Well, lucky for me, my funks are usually very short-lived. Enjoying a great evening of food and fellowship with my friends was good therapy. It helped that I had my pictures of Africa on a CD so I could share that with them. We watched a great sermon by this guy (I know. But that’s what we do for fun.) Had a great discussion after it was done.
So today while I was in a boring class, I was listing what I had eaten for the day, and I noticed again that I am not getting anywhere near the amount of veggies that are recommended. The whole Weight Watcher’s thing is only partly why this is on my mind. There was that study from the Nutrition Action Healthletter that I quoted a while ago. Anyway, I am going to try to eat at least 5 veggies and 3 fruits every single day for a week and see if it changes the way I eat overall. I have a theory that fruits and veggies are self-limiting. In otherwords, after a while, you don’t want to eat so many of them any more. I think that’s why W.W. can make them 0 points. Anyway, that has been my experience in the past. After a while I want something harder or chewier than fruits and vegetables. Thus the increase of grains in my daily diet. But I also know that I have changed other food habits in my life and become happy and satisfied with those changes. Its worth a try.
So the pictures today have very little to do with my fruit/vegetable theory. They are just what I had on the camera for the last day or two.
I wanted some roasted veggies (because that is the easiest way to cook vegetables, it seems.) I didn’t have anything but these carrots, but that sounded very tasty to me. WRONG. I only ate a couple. The rest went in the garbage. They had a weird plastic-y taste to them. Has anyone else experimented with roasted carrots?
This is that Fabulous Quinoa Breakfast. You guys have to try this! Its simply…well, its fabulous! I had a really big Cameo apple that I used in it. Not quite as sweet as a Fuji, but very tasty.
Ooh, this was dinner tonight. Also quite fabulous. I’m glad I made a big recipe–6 servings. Its that Chicken with Balsamic Tomatoes that Mizfit reviewed. I’m not going to post the recipe on my site, because I followed the recipe almost exactly. Except I didn’t serve it over pasta. I had some sauteed onion/mushroom/zucchini that I served it over. Very wonderful. I also think it would be great over a baked or boiled potato. Maybe even on top of a bed of lettuce. (Trying to be creative and get those veggies in.) Anyway, it had a wonderful flavor to it. I added a little oregano, basil, and garlic to the sauce, because I didn’t think the canned tomatoes had that much in them, and then I took the chicken out and cooked the sauce down a little bit longer to thicken it.
And here is my most favorite little boy, in the funniest position on the back of the sofa.