Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tasty Dinner with Rice

RICE is a perfectly digestible grain, rich in protein and carbohydrates and low in fats. There are so many different kinds of rice, that I decided to check calories in rice, actually in most popular: white rice, brown rice and wild rice on  
Besides advantageous calorie count result,  rice is a source of potassium. It has a lot of vitamins of the B group, which has a beneficial effect on the nervous system. It is recommended for those with inflammation of the stomach and intestines, kidney diseases and urinary tract, in convalescence after surgery. Rice does not contain gluten, it can be given to infants and small children. Brown rice is recommended to people suffering from constipation and obesity.

 Casserole with rice, vegetables and cheese

11 oz (300 grams) of ripe tomatoes
11 oz (300 grams) of eggplant
• 14 oz (400 g) of zucchini
• 2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
• 1 clove of garlic, cut into slices
• 3.5 oz (100 g) of raw rice for risotto (or plain white rice)
• 250 ml of water or broth
• 250 ml tomato puree
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 4 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
• 7 oz (200 g) grated cheese

Peel the tomatoes cut into cubes and put into a bowl. Cut the eggplant and zucchini   into larger cubes. Preheat the oven to 390 degrees of F. 
Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the onion and fry it on a low heat stirring occasionally (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and after a minute add the eggplant and fry it for about 3 - 4 minutes.
Add the rice and after a minute add the water or broth. Bring it to a boil, add the tomato puree, season with salt and pepper, pour the olive oil . Boil for one minute and then add the tomatoes, zucchini and parsley. After a minute put into a greased casserole dish.
Close the dish and put into the oven for 35 minutes. Open the dish, sprinkle with grated cheese, cover, and then put in the oven for 20 minutes. If you like the cheese to be golden brown, last 10 minutes  bake the casserole uncovered.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Nordic Walking- way to burn even more calories

It is so hard to lead an active lifestyle in winter.This time of the year I would jump under the blanket and stay indoors if I could:). However, due to my weight-loss and healthy living promises, I try to go for a walk every day. I recently found a video about Nordic walking, which allows you to burn even more calories and evolves  90% of muscles of your body. I need to try it, I'm sure it's going to make walking more interesting too:)

Monday, February 4, 2013

My Weight Loss Motivating Comparison

When I think chocolate cake...... It is so hard not to resist. Then I try to find a perfect "weight loss motivating comparison" for example:
Calories in chocolate cake versus calories in Strawberries :)

In addition, I realize that after so many strawberries I really lose interest in snacking for a longer while, but after eating one piece of cake, I really desire to reach for a second one :)