Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Today's SC challenge was get your meals prepped for tomorrow. I'd done some of that yesterday. Borscht and sweet/sour red cabbage. Have some meals, soups etc left over from last week, and half a trout. I've run out of instant breakfasts. Usually have breakfast casserole and quiche on the go. This morning I had borscht, but had not checked out the cals (I don't open SP till I've prayed and read my Bible, which takes me well past breakfast, lunchtime today!), so had bread and cheese after it, as I was still hungry, which knocked up the cals. My only instant lunch was Moroccan beef stew, which is calorific, but I was hungry.
This evening I made Yosemite chicken stew - I LOVE dumplings! So that upped the cals. And chucked chicken buffalo soup into the slow cooker, to greet me tomorrow morning for breakfast. It's also low calorie.
I'm preparing to make a list of the calories of my favorite/ usual meals and snacks, so I can be aware of the cals I'm running up before I've opened SP, so avoid getting caught out as I did today.
Muesli doesn't work for me - it leaves me hungrier than I was before! Sadly, as I love it. But breakfast casserole and quiche work well. So does buffalo soup and 5 ingredient soup. I'll probably go for crustless quiche rather than breakfast casserole, as it's easier to make. Saves me cubing all that bread! I find I need to divide the quiche into 4 rather than 6.
Tho I've been exceeding my calorie guidelines slightly, my weight has remained constant the last 2 weeks, 1 kilo below my original goal. So I think if I'm hungry it's probably because I need to eat!
Now I need to make some dishes that will use the rest of the 1 1/2 kilo can of tomatoes I opened today! Gazpacho makes a tasty, non-calorific vegetable snack, and 5 ingredient soup uses tomatoes. So can quiche.
So, apart from quiche, I've got this week's meals sorted!