One day down, nine to go. Today was the go day which started off with deciding what I’d eat on my work lunch outing Friday…we’re going for Italian and I ordered a salad only. It feels like a crime. But I survived one day and no cheating! Here’s a breakdown of my day and a little recipe to share.
Breakfast: Frozen strawberry, banana, and yogurt smoothie. Delicious! Which is a good thing since I have a lot of strawberries left!
Morning Snacks: Half of a small grapefruit and a teeny tiny apple (one at 9 and one at 10am) Both were satisfying, but then a little while later my stomach was growling. I guess it’s used to getting lots of morning carbs.
Lunch: Small garden salad and a strawberry greek yogurt. We have a pretty decent cafeteria at my work. Unfortunately they were also serving one of my favorite soups too. I think it was just tempt me.
Afternoon Snack: Handful of homemade roasted chickpeas (yummm) and 2 clementines. I tried to spread them out but by the time I left work I was getting seriously hungry!
Dinner: Homemade Vegetable Soup. Let me just start off by saying that I normally like to have a recipe to follow but today I mostly just winged it and threw in whatever other veggies I could find in our house. The result – dee-lish! Which is good because I made a huge pot of it!
To recap in a recipe-ish way.
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 box of veggie broth
- 3 small bags of veggie soup mix (or whatever vegetables you would like)
- 2 small bags of corn (ours were bags of corn that we froze in the fall)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- salt & pepper to taste
Pour olive oil in a large stock pot on medium heat. Add in onion & garlic and allow the onion to begin to soften. Then add in your veggie broth and veggies of choice. Keep on medium to medium-high heat and allow it to simmer. Salt & pepper to taste. Enjoy!
And even though I got comments like “I like my vegetable soup with dead animals in it,” Jason still managed to go back for seconds and thirds. I’d call it a success!
Update: I’m taking the liberty to include potatoes & olive oil to my “can eat” list. Both in moderation though!
I feel like it’s very true that as soon as you can’t have something you want it even more. I’m to use that as my excuse for the intense urge I have to eat chocolate (and any other foods that I see that are not included in my current “diet”).
Does anyone else feel this way? What are some tricks to overcoming the temptation?