I'm out of commission again! I told myself I'd make it in tonight. But when I left the house this afternoon to run errands, I came back exhausted and warm. I decided this isn't a good sign if I'm trying to workout again. So I'm taking an extra day. Margaret says to take a week off. I can't. I'm getting antsy. UGH!
In the spirit of continuing healthy eating habits, I'm going to share my menu this week. I realized that I cooked quite a bit last week. As I mentioned, I shared some food with my friend Shirl. Today I gave the rest of the ground beef stir fry to my sister's family. I'm sure they'll know what to do with it! My eating has been thrown off because I'm sick. Therefore, I've been living on broth-y soups that I bought at various inexpensive Asian places. (That's just the best stuff when you're sick. Think things like pho or chicken soup and such.) I've also bought a few cans of chicken soup. (Note to self: BAD IDEA! Canned anything is just gross to me. I don't know why I was dumb enough to think being sick would make this an exception.) Moving on...
It's a new week and here's my semi-new menu:
(2) kinds of fruits: strawberries, blueberries (stored in green bags), a few tangerines, last week's plums
(2) kinds of veggies: last week's green beans, spinach, bok choy, mushrooms
(1) fresh green salad
(1) breakfast option: Not sure. So far it's a mixture of fruit and whatever else comes to mind. Perhaps some eggs.
(2) lunch/dinner options: Last week's chicken marsala, beef caldareta, one more dish I haven't decided
(1-2) snack options: hard boiled eggs with hummus (see the photos below)
Hard boiled eggs make a great snack, especially if you don't want to snack on dairy. I recommend that you scoop out the yolk to avoid the cholesterol hub-bub. I'm a big fan of deviled eggs, but to make it healthy, I stuff the eggs with eggplant hummus from Trader Joe's. This stuff is low in calories and is quite tasty. For those of you who are zoning, a hard boiled egg with hummus is one block. Here is the simple and finished product:
Viola! If you're feeling schmancy, sprinkle some paprika on top.
Hope you find these tips useful!