recipe experiments

I have been cooking up a storm. Well, maybe a small storm. But since I can't decide which recipe to submit to the BloggerAid cookbook I am not posting these. Once I decide I will have a few more goodies to share.

We have made a few changes in our family eating habits. I have a future-step-daughter, who I call my step-daughter for simplicity sake. She has had a rough life and is overweight, and without a good sense of her body and how food impacts it. She was raised to believe that anything that tastes good or sweet is "bad." And yet, like many people, she has little self control when it comes to food. But she is trying, and learning, and improving.

I have been working very hard to change the way we use and view food in our home. I have been following Nurit and Joie de Vivre on their Weight Loss Weekly posts. I have even gone so far as to answer the questions myself. Call it self education or self preservation. Some of the changes we are making are simple: food & exercise tracking for me, water, water, more water, (I only drink water, just not always enough, that's the challenge), involving the whole family in the meal planning process.

My whole goal with this blog and my cooking was to make healthy comfort food. Food that we love to eat and is healthy too. Taking our favorite restaurant foods, or old family favorites, and making healthy home-made versions. Teaching my family that a good meal is satisfying, fortifying, and not a bad thing at all. So tonight I am making sliders on whole wheat rolls, with grass fed Texas long-horn beef (extremely low in fat,) and various cheeses, good things in little packages. The real treat is the healthier-version dessert to go with it. Let's just call it a miniature meal!

What's you favorite food and have you made it healthy?


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