Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Today I went with the hubs to Cheddar's Casual Cafe to celebrate his grandmothers 96 birthday. I know! 96 years old and still giving out orders and going out to eat! I hope I'm that way when I'm 96.
So anyways, I was a little concerned about their food and what I would eat, if anything. So I went online to see what was on their menu. A whole lot of fattening stuff with out the calories listed. But I saw a Vegetable plate. A salad or soup, and 4 side dishes. ... but what kind of side dishes ..... "Mac & Cheese, Steamed Fresh Broccoli, Buttered Off-the-cob Corn, Sweet Baby Carrots, Freshly Made Coleslaw, French Fries, Idaho Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Cheese Casserole, Southern Green Beans, Homemade Red Beans & Rice, Fresh Apple & Yogurt Medley."
So I got the salad with NO Ddressing, steamed broccoli, baby carrots, red beans and rice and apple & yogurt. The salad was big enough for a meal, it was probably a good 4 cups of lettuce plus tomatoes and shredded carrots. Then they brought out the veggie plate. OH MY GOODNESS!! It was enough for 2 people!! And so very good! the broccoli was steamed just a bit too long, but it still had a good flavor to it.
Hubby got the chicken tenders and french fries. Which he couldn't eat all of so it came home with all of the veggies!
So tonight I made chicken and cheese quesadillas for him and the kids and I had the rest of my veggies plus his fries! .... and now I'm stuffed again! haha!!
I could find the calories for their food so I had to use other places food, so my calorie count is probably off. I figured my dish was only 479 for all of it. .. not counting the fries. Which isn't bad.
I was really surprised that they had something like that. Just about every place you go to there is meat on everything. So I was able to keep my semi-vegan for another day. ... oh and I think I've lost more weight than I thought. Scale is showing a difference from yesterday! I might be close to a 5 pound loss. ... and I had cookies last night and my calories are staying between 1200 and 1500. I'll give a day or two before I do an official weigh in.
I hope that you are all having a wonderful evening!!