A few weeks ago I shared some of the diet changes I have made this summer and got a few requests for actual recipes. I have to say, at the moment, I am pretty uninspired in the kitchen. I am a creature of habit (as in I would eat the exact same dinner every night) and so with Paul gone, I have been rotating through the same dishes over and over.
Regardless, I decided to share. So here is what I am eating now :
Breakfast is always oatmeal (cooked with milk, not water) or cereal. Sometimes granola, sometimes Kashi or a Kashi like store brand. When I have blueberries, those get tossed in too. Sometimes a cut up banana gets added. I think I could probably be getting more protein in my breakfast, but right now, this keeps me going through Bar Method and until lunch at 11:30ish.
Lunch is usually bread (either what I recently made or Trader Joe's sprouted wheat) & peanut butter OR
bread with an egg scramble (2 eggs, spinach, ham/turkey, onion & cheese). I always eat a piece (or two) of fruit with lunch too.
When I get hungry in the early afternoon I'll eat a handful of almonds and another piece of fruit or my recently discovered obsession, Larabars.
I usually eat dinner pretty early and these past few weeks that means either a pasta dish (wheat noodles, olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, tomatoes, bit of basil, almonds, blue cheese & sometimes a grilled chicken breast) OR
a salad with whatever I can find in the fridge and fruit bowl (which at the moment means spinach, sliced turkey, almonds, walnuts, strawberries, onion, goat cheese & dressing). My new "trick" for salads it to cut everything as small as possible. Then I can get every flavor in each bite.
Recently I have been having "desert" of greek yogurt, honey and fruit. My new favorite combination is greek yogurt, honey, banana and walnuts. And every few nights I definitely have red wine. If I'm hungry again before bed, I'll eat sugar snap peas, fruit or a spoonful of peanut butter (and sometimes all three).
So, yeah, it's pretty boring. But as mentioned, I am a habit girl and enjoy it. Clearly, my favorite food is fruit and I buy it like a crazy person. I never have a plan (like "get apples") but instead just buy whatever is on sale that week (usually whatever is on that front stand is what they are trying to push out the door). When I do go out to dinner, I'll eat whatever sounds good. I have done the "grilled chicken breast & steamed vegetables route" in the past and it was not a good match for me.
When Paul is home, we are a bit more exciting. Below are links to some of our favorite foods I have shared here in the past. All of these are still things I would eat on this new food plan and I am sure I'll be making (and then saving leftovers) often this fall.
- pesto (with asparagus!)
- butternut squash soup
- pizza (this one happens to be pesto...)
- pasta with turkey meatballs