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cheap n easy - lettuce

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

On my walk this morning, I stopped at the market for a head of lettuce. One head was $1.98. I bought one and then questioned my logic for moving away from the"not as fresh" bagged salad.

Our fall 5% challenge starts in a week or so, and i have already decided i need to work on my portion control. So when i got home, I cut up my lettuce, measured three cups on a plate for my lunch, the balance of the head filled my lettuce tupperware container. I didn't measure the balance, easily enough for three more salads. I am happy with that.

My lunch, all measured out. 375 cal. I could tell by looking i had been "cheating" on the fried rice in the past. I was hoping for it all to fill me up, as I was famished after a light breakfast and an hour long walk. So far so good 30 minutes after eating.

Btw, this is my first blog from my tablet - lol. Before i throw it out the window, i am posting w/o my lunch picture. Bummer, will try to edit.

Ok - think I got it. Had to email pic from my tablet to my puter and here I am back! Anyway, The picture of my lunch hopefully follows, with a link to the vegetable fried rice recipe after that. Today I used leftover veggies and measured it out to 1/2 cup serving. emoticon

link to veggie fried rice -

Happy eating all!

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  • _MOBII_
    I'm not sure what you have atop of your salad there, but it look so good!
    I have never been big on the bagged salads myself, it seems to me that you get the lower ends of the leaves with the 'vein' and I would rather have the top ends without the vein in it....or a better ratio anyways. Just my preference.

    I also have this idea in my head that the air they use to puff up the bag has something in it to keep the lettuce from wilting. No idea if this is true or not, lol!
    1719 days ago
    Eyeballing portions is a funny thing, isn't it? I'm always off but I'm learning. Looking forward to the 5% Challenge, too. And I will be all over tracking and portion control, lol. Love your pics and the thanks for the recipe link, will be checking it out ;-). Good luck on the challenge, too!
    1722 days ago
    Looks yummy!
    1722 days ago
    I am Just BUSTING INSIDE to have the FALL Chal begin ! WOOHOOOO !! I HAD gained some from swelling, but am NOW BACK to my lowest in the Summah chal,,,, where I DID make the 5% !! And WHY was I SOOOO SUCDCESSFUL? EASY !! U HAVE it herah as mentioned,, MEASURE and TRACK IT !! As you thought the fried lice (LOLOLOL SO BAD !) was the correct portion,,,, I had ALSO thought some of what I was eating was ALSO correct !! TIL I MEASURED THEM OUT !!! YO !! SURPRISED !!! So now, I am doing so WELL aNd wish you the SAME !!

    Keep UP tracking, measuring and YOU ALSO will be LISTED at the end of week 8 of the Fall Chal ,,, as being ON THAT PRECIOUS 5% LIST !!

    1722 days ago
    Looks really good and healthy, too! emoticon
    1722 days ago
    Great ideas!
    1722 days ago
    emoticon I just recently made the same discovery about a head of lettuce vs. bagged salad. I get so much more and use qt bags to bag single servings of the veggies I want in my salad. Add some protein, and I'm good to go quickly with a minimum of fuss.

    I should probably be measuring out things to keep myself honest too.

    I'm looking forward to the 5% challenge to begin.
    1722 days ago
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