“I enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.”
Yes, I’m still following the eating plan on myfitnesspal.com. Love the app because it sets out a nutritionally balanced diet for me. The help it gives me is wonderful. The first 4 weeks I lost 5 pounds. The plan promises a pound a week. More important than that, I’m now eating sensibly and I
look like a movie star feel great.
I did hit a small bump in my road today, only because I was squabbling with myself over definitions. It was time for me to have a snack and I couldn’t find any snack food in the house. Then I realized that anything could be a snack. Enter veggies!
Seque – I recently read an article praising the Delicata squash. One of the points made about this squash, besides its nutritional value, is that, like a baked potato, you don’t have to discard the skin. It’s tender and edible. Are they kidding?! No they’re not. The skin is tender and edible.
I happened to have the aforementioned squash on hand so roasted it, after I’d surgically removed the seeds, and then allowed it to cool so I could cut it into strips. OMGoodness. It is one beautiful squash. The picture below is almost like a painting. Either I’m getting good with my phone camera or that is one dried out squash.
So how does all of this fit in with snacks? As I perused the fridge in search of between meal nourishment, I started to look at my collection of veggies. There was a container of sautéed cabbage with shiitakes, some green beans, and the Delicata squash. A measured amount of each in a pan, following the guidelines of myfitnesspal.com, made a lovely snack.
In fact, this dish was so easy and delicious that I even had it for breakfast the next morning. Veggies for breakfast? Yes. I was meeting a friend for lunch at a place that’s famous for it’s burgers and other high protein and high fat foods. Having veggies for breakfast helped me manage my food totals – fats, carbs, and proteins – for the day. I’m not just a pretty face!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.