There are a few things I need to be doing as a minimum to being on the right track. They are in no particular order:
1. Count calories and try to stay in range most days
2. Drink water (at least 8 cups a day)
3. Plan meals (at least dinners)
4. Eat one fruit and/or veggie at each meal
5. Move at least 15 minutes per day
In that spirit, I’ve planned my meals for (most) of the week. They are as follows (I’m in to lists, I guess):
Tuesday and Wednesday Fettuccini with Salad Savory, Mushrooms and Scallops
Thursday Baked cod with Ritz cracker crust, rice and green beans
Friday Out to dinner with friend
Saturday Olive Garden remake of Zuppa Toscana (with salad savory)
I found the fettuccini recipe at http://www.athoughtforfood.net
/ In his recipe he uses kale and no mushrooms. Well, I love mushrooms and in my bountiful basket (weekly co-op of fruits and veggies) I got salad savory. A lot of it. What is salad savory you ask? I had to look it up myself. Saladsavory.com says: “it’s the healthiest, best-tasting, prettiest and most versatile veggie around. It’s not cauliflower. It’s not cabbage. It’s a one-of-a-kind veggie that grows in bright violet and white heads. It’s a close relative to kale and cabbage, it has a flavor similar to broccoli and cauliflower. It’s loaded with vitamins A, C and calcium and iron.”
A little optimistic but I thought I’d try it. I had to look around for ideas of what to make with it. I suppose stir fry, etc. but I read online that the Olive Garden soup is great with it.
I also got these CUTE mini-sweet peppers.
I love them. I’m going to stuff just a couple and eat the rest plain. Yum! I just love these baskets. They really help me get in more fruits and veggies. I also got a lot of oranges and I think I’ll juice them which would be a nice change.
Well, I’ll keep working at my goals. By far the hardest thing is the movement. I really need to up that but for some reason I just sit on my bum. I’m likely going to have to fly for work this spring and I’d love to be a smaller me to fit in the seat. I’m also going home next week for about 10 days to help my Mom when she gets her knee replaced. I can’t wait to plan and cook some good meals while I’m there too.