Monday, July 19, 2010
Food is NOT the enemy
Eph 6:12 We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world and against spiritual wickedness in high places.
The food is no always the problem. We are not even the problem. Life is often the problem. So much is going on around that its difficult to even focus on what to eat and when. The problem is, by neglecting our dietary needs we actually other issues to our lives. 7 of the 10 top rated diseases that are plaguing our generation are all 'diet' related. The top 3, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure - very obviously, diet related. So as we go through life, chasing kids, working through lunch, and finally driving-up to get dinner, its no wonder when its time to choose 'what' to eat, we wanna eat 'something good'. We want the 'taste' of food to be our reward of all we've done today.
But we've once again been distracted into making a poor choice for our progress. How can we continue to lower cholesterol, lose weight, or generally improve our health if we allow ourselves not to make our dietary needs a priority? Healthy does not have to lack flavor but it does take planning and preparation. We have to decide that we are worth that time and effort.
Lynda F. - Culpepper, VA - Down 16 lbs in 10 days!! You go girl! Keep going higher!! You are on a roll now!
Tricia N. - Charlotte, NC - Down 14 lbs! I'm so proud of you and looking forward to hearing more about your success and the success of those at your church. Keep me posted!
Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad
1/4 cup Sesame or poppy seed low fat salad dressing (Harris Teeter low fat Poppy Seed dressing is on sale $.99/this week)
1/2 handful of shredded carrots & snow peas
1-2 sliced scallions
2 cups of Spring Mix Salad Greens (Trader Joe's Champs Lysee is great $1.99)
1/2 lb Chicken Breast (grilled previously or baked)
Few sprigs of Cilantro
Toss cooked chicken 'fork pulled' (to absorb all the flavor) with the salad dressing. I like mine 'slightly' warmed so I re-cook mine in a skillet using the salad dressing as the 'oil'. Layer the salad greens, carrots, scallions, chicken. Top with cilantro. Drizzle with the remaining 'sauce' in the pan.
Remember - plan ahead. Cut up more scallions and carrots and chicken than you need and store it for a different meal. Be creative!!
Exchanges: 1 Protein B; 1 Veggie A; To add a carb, prepare some rice noodles and toss with the chicken and layer that into your salad. Yummy!!
Prayer: Lord, help me to organize my day and prioritize my life to include time for you and me. Help me to find a moment to listen to your voice. Show me your will for my family and the love you have for me. Let me know your will. In Jesus name. Amen!!
Meanwhile...Keep walking on water!
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