Mar 062016
Daily Menu, March 6, 2016

I think of dieting as being like a horse. I ride the horse, and sometimes the horse bucks me off. It hurts my pride, bruises my ego, but it doesn’t stop me from getting where I’m going. When I ride a horse, I always risk the possibility of getting tossed off. That doesn’t mean I […]

Feb 252016
Maggie's Original Wholesome Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you publish recipes on the internet sometimes they grow wings and fly around to places you (I) never expected. In 2001, back when we still ate wheat, but after I was diagnosed with PCOS, and trying to increase my use of whole wheat flour, I wanted a chocolate chip cookie that my kids would […]

Feb 252016
Peach Crisp From Canned Peaches

I have a small collection of economical, nutritious, low sugar, low sodium, low fat, whole grain rich desserts that are really, really good. Good enough that you don’t mind eating them if you’re not on a diet. Big enough that you never feel deprived or frustrated by portion size. When I say that my peach crisp is good, […]

Feb 242016
Daily Menu, February 23, 2016

This was a rough day, but I kept track of what I ate, so “atta girl’s” for me. I ate extra veggies for lunch. I planned a relatively health sweet-treat in a large enough quantity that I wouldn’t feel deprived. For me that was 2-serving. Only then I ate 3 servings before the day was done. […]

Feb 232016
Daily Menu, February 22, 2016

1600 Calories. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Low Cost. Low Calorie Menu. I did go ahead and waffles for the kids, and I ate 2 of them. The batter made 16-waffles that were about the size of a slice a bread. Like the size of frozen waffles. I got a new electric waffle iron for Christmas and the […]

Feb 212016
Daily Menu, February 21, 2016

1500 Calories. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Low Cost. Low Calorie Menu. The family loved the chicken tacos so much they demanded a repeat. I enjoyed them too, so I complied. But this time around I used a lot more chicken in each of my taco shells. This morning I was so full I couldn’t even think about […]

Feb 212016
The Agony of Weighing & Measuring My Food

Hello. My name is Maggie and I am a compulsive overeater. The problem with overeating compulsively is that I tend to underestimate portions of food when I eyeball them. For instance, a tablespoon of margarine looks like a teaspoon to me, especially when I just scoop it out of the tub. Half a cup of […]

Feb 212016
Daily Menu, February 20, 2016

1500 Calories. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Low Cost Low Calorie Menu. I was too lazy to post this last night, so I’m doing it this morning. Thank you for your patience 🙂 Today’s menu was extremely filling. Either that or I wasn’t as hungry as I sometimes am. Breakfast had to be fast and easy because my […]

Feb 212016
Hot Dog & Cabbage Skillet

I eat hot dogs and I am not ashamed. When I lived in Minnesota as a teenager the German farm families often served hot dogs and cabbage with noodles, sometimes in a hotdish or casserole. Sometimes the cabbage and hot dogs was a side dish, sometimes a main dish. Coming from the South, I found this very […]

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