Recipes to Help You Give Up Bread

My new toy is a lotta fun…rings arrived on my doorstep randomly last week (not sure who’s trying to win my heart, but rings were a good start ;))



I’ll come up with some fun stuff on these things to share with you soon. In the mean time, I’ll take the razzing from the kids. They tease me that I’m working on my circus act and will be the oldest performer when I take off to join.

Sev seems to enjoy them too, although I don’t think he’s helping my circus act much.


I followed this up with this…

  • 4 oz. Chopped Chicken Breast (use left overs or you can buy precooked, just be sure it’s all natural)
  • 1⁄4 cup Celery, Chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup Walnuts, Crushed
  • 1⁄2 cup Red Grapes, Sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup Green Onions, Chopped
  • 1/3 cup Broccoli Slaw
  • 1⁄2 Bell Peppers, Sliced (green, orange or red)
  • 1⁄2 cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add a scoop over a bed of spinach, serve as a side, or enjoy all by itself.

This was simple and yummy. Who’d a thunk how versatile Greek yogurt is? I used it in my chicken salad and then made dessert with it:

dani fro yo

Now you know that I’m a bit of a kitchen clutz, emphasis on the word ‘bit’. I’m not a terrific cook (to say the least) and one of the reasons is that I always try to make recipes as healthy as possible. In an effort to do this, I may find a recipe that I end up taking stuff out and substituting stuff in (which never seems to work because I don’t know how to replace an ingredient).

Simple is good as far as recipes go.

If you want more easy to follow, easy to eat recipes, check out my pal, Dani Woodrum’s Home Cooking for Fat Loss recipes.

I may not have mentioned that in the past year I’ve given up one food almost entirely. It’s really helped me maintain my weight.

While most women my age are struggling, I don’t seem to have any trouble with a ‘muffin top’.

Honestly, I’m not trying to brag or rub anything in.  My fitness boot camp is filled with 40+ ladies gluten free is the new blackasking my secrets, my email blows up from readers asking the same.  I’m constantly preaching the same sermon: solid nutrition along with hard training.

Keep it simple.

Here’s a big tip that’s helped me….pass on the bread basket. You just don’t need bread. Slowly replace it with other, more nutritionally dense choices.

Now I tend to think that ‘gluten free’ is the ‘new black’ when it comes to the dieting world. There’s no need for EVERYONE to go gluten free. There are those that gluten truly is a serious health issue, and then there are those that could just benefit from eating less calories from gluten products, like bread.

Whether you need to eliminate all gluten from your diet or whether you feel you could just benefit from eating less gluten, having some tasty recipes to help is a great option.

My pal Dani has 120 recipes for you here.

Like I said, I’m no whiz in the kitchen, but his recipes have helped me create some pretty tasty eats. I don’t even miss eating bread when I eat tasty food. Take a look at Dani’s Home Cooking for Fat Loss and consider replacing bread in your diet. You’ll have less belly fat for it.