Halal and Healthy

I recently started dieting once again.

What have I had to give up that i love?

Cupcakes, chocolate and diet coke!

I purged my cupboards this weekend so now it is time to come up with a menu that is healthy and halal.

I have been using Theresa Albert’s book Ace Your Health. She emphaizes breakfast right at the begining of the book so this week I am not only planning my dinners but my breakfasts as well.

Monday-

Breakfast- yogurt ( if you want halal yogurt look for the Balkan symbol at the grocery store here in the GTA), fruit salad (a mix of pineapple, grapes, mango, orange)

Dinner-Timeless Tuna Penne Salad

Tuesday-

Breakfast- oatmeal, and blueberries

Dinner-Chicken dijon (in the recipe use skim milk and light sour cream), brown rice, brocolli

Wednesday-

Breakfast- I am going to try and make homemade yogurt and fresh fruit.

Dinner- I am making Meatless Chili using this recipe. Too take some of the gas effect off the beans make sure you rinse them.

Meatless Chili

Ingredients:

1 can chili beans in tomato sauce
1 can kidney beans
1 can stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup diced onion
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 cup cooked brown rice
Salt to taste
Optional: light sour cream, grated cheese, hot sauce

Directions:

In sauce pan, cook celery, onion and tomato for 5 minutes. Add everything else but rice, sour cream and cheese. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add rice, put into bowls and top with any or all of the “optionals”.

Thursday

Breakfast- the homemade yogurt from yesterday  with fresh fruit

Dinner-Salmon Patties, green salad

Friday-

Breakfast- oatmeal, berries

Dinner-Black bean Quesadillas

Saturday-having a friend over so

Breakfast- Breakfast Egg Casserole, fresh fruit

Dinner- we are going out

Sunday-

Breakfast- leftovers from yesterday

Dinner-Oven baked whole chicken, baked potatoes, mixed veggies

Now what is cooking at your house this week? Now I am off to Organzing Junkie‘s blog to see what is cooking at your house.

6 thoughts on “Halal and Healthy

  1. What exactly is halal Hollie? Are you not eating lunch? I am doing thew same right now. I really started to eat better and well and exercising. I am not calling it dieting. I want it to be a lifestyle change for me. My walker is REALLY helping with that!

    love
    Lisa

  2. Good to hear the walker is helping Lisa.

    Halal means no pork. It also means that animals are killed in a way that is much more humane. As well no pork or pork by products. I am eating lunch and even snacks but they are pretty simply ie soup and a few crackers, or a salad. Snack food is mostly popcorn for right now or a light fudgicle.

  3. @Angie
    Isn’t it great to try new foods, that is one of my favorite things to do, explore new recipes.

    @Lisa
    Rachel is doing wonderful, she hates being called Roo now though.

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