Sunday, September 27, 2009

What do I eat - now that I am eating differently?

I am not sure that anyone is reading over here still but just thought I would continue to blog so I have a record of my journey to this new way of eating.

Today I will give you a brief glimpse of what I am eating on a daily basis. As I walk this out I am sure my repertoire will grow and expand and even become a little more exciting - but for now I am liking it :-)

For breakfast I usually eat eggs. I like mine fried, over easy - so I fry them in a little olive oil. Over the years eggs have gotten a bad rap - but they are really not the beasts everyone thought they were. It has taken me a while to bring myself to eat eggs about 5 mornings a week. The other two mornings I usually drink a smoothie lovingly prepared for me by my husband :-) We use the Quest Protein powder in our smoothies because it is low glycemic, lactose free and yet uses no artificial sweeteners. We use almond milk for our base (we use almond milk for everything - including cereal for the kids which they only eat one or two mornings a week) and add frozen mixed berries, frozen blueberries from our garden and sometimes some banana or other fruit we may have around.
Another favorite for breakfast which I have not fixed for awhile is a veggie "omelet" When I get home from the grocery store I cut up my veggies and put them in ziplocs in my crisper - green onion, red pepper, zucchini (from my garden in the summer), asparagus (in season) and anything else that might sound good. In the morning I just grab all the baggies and throw a little handful of each in my frying pan with some olive oil. I saute these until they are just a little tender and then add a huge handful of spinach. I cook it down and then pour a couple of eggs over and it and let it cook. Yum and it is filling and satisfying as well.

Lunch is almost always the same - I am not a big salad person but I think a lot of times it has to do with not finding the right dressing. With the way I have been fixing my salads I find I am craving them! I buy already prepared lettuce - usually romaine - and put a little in my bowl. To it I add the above mentioned veggies and a cut up grilled chicken breast. (I try and buy chicken on the weekend, marinate it and grill it. I do enough for Troy and I for lunch for the week.) If I have an apple I chop up half and apple and add it as well - just went apple picking so will have plenty for awhile :-) I then mix about a tbsp of olive oil and tbsp of red wine vinegar and a little fresh ground pepper together and toss it with my salad - yum!

Can't wait for lunch! Tomorrow I will probably have salmon with my salad instead as I did not have a chance to buy my chicken yet.
As the weather gets cooler I will probably have veggie or chicken soup for lunch some days. I have been cooking chickens when they are on sale and freezing broth - nothing better than homemade chicken soup!

This post is getting rather long so I will end now and talk about dinner another time.