September 20

Health Meal Plan

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
breakfast: Grape-Nuts cereal breakfast: pancakes breakfast: Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bar breakfast: waffles breakfast: oatmeal breakfast: apple muffins breakfast: rice cakes and peanut butter
ingredients: whole grain wheat flour, malted barley flour, salt, dried yeast ingredients: 1 c pancake mix, 3/4 c milk, 1 T oil, 1 egg ingredients: granola, brown sugar, brown rice crisp, whole grain rolled wheat, soybean oil, dried coconut, whole wheat flour, sodium bicarbonate, soy lecithin, nonfat dry milk, semisweet chocolate chips, corn syrup, brown rice crisp, invert sugar, sugar, corn syrup solids, glycerin, soybean oil ingredients: 1 c waffle mix, 3/4c milk, 1 egg, 2 T oil ingredients: whole grain rolled oats ingredients: 1 c pancake mix, 1 c all-purpose flour, 1/3 c packed brown sugar, 2 t baking powder, 3/4 t ground cinnamon, 1 c milk, 1/3 c vegetable oil, 1 egg, 1 t vanilla, 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped, TOPPING = 4 t granulated sugar, 1/2 t ground cinnamon ingredients: 1 Quaker caramel corn rice cake, 2 T creamy peanut butter
directions: serve with milk and fruit, if desired directions: heat skillet over medium-low heat – combine all ingredients and stir until large lumps disappear – let stand 1-2 minutes to thicken – pour slightly less than 1/4 c batter for each pancake onto lightly greased skillet – turn when pancakes bubble and bottoms are golden brown directions: open and enjoy directions: combine ingredients – stir until large lumps disappear – pour 1/4 c of batter into lightly greased waffle iron – bake until steaming stops directions: boil water or milk and salt – stir in oats – cook about 5 mins over meduim heat – stir occasionally directions: preheat oven to 400*F – lightly grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper baking cups – in medium bowl combine pancake mix, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and cinnamon – in small bowl whisk together milk, oil, egg and vanilla; add to flour mixture – stir genly until dry ingredients are moistened – stir in apples – combine topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over each muffin – bake 16-18 mins or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean – let cool for 2 mins directions: spread peanut butter on top of rice cake
nutrients: calories: 210 cal fat: 1g carbohydrate: 47g protein: 6g nutrients: calories: 250 cal fat 0.5g carbohydrate: 33g protein: 4g nutrients: calories: 100 cal fat: 3.5g carbohydrate: 17g protein: 1g nutrients: calories: 250 cal fat 0.5g carbohydrate: 33g protein: 4g nutrients: calories: 230 cal fat: 3g carbohydrate: 27g protein: 5g nutrients: calories: 250 cal fat 0.5g carbohydrate: 33g protein: 4g nutrients: calories: 260 cal fat: 17g carbohydrate: 17g protein: 8g
lunch: Spicy Caribbean Pork Medllions lunch: Spinach & egg casserole lunch: Grilled Five-Spice Fish with Garlic Spinach lunch: Pork Tenderloin Paprikash lunch: Red Snapper Vera Cruz lunch: Grilled Italian Steak lunch: Beef with Dry Spice Rub
ingredients: 6oz. pork tenderloin, 1 t caribbean jerk seasoning, nonstick olive oil cooking spray, 1/3 cup pinapple juice, 1 t brown mustard, 1/2 t cornstarch ingredients: 1 box (10 oz) BIRDS EYE frozen Chopped Spinach, 1 can (15 oz) cheddar cheese soup, 1 T mustard, 1/2 lbs deli ham (cut into 1/4″ cubes, 4 hard boiled eggs (chopped or sliced) ingredients: 1 1/2 t finely shredded lime peel, 3 T fresh lime juice, 4 t minced fresh ginger, 1/2 to 1 t Chinese 5-spice powder, 1/2 t sugar, 1/2 t salt, 1/8 t black pepper, 2 t vegetable oil – divided, 1 lb salmon steaks, 1/2 lb fresh baby spinach leaves (about 8 cups lightly packed) – washed, 2 large cloves garlic – pressed through garlic press ingredients: 1 pork tenderloin well-trimmed, 2 t paprika, 1/4 t salt, 1/8 t ground red pepper or hot paprika, 1/3 c well-drained bottled sauerkraut, 1/3 c nonfat or reduced-fat sour cream ingredients: 4 red snapper fillets, 1/4 c fresh lime juice, 1 t fresh lemon juice, 1 t chili powder, 4 green onions with 4″ of tops, sliced in 1/2″ lengths, 1 tomato, coarsely chopped, 1/2 c chopped Anaheim or green bell pepper, 1/2 c chopped red bell pepper ingredients: 3/4 c Wish-Bone Italian Dressing, 2 T grated Parmesan cheese, 2 t dried basil leaves, crushed, 1/4 t cracked black pepper, 2-3 lbs boneless sirloin or top round steak ingredients: 3 T firmly packed brown sugar, 1 T black peppercorns, 1 T yellow mustard seeds, 1 T whole coriander seeds, 4 cloves garlic, 2 lbs beef top round steak or London Broil, about 1/2″ thick, vegetable or olive oil, salt
directions: cut tenderloin into 1/2″ thick slices – place each slice between 2 pieces of plastic wrap – pound to 1/4″ thickness – rub both sides of pork pieces with jerk seasoning – lightly spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot – add pork – cook 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once – remove from skillet – keep warm – stir together pineapple juice, mustard and cornstarch until smooth – add to skillet – cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly – spoon over pork directions: preheat oven to 350* – In large saucepan, cook spinach according to package directions; drain well. – Stir in soup, mustard and ham. – Pour into 9X9″ baking pan. – Top with eggs. – Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through. directions: combine lime peel, lime juice, ginger, 5-spice powder, sugar, salt, pepper and 1 t oil in 2-quart dish – add salmon; turn to coat – cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours – combine spinach, garlic and remaining 1 t oil in medium microwaveable dish; toss – cover and microwave at HIGH (100% power) 2 minutes or until spinach is wilter – drain; keep warm – meanwhile, prepare barbecue grill for direct cooking – remove salmon from marinade and place on oiled grid – brush salmon iwth portion of marinade – grill salmon, covered, over medium-hot coals 4 minutes – turn salmon; brush with marinade and grill 4 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork – discard marinade – serve fish over bed of spinach directions: preheat broiler – cut tenderloin crosswise into 8 slices – press each slice with the heal of your hand to form 1/2″ thick patties – combine paprika, salt and red pepper; reserve 3/4 t of paprika mixture – sprinkle remaining mixture over both sides of tenderloin patties – broil pork 4-5 from heat source 4 minutes per side or until pork is barely pink in center – spoon sauerkraut evenly over patties; spread sour cream over sauerkraut – sprinkle reserved paprika mixture over sour cream – return to broiler;broil 1-2 minutes or until hot – garnish with dill and dill sprigs, if desired directions: place red snapper in shallow round microwavable baking dish – combine lime juice, lemon juice and chili powder – pour over snapper – marinate 10 mins – turning once or twice – sprinkle green onion, tomato and peppers over snapper – cover dish loosely with vented plastic wrap – microwave at HIGH 6 minutes or just until snapper flakes in center, rotating dish every 2 minutes – let stand, covered, 4 minutes directions: in large, shallow nonaluminum baking dish or plastic bag, combine all ingredients except steak – add steak, turn to coat – cover or close bag and marinate in refrigerator, turning occasionally, 3-24 hrs. – remove steak from marinade, reserving marinade – grill or broil steak, turning once, until steak is done – meanwhile, in small saucepan, bring reserved marinade to a boil and continue boiling 1 minute – pour over steak directions: place sugar, peppercorns, mustard seeds, coriander seeds and garlic in blender or food processor; process until seeds are garlic are crushed – rub beef with oil – pat on spice mixture – season generously with salt – lightly oil hot grid to prevent sticking – grill beef on covered grill over medium-low KINGSFORD Briquets 16-20 mins for medium or until desired doneness, turning once – let stand 5 mins before cutting across the grain into thin diagonal slices
nutrients: calories: 134 cal fat: 3g carbohydrate: 7g protein: 18g nutrients: calories: 234 cal fat: 14g carbohydrate: 4g protein: 21g nutrients: calories: 133 cal fat: 3g carbohydrate: 4g protein: 22g nutrients: calories: 165 cal fat 4g carbohydrate: 5g protein: 25g nutrients: calories: 144 cal fat: 2g carbohydrate: 7g protein: 24g nutrients: calories: 310 cal fat: 19g carbohydrate: 3g protein: 32g nutrients: calories: 249 cal fat: 11g carbohydrate: 9g protein: 29g
dinner: Persian Chicken Breasts dinner: Wish-Bone Marinade Italiano dinner: Rosemary Steak dinner: Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts dinner: BLT Chicken Salad dinner: Pecan-Topped Honey Chicken dinner: Shrimp Creole Stew
ingredients: 1 medium lemon, 2 t olive oil, 1 t ground cinnamon, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t turmeric, 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves ingredients: 3/4 c Wish-Bone Italian Dressing, 2 1/2 to 3 lbs chicken pieces ingredients: 4 boneless top loin beef steaks or New York strip steaks (about 6 oz each), 2 T minced fresh rosemary, 2 cloves garlic-minced, 1 T extra-virgin olive oil, 1 t grated lemon peel, 1 t coarsely ground black pepper, 1/2 t salt, fresh rosemary sprigs ingredients: 2 T margarine or butter, softened, divided, 1/2c crumbled blue cheese, 3/4 t dried thyme leaves, 2 whole boneless chicken breasts with skin, 1 T bottled or fresh lemon juice, 1/2 t paprika ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, 1/4 c mayonnaise or salad dressing, 1/2t black pepper, 4 large lettuce leaves, 1 large tomato, seeded and diced, 3 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled, 1 hard boiled egg, sliced ingredients: 4 boneless, chicken breast halves, 3 T GREY POUPON honey mustard, 1 t lemon or lime juice, 1/4 t ground cumin, 1/2 c Planters Pecans, chopped, 1 T plain dry bread crumbs, 2 t margarine or butter, melted ingredients: 1 1/2 c raw small shrimp, shelled, 1 bag BIRDS EYE frozen Farm Fresh Mixtures Broccoli, Cauliflower & Red Peppers, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 1/2 t salt, 1 t hot pepper sauce, 1 t vegetable oil
directions: remove lemon peel in long strips with paring knife; reserve for garnish – juice lemon; combine juice with oil, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and turmeric in large heavy-duty resealable plastic food storage bag – gently knead ingredents in bag to mix thoroughly; add chicken – seal bag and turn to coat thoroughly – refrigerate 4 hours or overnight – remove chicken from marinade and gently shake to remove excess – discard remaining marinade – grill chicken 5-7 minutes per side or until chicken is no longer pink in center – serve chicken with grilled vegetables, if desired. directions: in large, shallow nonalumium baking dish or plastic bag, pour 1/2 cup Italian dressing over chicken – cover, or close bag, and marinate in refrigerator, turning occasionally, 3 to 24 hours – remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade – grill or broil chicken, turning once and brushing frequently with remaining dressing, until chicken is no longer pink directions: score steaks in diamond pattern on both sides – combine minced rosemary, garlic, oil, lemon peel, pepper and salt in small bowl; rub mixture onto surface of meat – cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes – grill steaks over medium-hot Kingford briquets about 4 minutes per side until medium-rare or to desired doneness – cut steaks diagonally into 1/2-ince-thick slices – garnish with rosemary sprigs directions: prepare grill for grilling – combine 1 T margarine, blue cheese and thyme in small bowl until blended – season with salt and pepper – loosen skin over breast of chicken by pushing fingers between skin and meat, taking care not to tear skin – spread blue cheese mixture under skin with a rubber spatula or small spoon; massage skin to evenly spread cheese mixture – loosen skin over breast of chicken by pushing fingers between skin and meat, taking care not to tear skin – spread blue cheese mixture under skin with a rubber spatula or small spoon; massage skin to evenly spread cheese mixture – place chicken, skin side down, on grid over medium coals – grill over covered grill 5 minutes – meanwhile, melt remaining 1 T margarine; stir in lemon juice and paprika – turn chicken; brush with lemon juice mixture – grill 5-7 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through – transfer chicken to carving board; cut each breast in half directions: brush chicken with mayonnaise; sprinkle with pepper – grill over hot coals 5-7 minutes each side – cool slightly – cut into thin strips – arrange lettuce leaves on serving plates – top with chicken, tomato, bacon, and egg directions: rinse chicken; pat dry – mix mustard, lemon or lime juice and cumin in small bowl – brush mixture over both sieds of chicken – place chicken in shallow baking pan – mix pecans, bread crumbs and melted margarine or butter in small bowl – lightly press pecan mixture on tops of chicken pieces – bake at 375*F for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is done directions: in large saucepan, combine all ingredients – cover; bring to boil – reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 20 mins or until shrimp turn opaque
nutrients: calories 143 cal fat: 4g carbohydrate: 1g protein: 25g nutrients: calories: 410 cal fat: 25g carbohydrate: 2g protein: 41 g nutrients: calories: 328 cal fat: 16g carbohydrate: 1g protein: 42g nutrients: calories: 296 cal fat: 17g carbohydrate: 1g protein: 32g nutrients: calories: 444 cal fat: 34g carbohydrate: 4g protein: 32g nutrients: calories: 339 cal fat:22 g carbohydrate: 7g protein: 29g nutrients: calories: 131 cal fat: 1g carbohydrate: 9g protein: 20g
September 7

Negative effects of Marijuana

Marijuana has both short and long-term effects on the brain. When a person smokes marijuana, THC quickly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream. THC acts on specific brain cell receptors that ordinarily react to natural THC-like chemicals. These natural chemicals play a role in normal brain development and function. Marijuana can affect one’s feelings/mood, senses, body movement, and many other things.

Marijuana can also cause Problems with child development during and after pregnancy Marijuana use during pregnancy is linked to  increased risk of both brain and behavioral problems in babies and lower birth weight. If a pregnant woman uses marijuana it may affect certain developing parts of the fetus’s brain.

October 23

Christmas of December 25,2013

        I will never forget that one Christmas     morning of  December 25,2013.It was my  favorite Christmas ever.                                                   We always go to my grandma’s house for Christmas,and my whole family comes over.We eat a big dinner then we open presents after everyone has finished eating.      All the kids bombarded the Christmas tree.   We sorted all of our presents out.Then my grandma announced,”GO!”It was as if  we were racing to get our presents open.After we were done opening gifts,my grandma said,  “OK.Let’s have a scavenger hunt!”But before she could finish,my little cousin said,”Don’t we have more gifts to open?We only opened two.” Then I said,”It is not about the presents or whats inside of them. It’s about celebrating Jesus’s birthday.”               My grandma walked to the back of the house and come back with a book and said that we were each going to read a page out loud.I read the title of the book.It was Baby  Jesus,and I thought to myself,”They will never ask for more presents because they now know what Christmas is all about.