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|August 24, 2005|
The Emergency Meal Kit Will Come To Your Rescue!
To help keep your weight loss efforts on track, consider creating an Emergency Meal Kit. Having a healthy meal or snack on hand -- whether traveling, at the office, or even at home -- can keep you on track when junk food or excessive hunger might otherwise derail your efforts.
Here are some suggestions for a kit that can be stored in your desk or car:
Water: Keeping water within reach wherever you go Drinking water will keep you hydrated, your stomach feeling full and flushes fats out of your system as well as increasing your metabolism. Instead of soft drinks or powdered drink mixes that are loaded with chemicals and sugar, I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored and break the routine even more by adding a little unsweetened cranberry juice. Click here to order stevia powder.
Protein Bars: To be used only in emergencies, and be careful to read the labels. Many "nutritional" bars are nothing more than candy bars in deceptive packaging. Even the best tend to be calorie-dense; stay away from the ones with high sugar or fat content.
Dehydrated Vegetables: They keep for a long time, they're tasty, and they're high in fiber so they fill you up. This is a better option than dried fruits that have a lot sugar.
Nuts: Make sure they're raw or dry-roasted, unsalted, and without added sugar. Eating just a small amount, the protein will help sustain you until your next meal.
Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Low-Fat Yogurt, and Other Perishables: Store them in a thermal lunch bag when a refrigerator is not available.
The first step to staying on track with weight loss is planning. Stock up, assemble a few foods into an Emergency Meal Kit, and you'll be ready anytime an emergency meal is needed.
Note: It is the top of the berry season right now in the Northwest... Blueberries, Blackberries, Marion berries. My sisters were in town (Portland) last weekend and my sister Cheryl insisted on going berry picking. I reluctantly joined them and we came back with about 6 lbs. of the most amazing Blackberries and Blueberries I have ever tasted. There is nothing like fresh berries picked off the vine. My sister proceeded to make SUGAR FREE Blueberry and Blackberry Jam... which was nothing short of extraordinary. I will be posting the recipes next issue.
I had quite a few berries left over so I decided to take a stab at a recipe sent to me by Barbara Phillips. This is an easy to make and amazingly tasty low carb, low sugar Fruit Cobbler. I used Blueberries but I am sure you can use any seasonal fruit. Thanks for the great recipe Barbara!
Note from Barbara: "The original recipe came from Southern Cuisine using sugar, 1/3 cup in the batter and 1/2 cup in the fruit. We are working at eliminating sugar and the Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and Steviva Brand Stevia Blend work wonderful in place of the sugar." " I have been using this method all summer and we love our sugar free cobblers."
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