Favorite and Seasonal Recipes from the Pound For Pound Challenge

NBC’s The Biggest Loser, General Mills, Subway, and food banks around the country are partnering on the Pound For Pound Challenge for the third year in a row. For every pound of weight participants pledge to lose, a pound of food (or 5 pounds to maintain a healthy weight) will be donated to a local food bank (like ours). When you sign up for the Pound For Pound Challenge at www.pfpchallenge.com,  you can immediately join a team –our team’s name is “Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano” – or create your own. You can also join our group “Pound For Pound Challenge – Contra Costa and Solano” on facebook for support and event updates.

In an effort to keep our Pound For Pound Challenge teammates motivated and focused on their challenge, I thought it would be fun to highlight some favorite and seasonal recipes from the  Pound For Pound Challenge website on a weekly basis.

To kick off our first recipe of the 2011 Season, this week we are going to showcase our Pound For Pound Challenge Champion’s favorite breakfast recipe, Patti’s Melt (links to recipes listed below).

Patti's Melt

Patti's Melt

In addition to Patti’s Melt, we have two seasonal recipes highlighting oranges and beets: Orange-Glazed Chicken with Rosemary and Roasted Beet Salad.

Beets and oranges are high in vitamin C, key nutrients that boost the immune system.

Eat Better America! – Not only is exercise important in achieving your weight loss goal but eating right is a key component to facilitating weight loss and keeping it off.

Patti’s Melt – From the Biggest Loser


(Click on “view previous weeks’ recipes” and scroll down until you find Patti’s Melt.)

Chicken and beet salad – from Eating Right America



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