Fall is in the air and that means attending or watching games with friends and families. As I think about the focus on yummy tailgate snacks and creative drinks, I know that I need a plan to stay in my game.
My focus is a strong defense, meaning I need to resist attack by mentally tackling food choices that bring regret the next week when my jeans are a little too tight! I have learned as the coach of my game, I can fix new and creative recipes that are just as yummy and much better for me and my fellow fans.
We all have chosen to go for the extra point when choosing weight loss surgery and that prompts me to ask you, "Who's on your team"? I have had many "offsides" penalties in my journey and that is just part of the game, but the fact that I strive for a field goal each and every day is what determines the victory! Enjoy the season and GO BIG RED!
Shelly Holman RN, CBN
Saint Elizabeth Program Coordinator
Lap-Band patient 2005
Recipe of the Month
from the recipe box of Shelly Holman
1 lb. 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup finely chopped onions
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
Sprinkle ground black pepper
1/2 cup prepared chili sauce
1/2 cup tomato sauce with no salt added
1 tsp. chili powder
1 cup sugar-free grape jelly
Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, onion, parsley and milk. Add Worcestershire Sauce and black pepper. Form into 36 - 40 small meatballs. Spray large skillet with cooking spray, place over medium heat until browned. Combine tomato sauce, jelly, chili sauce and chili powder. Pour over meatballs. Place in crock pot and simmer on medium for about three hours. Serve when meatballs are no longer pink.
Makes about 3 dozen meatballs
Nutritional content per serving:
(Serving size: 3 meatballs)
Carbohydrate: 14 gm
Protein: 10 gm
Fat: 3 gm
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Sodium: 230 mg
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