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My Best Self for God

 Today is a good day to deliberately treat this body as a temple for the Lord. Won’t you join me. Every little thing we do, every small change, can be a gift back to God for all that He’s done.

Day Fifteen: What do you gravitate to when you go out to eat? My family loves to eat out, and usually, that would sabotage my healthy eating streak. Now, I go for the omelet. Eggs are a pretty safe bet.

Day Fourteen: Sometimes a simple salad is all you need to keep the momentum going.

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Day Thirteen: Spaghetti Squash – probably my favorite healthy food so far.

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The dish before I tasted it.

 

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The dish after I tasted it – and kept on going until there was nothing left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Twelve: Potato Encrusted Tilapia (sorry, no picture, but it was tasty)

Day Eleven: Fresh fruit – it’s always a great go-to food.

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Day Ten: Eggplant Cous Cous with Tahini

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Day Nine: We enjoyed leftover warm black bean and corn quinoa. But, to jazz up the night, I topped off the meal with something sweet. An old fashioned sugar cone filled with fruit salad.

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Day Eight: Warm Black Bean and Corn Quinoa. It was even better reheated on Day Nine! Check it out on Pinterest.

Hot Quinoa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Seven: Five stars for today’s new Pinterest recipe. Shrimp Cous Cous.

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The mustard seeds add a trace of heat. This is the first time I have tried mustard seeds in a recipe. Good stuff.

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Day Six: Just a tip today. One day a week (Fridays for me), I make one adjustment to my plan. I eat as much as I want all day – but only of healthy foods. My usual portion control is set aside. I simply enjoy as much good food as I want.

Day Five: I’m sharing something we have enjoyed for many years. Fresh green beans with balsamic vinegar, 1 T. butter, and toasted almond slivers or sesame seeds. Boil the green beans for 15 minutes. Drain. Splash with balsamic vinegar, add butter and almonds or sesame seeds.

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Day Four: We enjoyed homemade roasted red pepper hummus and alfalfa sprouts on toasted pitas today. I boiled a bunch of eggs and paired them with some fresh veggies.

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Day Three: I’m featuring a fantastic salad today. The previous two days yielded so much food that I have plenty of main dishes (wraps, lettuce/chicken boats) left over. So really, all I need is a little something to augment those healthy foods and make the meal seem interesting. Leftovers don’t seem all that interesting unless there is something new to go with it. So here it is.

Watermelon-Basil-Feta Salad. And I love it!

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I know. Cheese with watermelon? But, yes. This is one of those times when the cliché is true. Cheese really does make everything better.

Cut a chiffonade of basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

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Day Two: One of my favorite pantry items is a bag of dried cranberries. I buy them at Sam’s and keep them permanently on hand.

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I like to blend them with edamame & feta crumbles and dress with a lite pomegranate vinaigrette. Yum.

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To make a pomegranate vinaigrette, use pomegranate vinegar (pictured) instead of balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar in your favorite vinaigrette recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But today, I am using my dried cranberries in a new way…

Today, we are featuring the Cranberry Chicken Wrap. It is another Pinterest find. We are off to a great start in our effort to become healthier servants to the King of kings. (Next time, I am omitting the tarragon vinegar and Greek yogurt. I liked everything else. And, I think vinegar in general is too much for this. A vinaigrette would be okay. Straight vinegar – even if it is flavored – is too sour.)

Chicken Cranberry Wrap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day One: We begin our effort to become our best for God with this healthy wrap. I found it on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/182395853633848046/

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The quinoa was easy. Just follow the directions on the package. I added a chicken bullion cube for flavor.

Day one

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just add chicken & veggies and wrap in favorite lettuce. We used Boston lettuce.

Day One 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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