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Paying Attention to the Positive - Day 3

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

I haven't given up on trying to find a program that really works for me. I've realized that eating a lot of carbs, even very healthy carbs, takes a toll on me physically. At the same time, trying to plan dinners without carbs means that many of my quick options aren't available to me. But then my perfectionistic, all-or-nothing self finally realized that there can be some middle ground. The new plan is to avoid carbs until dinner time, and then serve myself and my family a quick and healthy meal that includes carbs. Some of my family's favorites are:

1. Greek pita sandwiches with whole-wheat pita bread, lemon hummus, chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta cheese
2. Soft tacos with whole-wheat tortillas, chicken, black beans, salsa, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and 2% shredded cheddar cheese
3. black beans and brown rice or quinoa with shredded chicken
4. whole-wheat spaghetti and turkey meatballs with marinara sauce
5. Turkey chili (crushed tomatoes, ground turkey, kidney beans, onion, red pepper, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon)
6. Mediterranean salad with arugula, chick peas, sliced genoa salami, sliced olives, chopped red pepper, cucumbers, tomatoes and dressing made from olive oil, white
balsamic vinegar, and dijon mustard

The funny thing is, I put pressure on myself to feed my family new and different recipes each week, but I think that if I served the above meals every week they'd probably be thrilled.
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    Kids love the most simple things. Have a lovely positive day 3!
    2857 days ago
    My kids definitely want the same meals, prepared exactly the same way, every week. I have to go out of my way to sneak new things in.
    Carbs are tricky, but for me the key was portion control. I need the carbs: I just don't need the large servings of them I was eating.... Good luck!

    2857 days ago
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    Use the KISS method...Keep It Simple Silly! Follow your own advise ...(last paragraph) and maybe serve a different meal once a week and "try it out" on the family. If they like it think about adding it in the rotation....every other week or so????
    2857 days ago
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