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Keeping Up With ProZone – November 2018

Carol’s Corner  Firstly, my apologies for being out of touch for so long.  My sister, Marion, died from an aggressive brain tumour after only 4 months.  I spent a considerable amount of that time with her in Australia where she had lived for 40 years.  She was my only sibling and we had worked together at Wellington hospital in the 1970’s, so it has been a very difficult time.  I was with her at the end which was relatively quick and peaceful, and she never suffered any pain.   Happy Anniversary to ProZone It is 20 years this month that
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Keeping Up With ProZone – August 2018

Carol’s Corner  Seeing this is ProZone’s 20 year anniversary, we are putting in some of our articles from past newsletters. As Rachel Hunter said in the infamous advertisement for hair products, “it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen”,  the same can be said for weight loss.  A lot of people are hung up on weight loss and weigh themselves religiously every morning, getting upset if they put on a few hundred grams and probably rewarding themselves by eating a bit more, as if they had lost a few hundred grams. We had a client who went from a size 16
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Keeping Up With ProZone – July 2018

  Carol’s Corner  Tree Planting Recently our Rotary club joined with Wellington City Council and some locals to plant 320 trees on Mt Victoria. We were lucky with the weather on a lovely Sunday morning. Rotary has a project to plant trees all around the world – at least one for every member of Rotary (over 1.3 million members). It was a very rewarding exercise, and afterwards we had a lovely shared barbecue cooked by the local neighbours. It was very easy to “Zone” the lunch, with lovely beef steak and magnificent salads – I just avoided the bread and potatoes.
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Satay Chicken

Makes four 3 block meals of protein 360 gm      Chicken Breast 1               Large onion 1               Garlic (I use fresh crushed garlic) 1               Ginger (optional – fresh crushed) 1               Red capsicum Soy sauce (I use lite soy sauce) 2 tsp          Curry powder 2 tbsb        Peanut butter (I use Pic’s crunchy peanut butter) 2 tsp          Worcester sauce 1 tsp        Sweet thai chilli sauce 165ml tin   Lite coconut milk Using a
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Zucchini Parmesan Balls & Nibble ideas

 This is a simple yummy accompaniment & other tasty bits Zucchini Parmesan Balls 2 zucchini 1 egg 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan 1 spoonful of flour  (you don’t need much – just enough to get the right consistency.  I used coconut flour because I had it) Grate the zucchini and add the other ingredients.  Roll into balls and cook on a baking sheet for 20 minutes at 220 degrees.   This only makes a 1 balanced block so add some more protein and vegetables to your meal with maybe a piece of fruit or a glass of wine to make a 2
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Fish Parcels

These are so easy and quick to make as well as being tasty & healthy. 4 x 120g (3 block) or 160g (4 block) boneless skinless fish fillets such as gurnard, terakihi, snapper, hoki 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I use salt reduced) 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon sweet chilli sauce 1 clove minced garlic 1 red chilli, finely chopped 2cm piece of ginger, peeled & grated fresh coriander (use the stems and save the leaves for garnish)   Preheat the oven to 180C Lay 4 large rectangles of tinfoil on an oven tray and place a fish fillet in the centre of
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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I often get asked how to use a cauliflower apart from cauliflower rice so here is a recipe for cauliflower as a pizza crust 1 cup riced cauliflower 3 cups mozzarella divided in two 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 1 egg olive oil olives artichokes sun-dried tomatoes   Pulse one head of chopped up cauliflower until it looks like grain.  Microwave for 8 minutes. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup riced cauliflower, 1 & 1/2 cup mozzarella, oregano, garlic salt, garlic & egg.  Spray baking paper with baking spray.  Pat out
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Avocados

Avocados are a great source of good monounsaturated fatty acids plus vitamins A,B & D. Handy hint: Use avocado as a spread rather than butter or margarine which may have saturated fat or even worse, trans fats in them. Avocado tastes great and goes with most things. Handy hint: after you have used the avocado, turn the skin inside out and rub over your face previously dampened with warm water. Leave for 5 minutes then wash off leaving lovely smooth skin. One block snack:  Three Arnott’s crackers (oblong ones), avocado as a spread.  Put a pate of tinned salmon and low
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Zone Sweet Oat Cakes & Cheese Oat Cakes

  makes six 1 block cakes        8 Prozone scoops rolled oats 2 PZ scoops wheat bran flakes 3 scoops Prozone protein powder ½ tsp baking powder 3 small dried apricots & 18 almonds finely chopped ½ tsp stevia (optional of you want sweetness) ½ cup low fat cottage cheese 2 egg whites 1 tsp olive oil ½ cup water plus ¼ cup water extra   Mix dry ingredients, mix in olive oil then cottage cheese. Add egg whites and mix in to make a stiff dough. Add a little water inf necessary. Take 6 even tbsps. Of mixture and
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Some Alternative Ideas for Cheese and Potatoes

Some convenient products to consider for easy and interesting Zoning   Say “Cheese” and smile Most people love cheese and it is a versatile and convenient food that is high in protein with virtually no carbohydrate, unfortunately hard cheese is also high in unhealthy saturated fat and this is why we recommend limiting consumption. When buying cheese we have recommended choosing Edam cheese for its lower total, and therefore saturated, fat content compared to other varieties. Unfortunately Edam tends to be a bit bland and uninteresting. The good news is that Mainland have produced a tasty cheddar cheese they call
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Guilt Free Chocolate Drink and Flavouring

              Contributed by Kevin Bateman   The last time you read something like that heading it was probably a low fat but very high carbohydrate product.  Not so a new New Zealand made product that is very low in fat and carbohydrate yet is deliciously rich and chocolaty.  Avalanche Sugar Free Cocoa Chocolate Drinking Mix is supposed to be a kids’ product but it is way too good to be reserved for children only. It contains no artificial sweeteners and appears to be flavoured cocoa that is sweetened with the natural sweeteners erythritol and stevia. These sweeteners have negligible
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Fennel Bulbs

Barry Sears has written a book called The 100 Top Zone Foods that has a lot of useful information about these foods in it. Of course there are way more than 100 really good Zone favourable foods. One of these is worth mentioning as it is in season now. Fennel bulbs have a fresh crisp aniseed flavour. If you are not familiar with this vegetable that is under rated and under utilised in New Zealand it could be worth trying it. It adds flavour when sliced raw into salads and can be stir fried, boiled or roasted. Another way to
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“Healthy Drinks”

There was an article in the DomPost on Saturday about so-called healthy drinks.  It opens with “Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain”. While there is very little dispute over the amount of sugar and dangers in soft drinks it is enlightening that so called “healthy drinks” are finally being recognized for what they are.  A glass of freshly squeezed orange juice may contain up to 6 oranges or 12 blocks of carbohydrate.  I have had people come to see me who say “I have
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