I tried to be conservative in the amount of food I ate, I didn't deny myself if I wanted more. I did go on a 4 mile run to try to off set all the extra calories I knew I was going to be consuming, that way I didn't feel too guilty for eating 2nds of anything. Regardless of what I think I did right, I'm afraid that the scale won't reflect a negative number this week. Hopefully it won't be hard to jump back on the diet. Today was not that day, it was all about the leftovers! I tried to be good, but there was just too many good leftovers that needed to be eaten. Luckily we didn't have much left so I won't have to worry about falling off the wagon tomorrow.
This is how I did today:
1 cup warm water with lemon and honey
1/2 Sweet Potato casserole
1/2 Green bean casserole
Turkey, no skin
Slice of Cranberry sauce
Layered Pumpkin dessert
Chicken and Cabbage over Mashed Cauliflower
Pumpkin cream cheese pie, that I shared with Theo.
1/2 cup Milk
I love making up my own recipes, tonight I made my Chicken and Cabbage dish that I was influenced by when we went to Hawaii. Here's the recipe in case you like cabbage as much as I do:
|Melt a tablespoon of coconut oil in big pot, I used to use Olive oil, but I love coconut anything and now Costco sells these big tubs of the Organic kind for the same price as a small jar from Wal-Mart! Bonus!|
|Tenderize chicken by pounding it out a bit with a mallet. I used 5 chicken breasts, but I also am feeding a small army.|
|Chop chicken into bite size pieces and throw in the pot with the melted coconut oil. Season with salt and pepper.|
|Once the chicken is cooked, remove to a bowl.|
|Add 2 cups water.|
|Add Teriyaki (I don't measure when it comes to cooking, but I would say approximately 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup), and about 1 tsp of ground ginger|
|I chopped up a whole head of cabbage while the chicken was cooking.|
|Then add it to the pot with the liquid mixture.|
|Wilt it down, stirring frequently to distribute the sauce all over the cabbage.|
|Add the chicken, stir, cover and cook for about 30 minutes.|
I've eaten this over rice usually, but since being on the diet it is awesome over Cauliflower mash. I just steamed the cauliflower, then added some lite sour cream, salt and pepper. Then with my hand blender I just puree it all together till it's smooth. It's sooo good! I hope you'll try it, and mostly that you will like it.