National Nutrition Month 2013: Party Girl Diet author Aprilanne Hurley appears live on Good Day Sacramento with host Marianne McClary for the inside look at how to lose weight and keep it off without the deprivation and restrictions typical of fad diets. On the Party Girl Diet you can drink wine, eat chocolate, even eat meatballs and spaghetti in addition to a wide variety of delicious foods…and lose weight while you are having the time of your life.
In addition to revealing how to lose weight with a healthy, sustainable lifestyle outlined in The Party Girl Diet, Hurley emphasizes that the secret to weight maintenance is creating a balanced life by eating the right amount of food and getting the right amount of exercise. Hurley is also a huge supporter of eating certain natural foods containing probiotics and prebiotics to help aid digestion and promote a flat belly. Hurley recommends getting your probiotics and prebiotics from the foods you eat over taking an oral supplement.
The Good Day Sacramento Party Girl Diet segment below covers foods that aid in digestion, debuts Hurley’s Signature Fresh Flat-Belly Salsa Recipe, and demonstrates how to make The Party Girl Diet’s famous “Morning After Mocktail” as a natural and gentle detoxifying pick me up.
The Party Girl Diet enjoys cult status in books with a history of ranking in the Top 5 books on Amazon’s Best Sellers List for Kindle books in Weight Maintenance and Weight Loss, and #2 in Cooking, Food & Wine – Natural Foods on Amazon’s Best Seller list.
Special thanks to Good Day Sacramento cast & crew for a super fun day in Sacramento, CA.
Party Girl Diet’s Flat Belly Artichoke Salsa Recipe featured on Good Day Sacramento:
Makes 5 servings
Ready in 10 -15 minutes
2 cups marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (coarsely)
3 Roma or plum tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp red onion, diced
1/4 cup black olives, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp small capers
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
1. Mix together all of the ingredients above in a medium bowl.
2. Serve PGD’s Flat Belly Salsa at room temperature with julienned fresh, colorful peppers, baked chips, etc. It also makes a great topping for salads, pasta, and pizza. (You can also make PGD’s salsa ahead of time and chill before serving).
Party Girl Diet’s Naturally Detoxifying “Morning After Mocktail” (In the book)
This antioxidant packed elixir has been formulated to replace some of the vitamins lost through alcohol consumption while providing gentle detoxifying benefits.
1/4 cup Vitamin D and Calcium added Orange Juice
1/4 cup Cranberry Juice – no sugar added
1 fresh grapefruit – juiced (fresh is best, yet you can substitute 1/2 cup grapefruit juice)
1/2 lemon – juiced
Pinch of Cayenne pepper (optional)
Orange wheel or lime wedge for garnish (optional)
1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
2. Pour all of the ingredients above into cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
3. Serve it straight up! Strain contents of shaker into bar-ware for an fun presentation…Cheers!
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Making Aprilanne’s Grandma Rose’s MEATBALL Recipe will transform you into an Authentic Italian chef. Your family and guests will shower you with meatball compliments, and you will realize you don’t have to be Italian to cook like an Authentic Italian.
There are some things in life you just can’t live without - like Grandma Rose’s Authentic Italian Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce!
Now while I have 2 Meatball Recipes to share with you - the first is my Grandma Rose’s Recipesince it is recipe to make the Meatballs I grew up on…which has been handed down generation after generation. The secret ingredient in this recipe is the hot dog roles (yes you read that right!) which are soaked in milk prior to mixing in with the meat to give these meatballs that delectable softness Grandma Rose’s Meatballs are famous for.
The 2nd recipe is courtesy of Sonoma County Chef Graziano Perozzi who, graciously showed us how to “make meatballs” on California Living Prime Time – which can be viewed in the video player above for an easy step by step account of how to…make Meatballs! Graziano’s Meatballs, unlike Grandma Rose’s, don’t call for any bread or breadcrumbs. Are they still soft and delicious? Why not make both recipes and you be the judge…and if you are so inclined – drop us a note to let us know your vote on which recipe makes the better Meatball - Enjoy! Aprilanne
PS: You can substitute ground turkey for the ground beef, pork, etc., if you prefer – and no one (including you) will notice any significant difference in the overall consistency and taste!
Aprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition,Certified Lifestyle Fitness Coach, Series Creator of California Living, and author of “The Party Girl Diet,” available on Amazon.com so you can “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight.”
Originally featured on California Living™ with Aprilanne primetime, Grandma Rose’s Authentic Italian Meatballs Recipe is one of 2-weeks of delicious, easy recipes in The Party Girl Diet Book.
A little background on this recipe: Grandma Rose’s generation did not use measurements in recipes, but rather cooked with their senses, how the food looked, tasted, and even felt, adding more cheese, or spices etc., to perfect the texture, consistency, and flavor of a dish.
With this “cooking culture” in mind, the following recipe is the official recipe known as “Grandma Rose’s Authentic Italian Meatballs,” compliments of Joe Mack, Grandma Roses’ eldest son, who recommends tasting one as soon as it’s cool enough, “because that’s when they taste the best.”
Get in touch with your “Inner Italian” and give it a try…Buona Fortuna!
2 pounds of chopped beef, veal and pork
2-3 eggs depending on size, slightly beaten
1/2 cup plus of finely chopped onion
3 slices of white bread or 2-3 hotdog rolls, chopped finely – About 1/2 cup of skim milk or more – Very big bunch of Italian Parsley chopped fine/leaves only
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Heaping tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1. Soak chopped bread in milk till it is nice and mushy
2. Add eggs, parsley, onions, cheese, salt and pepper and mix well
3. Add chopped meat and mix well using your *hands; there is no alternative
*Fun Fact # 1 -Grandma Rose would never wear nail polish when cooking for fear that it may chip into the food she was preparing..
4. When thoroughly mixed, form into meatballs by rolling in your palms. You should make 18 to 24 meatballs.
5. Place meatballs in lightly oiled, olive of course, cookie tin and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Do not overcook. The meatballs may be browned in a frying pan; however, the baking is easier and probably healthier.
6. When cool remove meatballs from pan and scrape off any fat that has formed. Did you make more than you need or want to freeze some to enjoy at another time? Try Joe Mack’s Freezing Trick – by laying them out on a cookie sheet and covering to freeze for later use.
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Aprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, California Living’s Health Expert, and author of The Party Girl Diet - the revolutionary new diet and lifestyle that lets you “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight.”