHealth.com says paired with washing your hands frequently, eating well, sleeping enough and exercising can prevent colds.  Eating, sleeping and exercising boosts your immune system.  Whole foods and vitamins (if your diet is lacking) can help you make it through this winter without the sniffles.  Check out the article here.

On the note of colds, here’s a good question:

Q: Should you work out when you have a cold? Anything special to keep in mind?

 A: The rule of thumb for exercising while sick is called the above/below-the-neck rule. If your symptoms appear above the neck (runny nose, sneezing, sore throat), then yes, you can continue with a low-intensity workout. Studies have shown that exercising at a moderate-intensity level does not intensify cold symptoms or compromise the immune system. Avoid high-intensity exercise, such as heavy weight lifting and high-intensity aerobic training, which has been shown to have a negative impact on the immune system during a cold or any respiratory infection.If your symptoms are below the neck (diarrhea, intense coughing, vomiting, fever), then the American College of Sports Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest you let your illness run its course before resuming physical activity

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Debt-Proof Living

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If you haven’t checked out Mary Hunt’s Debt Proof Living website, do so!  Money stress can add unwanted pounds (remember this post?). Sign up for her daily newsletter and you’ll get tips on how to avoid debt, get out of debt, do things cheaply etc etc.  Today’s was cheap healthy food and here is a recipe of hers:

Garbanzo Bean Soup 

 
  •  1 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can garbanzo beans
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced

In a blender or food processor, blend 3/4 cup chicken broth, garbanzo beans, tahini, mustard, garlic, and red bell pepper until smooth. Transfer the blended mixture to a saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining chicken broth and cook until heated through. Serves: 4.

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Money Stress behind your weight gain?

moneySome people eat when they are stressed.  I don’t – I lose my appetite.  However if you are a stress eater, and money is your stress check out the website Debt-Proof Living – The Everyday Cheapskate. I started getting her daily emails years ago and I don’t stress about money as much.  She answers questions, gives advice, money plans, how to get out of debt, even recipes for cheap food and recipes for stuff like condiments and special seasonings so you never have to buy expensive mixes.

Here’s the website: http://www.cheapskatemonthly.com/ed_cheapskate.asp

References: http://www.bulldogblog.net/category/campus-updates/

May 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Diet, Recipes, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

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