I MADE it!! Today was a little rough, I will admit. Seems that I have allowed myself to eat whatever, whenever for the past 2 months or so and it has definitely caught up with me! I think I am up about 10 lbs, which I know will fly off with a few days of conscious eating, so I am not too worried. I am however, scared to death of not getting control of it NOW!
I am making a deal with myself to get on Spark at least 3x a day. If nothing else, but just to log my food. Of course I am also going to interact with You~my wonderful Sparkly friends. I really miss you all! Summer is winding down now, and I know that the stress of school will only add to my tendency to over eat.
Summer "eating" break: Now Officially OVER! LOL
So I have decided to post food blogs on days when I feel it is going rough or I feel tempted to "cheat" myself out of eating right. Today, of course was one of those. Here is how it went.
Breakfast: Smoothie w/ 1 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1 c mixed frozen berries, 1 c fat free milk.
Lunch: 2 Eggs, 2 egg whites. Fresh summer squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes.
Fresh melon for dessert~Yum!
Dinner: Pesto & Whole Wheat Penne of course! (this is pictured w/ chicken, which was actually my husbands plate, I went vegetarian)
Awesome day! I came in Under my allowed calories, which will be fine for a few days.
2-3 cups fresh basil
1/3 c raw almonds or pine nuts
2/3 c fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves
salt & pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into food processor and pulse until creamy. Serve with whole wheat pasta and grilled chicken for a meal that is super Delish!!
Start w/ freshly picked basil leaves. This recipe would be pretty expensive if you don't grow your own!
Next I use raw almonds most of the time, but I do love pine nuts too. The almonds are much more inexpensive. Fresh grated parmesan cheese, plenty of garlic and some olive oil.
Smash it all into the Cuisinart and pulse. I usually add half first and then the rest, bc mine is tiny.
Just look at all of that green goodness! YUM!
Toss this with your pasta or heck, if you are feeling risky, just smear it on a fresh piece of Italian bread...Enjoy!