I love beans. I love tomatoes. I love ground beef (or the fakey soy crumbles you can use like ground beef). I love cheese. I love it mixed together, and I love it mixed together and then thrown over pasta.
These days I use super-high fiber pasta from FiberGourmet as my first choice (though I still have a stash of DreamField's higher fiber pasta to go through). Hubby loves chewy texture that holds up to next-day reheating. I like that we get a super dose of fiber. (Not the gas, but, hey, fiber! Filling and regulating!)
So, if you want to make a less diet-deadly version of Chili Mac than, say, Steak and Shake's version, visit Hungry Girl's remade recipe of this comfort food, that is, if you like the following stats for 1.5 cups of the stuff:
Serving Size: 1 3/4 cups
POINTS® value 5*
If you're doing the WonderSlm diet, you can add the veggies, more spice to the Vegetarian Joe and throw that on half a cup of FiberGourmet pasta and top with lite sour cream or lite cheddar and you're set. A little carb cheat, but you get lots of filling fiber that shouldn't spike up your sugar.
If you're a naturally curly girl (or you just want to use very gentle styling products without silicones or sulfates), there's a giveaway today. You only have until 11:59 to leave a comment on the Naturally Curly facebook page (scroll down to the giveaway entry on their wall). They've been doing giveaways for some days--this is the 8th day and they will do 10 total. Today, you can win a Deva Curl set of products (NoPoo hair cleanser, OneC conditioner and I can't read if there is a styler, but prolly). You need to leave 3 reasons why you need this sulfate-free product line. :)
If you google Deva Curl or Deva Chan, you can find out about the line and salon that coined the term "Curly Girl Method" for caring for curls.