11 hours ago
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
If you read the comment section on my blog, I have received a few comments as of late, that ask when am I going to post some "decadent" recipes, or recipes with "pork, bacon and more fat"? Why all the salads and fruit and "healthy" recipes?
I didn't realize I was starving these people!
Geez, did you forget we just finished the piggy holiday season?
Bathing suit season will be here before you know it (though it's 28F degrees today).
Hang in there, I promise to have a good cake and beef stew recipe on for next week, and if you are so hungry, then have a hunk of cheese. :)
Plus, I've lost 3 pounds in the past 2 weeks.
How did I do that?
I decided to be accountable for everything I eat (and cook), and am only eating WHOLE foods (which I do anyway).
I am desperately TRYING to drink more water (or at lease SOME water), since I don't drink it and I know I should.
I've been able to lose the 3 pounds even with going out to dinner.
I limit myself to drinking booze on Friday & Saturday nights only (or whichever night I go out to eat).
I eat a half a grapefruit for breakfast everyday and a salad or lean sandwich for lunch.
A very light snack of one cookie, or a handful of nuts or small piece of cake midday, and no eating or snacking after dinner. (My biggest downfall).
One slice of pizza instead of two.
Half a sandwich instead of the whole thing.
One cookie instead of 6.
You get it.
Bon Appetit Magazine has its annual January New Year's cleanse.
This year it's a good one.
They say omit alcohol (yeah, good luck with that).
Reduce dairy (I love my yogurt and cottage cheese).
Eat tons of fruits and veggies and lean protein.
Drink more water.
You know the drill.
I made this salad from their cleanse and I ate it 3 days in a row for lunch.
It is so good.
It's so simple to throw together and stays good in the fridge, since kale is hearty.
I will eat this even when I am not trying to lose weight.
Kale w/ Tuna & White Beans (adapted from Bon Appetit's Cleanse):
a big bunch of Dinosaur or Lacinato Kale (don't buy the prepacked stuff, it gets dried out)
1 can or jar of good quality tuna
1 small can of white beans (I buy the Goya small white beans), drained & rinsed
1 medium shallot, minced
2 tablespoons Sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
9 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cut the kale into thin strips and place in a big bowl.
Add the drained tuna and drained beans.
Mix up dressing and pour over salad.
Toss to combine.
PS I apologize in advance to "Mike in Phoenix", I know you are not going to like this one. :(