Yummy food diaries (no pics, but plenty of descriptions!)
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
I can't find my picture card..so I can't show you all these cool meals I've been making.
Sunday night: Asian Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken (I wish I remembered what seasonings I used..it was really good!)
Red Bell Peppers
Asian or Sesame Dressing
(I wish I had a better title for this salad. But I digress.. I got it from a recipe)
Result: Best way to get veggies in that I've come up with to date. I ate this for lunch and dinner for almost three days!!
Tuesday: Black bean, corn, avocado soup
Diced roasted tomatoes (in a can.. on sale!)
So, this was supposed to go in pita bread with mozzarella cheese. But, it was more of a soup consistency.. so I put half of it in the fridge for lunch tomorrow, and ate the rest out of the bowl for dinner tonight!
1) Sweet potatoes. I buy them in a pack of 8, and there is only one of me, so I'll be eating roughly 2 a day. They are tiny, and for a runner, two little sweet potatoes are nothing!
2) Collard Greens seasoned with bacon (hey, I'm not 100% healthy... I keep it real!)
That is, if they don't go bad before tomorrow. I don't have time to cook tomorrow.
3) Grilled peaches and nectarines (do you have any idea how awesome that will be with a glass of chardonnay?!)
4) Probably some turkey burgers spiced up with bbq sauce
Breakfast is quick steel cut oats with fruit, and a side of eggs if I feel like making them (egg whites with one shelled egg). Snacks are hardboiled eggs, carrots, nut and fruit mixes, clif bars, or homemade smoothies.
I was having a hard time refraining from spending money on food during the day. On Monday, I spent $0. On Tuesday, I spent $1.89 on a pretzel because I was heading to run 4 miles, which takes me a really long time.. and the last thing you want to feel while you are running 4 miles is... I'M HUNGRY! :)
Next goal is to make so many snacks I can keep a cooler in the backseat of the car. That should REALLY help keep the spending down.. dontcha think? Besides, I think of how much money I spent over the weekend on groceries to get these meals together, and I don't need to spend any more! My mission is to not let anything go bad
Another savings tip: I'm bulking up on anything that is reduced by 30 cents or more. The catch is, it already has to be on my list. This week, I got 4 egg white cartons because the price was 2 for 1. I got 4 packages of ground turkey because the price was also practically 2 for 1. I got 4 cans of beans and 4 cans of fire roasted tomatoes because they were 30 cents off.
Bon appetit! If you have any ideas or tips, please share! I have to do something different next week ;) Boring meals lead back to not cooking, and eating junk for me!
p.s. No one is as amazed as I am that there is a box of cookie dough going on its second week of life in my freezer. Thats when I know I must be doing something right. Thank goodness for boxes where you can cook a few at a time!