Testimony of the Day
“Hi, Maria! I’ve been putting off doing this for a while but finally decided its time to share! After 10 years of struggling with my weight due to the effects of enduring chemo for breast cancer, I was frantic to find answers. I don’t know how I stumbled upon your blog, but it has worked wonders for me.
You can see the left photo I was very pasty, puffy, and miserable! About the same time (one year ago) that I decided to follow your plan, my husband was having extreme digestive issues, he’d had ah Pylori, was unable to sleep at night due to bile and acid problems-no matter if he ate a banana or pizza! He was about to go on a special diet to try to remedy his problems as Prevacid and every other Rx was doing no good at all. The problem was, everything his “new” diet proposed, was completely opposite from what I had been reading about and was preparing to try. I asked him to do one thing for me first. That was to try this “other way” (“Maria way”) for 2 weeks to see what would happen. I told him I’d be happy to prepare his meals separately if necessary but if he would please give this a try first.
He agreed and his heartburn and indigestion went away within 3 days!!! He has never turned back!!! He dropped 30lbs quickly-he wasn’t overweight but now he looks great! It took my body a bit longer to acclimate and begin the fat burning process but I did not give up. I kept hard at it, as well as exercising faithfully.
By week 8 I began to see some changes. My clothes began to get loose, and by month 3 I had lost 20lbs. The photo on the right is me 3 months into this change. I was thrilled. I will never ever go back to that old way of eating…and I love it when you post the question about what some of the worst questions or comments we get from people-it never stops! But that will not deter me from my plan. My 16-year-old daughter does not need to lose weight but she has embraced this way of eating and now I am working on my three younger children. (A little more difficult) I have breakfast and dinner down, just mastering lunches and snacks!!!” – Kari
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“HEALTHIFIED” “Bread” sticks
1 eggplant, peeled and cut into “breadstick” shapes
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup almond flour
Marinara sauce (Mario Batali brand no soybean oil and no sugar added)
In a bowl, whisk eggs. Set aside. In another bowl mix almond flour, cheese and spices. Place eggplant sticks into the egg mix, then roll in almond flour mixture.
Option 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Option 2: Fry in a pan with coconut oil until golden brown. THESE WERE AWESOME!!!
Makes 12 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per “breadstick”):
Traditional Breadstick = 150 calories, 6g fat, 4g protein, 20 carbs, 0 fiber
“Healthified” Breadstick = 66 calories, 4.2g fat, 4g protein, 3.4 carbs, 1.8g fiber
For a first try (and a first try of any recipe you’ve posted for that matter), these were really good! It’s hard to eat just one! Thanks for all of the wonderful information. I LOVE this blog.
Thanks girl! You totally made my night!!!
Delish! Thank you for sharing your receipes! The 4 year old and the 15 month old liked them!
if one hates the taste of eggplant, do you think zucchini would be a good replacement?
You could try it. It may have a more crisp texture. You might be surprised though. I have had others say that they hate eggplant but love them in this recipe. 😉
I am making these tonight to go with my roasted salmon.
We are dairy free. Don’t suppose there is anything to sub for the cheese? Thank you!
You could try leaving it out and then adding some nutritional yeast after. 🙂