Sima's Plan for Healthful Eating
By Faye Levy and Yakir Levy "Eat protein, carbs and fat at every meal except dinner," recommended nutritionist Sima Cohen at her recent cooking demonstration. At dinner, she suggested substituting vegetables for the carbs.
Sima, who was promoting her new cookbook, Sima's Healthy Indulgence: 100 Revamped, Guilt-Free Recipes to Transform your Life, emphasized that her plan "is not a weight-loss program; it's a healthy living plan...Changing your lifestyle will bring weight loss with it." The key to Sima's healthy eating program is to compose menus using what she calls "PCF: power proteins, complex carbs, and friendly fats." According to Sima, a wholesome PCF combination throughout the day fuels your body optimally and helps you to avoid food cravings and to "keep up an energy level that sustains you for long periods of time." Sima's examples of power proteins are lean steak, lean ground beef, nitrate-free deli meat, boneless skinless chicken breast, turkey breast, eggs, wild salmon, ahi tuna, lox, canned tuna, edamame, tofu, beans, lentils, chickpeas and low-lactose dairy foods such as Greek yogurt, feta cheese and Swiss cheese.
The goal of the plan, wrote Sima, is to teach how to craft "healthy, delicious meals for yourself and your family." Sima grew up in Israel, and her love of Mediterranean flavors was evident. Some of the tasty dishes we sampled at her presentation were creamy butternut squash soup; chicken wrap with spinach and harissa; and grilled steak with pumpkin seed sauce.
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A photo of our lunch of Sima's recipes is in my previous post.
* * * Faye Levy is the author of Healthy Cooking for the Jewish Home.
Photos by Yakir Levy .
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- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats ground into a flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- 1/4 cup chopped cashews
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2/3 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp of flaxseed, ground up and then mixed w/ 3 tbsp water
- 6-8 dates, chopped
- 2 tsp baking soda
- juice of one lemon
- mix-ins (optional): 1/2 cup @purely_elizabeth granola or dark chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350F. Mix the water with the ground flax and set aside for a few minutes. Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl including your mix-ins. Add the banana and flax mixture and mix well. Lastly add the juice of a lemon to activate the baking soda. Spoon the mixture out onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for around 15-20 mins, just keep an eye on them. I let mine get golden brown.
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