Poor Man's Beef Stroganoff - Quick & Easy

Written by Abigail Baker

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a cooking skillet well with non stick spray and turn onrepparttar heat medium high - brown your meat and throw inrepparttar 113088 sliced onion, reduce heat to medium and saute meat and onion together until onion is only slightly cooked. Now spoon overrepparttar 113089 top, 1/2 can ofrepparttar 113090 mushroom soup (undiluted of course) stir through your meat mix and reduce heat to low medium, cover. Cook about 25 to 30 minutes.

Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or noodles - add canned green beans and a sliced fresh tomato torepparttar 113091 plate and voila - quick and tasty for 3 or 4 people.

Abigail Baker is the webmaster and editorial manager for Country Mall Place at http://www.acplace.com

The GI Diet Explained

Written by Mavis Barton

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Sorepparttar gist ofrepparttar 113087 GI diet is to focus on low GI value foods, as these arerepparttar 113088 ones that will keep you going for longer without hunger rearing it's ugly head! A 'low' value is generally thought to be below about 55 onrepparttar 113089 GI scale, while 'medium' foods are between 56 and 69. Above 70, andrepparttar 113090 food is a high GI value. Obviously, onrepparttar 113091 GI diet, you focus on low GI value foods, keeping your blood sugar at a constant level and holding hunger pangs at arms length. You should generally cut down on fat-laden foods too, even if technically they are 'low' GI foods. Milk, chips and chocolate are examples of this.

You have probably already spottedrepparttar 113092 main problem withrepparttar 113093 GI diet - it can be hard to tell whatrepparttar 113094 GI value of an entire meal is, given that a meal has several component foods. Unless you are careful, you could end up following what looks like a good GI diet, but is actually packed out with fat and salt - hardly healthy! This is why meal plans are essential onrepparttar 113095 GI diet. On a good GI diet plan, you should expect to lose 1 or 2 pounds a week, and this is a pretty sustainable level to aim for, according to leading nutritionists. A GI Diet may also (althoughrepparttar 113096 research is not conclusive yet!) help ward off certain types of diabetes, and heart disease too.

Like all diets, you should check with your doctor first, to make sure you aren't running any health risks unnecessarily. A typical 'good' GI diet plan for a day might look something like this (more detailed plans are, of course available at www.supadiet.com ).

Breakfast Oat porridge with skimmed milk and sweetened and a piece of fruit.

Elevenses A low fat fruit yoghurt and another piece of fruit.

Lunch Lentil soup, whole-meal tuna sandwich and some fruit.

Dinner Whole-meal pasta with bolognese sauce (extra lean mince) with salad.

Mavis Barton diets and writes diet tips for www.supadiet.com the free website aiming to help you sed those pounds fast!

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