I enjoyed a small bowl of “sorta” spicy hummus with carrots and cucumber. Hummus is so good! As much as I love vegetables I like to have a little something on them for me to enjoy them better… this hummus really hits the spot!
Continuing with my plan to make fruits and veggies my main man in each meal I ate half a cucumber with 1/3 cup cottage cheese mixed with basil and cilantro. I followed a recipe from Pinterest and didn’t find it to be that amazing. I would just assume eat some cucumber slices with plain old cottage cheese. I ate a few strawberries as well.
Eating the brussel sprouts and strawberries seemed to trigger my hunger big time since I hadn’t eaten all day, except for juice and coffee. My sister made shrimp and grits for dinner and I SOO wanted to eat it but I stuck to my guns and made a little salad. I used up the rest of our baby lettuce (5 calories), chopped up 3 almonds (20 calories) and have a piece of Babybel swiss cheese (25 calories). I then drizzled some Java Sesame vinaigrette over the top (5 calories). Yes I did add some protein to my salad but my main goal is to have the vegetable (or fruit) be the most important thing on my plate. I feel I accomplished this. Total snack = 55 calories.
Because I don’t actually enjoy starving myself I decided to add in fruits and vegetables to my diet. I really like them but tend to forget to prepare them because I’m too busy chowing down on the fatty foods. I want to start adding healthy foods back into my diet and stay gluten free as well. For now and maybe the next day or two I want to focus on vegetables and fruits as the main focus in my eating. Tonight I made brussel sprouts in a little garlic butter and had a side of strawberries.
Today I made fried rice using grated cauliflower instead of rice. I accidentally made it a little spicier than I liked so I did add 1/4 cup of rice to it at the end.
I am always willing to try a healthier version of something that I love. If I can eat a larger quantity with less calories than I’m willing. Some changes aren’t worth it though and I’m not sure I think cauliflower is a worth it change. If you make regular fried rice and you put lots of veggies and some protein in it then using 1/2 cup rice goes a long way. You have a nice size portion and your meal wouldn’t be above 260 calories (less with certain changes). For this portion size I realized I would use half as much chicken, that alone would take off 25 calories.
This dish was 240 calories. If I had not added the 1/4 cup rice then it would have only been 180 calories. Yes, cauliflower is less calories but it only tasted fine to me. I like delicious! So in my opinion… stick with rice.
The day after Easter definitely calls for egg salad sandwiches. I cut up two boiled eggs and mixed them with a little mayo, salt and pepper to put on my pita bread.
Brussel sprouts just may be my favorite vegetable so of course I cooked up a serving size of those with a little butter and garlic salt for lunch.
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Intuitive Eating / Ellyn Satter / Health at Every Size
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