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Skinny People Rarely Diet

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I share two new interesting food research studies for you today and one quick, easy, and super delicious recipe.

1. Skinny People Rarely Diet

Did you know that skinny people rarely diet?  Or so some researchers say.

What the researchers in this study found was that skinny people tend to listen to their hunger cues. Or in other words, skinny people tend to eat only when they are hungry.

Other things skinny people tend to do are cook more at home, and eat more uality, non-processed foods.

It is a short article and you can read the details by clicking here: Skinny People Rarely Diet.

2. Higher Salt, Lower BP

Another recent study found salt lowers blood pressure.

However, no sooner was the study report published the anti-salt folks debunked it.

The fight and controversy continues!

You can read the entire article, pro and con, by clicking this link –  Higher Sodium Lower Blood Pressure – and make your own confusions!

No Matter What,  I stick by Roberta’s Diet Program:

I eat what I damn well want. I just eat less of it and add a fruit or vegetable with it.

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Featured Recipe         Stuffed Peppers

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I love this recipe for so many reasons. One, it is quick and easy. Two, it is simply delicious!!!

I like my stuffed peppers crisp. So I do not over cook them. No wet noodle-like peppers for me!

Shhhhhh!!! Don’t tell anyone.

However, my real secret in this recipe is the mix of ground chuck – NOT hamburger – and pork. It is this combo that makes my stuffed peppers tastier than most stuffed peppers. It makes the filling light and airy.

I like to serve this recipe with small red potatoes cut in half and drowned in butter, salt and pepper.

Bon Appétit

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This Is What You Will Need For 3 People

3/4 pound ground chuck

1/4 ground pork

1/3 cup onion diced

1 teaspoon diced garlic

3 medium peppers; any color

3 – 8 ounce cans tomato sauce

¼ cup water

3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese*

Salt and pepper to taste to taste

½ cup Minute Rice

About 1 tablespoon dried oregano

*or Mozzarella or feta or cheddar

Here Is What You Do

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Wash and cut peppers in half, remove membranes and seeds.

Brown the ground chuck and pork; drain if necessary.

NOTE: I use a mixture of ground chuck and pork for flavor. As I said above – this is my secret ingredient.

Stir in diced onion and garlic and sauté a minute or two.

Stir in 1½ cans of the tomato sauce and cook covered 3-5 minutes.

Stir in rice and let stand 7 minutes.

Spoon the filling into pepper halves and place in a baking dish. Sprinkle the oregano on top.

Top with some of the remaining sauce and cheese.

Pour about ¼ inch water and a bit of the tomato sauce in the bottom of the pan.

Heat in the oven covered 15-20 minutes until peppers are crisp tender.

Let stand covered for about 7 minutes before serving.

Pass more sauce and cheese at the table.

Quote of the Day

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
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7 comments to Skinny People Rarely Diet

  • Love those stuffed peppers! But I’d have to use some hot peppers. These diet/nutrition wars are so interesting and such a big ‘fat’ waste of time! Annoying, huh.

    • Roberta

      So late responding. Don’t get to do much with my blog with my job. I will try to do better in the future. They are really tasty peppers. And quick and easy too.

  • Roberta

    Fat people rarely diet, either! HaHa!

    • Roberta

      Sorry for being so late to respond. Busy at work. Hahaha Love your sense of humor. Miss you too. 🙂

  • These sound yummy! I think they would be very tasty if you used Italian sausage instead of ground pork. Strangely, they don’t have ground pork at my supermarket on a regular basis, so I’ve had to learn how to adapt. 😉

    • Roberta

      Apology for being so late to comment. I have been super busy. I agree – Italian sausage would be yummy!

  • I love stuffed peppers and these look so good.

    I have two really thin friends and both of them think of food very differently to me. One of them puts her food in daily allotments in her mind, so if she’s going out at night, she intentionally doesn’t eat during the day. The other one eats like a bird knowing that if she ate any differently, she’d put on weight.

    An old friend from Tennessee was a perfect size 6 and ate whatever she wanted but it was never very much. I used to accuse her of pushing food around on her plate.

    I’ve just dropped 8 kilograms (about 20 pounds) and I have several more to go but I’m doing it for health reasons to see if it lessens pain from this stupid version of arthritis I have.