Thursday, December 16, 2021
I thought we would start with a little humor. I will never give up cheese! I am using way less butter, but I don’t think it is evil by any means. I can live without much pasta. Chips are a gateway drug for me. I really do have to be careful around chips!
One night for dinner we had a ton of roasted veg with chicken, gouda, apple sausage and a half of a baked potato. I had lots of points left so I indulged in some Trader Joe’s ciabatta bread. This was a filling meal.
The spread of veg:
One night for dinner we had the Greek bowls and I added air fryer fries. I also made a siracha mayo dipping sauce. I love this meal!
I have popcorn almost every day. I cannot live without it!
I really like this cherry Bubly.
For our lunches this week I made ground turkey shepherd’s pie again.
This is what the base looks like:
Then, I topped it with mashed potatoes – with very little skim milk and butter. This is so delicious and gave us tons of veggies.
On the weekends I try to make something a little different for breakfast and one day recently I made a vegetable omelette and had extra veg on the side.
I have been adding this from Costco to my eggs and vegetables:
These are really good! I am excited to try a few more dishes with them.
I have been loving this shake with peppermint!
This creamer has been festive for the season!
And, I have plans to do more of this peppermint hot chocolate!
Erica made this fish taco bowl for lunch one day – yum! I had my doubts about heating up fish but it worked. She did a good job!
Then, a few days later I made our family’s favorite burrito bowls but used cauliflower rice for mine.
I plan to make my buffalo chicken dip soon. It is a great strategy to bring a healthier option to a holiday function.
That is one of my strategies for sure! But, I will also enjoy and indulge because this is a lifestyle and not a diet. It is a marathon and not a sprint.
These strategies are probably more for me than for you! In the comments, leave me a healthy strategy of yours!
I plan to employ many of the same strategies that I used over Thanksgiving break.
-Exercise everyday or as much as I can.
-Each holiday is only one day. I can celebrate Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. The other days are normal days and not holidays.
-Do not go anywhere hungry. Pack a snack if I am out shopping or running errands when I could get hungry.
-Do not skip breakfast because I will be eating later. Continue to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch if I am indulging at dinner.
-Only indulge in the foods I really love. I can pass on a packaged cookie but there are certain homemade treats that are worth it!
-Stock my fridge and pantry/keep them stocked with the healthier choices that I have been eating and love to eat.
-Continue to plan meals and plan for the indulgences.
-Wear jeans at least once a week to keep myself in check.
What did I forget?