What a wonderful Holiday time….I haven’t ventured to step on the scale yet, I’m going to kind of detox my body by eating healthy foods for the next week or so and then see what the scale says. Thanks to my Aunt and Brother, I kind of over did it with the Chex Party Mix!
I LOVE that stuff!! My kids are home for another week, so I hope they eat the rest while I’m at work!
So, in preparing to go back to work, I decided to plan ahead and make great healthy food to get me back on track.
For breakfast, I had 1 small bagel, 1 “fried” egg (no oil used!) and 1 slice of provolone cheese, and I know it sounds weird, but I put honey mustard on it too!
For lunch, I decided to make a nice chicken noodle soup. I just used what I had on hand:
2 tsp. olive oil
3 carrots, peeled and diced
1/4 white onion, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 cup edamame
2 TB. of thai peanut sauce
a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 of a chicken breast (not cooked, just sliced into small pieces)
2 oz. of uncooked noodles (I used noodles that are short for chicken noodle soup, you could substitute spaghetti, just break the noodles in half).
4 cups of water (or 4 cups of chicken broth)
4 tsp. of chicken stock (if not using chicken broth from a can)
In a medium saucepan, add the olive oil, the garlic, and carrots and cook for several minutes, stirring occassionally. Add the water, the chicken stock, the uncooked chicken, the edamame and crushed red pepper flakes. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes, or until the carrots are soft, and the chicken is cooked. Add the noodles and cook for an additional 10 minutes, until the pasta is done.
I decided to add a few tablespoons of House of Tsang brand Thai Peanut sauce and it made the broth taste so wonderful! That part is optional.
I had this make 4 generous servings. Each serving is only 153 calories, 3 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber!!So, my focus this week, is to exercise (I have done NO exercise in the last 2 weeks!) and to plan ahead some great healthy meals that make me happy!
How did everyone do foodwise over Christmas? Did you do better than you thought, or was it too much overindulgence??
If you need some inspiration, my friend Keith Ahrens (who I profiled as a weight loss success story) is featured on AOL’s health page as 1 of 9 of the best weight loss success stories of 2009! Click here to see all the inspirational successes of 2009!
I will also be profiling new weight loss success stories in the next few weeks to kick off the New Year!!