Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Starvin' Marvin?

At certain times of the day, Starvin' Marvin visits. That's what my kids and I used to say when we were hungry, and hungry n-o-w!
Some quick ideas to satisfy that time of day when Marv hits...

Try some low-fat cottage cheese, a handful of fruit, whatever is handy, fresh/frozen/or canned and make yourself a little parfait. The more you can make it to delight your eye the better!
Or...how about a string cheese and a couple of triscuts?
A mini-bag of natural or light popcorn is filling too.
I try to cook up some edaname to have on hand. Just squeezing a few pods, and popping the soybean in your mouth is fun, and delicious.

Try putting 15 of the turkey pepperoni slices on a paper plate and nuke it for 25-30 seconds until it sizzles and curls, Jim likes these. It's only 2 points if you're doing WW. The ideas are endless really. The best way to survive the hungries, I have found, is to be prepared, and to have something light but tasty on hand.

I counseled Josh today on eating better so he can drop some pounds, and ended up counseling myself as well, sharing ideas with him!
Even an old girl, CAN learn new tricks!

8 comments:

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I like yer ideas, they are balanced and there's something for both the sweet-cravers and the savory-cravers. Snacks with protein are filling & will stop ol' Starvin' Marvin in his tracks!

Yer so right about having the items ON HAND. Otherwise, I find I just go a-huntin' for something, anything, and it's always something not too great...

ocmist said...

Some wonderful ideas, and such a pretty picture of the fruit on cottage cheese... I really need to get to the store and get some more "good for me snacks" instead of these Girl Scout cookies that sit here calling my name... :)

ClassyChassy said...

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES WILL KILL YOU! I read that comment above!!! Some red grapes are good for your 'Chi' and also a few walnuts! I've had that combo snack before Sunday church services, and it helps tide me through till we get home and can have a real breakfast!

Chatty Crone said...

You know what my biggest problem is about food? It looks and tastes so much better when someone else makes it.

Like that picture you have looks so good - but to make it myself . . .

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh, my dear, I just love the picture of the Kiwi and other fruits. I am an expert at knowing what to do and how, but a total failure at doing it...lol...I am like Chatty Crone, it looks so good on paper and in pictures, but I'm afraid knowing all I know about eating healthy I still grab that box of Girl Scout cookies...I'mmmmm a bad girl.
I'm headed out the door y'all have a great day.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Susan,Thats it...I am headed out for cottage cheese and yogurt! Yesterday though the trips up and down the stairs to the flooding basement were probably better than an hour on a stairmaster...lol! Viewing your beautiful blog changes and your quote about sliding down the banister of life I'd better get going on heading out for low-fat treats..or the banister is going to "bust" beneath me! Happy Healthly to you...thanks for sharing the yummy ideas!

Whosyergurl said...

YES, A Corgi- Welsh Pembroke named Chelsea Kabob. She is 8 months old. Born 6/30/08.
North Manchester? My duggles went to Manchester college for a year & several from his family have degrees from there. His family lives in Goshen.
We're in Bloomington.
I make CARDS, too!
Pleased to make your acquantance. Cheryl in Bloomington

Kate said...

I love pepperoni like that! I usually do it in the oven. I never even considered the microwave. But that would be so much easier!! I think I might have to go calm Marvin down and make some for myself right now. Thanks!

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