Friday, January 11, 2013

Weekend Potluck #49

Welcome back to Weekend Potluck!
It is so fun to see the many different food trends with our Weekend Potluck each week.
We get a great view of what people are thinking and doing based on the food that is 
shared each week.
We definitely saw a surge in healthier recipes. Which makes sense since lots of folks make commitments to eat better and exercise more at the beginning of the New Year.
If you are one of those folks then I am cheering you on to stick with it and I think you will find lots of recipes on our potluck this week to help you with that.

I have been getting a lot of emails from folks asking me for diabetic recipes.
My response is always that I do not cook or bake low carb. or low sugar.
I don't really follow any "diet" at all.
The only major health change I've made in recent years is to cut out all soda, diet and regular. That's not to say that I don't splurge every now and then.  
But for the most part, I'm a water drinker.
That was probably the biggest health change I've ever made.
I lost about 30 pounds over the course of 2 years just doing that and I felt great.
I also decided then that I would eat foods that I enjoyed but in moderation.
I never get seconds at meal times but I eat until I'm satisfied (not stuffed) and I eat smaller  snacks throughout the day so I'm not starving at meal times.
And so far I've kept off the weight. So I'm going to keep going with what works for me.
Everyone has to find what works for them, right?
There are diabetics in my family so I know it's always a possibility but unless my doctor tells me I need to go on a low sugar or low carbohydrate diet, you probably won't see many of those types of recipes on here. I only share the real foods that my family and I are actually eating each day in our home. 
However, we do have Weekend Potluck, and a lot of our friends share those types of recipes.
So I hope you will scroll through these recipes and get lots of ideas and inspiration!

So let's get on with it! Let's take a quick peek back at last week...

The recipe with the most views was ~
My Top 10 Skinny Recipes
My Top 10 Skinny Recipes by Skinny Kitchen

Recipes that caught our attention ~
Magic Turtle Bars
Magic Turtle Bars by Chocolate, Chocolate and More

Spinach and Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups
And, a personal favorite ~Overnight Baked Oatmeal
Overnight Baked Oatmeal by The Better Baker

Your Hostesses ~
Mommy Time Party ~ Tabitha
The Better Baker ~ Marsha
Sunflower Supper Club ~ Kim & Julie
4 Little Fergusons~ Tonya

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  1. Brandie, thanks so much for the feature! I'm with you on the special diet. I don't know if I could do it if I had to but I do eat everything in moderation. When cooking/baking, I always have a large glass of water close by and before meals I always make sure I've had a glass of water. Not sure I could give up my Diet coke though. Some people have a cocktail before dinner, I have a coke after dinner, after the dishes, it's my day is done, time to relax reward.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Brandie,
    Hope that you had a Happy New Years. I was out of town last week, but I'm back! thanks for an awesome event!

  3. Thanks for hosting Brandie! Have a fabulous weekend!!

  4. Brandie, Thank you so much for featuring My Top 10 Skinny Recipes for 2012! It's so exciting!!!
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Thank you for another wonderful party! Your button will now be on our "Link Parties" page. Hope you have a great week!

    We're Not Your Average Super Moms!

  6. Hi Bran! I linked up my new favorite Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip cookies. Have a great weekend!

    P.S. Hope you had a great birthday! :)

  7. Thanks so much sweet Brandie for featuring my yummy Oatmeal Cake. Enjoy a delightful weekend Friend. XO

  8. Brandie - thanks so much for featuring my spinach and cheese roll-ups! And thanks for hosting another great party!
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Thank you for hosting Brandie, always a pleasure!

  10. I love your parties and I loved your comments. When I cook and bake, I use the real thing. Real sugar, real butter and real cream. Nothing else tastes the same in my opinion. BUT...I eat sweets and treats in moderation. I don't do low fat or low carb, I don't use imitation sweeteners. I get tired of the gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan etc recipes. I eat real food and I believe I'm healthier for it.
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  11. All these recipes look really good. Gonna have to try some.

  12. Love your blog and of course Cherries in the Snow!!


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