5.15.2016

The 4-minute oversized lunch for those who like big portions, but need to watch weight

My biggest problem when I try to drop pounds is portion control. I like big portions I cannot deny. It is a Leigh issue and one I must tackle and face.  I can't eat just one slice of pizza. I want four. I don't want one sandwich at home. I want two. I don't want just half a sandwich when I'm out. I want the whole thing.  I've been like this my whole life. When I was a child, I would eat a whole can of biscuits. Back then, it did not matter. I was so skinny that I needed to eat two cans.  In my 20s, I would eat half a pizza plus a beer and it would not impact me one bit.I also lifted 50 pounds of TV equipment in and out of a car about five times daily.

In my late-40s, a bigger portion is my enemy. I cannot keep those habits. Maintaining a healthy weight has become an issue for me. Realistically, I would like to lose ten pounds.

Quick and Easy Healthy Lunch

Now that fresh produce is in abundance, I've come up with a lunch that is big and satisfying.  You can tailor this to what you like, but I use a very large pasta bowl as the bowl for this salad.

It takes less than 4-minutes to chop and put this salad together. I love it.  I also stay full most of the day.

1 large cucumber (quartered so it makes a lot of slices or chunks and fills the bowl)
1 large slicing tomato
Half a red onion, sweet onion or green onions (whatever you have)
Half of an avocado
Sprinkle with Salt, Pepper, 1 tsp of olive oil and 4 to 5 drops of Lime Vitality Culinary Essential Oil (You can also use the juice of one or two fresh limes).
Toss your salad.
Sprinkle with Feta Cheese.
Enjoy.  I love this.

Easy lunch with fresh produce


I've been using the Lime Vitality Culinary Essential Oil because it's easy, I like it, and I've been a Young Living member for a year which is where I buy the product. This culinary line is new with the company and debuted earlier this year. Per FTC guidelines, I must disclose that as a Young Living Member and if you purchased the oil from this site, I would make about $1.80 in commission. If a miracle happened and 500 people bought Lime Vitality Culinary Essential Oil, I guess that would be a bigger deal in terms of revenue and why bloggers need to disclose so you can weigh our opinions to make sure we are not influenced by revenue. Commission like this is available to all members who use Young Living products and is not exclusive to me or this blog. If you want to know more about the company, I will be happy to tell you more for your information.  We have a facebook group where we share how we live a healthier lifestyle and bounce ideas off of each other. I do not share what I use with Young Living with the sole purpose to make a commission. I am sharing my lifestyle and what I use, and honestly, I consider this  post editorial, but under FTC guidelines, this disclosure needs to be shared. We fall under different rules than magazines and newspapers. 

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