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Friday, August 14, 2009

Farewell Friends

Today marks the end of the Weigh Biggest Losers Blog - for a while that is. I will be leaving Utah and will no longer be able to write on a regular basis. Next year when the contest gets underway the blog will be back up and running so please check back for updates in December.

Please keep going on your Healthy Lifestyle goals. You have all come so far and should be very proud of your efforts! If you would like to continue to follow a "healthy" blog please visit the SLVHD Weigh Active & Healthy Blog.

Thank you for reading and best wishes for the future!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Black Bean, Corn & Shrimp Salad

Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup shrimp and about 2/3 cup bean mixture)
Ingredients
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn, thawed
3/4 cup bottled salsa
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

Preparation
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add shrimp; toss to coat.
Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp; sauté 3 minutes or until done. Add 1 tablespoon lime juice. Remove shrimp from pan. Add corn to pan; sauté 1 minute. Stir in salsa, cilantro, and beans; cook 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Stir in 1 tablespoon lime juice. Serve shrimp over bean mixture.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 354 (12% from fat)
Fat: 4.8g (sat 0.7g,mono 0.7g,poly 2.4g)
Protein: 43.3g
Carbohydrate: 34.9g
Fiber: 9.1g
Cholesterol: 259mg
Iron: 7.6mg
Sodium: 827mg
Calcium: 148mg

Recipe by Michele Powers, Cooking Light, JULY 2005
For other Super fast Shrimp Recipes -Click HERE!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Reading List

Looking for a good book to help you with your Healthy Lifestyle Goals? Check out one of these!


When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair - by Geneen Roth


Eat This Not That: Supermarket Survival Guide - by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding


Intuitive Eating - by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch


Mindless Eating - by Brian Wansink

Friday, August 7, 2009

Dessert Anyone?

Have you checked out the blog Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes? Check out this easy recipe idea by Gina that you can make for a great healthy dessert any night of the week.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fitness Myth vs. Truth

Ever wondered if you could take weight off one specific part of your body? Or if doing hundreds of crunches will give you a flat stomach? There are many myths regarding exercise out there - so check out this great short article on exercise myths and find out the truth! - click HERE!