Monday, November 2, 2015

November 2

James 1:2 - NLT
Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy.

Renee really felt good whenever she had the strength to say no to food that was offered to her. Each time she could refuse eating, it made her feel she'd won a moral victory. Mentally, she kept score. It became a game to see how often she could hold out between defeats. In a strange way, it made her diet enjoyable. She felt she was really accomplishing something that was important. By the end of about four months, Renee was able to defeat just about every temptation that came along. She felt God's pleasure as she grew more able to decline treats. That joy made her diet fly by.

Today's Thought: Diets can be fun, especially when they're done!


Today's Tip:  Skip the Butter.
Cooking with canola or olive oil may reduce heart disease risk. Just remember that even these "good" fats are loaded with calories, so use them in moderation.


Easy Mashed Potatoes

4 large potatoes (Idaho or russet)
1 cup low-sodium canned chicken broth
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream

1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in half. Place them in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Drain.

2. Bring the broth to the boil, and turn down to a simmer.

3. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or fork. Slowly add the broth until the desired consistency is reached.

4. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste. Lightly stir in the sour cream and chives.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (about 1/2 cup)

Calories 90, Total Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 1 mg, Sodium 102 mg, Total Carbohydrate 21g, Dietary Fiber 2g, Protein 4g.