Today is Friday, February 21st
The topic of the day is:
We eat with our eyes says Brian Wansink author of Mindless Eating. I know my husband likes it when the amount of food on his plate appears like a hearty portion. A little secret to make his meat portion voluptuous is by cooking or grilling it first, followed by a deep freeze. When I am ready to cook dinner, I slightly thaw the chicken breast, and then shave it with a sharp knife. The chicken shavings pile up into a rather large mound. It can then be warmed in a bit of water and served with a a tasty sauce.
Whole grain bread is eye appealing when it is broiled with butter or olive oil, seasonings and sprinkled with a bit of Parmesan cheese and then cut into triangles, squares, or strips. I can give 3 triangles or squares to my husband and save one for me, or 2 strips for me and 4 for my husband. A great way to cut calories, and enjoy seasoned bread toasted. It gives dinner a nice crunch.
Tip or quote of the day:
Tasty Sauce: ½ cup orange marmalade mixed with 2 T rice wine vinegar and ½ tsp. fresh or dried tarragon. Warm and pour over warmed chicken shavings and serve with a vegetable, salad and whole grain toast.
*May use sugar-free marmalade for diabetes.
Other sauces: Buffalo wing sauce, teriyaki, BBQ,
Take Action Today:
Be a food illusionist. Try my little trick along with the recipe above.