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Tweaking the Spark Menu


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I just might be getting the hang of this.

As you know I HATE eating meals with no hot food, especially on cold days. I had dreaded today. No hot food except for egg whites for breakfast. The weather forecast says today's high will be in the low 30's. I think that's cold.

Soup for lunch just sounded so good, and I was none too enthusiastic about today's snack, so I checked out the soup supply in the pantry. Progresso Vegetable Classics: Minestrone. Perfect. I unchecked the snack boxes and put in the minestrone soup. The calorie count was basically the same. I opened the can and put it on to heat.

Hummus and cheese sandwich. I like cheese, and I like hummus. Too bad it's cold.

I sprayed the griddle with some Emeril butter flavored spray. I loaded the bread with the hummus and put the cheese on top. Voila. Grilled hummus and cheese. It was delicious, and it was perfect with the soup.

Now I am sitting here with a cup of tea - no sugar. This is a new behavior for me, and I am out of my beloved peppermint tea, so I am just drinking plain old tea. I am missing the sugar, but I can live without it.

We had intended to only eat the Spark Menu this week, but as I am planning next week's grocery list I notice I'm using the Spark Menu a lot more. I'm just swapping out some of the main dishes with recipes I have in the freezer.

I know there are a lot of people out there trying to lose weight that don't like to cook. The cold meals are easy to fix, and they are very fast. I love to cook. I am retired, and I have time to cook, so I really enjoy cooking.

You can just about bet there won't be any cold meals on our table next week.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THINAGIN2 1/30/2013 5:05PM

    I usually do my own thing. Too many things on their menu that I don't eat!

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VEG_GIRL04 1/30/2013 2:19PM

    My first go around with spark I used a lot of their meal planning and at times it really left a lot to be desired for me. Now - in my third spark people flare up - I learned from my last big weight loss that doing my own thing - but logging everything works much better for me. You might consider that in your journey.

Plenty of recipes on spark are fun to make and are just as healthy as their easy suggestions - so go for it!

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