I Have Been Craving Spaghetti!!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
For some reason I have been really craving spaghetti. It's usually not one of my favorite foods, but I have really been wanting some! So... today I couldn't stand it any more. I purposefully did not do anything extra at breakfast, kept the lunch light and left some room in my calorie range.
At the grocery store, I found some sauce with 50 calories per half cup (the lowest I could find), some whole grain noodles at 180 calories for 2 oz. Picked up some leafy romaine bagged salad and a pretty tomato. I used my fat free ranch (only a Tblspn) for only 15 calories. I had the 93% lean ground beef at home and found that 2 oz of it was only 80 calories. I also had a Jello Temptations French Silk Pie for dessert at 140 calories (btw Lemon Meringue Pie is still the best tasting and only 100 calories).
Such an awesome, filling, satisfying dinner for under 500 calories! I guess it just really hit me tonight that I don't have to deny my cravings. All it takes is a little bit of extra effort--- planning the room in your daily calorie intake, shopping for the lowest caloric and/or healthiest ingredients, and measuring your food when you prepare it!
I'll be going to bed with a happy tummy tonight!!! Looking forward to when my next craving hits, LOL!!!!