Back to the work week!
4am – 15 grain toast with a light spread of peanut butter. I know that is a frequent entry in this slot but I love it! I did stop at Shaws on the way home and picked up some Go Lean Crunch to try in the morning with some fat free milk.
7am- Reduced sodium deli turkey slices
9am – Apple
11am – Lunch for me – a small piece of baked chicken breast, two boiled eggs and some strawberries, Kind of a strange combo but that is what came out of the sack and it was good.
2pm – Grapes and cashews,
6pm – It was dinner for just my daughter and I. I had planned a specific recipe but of course didn’t read it in advance and there was part of it that required marinating for six hours- oops! So as is my way I invented it as I went along. I steamed some butternut squash, zucchini, broccoli, red peppers and green peppers. I also made brown whole grain rice. I then flattened some chicken breast and cooked them on just a very small amount of olive oil in a frying pan. It look so great that I once again had to take a picture of it. It was all good but Nicole wasn’t a fan of the brown rice. She said it could have been the Smart Balance spread I made her try in the rice. For me I don’t add anything to the rice and it just hitches a ride along with the other ingredients when I eat them.
I have definitely found that when you have health ingredients available inthe kitchen you do have a wealth of options for cooking!
As to many of the comments I would like to say that I am amazed that people have taken an interest in this effort. Over 1,000 hits in about nine days. I believe in my original post I mentioned that I hoped that maybe this blog would inspire other people to take better care of themselves a well and it seems that has been starting to happen. I also very much support the idea of posting any healthy recipes on this sire because we can all benefit from that.
To Jason- you were wise enough to pick up on the lack of exercise updates. If I was at good as adopting the exercise as I was the dieting I would be doing even better than I have already. Excuses are aplenty but I hate excuses. I need to get back on that horse because eventually diet alone will not sustain me- so feel free to continue calling me out on that!