Oh, how I love holiday weekends. They are always full of plenty of rest, lots of fun and tons of delicious food. Labor Day was the perfect way to celebrate our 4 weeks of clean eating. We decided to have a barbecue with our friends and neighbors and whipped up some pretty yummy dishes. The biggest hit was Freddie’s ribs. Since we got together, Freddie has been begging me to prepare ribs for him. But after doing some reading and browsing on the internet, they always looked like such a daunting task. So Freddie decided to take the bull by the horns and give it a go (mind you, Freddie’s cooking repertoire consists of scrambled eggs, sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs). And his efforts were successful! We scarfed down every last bite. But he promised me that he would make another batch so I could post them on the blog. I’m kind of loving this new cooking side of the hubby. I think I just fell in love with him all over again.
Now that the holiday is over, it’s back to business as usual. Which means, even though I am no longer on a clean eating plan, I will be doing my best to stay on track by making good choices. And this commitment to a new way of life couldn’t come at a better time. Jenn from Peas and Crayons has reinvented What I Ate Wednesday once again and this month it’s all about setting new goals and falling into good habits (such a clever one, that Jenn). My goal is to continue with my clean eating journey, falling into the habit of making good clean choices and finding new and creative ways to satisfy my cravings.
So let’s see how I put my goals into action today…
2 Barbara’s Shredded Wheat biscuits, 1 cup milk and 1 banana sliced
Gobbler Burger: Ground turkey patty char-broiled, topped with grilled red onion, lettuce, sprouts, cheddar cheese and avocado, served on a whole wheat bun with 1000 island dressing
After Lunch Treat:
5 yogurt covered pretzels
5 dark chocolate covered pretzels
Miso-Glazed White Sea Bass: Pan-seared, marinated in a sweet white miso reduction and served over a bed of sautéed long beans with crispy risotto cake
Candied Apple-Pecan Salad with crumbled bleu cheese and balsamic vinaigrette
Late Night Snack:
1 mango peeled and chopped
After 4 weeks of 5 home cooked meals a day, Freddie and I finally enjoyed some take out today. It is not often that we eat out, but it was nice to get a break from the kitchen. Dinner was a treat! It was what I craved most when I was pregnant with Harper. In fact, I probably ended up eating it once a week (hard to say no to a hungry pregnant mommy with a strong craving).
So how’d I do? Overall, not too bad. I indulged a bit with the pretzels but it was all in moderation. Breakfast was a “greatest hits” from the meal plan, and with all the leftover cereal I have in the pantry, I will probably be eating this for the rest of the week. But it was a great way to start off the day.
Hope your day (and holiday weekend) was filled with delicious eats :) Happy Hump Day!
Your turn: What are some of your goals for the upcoming month? Any healthy choices that you have been thinking about that you want to launch into action? Looking forward to hearing your responses.