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Another week of great food to follow our amazing plates of Week 3 ... are you beginning to understand how this works? Everyone loves this food... its not diet food, its good food. Good fresh food thats easy to prepare for the win. #habitsforlife

Monday: Baby Spinach Salad with Shrimp - NO RECIPE NEEDED! Make this any time you want something light and fresh. I keep a bag of baby spinach in the fridge! Add a few tomatoes a bit of shaved red onion and a few shrimp. Done. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic.

Tuesday: Stuffed Pepper Soup - This is super delicious and has the exact flavors of my Grandma's Stuffed Peppers. I use a bit of Quinoa for body and its still super healthy and crazy good. I make mine on stove top, Suzi Shaw makes her in the slow cooker, you choose!

Wednesday: Sheet Pan Roasted Salmon, Asparagus and Fennel - A simple way to cook. Arrange everyone on a sheet of parchment on a baking sheet, season, and roast for 15 minutes. Everything is done at the same time and you only have one pan to rinse!

Thursday: Crustless Broccoli Egg and Cheese Frittata - This has a great soft texture, it is economical, can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or supper, plus reheats beautifully. You will LOVE it.

Friday: Leftover Stuffed Pepper Soup & Bariatric Italian Sub - NO RECIPE as this is just slices of very thin ham turkey salami and provolone layered on romaine with hot peppers and a drizzle of olive oil, vinegar and sprinkle of Italian seasoning.

Saturday: Smothered Pork Chops - A short cut dish, brown the meat and simmer in a jar of sauce. Super tender if you buy the right cut.

Sunday: Roasted Garlic & Lemon Game Hen - Perdue Cornish Hens are juicy and HALF is a perfect portion. NO RECIPE, just squeeze a whole lemon over the chicken, scatter with sliced garlic, and hit it with salt and lots of black pepper, bake at 400 degrees until golden and juices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes.

Sugar Free Sweet Treat: Jello Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding. Make a batch from the box, the taste is FAR better than the kind in the plastic tubs. I manage my sweet tooth with a sugar free dessert maybe once a week... NOT every night.

This keeps me focused and on track, but mentally satisfied. I never use real sugar and every now and then am thankful for a few berries, some sugar free jello or a small dish of sugar free pudding.

We know you are losing weight and loving this lifestyle. THIS HAS WORKED OUT SO WELL THIS WEEK, LET'S DO IT AGAIN. Head on over to Inspire Diet Week 5 Super Suppers!

March 30, 2020
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