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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Some Great Anabolic Power Foods for Lent

Treat your palate to something different this Lenten Season. Spice it up with a few of these flavor-packed, longevity-enhancing Powerfoods.  Good for your mind, body, and soul.  And they taste great to boot!




Black Bean Dip with Homemade Tortilla Chips
For a heart-healthy appetizer, pair up this low-calorie Black Bean Dip with some homemade oven-baked tortilla chips. . .For the tortilla chips, simply brush some fresh corn tortillas with extra-virgin olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Then use a pizza cutter to cut the tortillas into wedges and bake in a 400 degree F. oven for about 20 minutes until chips are crisp and golden-brown.

Creamy Salmon or Tuna Spread
This flavor-packed sandwich spread makes a great lunch, and also makes a great appetizer as a Pâté when served with crackers. . .A couple of my gym buddies say it's so good they eat it by the spoonful! Get the recipe here: Creamy Salmon Spread. You'll love it.  Plus it's loaded with longevity-enhancing, cancer-preventive ingredients.

Got Shrimp? Two Great Ideas
Flavor-packed Mediterranean Stir-Fried Shrimp over Quinoa Pilaf.  If you haven't yet tried Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah), you're missing out.  It is a highly-nutritious carbohydrate that will help you stay lean and maximize your energy levels at the same time. . .Plus it's very tasty, sort of a cross between brown rice, oatmeal and nuts all rolled into one.  It's a complete protein with all the essential amino acids. . .and a very friendly carbohydrate for anyone insulin-resistant.

If you prefer your shrimp over pasta, try this healthy-delight. . .Light and Lively Mediterranean Seafood Pasta.  This recipe is made with Dreamfield's low-carb pasta.  Big on Flavor, low on calories, and easy to prepare, the whole family will love it.

Fresh Fish that Doesn't Taste Fishy
Fresh fish--be it lake trout, white fish, or salmon--will catch a new reputation with your guests when you prepare this recipe.  Plus it's low-fat, high-protein and a powerhouse of cancer-fighting and longevity-enhancing ingredients. Try this Longevity Herb Crusted Lake Trout this Lenten season. This recipe works well with any fresh fish, such as salmon, lake trout, or white fish.

Great Salads--Pair up your Lenten Entrée with one of these Power Salads
Shirley's Black Bean Cardio Salad (with or without the tuna) is a great Tex-Mex favorite that is loaded with fiber and very heart-healthy. You can make this in minutes. This works great as a salsa dip as well.

Or, how about a big bowl full of everything that's good for you? Marinated Mediterranean Longevity Salad is a huge crowd pleaser. A reader Viki writes: "Fantastic recipe--one of my favorites. I've made this for a variety of functions and it has been an absolute hit every time! For those of you on the Weight Watchers Point Plus program, according to my calculations using the Weight Watchers e-tools, 1/2 cup of base = 4 points."

There you have it--Seven Lent-friendly ideas to wake up your taste buds and help you reshape your physique at the same time!

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1 comment:

  1. AG: I tried the crusted trout, it was sublime....Foodie Mama

    http://foodiemamablog.blogspot.com/2011/03/bay-scallops-in-tomato-wine-sauce.html

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