I love spring, mostly because it brings with it grilling weather and changes up my taste buds. Gone are the days of heavy stews, soups and roasts. I’m digging salads, fresh veggies, grilled meats and so much more. We’ve been focusing more on veggies, portion control, less sugars and more protein. Michael is starting to lose weight and I’ve been feeling really good when it comes to food. I’ve found that it’s easier to say no to the junk food because it just really doesn’t make me feel good since we’ve been eating so much good stuff!
I’ve been loving pancakes and waffles. During the week I’ve been having waffles with peanut butter and bananas, or with maple syrup and fruit. This weekend we made homemade pancakes with fresh strawberries on top. I’ve been perking up my coffee with chocolate almond milk which makes it taste so good!
Lunch has been filled with variety. Last week I was loving turkey with American cheese and mustard on a sandwich thin. This week I have chicken and a baked sweet potato topped with salsa and sour cream. Also in the mix have been frozen burritos. I even bought some fresh bread to have an old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly one day. Snacks have been lots and lots of fruit…bananas, strawberries, grapes, and apples. I’ve also been loving raw almonds or yogurt.
Friday night we went to dinner at this italian restaurant near by. There are only 7 tables in the restaurant and it always seems like there is a long wait for a table. We got lucky and only waited 10 minutes to get a table. The restaurant is famous for its fresh baked bread which is incredible! I had fettucine with mushrooms and truffle oil which was so good! Sunday we made grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob and salads for dinner…and margaritas (it was Cinco de Mayo)! Also in the mix has been fish, salad and broccoli. We also made a healthier version of steak sandwiches with peppers and onions and a little bit of cheese. It’s so good!
I couldn’t resist the other night…I NEEDED a bowl of fro yo in my life. Moose tracks frozen yogurt to the rescue and it was good!