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My New Favorite Lunch

20190108_121515Reese’s celery sticks. I think the name says it all: any meal involving “Reese’s” has to be good. I was packing celery sticks with soy butter (my son is allergic to peanuts) for me and Nutella sandwiches for my boys for lunch one day and thought “What if I…? Oh yes, please.” If you use smaller amounts of nut butter and Nutella, it makes a cravable, mostly healthy snack. When I find myself looking forward to celery, I know I’m onto something good.

For other healthy snack ideas check out 100 Calorie Snacks and More 100 Calorie Snacks.


“Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift—a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds.” Genesis 43:11b


Easy Tomato Salad

P1050112One of my favorite ways to eat a ripe summer tomato is the equivalent of a breadless cold pizza. Normally I make it as bite-sized hors d’oeuvres type deals, but one day I found a tomato heavyweight champion in the garden and prepared it as an Easy Tomato Salad for lunch. That sucker was huge! And so good. If you had told me two years ago, before I started getting healthy, that someday I would equate a tomato with Lunch, I would have laughed. Cheese? Yes. But tomato?  That’s just silly. And shows how much can change in two short years.

I’ve included the recipe below, but you can also find it on the Recipes page. If you use a medium sized tomato and one ounce of mozzarella, you’re looking at 105 calories. The heavyweight pictured above is more like a medium tomato on steroids and that’s not one ounce of cheese.  But it still made for a low-cal lunch.

Tomato season is in full swing, so get ’em while they’re cold!





balsamic vinegar

basil leaves


1. Slice tomato (can make them bite sized). Add piece of basil leaf, chunk of mozzarella. Sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and salt to taste.