Gluten-free weight management

I attended the NYC Celiac Disease meetup group potluck dinner last night.  Talk about delicious, healthy foods.  It is all in choices.  I could have eaten very healthy at the dinner with few calories, or have chosen to indulge in gluten-free desserts, which there were plenty of. I chose healthy, felt alert, energized and woke up this morning free from an extra pounds and food hangover.  I have to say I was guilty of bringing one of the gluten-free desserts.  It is actually very healthy but if you eat too many ( like 20) it could be fattening. I made my famous “Coconut fudge balls”. They are:

2 Tsp. of Shaklee Cinch Chocolate shake mix

2 tsp. of Almond butter

3 tsp. of grainless granola (no oats, no grains)

3 tsp. of Organic Agave nectar

Rolled into very little balls and then rolled in organic coconut.

These are always a hit.

The measurements may not be exact. The trick is that the consistency rolls well into small balls.

Sticking to a strict Paleo lifestyle I did not indulge in the “Breads from Anna” Pizza crust made into a veggie calzone.   For people who do eat other grains I can tell you it was one of the favorites.

The Potluck dinner was held at the publisher of Delight gluten-free magazine. I was not familiar with this quarterly magazine.  It has really good recipes that will help in maintaining a healthy weight or losing those stubborn pounds and inches.

Click here for an example of their Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa entrée.  Simple, fresh and looks delicious and light.

In the magazines “Healthy Bites, snacks that won’t make your belly bulge” they have suggestions like:

Endive Stuffed with Cranberry Walnut Tuna Salad

Yields: 18 bites

18 endive leaves

2 cans tuna

2 tablespoons olive oil-based mayonnaise

1/2 finely diced celery

1/4 cup finely diced red onion

1//4 cup finely chopped walnuts

1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries

Salt  and pepper  to taste

My last  tip for today for maintaining a healthy weight is choosing high quality protein. meat that has no hormones and Shaklee gluten-free  soy protein and CINCH proteins, and bars.

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