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!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Are you a Hungry Girl?

A galpal turned me on to the Hungry Girl site a little over a year ago, and I get daily emails from them. This is a terrific way to lower the fat/carb/calorie content of many a dish. They offer reviews on new diet friendly foods too. Go visit if you'd like to get more ideas on healthier eating.
Here's a sample from the site.

Chunky Veggie Pumpkin Chili
Our friend canned pumpkin is at it again, adding fun, fiber, and flavor to this incredible chili. The taste is mellow but can easily be spiced up with extra cayenne or some hot sauce.

(Makes 6 Servings)
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
One 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
½ tablespoon cayenne pepper, or
more to taste
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
¼ teaspoon salt, or more to taste
½ teaspoon ground cumin One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
One 15-ounce can chili beans (pinto beans
in chili sauce), not drained
One 15-ounce can black beans, drained
and rinsed
½ cup canned diced green chiles
2 cups chopped portabella mushrooms
1½ cups chopped zucchini
1½ cups chopped onion
Add crushed tomatoes, pumpkin, garlic, and all the seasonings to the crock pot. Mix well.

Add diced tomatoes, both types of beans, diced green chiles, and all the veggies.
Stir thoroughly. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.


Chatty Crone said...

I like Hungry Girl - she's great - but boy she is diciplined. She's real you know - I think I saw her on Rachel Ray or Oprah.


Whosyergurl said...

Hungry Girl...I think she is related to Jane Fonda! Did you ever work out to the Jane Fonda videos? I can't even say what I used to call her when she would say "FEEL THE BURN." Ugh. Anyway, it is apparent I am not oh, so disciplined right now. We'll have to get together sometime when I'm up in Goshen.
(that is where dug's family lives)...or, if you find yourself down here...
hugs, Cheryl

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Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

I am thinkin' I'll just stay nice 'n''s HARD to eat right!!!

Buttercup said...

Hope you're feeling better. I'm gearing up for my Hungry Girl party tonight.

Pam said...

Wow! Now you did it! This sounds delicious! Yum!!! I've never heard of Hungry Girl but will be checking her out. I could stand more than a little discipline! It's so hard to keep on track. It's supposed to be 70 here today. It's finally warming up! Yipeee! Have a great day with your fur buddies, corgidogmama!

In the Light of the Moon said...

All I know is that recipe is making me hungry...Im going to check her site out..I need what ever help I can get!Hugs-Cat

Ms Sparrow said...

I just checked out Hungry Girl. I decided not to subscribe to her daily recipes because if there's anything I DON'T need, it's more stuff to stimulate my appetite!
Enjoy your pumpkin chili.

ClassyChassy said...

Never heard of that site before - sounds interesting! Thanks for sharing it.

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