Well it’s time to look ahead – all too soon it will be time to put on the bathing suit, which means two things, lighter food and more exercise. I’m down with both, but after stretching and walking the last two days, I’m sore in places I forgot I had. I didn’t overdo, I took it easy, a little bit of yoga stretch, a mile of a brisk walk, and still — ow!! So OK, I’m out of shape! It’s not funny — well, yeah it is, ’cause I have a great ability to stay in shape but just stopped doing anything in that direction about three months ago. Why, you ask? Well, please let me know if any good answers hit ya! But seriously, there really is no excuse. There have been times in my life when I was a yo-yo with my weight, but the past year has been my most even-keeled in ages. I started out strong with the walking, but winter came and it got so FREAKIN’ cold in ole GA. like 11º NOT COUNTING the wind chills!!
         So here I am in Cali with no such excuses, so it’s off to the races! Starting is the hardest part but I’ve done it, so join me, won’t you, and we’ll compare notes and eat good healthy food. By April 15th we should be well on our way. I’ve got my sister Karen to buddy up with, so find yourself a buddy for walking and other activites — it’s much more fun, and you’ll both feel good about helping each other get your butts in gear. Friends are everything, and I’m so lucky my sister is also my best friend.

Lemon Pepper Salmon:
Preheat oven to 375ºF and have ready a lg. shallow baking pan, sprayed w/ cooking spray
Squeeze over a 4-5 lb. Salmon Fillet,
1/2 a lemon
1/2 a orange
rub on 3-4 cloves garlic pressed
Sprinkle with Lemon Pepper 
Adobo or Kosher salt and,
Bake for 20-25 minutes or untill fish flakes easily in the middle of fillet, remove and let rest 5 minutes.

One problem with Ceasar Dressing is the Olive Oil Base and to much Cheese, remove the Olive Oil, and bring the Cheese a couple of notches and you’re good to go!!!!
Meanwhile make this
LowFat Ceasar Dressing:
In a large bowl, squeeze the other
1/2 of the lemon and orange, add 
1/2 a can of anchovies (oil drained off) and allow to sit in juice, mash with 
2 cloves pressed garlic
1 Tbls. Dijon mustard
1 Tbls. (per person eating) Any Fat Free Ceasar or Italian dressing
A few turns of Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Mix well and make sure the anchovies are well incorporated.
1 package Romaine hearts and dry in a spinner, tear or cut into bite size pieces
Have ready,
1 package Grape tomato’s, cut in half
1 handful (per person eating) Fat Free Croutons
Put these three ingredients in the dressing first and toss to coat, then add Romaine and toss with
1 Tbls. (per person) Shredded Low Fat Parmesan Cheese
Serve with a 4-5 oz portion of Salmon on top of Salad.

And as always, Enjoy!!!
© Jennifer Green Alger 2010