Friday, September 17, 2010

Turkey Chili Cheeseburger and Sports Nutrition on the Road

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Good Friday morning to 'ya!
Fall Is just around the corner and with all the comfort foods starting to appear, it just seems harder and harder to resist them sometimes. Don't you feel like you just want to curl up, have a bowl of chili and just veg out on the couch or bed, watch TV all day long???....Hmmmm sounds like my "perfect day" ------Ha-Ha!!….. last night, after getting home at 7 pm, (did RPM at the gym), I had leftover cooked ground turkey in the fridge, trying to figure out what to do with it for my dinner. Hubby had a meeting so it was just ME. So I made a hodge-podge of what I had in my pantry and came up with Turkey Chili Cheeseburger (I barely had enough chili powder so I used some pepper flakes to spice it up even more).

- Cooked leftover ground turkey
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 1 can organic red kidney beans
- 1/2 cup of crushed tomatoes
- 1 can fire rosted organic diced tomatoes
- about ~ 1 T of chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 T ketchup
- 1/2 T yellow mustard
- 1/2 T brown sugar
- Topped with cheese and sour cream (optional)

It hit the spot last night..... phor shure! For dessert, I had brownies from scratch that I made from the other night.
....Then it was the premier of The Apprentice... (You're Fired!...just have to say that everytime)
...woke up this morning and it is so gloomy here in Spokaloo. There are 2 or 3 storms scheduled to come in this weekend and hubby is supposed to ride the Tour de Lacs
Anyhoo....after surfing the web and blogosphere last night, I found some tips to help maintain your weight in the upcoming Fall season...remember what comes after..Yeeaahh..Winter!

1. No multi-tasking while eating - I am guilty of this! Every time you have a meal, sit down. Chew slowly and pay attention to flavors and textures. Enjoy the food and you'll eat less.

2. Leave something on your plate at every mealOne bite of bagel, half your sandwich, the bun from your burger. See if you still feel satisfied eating just a bit less.

3. Use a salad plateWhen you're having dinner, use a salad plate instead of a regular dinner plate. Food servings looks more on a smaller plate than a large one.

4. Think small packages Chop high-calorie foods like cheese and chocolate into smaller pieces and package a serving size for grab-and go.  It will seem like you're getting more than you actually are.

5. H2 Ohhhh - Drink at least 8-10 glass of water instead of a high-fat snack. It will help your overall health as well as your waistline. Add some zest with a twist of lemon or lime or even a slice of cucumber.

6. Doggie-bag that dinner When you order from a restaurant, ask the waiter to take half of your order and put them in a doggie-bag before bringing it to your table. This helps you practice portion control.

7. Broaden your horizonTry a new fruit or vegetable (ever had plantain, bok choy, starfruit or papaya?).

8. Clean your closetIt's great exercise and it's an important step in changing your attitude. Get rid of all the clothes that make you look or feel bad. Throw out anything that's too big — don't give yourself the option of ever fitting into those clothes again. 

9. Take your measurementsEven if  you don't like your stats right now, you'll be glad you wrote them down when you see how many inches you've lost. It's also another way to measure your success, instead of just looking at the scale. Sometimes even when the numbers on the scale aren't going down, the measurements on your body are.

10. Just move!Walk, run, try a new exercise, go to the gym or tune in to Exercise TV...anything but just get off the couch and MOVE!

.....also found this great VIDEO tip re: Sports Nutrition on the Road, very informational!

Sports Nutrition: Racing on the Road; Event Fueling for Travelers

1 comment:

  1. i am LOVING all these chili posts around the blogisphere - further indication that FALL IS HERE! looks delish ;)



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