Have I mentioned lately that I don’t like going to work? Not that I don’t like work itself. I like what I do. I like most of my co-workers. I just don’t like going to work any more. I know. Broken record. I worked the last two days, and I have to work tomorrow. Poor me. My first day back from vacation I was only assigned to one baby. She was kind of crabby, so I kinda slouched in the chair and held her on my lap while I was cruising Amazon for books on retirement. I know. Its really a hard job…
Okay enough about me. On to the food chat. Okay, that’s kind of about me too, but whatevs. The first two pics are kind of a new take on old favorites, at least for me. One of my favorite treats going all the way back to when I was a kid was to have a canned peach half (floating in that heavy syrup) topped with a big glob of cream cheese mixed with walnuts. This is just a fresh peach that was very juicy, topped with one wedge of laughing cow lite and some chopped walnuts. Divine!
And this next one is a re-do of a ‘recipe’ I used to make quite frequently when I started the weight loss process. I called it ‘cherries in the snow.’ Old version: couple tablespoons of cool whip lite mixed into a couple tablespoons of cottage cheese, topped with fresh cherries. This version: greek yogurt (sweetened w/splenda) topped with cherries. Just a bit healthier. Yesterday I mixed a bit of greek yogurt and cottage cheese and topped with cherries. That was good too. (You guys know about cherry pitters, right? Life changing tool!)
Another relatively new thing I am trying: smaller salads. This was lunch one day. A small roasted beet salad, with a small serving of cottage cheese and grapes. Very satisfying, and it held me for quite a while.
ANOTHER salad. And I had both of these in the same day! This was fantabulous. My version of BBQ chicken salad (thank you Lori.) On a bed of chopped romaine and baby lettuce, I topped with avocado, carrots, bacon crumbles, grapes. Then mixed a little chicken and chopped onion in some BBQ sauce and plopped that on top. No other dressing necessary. I practically licked the bowl out, it was so good.
And the ‘classic’ dessert lately. Greek yogurt topped with a little muesli, chopped walnuts, and chocolate chips.
Whenever I come back from vacation, I seem to hit the veggies and fruit extra hard. Not a bad habit I guess. But sometimes I buy a little too much and then I want to eat a little too much. For lunch today I made a batch of that fried rice (I LOVE this recipe) and at the same time made a batch of salsa so I could have a taco salad tonight.
Today Noah and I went to the group dog training class. I could hardly believe how well behaved he was. Very sociable with all the people and all the dogs. Amazing. I was very proud of him.
Its hot here. It was hot here yesterday and the day before that. Tomorrow its going to be hot. Well, I told you it was going to be an ordinary everyday kind of post. Maybe I will come up with something more inspiring in a day or two. In the meantime, habanada, and be good little boys and girls!