Monday, April 13, 2009
So, normally my family gets together on Easter and devours unhealthy choices that are full of fat, cholesterol, sodium and calories. This year my husband and I decided to take things more traditional this year and pick out foods that Jesus would have had before he was killed on the cross. We felt these were the types of food that people would have eaten (if they could eat anything through their amazement and excitement) on the day that Jesus was resurrected. We chose healthy almonds, dates, figs, goat cheese and so on to make our celebration feast. This worked better than we could have imagined! Since it was Easter, we did have red wine (which yes doctors do say is good for the heart) and also a small slice of homemade Caramel Pumpkin Pecan Pie. Our festivities were a hit! This morning I was actually pleased with myself for choosing better selections this year, although there was still pie. I found that when I jumped onto the weight scale I had lost one pound! One pound down and I still had pie!