So! One of my "secrets" to healthy eating during the week is to cook a bunch of food on Sunday. I pick out 2 major meals that I'll eat for lunch and dinner all week, make a bunch of it, and voila, I don't have to make any "big" food decisions til the weekend. (I always eat breakfast, I just tend to eat the same thing over and over so that doesn't vary much.)
Here are this week's culinary adventures:
|Cheese + chicken = happy mouth, tiny butt|
Herbed Cous Cous (make as much or as little as you want)
Whole wheat cous cous prepared according to package but using chicken broth instead of water
parsley flakes or whatever green spices you want to use
toasted pine nuts
To round it out and get a fruit/veggie serving, I had a bowl of strawberries which are coming back into season in California. Boom. Done.
|Have salmon, will travel.|
Oh and don't forget your veggies! I kept it simple for my man friend and myself: fresh arugula with olive oil and coarse sea salt. It was a really light and delicious dinner and with enough arugula you can get a good 2 veggie servings in without going to bed feeling like a beached whale.
Cheesy Quinoa Bites! Again, I modified it. I only used 1/4 c of parmesan cheese. I figured between my string cheese chicken and this, that was more than enough to hit my cheese quota for the week. I like it as much as the next girl but I also know I don't want my ass to start resembling a big squishy chunk of brie. I also used egg beaters instead of real egg. Fair warning: this makes a LOT. Be sure to have enough mini muffin cups on hand. I threw half of them in the freezer for that week in the future when I'm busy having a Sunday Funday and mimosas are more of a priority than cooking quinoa. They are a little bland and I haven't figured out the dipping sauce that will most perfectly complement them but I have to disagree with the author: I definitely don't think it will be anything in the honey mustard family. I may try some warmed olive oil with minced garlic in it.
And when you're all done, hopefully you have something, or should I say someone, like this to help with the clean up. Happy chewing!
|The Conehead: not so effective for cleaning, highly effective for entertainment.|