It’s half-time over here at the Brainy Gal’s Healthy Eating Challenge. We’re about to get the results and see if all that veggie chomping paid off this week! But first, a couple of thoughts:
1. I tried my first all vegetable smoothie yesterday. I whipped up some spinach, kale, tomatoe, yellow pepper, cucumber and onion…and I thought if I threw in a little Worcestershire sauce and some celery salt it was going to taste a lot like a Caesar. Note to self: it tastes NOTHING like a Caesar. While the flavor itself was quite pleasant, the texture (mostly thick and creamy) was a tad gaggy. But I saved the day by warming it up in a saucepan and throwing in a handful of beans! TA-DA…it made a delicious soup!
2. I am extremely nervous today as I have to attend a ‘dessert party’ tonight. Oh-em-gee…I cannot think of anything more self-sabotaging than that. I have been going back and forth between “I’ll eat a big dinner and won’t touch anything at the party” and the flip side “I’ll just have an apple for dinner so I can indulge a little in something sinful”. I still haven’t made a firm decision on this but it is certainly causing me some concern.
And now…for this week’s results: I have lost ONE pound this week for a grand total of FIVE POUNDS DOWN!
Yay me! I’ll be back next week with (hopefully) more good news. Until then: enjoy those plant foods and wish me luck getting through tonight’s mine field (dessert party).