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Low Carb Chocolate Nut Granola
I'm taking this to work with me as my breakfast. It is so good. Here's the recipe:
1 cup of the following nuts:
low sugar dried fruit
1/3 cup of the following:
sugar free syrup
1 entire brick of bakers unsweetened chocolate, chopped
Mix all ingredients. Put parchment paper in 13 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Cool completely then break up. This made enough for 10 of my take to work containers.
I'm now 53 and I'm fairly sure that I've tried every diet known to man. I'm not sure what drew my attention to this one but somehow I found myself this last weekend watching Youtube videos about people eating only one meal a day. There are even a couple of books on it on Amazon.
I'm trying new things this year, like yoga so I thought I'd give this a try too.
There's not much to it really. I just eat one meal a day. So my strategy is to fill up on zero calorie drinks the first part of the day, eat my one meal at lunch and fill up again on zero calorie drinks in the evening.
Here's my meal today:
For me this week is all about salads. I love salads because you can put almost anything into one. Here's the recipe for this Broccoli Cauliflower Salad:
Broccoli and Cauliflower florets
Red onion, chopped
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Dressing of your choice (I used a low sodium brand)
I also baked some chicken breasts, seasoned with Mrs. Das…
I don't even know how I came across this video. I think it came up in my "recommended" feed on Youtube. It's long; it took my two sittings to listen to the whole thing and I really need to go back and listen to it again. It's a lot of information but it's very good information. This guy is not a doctor, which he says at the beginning. He's an investigative journalist.
I have to say that we're pretty much stopped eating sugar. I haven't bought real sugar in years, but we were still consuming products that contained sugar. It's hard to eat anything pre-packaged that doesn't contain sugar. But after watching this video I am even more convinced than ever that I'm on the right track with a low carb lifestyle that excludes all sugar.
I definitely think this video is worth the time to watch it.
In the extra four containers I've planted squash, zucchini, spinach and cucumbers.
These are the pepper plants that I replanted.
Here are the four tomato plants that I replanted. They look pretty bad, but I thought it was work a chance that they might make it.
We learn by our mistakes, right? I hope so because I've started over with my gardening endeavour. I made a mistake by not putting drainage in the large container I started with. Most of the tomato plants died.
So, this weekend I decided to start over. I bought some large plastic containers from Walmart for $5 each and transfer the soil from the chest into those. I saved four of the tomato plants that looked like they might make it. I also replanted some of the pepper plants.
One of the things I learned is that using one large container doesn't necessarily mean more planting space than you would have in smaller containers. The soil I had in that one larger box filled four containers. So now, instead of ju…