Monday, June 25, 2012
I am determined to say YES IT IS!
At least, so far so good....
A bit peckish this morning, probably because my stomach is all stretched from eating too much in previous days. So I'm having a little lunch at 11am. I didn't want to eat too much because 11am is a very early lunch. I will probably be hungry again by 1pm...
And pretty much everything in my fridge is leftover BBQ food. Last night I froze any left over BBQ'd burgers, sausages and chicken etc. I was tempted to throw it away to avoid temptation, but actually I'm not sure if that might be a little over the top or panicked.
So instead I froze everything and thought to myself that I could always chop a single burger patty into a veggie based pasta sauce, or do other inspired things with the other leftovers.
There's also a combination of fatty supermarket salads and healthy home made salads in the fridge. So I'm combining them on my plate so that I'm getting a little taste of everything.
For lunch I rummaged up a small portion of shop made couscous (Moroccan), with a big dollop of the home made coleslaw I created with an oil/vinegar dressing.
Everybody who came to the BBQ brought burger buns and rolls! I have so much bread in my house it's crazy. And bread is one of my trigger foods because I often add fattening toppings like butter, cheese and sauces. I already had a bread roll for breakfast today so I've frozen all the long-dated bread, and the less fresh bread has been thrown into the garden for the birds.
Later tonight I think I might try mixing some of the left over (tomato-based) pasta salad in with a chopped up burger patty. Coupled with some of the left over lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes that I'd cut up for the BBQ. Actually, that sounds great. I hope it tastes as good as it sounds.
I have just finished my little 11am lunch, and funnily enough, I still feel hungry. I know it's just because I am accustomed to eating much too much... so instead of going back for seconds just yet, I might go do something physical to take my mind off it. After a few days my body will get used to eating more healthily... it always does!
Now... if I could just think of something healthy to do with all that left over icecream!