Eat– for Good Health

Friends, this is the time of year to be a healthy eating trendsetter.  As you lose weight, don’t be annoyed with copycats who want to follow in your lighter footsteps. Be courageous with soups and salads. My Spinach and Orange Salad with Almonds is 140 calories and goes well with a bowl of my 80 calorie favorite, Campbell’s Chicken Mushroom Barley with an added can of green beans.  The recipe below serves 4.  Plate up more produce to get skinny.  Stop apologizing for eating healthy and low calorie!  Get over your fear of being beautiful, will you please?

Picture of Baby Spinach Salad with Mandarin Orange and Red Onions Recipe 

Some of you may not like too many onions, but others might enjoy sprinkling on some blue cheese. 


  • 8 ounces baby spinach about 5 to 6 cups
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onions
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade (sugar-free is just as flavorful)
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball the amount
  • Salt and pepper

Arrange spinach leaves on a large platter or individual salad plates. Top with mandarin sections and chopped red onion. Whisk together marmalade and vinegar. Stream oil into dressing while continuing to whisk.

When you are ready to serve, pour the dressing over salad and season with salt and pepper.

Gold Standard of Thin

Gold Standard of Thin

Genre : Healthy Living Cookbook Book Length :  44,000, Sugar and Spice Press. You have two kinds of beauty. There’s the kind you wear on the outside.  You’re so much prettier than you think. There’s the kind on the inside, your unique blend of strengths, passions, kindness, and talents that make you who you are. Abounding health is something else, and as you become thin on the Gold Standard Plan, you will have that, too. Can a woman be too rich or too thin? 

14 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. If we can’t eat just one small cookie and stop, we have a food addiction. My daughter Janice went to a party in Building 9 at University Village at Chico State (where she lives) and ate one wonderful homemade chocolate chip cookie, and then proceeded to eat a half dozen more. “The guys weren’t eating them, and there were so many!” Janice admits to being a cookie addict! Just like an alcoholic, with her eating plan, she takes one day at a time.

  2. Reba Studebaker

    Kathleen, as a legs model, I need to be careful about what I eat all the time– and I do choose soups and salads but ALWAYS skip the dressing unless I buy or make it myself.

  3. Reba Studebaker

    Absolutely, Pearl. Sometimes I have just a bowl of chicken noodle soup– at Denny’s, The Corner Bakery, or Panara Bread. I’m able to feel full with a tall glass of iced tea. I don’t eat the bread.

  4. Janessa Breckenridge

    Heck yeah, we move together. On the subject of tribes, Kathleen, I saw Kathy from Weight Watchers a few weeks ago. She’d gained the hundred pounds back again. It’s not WW fault.

  5. Kathleen Rowland

    I know, Janessa, and of course she did so well with WW. She is a very tall, large boned woman who has a large appetite and can lose weight with their point system. I am very sad for her. She isn’t friendly and proud these days. After she’d lost 132 pounds, she was outgoing. Now she hides again.

  6. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Isn’t it true, when we’re healthy and trim, we breeze into a store knowing we’ll look great in whatever we try on– even a bathing suit. Our personalities become more positive. We have more spark and confidence.

  7. Kathleen Rowland

    When we start something new or restart, we want to set ourselves up for success. Plan the day’s eating down to the evening snack. With Valentines Day chocolate promotions, I make my evening snack a 60 calorie sugar-free chocolate pudding. It is delicious with just a little squirt of light Reddi-whip and a cup of tea. I don’t feel the least bit deprived.

  8. Becky Greenwald

    Kathleen, I lost thirty-three pounds (took me seven months) last year with GOLD STANDARD OF THIN. I can honestly say I feel prettier, and my boyfriend says I don’t fret as much!

  9. Kathleen Rowland

    Ha ha. Even when thin and trim, we don’t want to be perfectionists about how we look. We do want to think about our best traits.

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