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Superwoman of the Day: Hungry Girl

I’ll admit it: I got sucked into watching Rachael Ray this morning as I plotted my writing schedule and Thanksgiving plans. It’s all Hungry Girl’s fault. She popped in as a guest and promised to make a fettuccine alfredo-like meal at just over 100 calories. Are you kidding me?! This makes her my hero.

Here’s the recipe. If you make it, PLEASE let me know how it turned out. If it’s as amazing as the calorie count, Hungry Girl may have a new disciple. Because I like my comfort food. But not what excessive carbs do to my waistline.

Hungry GirlHungry Girl’s Totally Pumpin’ Fettuccine
Per serving (entire recipe): 129 calories, 3g fat, 639mg sodium, 19g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 6g sugar, 7g protein

Ingredients:

1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped Noodle Substitute
One-half wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss Cheese
1/4 cup plain light soymilk
1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash black pepper
Optional: additional salt and black pepper
Yields: Makes 1 serving

Preparation:

Rinse and drain shirataki noodles well. Pat dry. Place noodles in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute.

Drain excess liquid from noodles. Dry noodles thoroughly, using paper towels to soak up as much moisture as possible. Cut noodles up a bit using a knife or kitchen shears. Set aside.

In a separate dish, combine soymilk, pumpkin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Bring a small saucepan to high heat. Add chicken broth, onion, garlic, and cheese wedge half. Stirring occasionally to break up the cheese, cook until broth has mostly evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for just 1 minute or so, until onion and garlic begin to brown. Add pumpkin mixture. Stir until sauce is thoroughly blended and hot.

Add sauce to your noodles and stir well. If you like, season to taste with more salt and pepper. Finish with Parm-style topping and enjoy.

Be sure to check out Hungry Girl’s official site. I might be in love.

Benefits Of The DISC Profile Personality Test

Change is inevitable in life, and so is getting to work with and mingle with other people – relationships are bound to happen whether on a personal or a professional level leaving many with either long lasting relationships or those that are short lived. In the early stages of the 20th century a psychologist named William Marston was able to provide proof on his theory of the DISC profile types which game a glimpse into how people react differently to their environment based on their own personalities.

The DISC profile, namely Dominance, Inducement, Submission and Compliance, revealed a lot about how each person would presumably act to the given situations that they encounter in life. These days through DISC assessment or taking the DISC test, a person’s given DISC personality is revealed and the results are used to help the individual become more adaptable to their environment.

DISC Profile

DISC Profile

Improvement of Relationships 

One of the things that are thought of to be achieved by everything DISC related is the chance to improve the relationships that a person must belong to, whether it is at school or at the work place, the tests and assessments are deemed to declare and help individuals to understand themselves more. Not only is self awareness developed, relationships with other people, like getting along with them and establishing a civil and amicable rapport are also addressed.

Improvement of Personality 

As everything DISC sales with emotions and environment, it is considered to make people become more aware of how they really are and what steps they can take to be able to improve on their attitude if necessary. Also notable with DISC assessment is the opportunity to become more attuned to self development that can help create a better chance to mingle and reciprocate the attitude of people you encounter, eventually improving better bonds and relations.

Improvement of Change and Adaptation 

The types of DISC personality carry with it specific personality patterns that can still be changed and at times may also be needed for better adaptation to a given situation. DISC becomes very beneficial when characteristics are determined directly and specific ideals are provided to help an individual adapt to the situations through positive changes.