Thursday, September 08, 2011
Was dead on target for all my nutrition goals today, which is nice feeling (ok I lie, I went over on fiber, it is not something that worries me).
Dinner was mushroom pierogi from this neat little Polish convenience store that opened up not too far from our house. I boiled them to heat them up and while they were going sauteed some onions and mushrooms in a little white wine. Added in some "real bacon bits" (25 calories to the tbsp), some sweet peas and gave the whole thing with a few squirts of "butter" spray. Yummy, yummy for under 500 calories for a big bowl. They also have some great little Kinder chocolate bars which, while they are very tiny for their 60 calories, are so much better than American chocolate they kick chocolate cravings in the butt.
I am a big fan of "ethnic" markets. I hit our local Asian Supermarket (that is actually the name of the store) up regularly for great frozen dim sum to steam and for udon soup packages (they did start carrying those in the local supermarket's "ethnic" aisle but there's a better selection at the Asian market). I definitely recommend people go a little out of their comfort zone when looking for delicious lower cal options. It doesn't have to say "diet" on the package (in fact it's usually better when it doesn't). Frozen dumplings of various backgrounds are a big hit for really quick (under 10 minutes) healthy meals in our house.