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A Good Friday Then A Happy Easter

EasterToday is Good Friday, a holiday in some parts of the country, and then Sunday is Easter.  In addition to the religious meaning and associated observations, certain types of food are associated with Easter.  For me, I remember great Easter meals usually including ham, in addition to “Pizza Chiena” at breakfast time.

There is a possibility to eat somewhat healthy at an Easter dinner.  If you start with ham and add some great vegetables, and maybe a sweet potato, your meal could be both tasty and nutritious.  I expect to enjoy the holiday with family and eat such food.

There is also the candy at Easter, and that can be an issue.  It’s way too easy to pick up a candy egg and pop it in your mouth.  Jellybeans seem pretty harmless (they’re small, right?), but they are full of sugar.  It can be a challenge to avoid those calorie-laden sweets.

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If you are around kids on Easter, it is pretty difficult to eliminate the dangerous sweet treats.  A decision must be made.  Will you completely avoid them?  Will you have a limited amount?  Will you give your healthy eating plan a holiday?

Personally, I am going to try to show some restraint, but I will eat enough holiday foods to enjoy the holiday.  I realize I’ll probably consume more than 1500 calories.  In order to offset the additional calories, I am going to try to add some additional exercise this week.  Of course, I have “Climb Miami” a week from tomorrow.

What food are you eager to enjoy on Easter?  Is there a sweet treat you have to have (Cabury Eggs?)? 

Breakfast:  Lowfat Granola Cereal; Egg; Raisins; Bread, rye; Morning Coffee

Morning Snack:  Yogurt, nonfat; Applesauce, unsweetened

Lunch:  Pasta with Beef; Cucumber; FF Dressing

Afternoon Snack:  Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks

Dinner:  Pasta Fagioli; Brussel Sprouts, cooked; Mandarin Oranges; Oil, canola, olive, peanut, safflower; Bread, oatmeal

Dessert:  Fudge Swirl Sundae

Drinks:  Crystal Light

Exercise:  none today.

Pedometer:  ?


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