Friday, February 10, 2012

New Recipe and Part Two of "Fat" Gooid vs Bad

Greetings to all my friends around the world. I have a recipe for you today. Now it says it is German Cuisine so to all my friends in Germany please except it as "American" German Cuisine. LOL

Things are going great here. I am walking, and doing what I pretty much want. I have lost 10 pounds this week plus what I gained in fluid. So that means I have lost 150 pounds in the last 14 months. 

Wishing everyone a great weekend and a happy and blessed Sabbath day!

Crock pot Beef and Cabbage

Cuisine:  German
Main Ingredient:  Tomato & Beef
Cooking Method:  Crock pot
Difficulty:  Easy

Makes 7 to 9 Servings

For those nights when you don't feel like cooking but you do feel like eating a home cooked meal, prepare dinner in the morning. Leave this scrumptious cabbage and beef dish cooking all day long.

2 lb ground beef  (90%) or Lean
3/4 cup cooked brown rice

2 egg whites

1 onion, finely chopped

1/2 tsp. salt & pepper

1 large head of cabbage

1 can condensed tomato soup

1 can (14.5 oz.) tomatoes

1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

salt and pepper to taste

  1. Remove leaves from head of cabbage without breaking. Add to boiling salt water until leaves wilt. Drain and set on paper towels to cool.
  2. Combine meat, rice, onion, egg, salt and pepper; mix well.
  3. Place 1/4 cup meat mixture in center of each leaf. Fold in sides and roll ends over meat. Secure with wooden toothpicks.
  4. Place rolls in Crock pot. Combine tomato soup, tomatoes, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  5.  Pour mixture over cabbage rolls. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours.

 "FAT" Good VS Bad  Part 2:

But while choosing healthier fats is better for your heart, when it comes to your waistline, all fats have about the same number of calories. And cutting the total fat in your diet not only helps you shed pounds, it can also help you live longer and healthier.

"There is a strong association between being overweight and many types of cancer, especially breast cancer among postmenopausal women, and colon cancer," says Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, nutrition and physical activity director for the American Cancer Society.

"Eating less total fat will not directly lower your cancer risk, but it will help you control your weight -- which in turn can reduce your risk of cancer."

Basically, there are two groups of fats: saturated and unsaturated. Within each group are several more types of fats.

Let's start with the good guys -- the unsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats include polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fats. Both mono- and polyunsaturated fats, when eaten in moderation and used to replace saturated or trans fats, can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Polyunsaturated fats, found mostly in vegetable oils, help lower both blood cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels -- especially when you substitute them for saturated fats. One type of polyunsaturated fat is omega-3 fatty acids, whose potential heart-health benefits have gotten a lot of attention.
Omega-3s are found in fatty fish (salmon, trout, catfish, mackerel), as well as flax seed and walnuts. And it's fish that contains the most effective, "long-chain" type of omega-3s. The American Heart Association recommends eating 2 servings of fatty fish each week.
"Plant sources are a good substitute for saturated or trans fats, but they are not as effective as fatty fish in decreasing cardiovascular disease," notes Lichtenstein. Do keep in mind that your twice-weekly fish should not be deep-fat fried!

Stress Reducers:
1.  Place yourself around "Positive" persons whenever possible.
2.  Believe in the "I can do it" thinking pattern.
3.  Take 5 minutes every day for "ME" time without fail.

Words of Wisdom:
"The only "DUMB" question is the one you never ask!
        By: Dr Lovejoy "Walla Walla College 1981"

May the LORD continue to guide and Bless every step in your Journey!


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