Eat– for Good Health

My classic coleslaw, the crispiest ever, livens up roast chicken or roast (low fat) anything.  In fact, it is great on hot dogs!  The trick to crispiness is to immerse the shredded cabbage in cold water.  Because I like color, I use half red cabbage with half green and grate 2 long thin carrots.  Serving size is 3/4 cup for 50 calories.  Ingredients serve 8:  2 small  heads of cabbage shredded, 2 shredded carrots, 1 cup fat-free mayonaise, 1 cup fat-free sour cream, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, dash of salt and pepper, and if desired 1/4 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce.  Directions: place cabbage and carrot in a large bowl of cold water and let stand for an hour.  Drain and blot with paper towels.  Combine all other ingredients in a large bowl.  Add cabbage, carrots and toss.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Remember friends, losing weight healthfully is not about starvation.  It’s about healthy food choices in correct proportions combined with physical exercise. 

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16 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Weight control is also about livability. Looking forward to food we enjoy is important. No one suffers on the Gold Standard of Thin plan which contains over a hundred delicious and easy to make recipes.

  2. Kathleen, I know you’ve commented here on your blog that from Halloween through New Years is when the average person gains 7 pounds. I don’t want this to happen this year, but I’m very tempted by nostalgia high calorie food.

  3. Sure is, Becky! For optimum weight loss, consume 300 to 500 calories less than your body requires. Take your present weight and multiply it times seven. For example if a woman weighs 145 pounds, that times 7 is 1015. If she consumes 1015 calories per day, she will lose about 2 or 3 pounds every week.

  4. True, Reba. What do you weigh, 110? Weight Watchers is designed for bigger people, I’m convinced of that. Janessa and Kathleen know a woman who lost 135 pounds, but she cheated and ate less than she was supposed to!

  5. Mary Alice, I was so impressed with her weight loss that I encouraged her to become a leader. She said she couldn’t because she would have to advocate cheating. She couldn’t lose her last thirty pounds on WW without eating less than the program indicated.

  6. I admire how she took things into her own hands and did it her way, which was still a healthy way. Her method, friends, was to eat big low calorie salads (enough to fill a serving bowl) and large quantities of low calorie soup!

  7. Mary Alice, my favorite of all of them is on page 127 of Gold Standard of Thin, The Woodbridge Spa Soup made with a little cabbage, spinach, celery, green beans, 5 cups V-8 juice 5 cups of water, beef bouillon cubes, a small amount of chopped red onion and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Friends, a little lemon juice makes the soup taste like you put butter in it.

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