I think so many times in the past when I have tried to lose weight, I would follow some strict program, or couldn’t eat certain foods, or eating foods in combinations. Why do that to yourself? So many times you read that losing weight is a lifestyle change. I believe that it is, but I also believe you should LOVE what you are eating while losing weight.
This was my breakfast yesterday:
I had a Thomas’s brand Lite English Muffin
1 egg + 2 egg whites whisked with 1 TB. skim milk
3 slices deli pastrami
1/2 of colby jack cheese
Chipolte mustard on both sides of the English Muffin
It was AMAZING. And, it kept me full until my totally deluxe lunch!
I love leftovers and this is what that was. I had:
A 4 oz. ground sirloin burger on a lite bun
4 oz. baked home fries
grilled onions on the side
I kept thinking while I was eating this that it is so much better than eating a frozen Lean Cuisine for sure!!
For the fries, I just cut up potatoes, use about 1 TB. of canola oil + a spritz of Pam Cooking spray. Then I add a little chili powder, cumin and salt and bake at 400 for about 25 minutes until it starts getting browned. I do turn the potatoes once during the cooking process. It’s my favorite thing to make with burgers!
And I make pasta at least once a week. So pasta night it was!
For the sauce I used 1 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes, 1 28 oz. can of tomato sauce. In a blender, I mixed the diced tomatoes with 1 red pepper, lots of garlic, 1 onion and 1/2 a cauliflower. Mix until its all blended together.
Simmer in a pan for 20 minutes or so. I added oregano, salt and pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
And, garlic bread to go with!
Now that’s what I call a fantastic day of eating! Not shown was my Mom’s hummus with baby carrots for my snack.
Mom, the hummus is the best! Thanks again!
And, I am going out to lunch today with my twin sister and my Mom, so I am looking forward to that!