Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
So far I’m doing all right. I had one bad day calorie wise as I mentioned in my previous post. Yesterday I was within in my range- just barely. For supper last night I made a Vegetarian Tofu Chilli. While I’m not vegetarian, I do like to try different thing. As much I’ve liked other vegetarian chilli’s, this really wasn’t one of them. Probably not one I’ll do again.
Today has already been a struggle. I’ve been taking my youngest Sophia to get a picture taken each month of her first year, and today was her 10 month picture. On the way home, Tim Hortons was calling out to me. I was craving a French Vanilla Cappuccino and a Bacon Breakfast Sandwich. I even switched lanes to go over there and then managed to talk myself out of it and go straight home. Although there may be allowances for it, I didn’t want to waste the majority of my daily calories on that when I could enjoy something more later on in the day. So for breakfast I had 2 slices of Ezekiel Bread with a tbsp of peanut butter and a black coffee from my Keurig. Way less calories!
Recently I discovered a website called SOS Cuisine. I believe it’s mostly for Ontario and Quebec residents but the recipes on there can be accessed by anyone. The thing I like about it is that it gives you a weekly supper menu using items that it knows are on sale that week in my local grocery stores. So it gives me the menu, the recipes, a shopping list, and a list of where the sales are to buy the cheapest food! I love it! I don’t always love all the recipes (the vegetarian chilli was from there), but I use it mainly and add a few of my own recipes to the week.
Now that I’m planning our meals on a weekly basis I find I’m much more organized and don’t need to run out to the store to quickly get that ingredient for supper. Although there are usually only 3 eaters at supper (Sophia eats from my plate- and Emily is only here every other weekend), I always cook 4 servings and use the leftover serving for my husbands’ lunch the next day. It’s very convenient!
Well I’m off to work on some housework and laundry while Sophia is napping. Hoping you have a great weekend!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011