Friday, January 22, 2016

Spice It Up!

I like pablano peppers with eggs. It's the one in the upper left
hand corner.
I don't know about you, but I LOVE spicy foods. Chili, hot salsa, curry, stuff like that. I also like the added benefit of it raising your metabolism. Eaten on a regular basis spicy foods can reduce the chance of cancer and other serious health risks. But I think the best part about them is the flavor they add, and barely any calories.The pepper doesn't have to be as spicy as a habanaro to be beneficial, in fact, it doesn't have to be a pepper at all! Ginger has the same effect and goes better in things like fresh juice or smoothies. I've just been trying to add in something like peppers or some other beneficial food each time I eat. My portion control experiment is going alright, but I'm thinking that it's more important then I initially thought. I mean think about it, if your eating small portions what are the chances that you'll eat too many calories? Or too much of anything for that matter? I blew it on Wednesday, we had my favorite dinner and I ate too much. Thursday was similar except I had those same leftovers for lunch. I'm doing good today though! I've had egg whites with beans and cheezy sauce on top for breakfast, and a cup of chili on top of a salad for lunch. I'll probably put up the recipe for cheezy sauce some other time, but I like it better than shredded cheese for on tacos or on anything mexican. I've also started putting my pedometer back on, Not doing the best with my steps, but it's been pretty miserable out the last few days and tonight we're supposed to get snow. Not the best walking/running conditions. One more thing! I've got an upcoming 4-H archery contest in February, and I'd like for ya'll to be praying that I can get in the practice I need. Because to be honest I sort of stink at it and don't want to let my teammates down. With that, I'll see you Monday!

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