Weight Loss Support - Foods so delicious it's hard to believe they are healthy!




Glory87
01-04-2006, 04:28 PM
I saw this on another board and thought it was a great idea. What foods are so delicious, you can't believe they are actually healthy and good for you? (please, no chemicals or fake foods).

Fresh fruit - especially pomegranates, raspberries, cherries, tangelos and mangos

Hummus

A really good stir fry over brown rice with lots of vegetables (orange pepper, shitake mushrooms, broccoli) and tofu

Baked sweet potatoes - in the oven, baked so long the sugar in the skin starts to caramalize (sp?)

Whole wheat tortilla, smeared with peanut butter, nuked for 30 seconds, wrapped around a banana

Dried granny smith apple rings from Trader Joe's (like candy)

Super fresh yellowtail sashimi

Home made guacamole with lots of lemon juice, black pepper, fresh tomatoes and red onions

Vine ripe tomatoes, just picked, still warm from the sun, sliced and sprinkled with a little salt

Whole cloves of roasted garlic

Trail mix - dried fruit and nuts, yum!

Waffles and peanut butter

Baked apple with blueberries

Warm, salty edamame

Red wine

Grilled vegetables - especially onions, asparagus, corn on the cob

Home made pizza with whole wheat crust, tomato sauce, spinach leaves, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives and feta cheese

Cottage cheese with pineapple

Dark chocolate

Crusty bread dipped into olive oil and basalmic vinegar


lele
01-04-2006, 04:48 PM
What I'm enjoying right now, even as we speak:

frozen red seedless grapes!

(I don't even crave ice cream anymore, as long as I can have these!)

Arian
01-04-2006, 05:21 PM
My favorite?

Carrots and celery with hummus.

Kiwi fruit

Mangos

Talapias (sp?) fish with curry broth over brown rice

And I may need to try that grape trick...


Kamily828
01-04-2006, 05:30 PM
Ive never had hummus.

Do you make it or buy it? If you make it, do you have a recipe to share?

Glory87
01-04-2006, 05:36 PM
I make my own :)

2 cans of chickpeas, drain and reserve liquid
Bag of sun dried tomatoes (not the kind packed in oil!)
Splash of lemon juice
Minced garlic (to taste, I like a lot)
Red pepper flakes (if you like spicy)
Anything else that catches your fancy - black olives, onions, etc.
Olive oil (2 tbs, if desired)

Put the drained chickpeas into a food processor. Add the sun dried tomatoes, lemon juice, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil (if desired). Pulse and slowly add the reserved liquid until you reach the desired consistency.

Arian
01-04-2006, 05:38 PM
Ive never had hummus.

Do you make it or buy it? If you make it, do you have a recipe to share?

I tend to buy it at the store...I tend to like 12 tribes..they have lots and lots of yummy flavors. I do want to try making my own, so I'll let you know how that goes!

goalweight160
01-04-2006, 05:47 PM
Oh my goodness, I am going to have to try that P & B tortilla wrapped around a bananna, that sounds delicious.

I noticed that you guys have really lost a lot of weight, any secrets you can share???????? PLEASE.

Arian
01-04-2006, 05:57 PM
I basically stopped eating a lot of junk food and proccessed foods ( like the boxed dinners from Banquet). I increased the amount of veggies I eat, and fruit. And I do lots of yoga and pilates. Yoga has really helped.

Altari
01-04-2006, 09:50 PM
Whole wheat tortilla, smeared with peanut butter, nuked for 30 seconds, wrapped around a banana
Ooo, I have to try that. But I have no WW tortillas. :(

goalweight160
01-04-2006, 10:38 PM
vanilla yogurt topped with fresh strawberries
fresh air-popped popcorn
vegitarian chili
celery w/ P&B topped with raisons
kiwi
fresh pinapple
special K cereal w/ berries

suechef
01-05-2006, 12:17 PM
Foods so delicious it's hard to believe they are healthy!

This made me laugh, a bit. Our culture has such a weird relationship with food, largely thanks to the way the media frames things, that we find ourselves surprised that healthy food tastes good. The only reason that they wouldn't taste good is that our taste buds are so distorted by all the added chemicals, sugars & fats of processed foods that they can't appreciate how wonderful honest, natural food tastes.

Once we wean ourselves off unnatural stuff, "real" food just tastes better & better! (and also, we begin to find that the fake stuff we used to eat tastes sort of strange).

LLV
01-05-2006, 01:51 PM
I tried hummus once. I almost lost my lunch :(

I think ALL healthy foods taste good. The foods I like in particular, of course, which are quite a few. I love eating healthy foods. Sure, cookies and cake and ice cream taste good, but I enjoy eating a piece of baked fish and vegetables just as much :)

jillybean720
01-05-2006, 03:37 PM
Sure, cookies and cake and ice cream taste good, but I enjoy eating a piece of baked fish and vegetables just as much :)
Power to you, honey! I can barely swallow most veggies without them coming right back up :o :p

LovesBassets
01-05-2006, 04:15 PM
Tropical Wholefoods banana chips. I got a bag for Christmas and they are positively DELICIOUS! And nothing but bananas -- sun-dried and yummy! Problem is, I can't find them in the States :( . I suspect they're only sold in Britain.

LLV
01-05-2006, 07:16 PM
Power to you, honey! I can barely swallow most veggies without them coming right back up :o :p
Aww, that's a bummer :(

I love veggies. My downfall is I don't like fruit.

f(x)
01-05-2006, 09:20 PM
Simple Fruit Sauté

1 tsp ghee or olive oil
2 cups fruit- any combination sliced or cubed (apples,pears,apricots,
berries, figs, plums, peaches all work well)

2 tbs apple juice or other fruit juice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tbs dried fruit (optional)
2 tbs sugar free maple syrup

Heat ghee, add fresh fruit and simmer 2 minutes. Add juice, spices and dried fruit if desired and simmer 4-5 minutes or until soft. If mixture seems dry add more juice. Add maple syrup just before serving. Very good on it's own or over yogurt or cottage cheese.

Serves 4
1/2 cup serving=99 kcal