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Living as a vegetarian is not what is previously was. Thanks to medical research it has become public information that in fact vegetarians do live longer than those that consume meat products their entire lives. Why is this? 

Well, mostly due to the large amount of fat that meats and dairy products can contain, making it very easy to avoid high cholesterol and even a heart attack for vegetarians.

Finding great recipes for a vegetarian lifestyle has never been easier thanks to the internet as well. Lunch choices seem to be the simplest, with vegetarian sandwich recipes being all over the web for free!

To begin, making a vegetarian sandwich is not a boring one filled with lettuce and tomatoes only. No, now a vegetarian sandwich can be found almost anywhere you find a delicious submarine sandwich. There are many tasty vegetables that can be added in these sandwiches, such as cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, bell peppers, pickles, olives, cheese, etc.

Grilled vegetable sandwiches are also making a mark in vegetarian dieting.  Smoked peppers, eggplant and grilled portabella are all fantastic choices. You can combine any of your favorites such as mushrooms, onions, lettuce, cucumbers and olives on your vegetarian sandwiches. Many farmers will offer organic fruits and vegetables as well as their full lines of vegetarian alternative dairy products on the internet that you can purchase and have shipped fresh right to your door!

You can also create a simple vegetarian sandwich and pair it up with a fruit salad or baked potato as well. It is imperative to ensure you are getting the right amount of calories in each day as when you being to consume a vegetarian diet, many cut their caloric intake by eliminating the meat products.

This is wonderful for those in need of health makeover or to lose weight, but you will  realize that you can eat much larger portion sizes of vegetarian foods than what you were allotted for calories and portion sizes eating meats.

Soups, pretzels or vegetarian chips can be easily found along with your vegetarian sandwich in any local sub shop. Look on the menus, this can be the biggest mistake some make being a vegetarian. They browse quickly through a lunch menu and if nothing suits their appetite, they eat something they do not care for or not enough.

Ask the wait staff about any alternatives for vegetarians for any lunch sandwiches that they can create just for you! In many cases they prepare several vegetarian choices each day that you can only find by asking! Search the web for hundreds of vegetarian recipes for all three meals and snack choices as well!

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Did you know that Hemet has two Farmer's Markets?    On Thurday's Valley-Wide Farmer's Market  is at Diamond Valley Lake (5-8pm). Fresh fruits & vegetables, food, artd & crafts, flowers and other knick knacks.

On Saturday's
Hemet Farmer's Market, by the Hemet Public Library, runs from 8am - 2pm.  Local certified produce, food court, flowers, gifts & all sort of crafts.

If you get a chance check them both out.

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by Stacie Tropf

Finding a low fat chicken sandwich at a fast-food restaurant can be a tricky task. One of the worst things about being on a diet is trying to figure out what to eat when you dine out. Most of us are frequenting fast food restaurants a few times per week. Fast food is cheap and quick, but it can be quite hazardous to your health and weight loss efforts.

Chicken sandwiches are the second most frequently purchased items at fast-food spots Chicken is lower in fat and cholesterol than beef and many people just blindly go for chicken, thinking it's the best option.

Truth be told, it can be your best option if you choose wisely. Here's the rundown on some popular fast-food chicken sandwiches.

Chick-fil-A Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich has a nice low 270 calories and 3.5 grams of fat, making it top the charts.

Quiznos small Honey Bourbon Chicken on Wheat is the next best chicken sandwich selection that I have found, with 310 calories and just 4 grams of fat.

Wendy's Ultimate Chicken Grill is a close third, with 350 calories and 7 grams of fat. Lose the bun and devour with a knife and fork for jst 160 calories and 5 grams of fat.

Carl's Jr also offers a lighter chicken choice as well as a more indulgent fare.

Their Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich contains 360 calories and just 4.5 grams of fat, while their Charbroiled Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich has 610 calories and 32 grams of fat. They crammed in the extra calories and fat by applying a southwest sauce and a slice of cheese.

Blimpie's Grilled Chicken Sub contains 456 calories and 10 grams of fat.

Long John Silvers Chicken sandwich has 360 calories but tops out at 15 grams of fat.

Sonic's Chicken Club Toaster Sandwich has 690 calories, with 35 grans of fat. Ouch! On the other hand, they offer a Grilled Chicken on Ciabatta for 375 calories and 9 grams of fat, as well as a Grilled Chicken Wrap for 380 calories and 11 grams of fat.

Quiznos small Honey Mustard Chicken Sub has 550 calories and 30 grams of fat.

McDonald's Premium Grilled Chicken Club has 570 calories and 21 grams of fat.

Hardee's Charbroiled BBQ Chicken Sandwich has 415 calories and 5 grams of fat. On the flip side, they offer a Big Chicken Filet Sandwich with 770 calories and 36 grams of fat.

Moving on up, Dunkin' Donuts Chipotle Chicken 620 calories and 26 grams of fat.

Then there's the grandaddy of all things sinful in a chicken sandwich: Jack in the Box - Chipotle Chicken Ciabatta - 1140 calories and 51 grams of fat!

If you're not wise enough to write these down or find yourself in another restaurant, just follow these guidelines to keep your chicken sandwich low fat and healthy.

Stick to grilled, not fried. Substitute mustard or barbecue sauce for mayo. Stay away from or remove extra flavors, like bacon or ham. It's very easy to re-make your chicken sandwich so it is still tasty, but doesn't sabotage your weight loss efforts.

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By Nishanth and Neelima Reddy

Savor the strange taste of heaven

Tasty food, fantastic and easy recipes, spices, salads, puddings, if these are the words that revolve around your head most of the times then congratulations, you very much happily suffer from food craze which is not at all bad. One of the significant symptoms of this disease is a constant urge to look out for unusual and strange recipes that you can make to impress yourself and the crowd around you. If you have this symptom then you do not have to search and look out for more because here is the list of top 10 most unusual and strange recipes around the world.

1. The Wild Green sauce

Wilderness must have appealed to you a lot of times. You might have been engrossed a lot of times in its wild beauty. However, this wilderness will now appeal your savory tongue with this awesome recipe of wild green sauce. As the name suggests, the main ingredients of this sauce come right from the wild. This sauce contains finely cut and chopped dandelion leaves, chives, sorrel, lambs quarter, shallot and nasturtium leaves. This sauce owes its great taste to cottage cheese, plain yoghurt, white vinegar and pepper.

2. The Tomato Bread

You must have come across innumerable types of breads like garlic bread, brown bread, milk bread, fruit bread and so on but you might not have heard about the tomato bread. This bread retains the tangy flavor of tomato and deeply reminds you of your favorite tomato soup that you had always ordered first in the starters. Besides tomato, you can also savor the excellent taste of cloves, butter and brown sugar.

3. The Coffee Jelly

Often you might have entered the kitchen to make jelly for your little kid so that he can show off to his friends that his mom is so cool. You might have cooked orange, strawberry, mango or black current jellies but never tried a hand on the coffee jelly. This unusual recipe allows your child to have his/her first taste of coffee without any side effects. Moreover this jelly just tastes like those coffee toffees that you used to love when you yourself were a kid. This recipe makes use of both freezing and absolutely hot coffee along with vanilla essence to enhance the flavor. In case you plan to show your cooking expertise in your friend circle then you can as well add whiskey instead of vanilla essence to the jelly to enjoy this unusual recipe to the core.

4. The Spice Cake

If you are tired of eating the most usual flavors of cakes like vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch, pineapple, strawberry, black current, black forest, and so on so forth then the so called "spice cake" is the one for you to try on. As the name suggests, this cake is made of three spices namely cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. One should take utter care while using nutmeg and use it in restricted quantities.

5. Bloody Leroy Mix

Absolutely true to its name, this recipe is totally unusual and strange because it has a unique combination of tomatoes and black coffee. This recipe also contains whiskey, butter, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, beer, fruit juice, lemon juice, peppers, onion, olives, liquid smoke, molasses, oregano, garlic cloves, basil and salt. Just like its name, this recipe can be prepared by just mixing certain proportions of all these ingredients together and serving hot or cold depending upon your own liking.

6. Swamp Water Punch

Unlike its name, this recipe does not contain any kind of swamp water as it claims to be. However, if you want to show your cooking expertise and surprise or shock your guests with your unusual menu then this recipe should be placed right on the top. This recipe is very easy to make because it contains ginger ale, and blue food color to get the dramatic appearance of swamp water. If your party consists of little kids who cannot handle alcohol then you can replace ginger ale with orange juice and serve it cold. If you add an artificial hand then this recipe would be an instant hit during Halloween for the kids.

7. Chickpea and Lime cake

If you wish to eat a cake with the tangiest flavor and full of nutrients then the chickpea and lime cake is the best one for you. As the name suggests, this cake is majorly made up of canned chickpeas and lime juice. Generally brown sugar or plain white sugar is used in most of the cakes; however, this cake utilizes fructose to sweeten it. For this reason, this cake is an exciting food option for sweet toothed diabetics and also for those people who are strictly dieting. The poppy seeds are also added to enhance the flavor of this fantastic recipe.

8. Corn Ice cream

For all the lovers, this particular ice cream would definitely come as a surprise. You might have had loads of vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch, black current, strawberry, and all such ice creams; however, corn ice cream is definitely an unusual recipe for it contains none of the essences. This ice cream is natural at its best and is absolutely the best for people who are allergic to food colors, flavors and additives. This lipsmackingly tasty ice cream is made simply by crushing the corn and then mixing it with the usual ice cream ingredients.

9. Jaljeera ice cream

This unusual and strange recipe is of the Indian origin. As the name suggests, this ice cream is made from jaljeera, a powder that is made up from the mixture of Indian chaat masala, dried mint leaves, salt and pepper. Jaljeera ice cream is made up of just jaljeera powder and water and nothing more. This ice cream is natural at its best. There is no kind of added flavor, thickeners, colors or additives to it. Hence, this ice cream is perfectly safe for people who are sensitive to artificial food items. Unlike other ice creams that taste just sweet, this ice cream tastes awesomely tangy, spicy, sweet and sour. This ice cream gives your tongue a chance to savor almost all kinds of flavors at once.

10. Chocolate Pakora

Yet another recipe from the Indian origin, pakoras are essentially made of chickpea dough that is mixed with other spices like chilli powder, pepper, the Indian chaat masala. Generally the pakoras are made by dipping pieces of vegetables like capsicum, eggplant, potato, onion, tomato, radish, mushroom and fruits like banana, pineapple, and so on so forth in the spicy dough and then frying them in oil. However, in this strange and unusual recipe, pieces of chocolate are dipped in the spicy dough and then fried in the oil. What you get as a result is the mouth watering taste of both spicy and sweet flavors that is truly heavenly.

The spicy fried chickpea dough literally gives you a spicy taste in the beginning and when you bite through the rest of the pakora the chocolate pieces simply melt in your mouth and mix with the lingering spicy taste making the whole eating experience simply awesome beyond words. Food is something that should be eaten while savoring every bite and every sip that enters in your mouth, only then it is worth while.

Neelima Reddy, author of this article writes for Flavored Delights blog helps you learn everything you need to know about healthy food, recipes, eating out, sweet stuff, kitchen equipment, wine & drinks etc.. Visit Falvored Delights.

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by Maureen Staiano

Getting back on track after the holidays is easy for some people. It seems as though they never break stride at holiday time. It is barely a blip on the screen of their lives.
For others though getting back in the swing of things after the holidays is a bit of a challenge and can leave you feeling let down and out of sorts.

All the stress, hustle and bustle seem to come crashing to a halt the day after Christmas and we often feel as though we are in a holding pattern until New Years Eve.
Routines have been broken. Eating habits have been tossed right out the window and even if the scale has been a friend it seems to have been quickly become a foe as we dread seeing what the excess in calories has cost us in weight gain.

New Year’s resolutions may be sitting there staring back from the paper daring us to fail one more time.
So how do we get ourselves back in the swing again? How do we shake off the after holiday blues and look forward to the coming weeks? Oh and yes how do we get back on track with our eating?

  1. Don’t feel the same pressure to make the holiday disappear as you did getting all the decorations up and the place decked out in the first place. Tackle most of the mess such as the presents and all the paper and garbage first. This will help you to regain a little order out of the chaos. After that, take your time deconstructing the holiday decorations. Enjoy the beauty you have created just a little longer. If you have truly been running like crazy this holiday season, taking a moment to quietly appreciate what you have created is important.

  2. Take an evening to either sit and write your thank you notes or to just phone a few
of the friends you may not have had time to speak to during the crazy holiday season. The pressure to reach out and touch everyone during the holidays is immense and can leave us feeling as though we haven’t met our responsibilities if anyone is left out. The pleasure of a relaxed conversation or expressing sincere appreciation in a note almost instantly lifts your spirits.

  3. Don’t even bother with the scale. If you have clothes that you like and they fit you
well, take a few key pieces to mix and match as your eating habits get back on track over the next few weeks. After the over indulgence of the holiday season gradually get yourself back into healthy eating. Pare down your shopping list eliminating all the snacks and junk foods that may have been the holiday staples.
Increase the fruits and vegetables as well as adding in large green salads. It may take a few days or even a week to retrain your taste buds. They have grown accustomed to more fat and sugar so give them a little time to readjust.

  4. If your workout has gone by the wayside do not try to get up to full speed in a
week’s time. Start back slowly and work up to where you were before the holiday interruption. If you have been regular in your workouts before the holiday you will be back in the swing of it in no time and without suffering with soreness or fatigue.

  5. Do something nice for yourself. Something special. It may be a quiet dinner with your significant other or it may be massage or facial. It may be a weekend away or an afternoon out in nature. Whatever feeds your soul and makes you feel uplifted is what you are looking for here. It doesn’t have to cost a penny or if you have the money to spend go ahead enjoy. What you want is to leave the season finally feeling relaxed and looking forward to what the New Year will bring.

Maureen Staiano is a Life Coach specializing in working with women and the unique challenges, opportunities and transitions we face in our lives. Please visit me: and also visit my blog

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by Robert Livesay

People use many excuses as to why they are not eating healthy foods. One of the most common excuses is they have no time to worry about choosing the best foods and cooking them for themselves and their families.

These people usually grab fast food or take-out instead of healthier foods, and these quick dinner fixes are full of bad fats and cholesterol, sugar, and empty calories. However, no matter how little time you have to spend in the kitchen and at the supermarket, there are ways in which you can eat in a healthy way.

Learning how to eat healthily quickly can make all the difference in maintaining your diet. Eating healthy foods begins with healthy ingredients, but if you are short on time, you may find that spending time in the grocery store does not fit into your schedule.

To maximize your time, plan ahead for two weeks at a time. Instead of having to go to the store every time you need an ingredient, make a list and keep your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry stocked with good, healthy ingredients.

You can make your shopping list during a meeting, while eating lunch, or while you are on the phone. A list will also help you cut back on compulsory buying, which is when we purchase a lot of the foods that are bad for us.

Along with planning your shopping list, plan your meals as well. If you find little time to cook during the week, you can try making a few healthy meals in advance on the weekend and than putting them in your freezer.

Before you go to work in the morning, simply stick the frozen dinner in the refrigerator to thaw and then pop into the oven to cook when you get home from work. This will help you avoid having to pick up fast food.

When you do find yourself in the need of a quick meal and want to order out, look for healthy options. Instead of choosing a burger and fries, for example, look at the chicken breast options.
Some fast food restaurants also have salads and fruit, but beware of dressings, which can have tons of fat and empty calories. Keep healthy drinks on hand at home instead of purchasing a soda as well.

Better yet, bypass the burger, pizza, and Mexican joints altogether and opt for a sandwich or sub shop instead, where you can choose a wheat bread and ask them to hold the mayonnaise.
Healthy eating on the run will never be easy. However, putting a tad bit more time into it is worth that extra effort, because you'll be living a healthier life in the end.

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By Laura Cockerell

If you have to pack a lunch every day you know how tedious and boring it can get and at times you may just run out of ideas. Here are some quick lunchbox meal ideas to use throughout the year for both children and adults.

Using healthy ingredients and simple preparation, you will be able to make quick lunches any day of the week and because of the variety of choices you will always be able to make something new and different.


Here is a simple approach for creating sandwiches in a hurry. Just pick from each category and you've got a sandwich made in no time.


Choose your favorite variety or take a look at the suggestions below.

- whole wheat bread

- pita pocket

- dark rye bread

- sourdough bread

- bagels (plain or flavored)

- hamburger buns

- soft rolls (choose your favorite)

- soft shell tortilla (whole wheat or flavored)


- non-fat mayonnaise

- non-fat sour cream

- non-fat plain yogurt (Greek style is thicker and creamier and makes a nice spread)

- mustard (spicy, honey, Dijon, horseradish, etc)

- creamy low-fat all-natural bottled dressings

- avocado (a ripe avocado can be mashed and used as a delicious spread)

- pesto (a little basil or roasted red pepper pesto)


- tuna (canned, packed in water and drained)

- thin slices of smoked salmon

- thin slices of low-sodium, minimally processed deli meat

- chicken (baked, broiled or grilled and thinly sliced)

- hummus (regular or flavored variety)

- nut butter (peanut, soy, sunflower, cashew or almond)

- vegetarian burger or patty (cooked as directed on package)

- baked tofu (choose your favorite flavor and slice thin or thick)

- cheese slices (low-fat varieties or vegetarian cheese slices)

Flavorful Additions:

Add a variety of vegetables or fruit to your sandwich for great flavor and nutrition.


- sliced tomatoes

- sliced cucumbers

- pickle relish or sliced pickles

- lettuce (soft varieties are great like Bibb lettuce or the green or red leaf varieties)

- sweet bell pepper strips (plain or roasted)

- pitted and chopped black or green olives

- thin slices of peeled jicama

- thin slices of chayote squash

- sprouts


(fruit works especially well on nut butter sandwiches)

- thinly sliced apples

- raisins

- chopped dried cherry pieces or any dried fruit variety

- sliced bananas



Soups are a great lunch idea. Keeping soup warm until lunchtime can be a challenge but if you warm up the thermos first, with some very warm water from the tap for a few minutes, then pour it out and add the hot soup, it will usually stay fairly warm until you are ready to eat.

Choose your favorite soup either homemade or store-bought. When buying store-bought varieties look for all-natural ingredients and low-sodium content. Add some simple sides along with a thermos of warm soup and you've got a quick and easy lunch. Some suggestions for side dishes to go along with hot soup are listed below.

Side Dishes:

- small side salad: lettuce, tomato and cucumber with Italian dressing

- veggies and dip: carrot and celery sticks with all-natural Ranch style dressing or hummus for dipping

- fruit and yogurt: apple slices with low-fat vanilla flavored yogurt for dipping

- potatoes: cubes of cooked potatoes dressed with a little non-fat sour cream and chives

- cheese and crackers: low-fat cheese cubes and whole grain crackers

- chips and salsa: baked pita chips with salsa for dipping

- breadsticks and fruit: flavored breadsticks and a small container of applesauce

- cheese and fruit: low-fat string cheese and a small box of raisins

- chips and fruit: small bag of baked chips with a piece of fruit


Pasta and Noodles:

Warm or cold, cooked pasta or noodles are a simple lunch idea that can be made quickly and easily. These can be made ahead of time and either served cold or warmed up before placing in an insulated container. Just choose something from each category, combine together and create a pasta meal in minutes.

Pasta or Noodles:

Cook according to package directions, drain and place in a bowl.

- small pasta shapes: elbow macaroni, farfalle, penne or rotini (or your favorite)

- long noodle varieties: thin spaghetti, fettucini, rice noodles or udon noodles


Depending on what you choose, warm the quantity of sauce you are using in a saucepan or simply add your choice of sauce to the warm, cooked pasta.

- marinara

- pasta sauce with vegetables

- Italian dressing

- peanut sauce

- non-fat sour cream (alone or mixed with dried herbs of choice)

- mustard and non-fat sour cream or mayonnaise combination

- salsa (your favorite variety)

- basil or roasted red pepper pesto mixed with non-fat sour cream or non-fat Greek yogurt


Here is a suggested list of vegetables that you can use in any combination. Use any of these or your favorite combinations. If using frozen vegetables, cook according to package directions and if using fresh, use raw or lightly cooked until tender, whichever you prefer.

- artichoke hearts (frozen or marinated in jars (drain before using))

- asparagus spears (frozen or fresh) - cut into one-inch pieces

- broccoli (frozen or fresh) - cut into bite-sized pieces

- carrots - sliced or diced

- celery - sliced or diced

- mushrooms - sliced

- sweet bell peppers - chopped

- roasted sweet red peppers (jarred - drain before using) - cut into bite-sized pieces

- tomatoes - diced

- sweet onions - chopped

- peas (frozen or fresh)

- corn kernels (frozen or fresh)

- baby spinach leaves (fresh works best and the heat from the warm pasta will soften the leaves perfectly)


These are just some simple flavor boosters that add a little something extra to pasta or noodle dishes. Use these ingredients alone or in any combination you prefer.

- pitted and chopped green or black olives

- chopped nuts

- grated or cubed low-fat cheese

- any canned beans (rinsed and drained before using) such as black, cannellini, garbanzo or kidney

- chopped sun-dried tomatoes


Quick and Easy Salad Meals:

Simply choose something from each category and you can create a salad meal in minutes. The wide variety of combinations you can create will always give you something new at lunchtime.


Choose the greens for your salad. There are a variety of pre-packaged salad greens in the grocery stores these days from spring mixes, romaine, arugula, baby spinach and more. You can choose these products and even make combinations of them for an interesting salad base.

You can also simply buy the fresh variety in heads by themselves and make your own combinations. This route is cheaper than the packaged variety but if time is short you can't beat the pre-packaged greens.

Vegetables and Fruit:

Choose a variety of vegetables and/or fruit to put in the salad with a rainbow of colors for the most nutrition. Some flavorful combinations are:

- cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, celery or

- red bell peppers, artichoke hearts, scallions or

- grape tomatoes, avocado, hearts of palm or

- shredded carrots, shredded cabbage, mandarin oranges or

- diced apples, blueberries, strawberries


Here are some suggestions for fillings that will make a salad a meal.

- cooked chicken (cubed) - either grilled, baked, or broiled or

- cooked seafood (cut into bite-sized pieces) - tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab, or lobster or

- cooked grains - brown rice, basmati rice, quinoa, buckwheat, or wild rice or

- cooked beans - black beans, garbanzo beans, butter beans, lima beans, kidney beans, azuki beans, cannellini beans, or edamame or

- cooked meat (cut into bite-sized pieces) - steak, ham, pork chops, or roast beef or

- eggs - chopped hard-boiled eggs, cooked omelet cut into pieces, or cooked scrambled eggs or

- cooked pasta - (the smaller varieties work best like rotini, elbow macaroni, couscous or farfalle)


Choose an all natural, organic and low-fat variety. Making your own dressing is always an option and you can control all the ingredients that way but if time is too short, there are so many varieties available today that you will always be able to find something delicious.


These simple topping accents will add an extra layer of flavor to salad meals. Use as many or as few as you like.

- croutons: plain or flavored varieties

- crumbled cooked bacon: use turkey bacon to cut down on fat or try the vegetarian variety

- nuts: use a sprinkling of chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, almonds or pine nuts

- shelled seeds are also a good addition like: pumpkin seeds, sunflower kernels or sesame seeds

- baked tortilla chips: crumble them up and sprinkle over your salad

- shredded cheese: use a low-fat variety and sprinkle over the salad

Try these easy lunchbox meals whenever you need them. They are quick and simple to put together and will give you a variety of ideas so lunches will never be boring.

Visit for these easy lunchbox meals and a large selection of free recipes that are streamlined for speed, flexibility and ease of preparation along with menu planners that provide a wide variety of ideas for simple, flavorful and quick meals for every day of the week throughout the year.

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