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The Taste Of Food Again

Posted on 08/1/2008

Hello!  I’m excited because my friend Wanda is coming to Marseilles to visit Kelly and me for a whole week!  So nice to spend time with someone like her.  She and her husband (he’s passed on) and Kelly and I have been best pals for a long time! 

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Martin Wells, the CEO and Owner of Translations Unlimited, is on our Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating meals program.  He submitted the following comment to the blog, which we’ve edited a little for brevity:

“Although I have only been on Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating for a week, I’ve lost 5 pounds.  Is this due to just the menu?  No, it is also attributable to…awareness of portion control and the confidence that every meal will be fresh, well balanced, tasty and ready.

“I was introduced to Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating by a new member of our weekly business networking group, Jennifer Salhi.  She’s the Bettendorf, Iowa, distributor for Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.  A few members of our group started the program right away.  With each passing week, I noticed a change in these people.  Not only were they getting thinner, but they also were more self-confident, outgoing, and happier.

“I thought if it’s working for them, then it can work for me.  As a business owner myself, I often fall into the ‘I’m too busy to eat’ mindset and would frequently skip meals or grab something that was quick.  A lot a times, I would gorge myself at dinner time because I’d skipped breakfast and lunch.

“The program is very cost effective because if you tried to duplicate the variety that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating provides, you’d end up spending much more time and money.  You’d also end up with spoiled food because the meals are each so different that you wouldn’t repeat a meal in the time it would take to use the food you bought at the grocery.

“In just one week, I’ve learned to appreciate the taste of food again, thanks to portion control.  When you know that your next meal has limited portions, you take the time to savor each and every bite.  

“I am excited about eating again, instead of considering it a bothersome necessity.  I know that I’m eating the right amount in the right balance, plus I’m losing weight in the process.

“Another big plus for me is the convenience.  I can grab it and go.  There is no more waiting in a drive-through or in a crowded restaurant for a meal I’ll only feel guilty about eating.

“With Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, I get a delicious meal that is different each and every time.  Thank you…Jennifer Salhi, to whom I attribute this wonderful change in my life.”

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Well, a comment like that warms my heart, and makes me feel that we’re accomplishing our mission.  And I promise you that these words come from a customer and are in no way simulated or fake.  Like our meals, this testimony is the real thing.

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A quick rundown of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating lunches (Week Four):  

Mixed green salad with chunks of cheese, flaked wild salmon, and a light ranch dressing, a whole wheat bread stick, and a fat-free chocolate brownie for dessert.
 
Pepperjack burger with three-potato potato salad and sliced jicama.  I love our potato salad because it has not been sweetened by sweet pickle relish or any other purveyor of high fructose corn syrup—we don’t use high fructose corn syrup.  Our potato salad is sweetened naturally by—of course—a sweet potato.  Many people have never tasted jicama, but those that do tend to love it.  You can put it on the sandwich or eat it on the side.

Chicken salad with tender morsels of white meat, celery pieces, walnuts, and raisins tossed in a flavorful dressing with fresh cherry tomatoes on the side.  And for dessert: angel food cake.

Our famous Tuna Bumstead—whole wheat English muffin topped with tuna and melted cheese, served with blue corn chips and fresh carrots.

Chilled baked potato, roasted turkey filet, and fresh vegetables ready to dip in a tangy dill sauce.

Macaroni and robust cheese—a long time Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating favorite—served with a colorful salad made from sliced beets and onions.

Tuscan minestrone soup and fresh-baked wheat bread, with homemade apricot peach fruit and roasted peanut butter spreads.

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Ummm. I’m already ready for Week Four’s lunches.  Our lunches have less calories than our dinners, but if someone likes to eat more at lunch and less at dinner, feel free to switch.

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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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