There’s a very important fact I’ve somehow managed to forget over the last several months: Healthy food can be just as delicious as not-so-healthy choices.
That’s right. I don’t have to be gorging myself on a hamburger and fries to enjoy my meal. Other things can be just as satisfying — if not more so.
How could I have forgotten that?
I started off my morning with a new-to-me recipe: Overnight Oats in a Jar from Tina at Carrots ‘N’ Cake. I linked to the recipe here. She raves about these things, and has them for breakfast practically every day. Now that I’ve tried them, I can see why.
Since I didn’t have a jar, I fixed mine in a bowl. Being without chia seeds and walnuts, I left those out of my version. I used almond milk instead of soy milk, because that’s what I had in the fridge. And since I’m watching my Points, I didn’t heap up the peanut butter. I limited it to 1 T.
Even with the modifications, my OOIAJ were delicious. I’m thinking of having them again Monday. Yum! (Or, as Tina would say, holy yum.) Definitely a filling, 5-Point breakfast.
I was still in an experimental mood when it came time for lunch, so I whipped up a batch of Roni’s Roasted (wish they were grilled) Cabbage wedges from Green Lite Bites.
Veggies took center stage in my lunch. In addition to the cabbage, I enjoyed some grilled zucchini, sweet potato fries and a Hebrew National 97% FF hot dog on a Sandwich Thin.
My cabbage turned out OK. I need bigger pieces of foil to wrap them in, and I think I need a little more marinade. My lemon was a bit skimpy and I didn’t have 2 T of marinade for each wedge.
Still tasty, though. And just 1 Point per wedge. I had a second one with dinner.
All in all, I’ve eaten 27 Points. The Twitter food journal app still isn’t pulling a single date, but I did the math in my head.
That leaves me with 1 more Point for a snack. I’m thinking of going home and fixing some homemade fries. I may end up eating 2 Points if I do, but that’s still manageable.