So, yesterday was Sunday, you know "Cheat" day. We decided to go see Beauty & The Beast, and that usually means greasy popcorn, candy and soda for my husband. We talked about going out to dinner first as well. As I sat there contemplating the night, I saw myself in the morning on my scale. I got up off the couch and said, I'm cooking dinner. I found cauliflower, brussel sprouts and chicken in the house. My daughter taught me to make a high protein faux mash potato with cauliflower and it doesn't take long to make. Simply steam a head of cauliflower saute an onion, take both of those add a can of white beans, mash in a processor or blender and salt to taste. See more healthy recipes on her website: busybeeorganics.com. To make my brussel sprouts, I sliced them in half, and roasted them in the oven with olive oil and salt. I made a sauce for the sprouts with a small amount of turkey bacon, a shallot and some chicken broth. Mixed that together with the sprouts once roasted in the oven. Now the chicken, I took chicken broth and cooked the chicken in that, seasoned with a garlic medley seasoning I love called "gobs of garlic", then a dab of half/half and made a slurry
to thicken with a lil flour. The sauce was poured over my cauliflower mash and the chicken. Yum what a dinner!
Then it was off to the movies...I convinced my husband to have trail mix we owned rather than buy popcorn or candy, and I had my water.
So...lets go back to me sitting on my couch envisioning going out to dinner followed by the usual poison at the movies...and how I thought about the morning scale...I decided to eat healthy at home and not eat the crap at the movies....
Today, 1/2 pound lighter! 186.6. If you can think about the result of your actions prior to indulging you might take the lean road. In my case, the food was so delish and the scale was my dessert!