Highly processed foods are made with chemicals like high fructose corn syrup and monosodium glutamate (MSG) that are always leaving you wanting more. Remember the Lay’s chips ad campaign a few years ago – “I bet you can’t eat just one?” Processed foods like potato chips won’t satiate you. This week make a commitment to purchase and cook real food. Explore the ways eating real food makes the cues less powerful. Notice how you feel after one of these meals versus a fast food burger and fries.
TUESDAY Asparagas, Canadian Bacon, and Cheese Frittata I am a fan of Applegate Farms Organic Turkey Bacon and Deli Ham. I will probably substitute for the Canadian Bacon in this recipe. I will serve with some fresh fruit.
WEDNESDAY Lemon Chicken with Green Beans and Mushrooms Will serve with some brown rice.
THURSDAY BBQ Chicken Sliders I will make some sweet potato fries (sliced sweet potatoes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt and roasted at 400 until crispy. I will also serve with some marinated cucumbers. I just toss in Italian dressing and let sit in the fridge for a few hours.
FRIDAY Blackened Salmon with Cilantro Creme Fraiche Instead of the cream, I’ll use Greek yogurt. I love blackened salmon on top of a bed of greens and veggies.