Sandra Lee | 2011-01-12 15:49:50
The New Year offers a great opportunity to have a fresh start. So for all you folks looking to join the 2011 health kick bandwagon, and quit munching on chips and processed food, let me introduce you to my revamped Semi-Homemade philosophy. In the latest season, all of my episodes have and will continue to feature recipes that use 70% fresh foods and 30% store bought products. So the meals you serve and eat will not only be fresh and healthy, but also quick and easy.
Why not start the New Year with a healthy meal for the family to enjoy together? This past week's episode of Semi-Homemade Cooking, "Asian Banquet" features tons of health-conscious recipes. Try cooking "Ginger Rice Stuffed Mushrooms" and "Black Tea Chicken with Eggplant." Both recipes have smart choices with flavorful herbs, spices, and veggies -- but none require a huge time commitment because who really has time to spend hours in the kitchen after a long day?
To stay inspired throughout the year on your journey towards a healthier you, try out a subscription to my magazine. It has a "Light Fare" section so that you can follow through on your resolutions. The January/February issue has "Healthy and Hearty" salad recipes that will keep you full and happy with a lean protein, greens, and flavorful dressing. You can even pack one up to eat in the office.
Often I am asked how I keep my figure. It's by making smart choices, and eating these healthy types of food. I do splurge on occasion (I love croissants) but on a daily basis I eat well and only healthy-sized portions. It definitely helps to also be active. I just completed my second stop on a food bank tour to eradicate hunger in NY State. Believe it or not, the process of going down the aisles of food banks to stack the shelves keeps me staying fit. Though more importantly it helps spread the message that 1 in 4 children in America faces hunger. So begin this year by also getting on the bandwagon to help a growing force dedicating their time to make sure no child goes hungry.
Lastly, although this New Year has been an incredibly busy one, I will not forget to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful little sister, Kimmy! I love you.
Here's to a happy, healthy, charitable you,
Recipe of the Week: This coming Thursday is cheese lover's day. So try my Caprese Mozzarella Salad Bites. They are made with endives, fresh basil, tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan. So they have all that cheesy goodness but keep you to your resolution!
P.S. Here are my the new tv times for Semi-Homemade and Sandra's Money Saving Meals:
Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade: Tuesday-Friday, 10am/9c
Sandra's Money Saving Meals: Monday, 10am/9c; Sundays, 12pm/11c