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Posted on 07/11/2008

  My husband, Kelly, grew up in Eldorado, a small town in Southern Illinois.  When he was a very young boy, his father built him a small wooden crib.  Kelly slept in it for a few years.  

   After his parents passed away, Kelly brought that crib to Marseilles.  Our children sometimes slept there instead of their own beds.  My daughter, Ruth, in particular, loved it.

   This week Ruth drove from Crown Point, Indiana, to our home in Marseilles, for a combination personal and business visit.  Kelly asked her if she would like to take the crib home.   Of course, Ruth said yes.  Kelly was happy and so am I.  The thought that Ruth will have Kelly’s childhood bed is very pleasing, especially for the sense of family continuity that it gives.

   I’m sure many of you know exactly what I mean.
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   Here’s another Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating taste treat.  Eat it and you’ll have one more demonstration that healthy food can make you go “yum, yum, yum, yum, yum.”

   I’m talking about our robust potato skins, a lunch favorite.  This is another meal that will generate positive comments when you take it to work.  It looks good and tastes better.

   Our potato skins are made with a distinctive cheese sauce.  They come with a healthy sour cream topping and fresh fruit.  Dessert is a carob chipped cookie made of rolled oats.

   This meal is a healthy version of something that people like to eat.  We’ve paid a lot of attention to detail and done considerable research.  I’m so glad.  This is definitely one of my favorite meals.
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   If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, I’m sure you’ve noticed that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating has many, many meals that hit the spot.  I like to mention them almost as much as I like to eat them.
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   A reader make a comment (condensed for publication): “My husband and I have been eating your meals since February and have been very happy with the food and results up until a couple of months ago.  Neither one of us is losing anymore.  Any suggestions?  We really like the food and the convenience.”

   Well, I need to be frank.  What are you adding that you were not adding while you were losing weight?  If you wrote down every “extra” item you consume (ones we don’t serve you), you would see that these calories quickly add up. Losing weight is a matter of calories in versus calories expended.  

   Also, maybe you need to walk a little (or a little more).   Burn a few more calories, if you see what I mean.

   Are you on the 2,000 calorie plan?  If so, maybe it’s time to order the 1,200 plan instead.  Again, the bottom line is calories in versus calories out.  You will lose weight on 1,200 calories.  Please stick to it.  Weigh only every Monday.
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   Goodness, it is important to me to help you realize the absolute truth of this formula.  And I so want you all to understand how proud I am that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating delivers results the right way…the healthy way…the good eating way.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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