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!!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Yesterday I had slightly roasted some broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and wanted a dressing to put on it. Didn't want the calories and junk that the bottle stuff has, so I grabbed an avocado, cut it in half and mashed it up. I did add a drop of ranch dressing to make it a bit more creamer. Mixed it with my veggies and enjoyed it.
Well tonight I decided to do the same thing but add more stuff to it. Like black beans and half a tomato, some southwest seasoning and omitted the ranch dressing. I had around 170 grams of the veggies and 90 grams of the black beans. So just one serving of beans and two of the veggies. I've eaten half of it and I'M FULL!!! and I'm happy about being full!! .... I can eat the rest tomorrow, or later tonight as a free meal!
I've had guacamole and love it, but I have never thought about using a smashed avocado as a dressing. I know it crazy full of calories and fat, but oh so good for us. ... and none of the junk that is in the bottle stuff. I might have to try some on a lettuce salad.
I think my new drugs for my headaches are working slightly. They're not as bad, but still there. I thought I've been taking them for a few weeks, hubby pointed out it's only been one. so maybe by next week I will see more improvement. ... finger crossed! Down side is that they give me acid reflux ... BAD!!! Doc gave me a script for that too ... maybe that one will be working better next week as well!
Been kind of bummy this week, not wanting to do anything. I did get all the sanding done and now just need to start priming and painting. ... maybe Monday.
Well that about all from me for now. Hope you're having a great evening!
Oh ... I found a recipe for a Honey Lime Peach salsa the other day and will be trying that sometime soon ... maybe next week, peaches are still a little green. I'll let you guys know how it turns out!
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