I'm on a mission to get healthy, not skinny. Skinny is such an ugly word. Everyone's definitions of it are different and to be honest, I don't want to be rail thin. I want curves...just in the right places. :)
In this mission, I will lose weight I'm certain, but my desire is not to 'become skinny'. I want to become healthy.
A few days ago, while on a Facebook group I'm a part of, I felt challenged to take on an abstinence from whites. White bread, white potatoes, white sugar and so on. I love bread and sweets, so this was was going to be a challenge for sure!
So here we are on day 3 and actually, so far, so good. I've been able to modify my meals to 'make up' for what's missing and it's been kind of fun to find those replacements. I think when I took this on I thought I'd get to eat nothing and that my eating world would become dry salads and grilled chicken. You realize VERY quickly what all contains white sugars etc.
To my surprise, I've been able to find some awesomely tasty things that are delicious, satisfying and actually already are making me feel better. I'm a foodie. Said and done. So if I'm going to do this and in turn change my other not so good eating habits, what I do start eating better be danged good! :)
My plan is to post my most yummy recipes here so they're accessible to anyone who's is trying to eat better. I'd love to hear if you try one of them, so be sure and post your own results in the comments!
Have a great day!
Last night's meal was a small, well trimmed grilled steak with salt and pepper with side of Zucchini Fritters and "Tzatziki"
Zucchini Fritters - These were awesome! Makes you feel like you're eating potatoes and are crunchy and full of flavor! I omitted the cheese (ekk, I know right?) and served my own version of a Tzatziki sauce on the side. The recipe for it is below. Don't knock it until you try it!
Fat free cream cheese (instead of a mixture of Greek yogurt and sour cream)
1 small cucumber- peeled, seeded and diced
1 clove crushed garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix ingredients well and put in fridge for flavors to meld together. Awesome on the zucchini fritters and with pretzels.
The night before, we had a trimmer version of a Chicken Bruschetta I make. Typically this combination is mixed with Stove Top Dressing and baked, but because of my bread hiatus, we omitted it.
Boneless, skinless, lean chicken breasts cut into strips
1 can of Low sodium Garlic, Oregano, and Basil Diced Tomatoes- Drained
1 cup Low fat Shredded Mozerella
Preheat oven to 350
On the stove top, cook chicken slices until done.
pour into a baking dish and top with tomatoes and cheese
Sprinkle Italian Seasoning on top and put into the oven until cheese it melted and bubbly.
Serve with a salad topped with Balsamic dressing and a side of Lima Beans. Our favorite way to prepare LB's is by throwing defrosted beans in a skillet with a little EVOO and salt/pepper until they're browned and warmed through. I'll admit, I used to hate them, but cooked this way, they're pretty stinking tasty and packed with protein!