Healthy Recipes For A Happy Heart
Do you have some favorite heart healthy recipes or recipe links? I hope you will share them with all of us in the comment section below!
Too Easy Turkey
Several years ago I joined a weight loss clinic to lose weight. I had been feeling poorly for sometime and one day drove past the clinic and decided: ”Today’s the day I really do something about all these extra forty pounds that have somehow attached to my body. I am weary of being tired and bloated and not wearing the clothes I use to love! ”
Even though I had tried and failed several fad diets in the past this time I succeeded! I lost forty pounds in four months and went from a size 16 to a size 8!!! The first couple of weeks were pretty rough, like I thought I was going to starve or die from cravings! But I did not, and as my body adjusted to eating three healthy meals a day plus two snacks, I really did not get hungry and the weight just seemed to drop off! At one point I actually was losing so fast I skipped a size and the size twelve clothes I had bought and been aiming to fit into were too big when I finally tried them on!
One of my dishes I cooked during this weight loss time was so easy that I’m not sure I can really call it a recipe! I would just place a turkey breast in the crockpot, frozen or thawed either way! If frozen I would set the crockpot on high for a couple of hours and then decrease it to low for about five hours. Preparation was very simple. Rinse the turkey and pat dry then place in a crockpot breast side up. Spray top side with spray margarine and sprinkle with Williams Sonoma Organic Turkey Herbs (Thanksgiving Blend). Unfortunately Williams Sonoma has quit selling this blend but enough customers are complaining I think they may bring it back! In the mean time they have a similar blend called Herbs of Provence they are recommending. www.williamssonoma.com
That’s it…as I mentioned it is almost just too easy to call a recipe but it is really good! I hadn’t made it in awhile but brought it back for our New Year’s dinner today and it got rave reviews from the family. The children even went back for seconds too!