Wednesday, January 19, 2011
It used to be that my splurge at the grocery store was chocolate. Or ice cream (in chocolate). Or cake, or cookies, or something sweet and full of calories.
I went shopping today and splurged on fresh artichoke hearts from the salad bar. I ate two diced with a tomato, tossed with shredded Parmesan cheese, and then served on top of some pasta. THAT was a fabulous splurge!
My second splurge was about a pound of fresh sweet cherries. I just ate half of them for dessert - 69 calories, my sixth (or seventh?) serving of fruit/veg for the day - not a nutrition splurge, but at $6.99 a pound a financial splurge. But so delicious!!!!
My third (and last) splurge was on chimichurri sauce, which I put on top of my grilled chicken breast. Adds so much flavor - and only has 40 calories for one tablespoon - now that's a low-calorie taste sensation!
So - no chocolate. No sweets, unless we count the naturally-sweet fruit. Nothing high calorie, unless you count the ground beef I bought so DH can make his hamburgers. Will I eat a burger tomorrow? Maybe - my once-a-month burger, which will be smothered in steamed mushrooms and sliced tomato. Followed by the rest of those cherries for dessert.