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Some Great New Foods To Try



Hi again!

How is your summer going so far?  The
back-to-school flyers came out this
Sunday so I guess it's now officially
mid-summer.  I figure in a couple weeks
I'll be able to buy new Christmas ornaments.  ;-)

We had a great time in Lowell, MA.  The girls
far exceeded our expectations at the national
dance competition.  We were very proud.

The only bummer was the fact my less-than-
one-year-old iPod fell into the hotel toilet.

It's a long story, and yes, it was clean
water.  ;-)  No "iPoop" for me.


One reader wrote me after my last newsletter to
complain that I didn't give specific amounts for the
veggies in the "Cate's Pasta Chicken" recipe.

Sorry about that.  It was:

one red pepper
one yellow pepper
one medium red onion

I made the recipe up and just used what I had on
hand, so feel free to do the same.  As a recovering
perfectionist let me offer this advice--just wing it
once in a while!

A l reminder for those of you who've read "Real People Don't Diet"...

Those who have the most success are the ones who
really understand my point about NOT dieting.  They
don't count anything, they don't watch the scale and
they don't buy special diet foods.  They simply eat
the way we do.

In my opinion and experience, NOT dieting is the only
way to lose weight permanently.


I've found a couple new food items I'd like to share with you
that have really helped us eat great, be healthier
and still enjoy great taste.  I hope they're available in
your part of the world--if not, so sorry, and hopefully
they will be soon.

Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain White bread items.  We use the
hot dog rolls, hamburger rolls and mini-bagels.  Delish and
better for you.

Barilla Whole-Grain pasta.  It tastes about 95% like regular
white pasta.  The kids didn't even notice when I made it
recently.  THAT's saying a lot!

Tastefully Simple So-So Salsa mix.  Just add a can of diced
tomatoes plus 1/4 cup of the dried mix.  Leave in the fridge
at least two hours.  Tasty, zingy and very good for you!  I
used diced tomatoes with green chilis for a regular salsa
dip.  I also tried it as a bruschetta dip by using regular
diced tomatoes and easing up a bit on the mix.  Spread it over
dried bread or bagel chips.

Hormel Natural deli meats.  We like the smoked turkey and boiled
ham.  No nitrites!

Oscar Meyer's Natural hot dogs.  All-beef and no nitrites.  We
also used to eat Applegate Farms organic all-beef dogs.  I get
mine at Super Wal-Mart.


See you next week, and thanks so much for reading.

As always, if I can answer any questions for you, please drop
me an email at cate AT

Keep it Real,

:-)  Cate

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