Day two of veggies for lunch and dinner was another success. I'm just as shocked as you are.
Lunch was a cucumber and a tomato with a half a handful of cranberries and a tablespoon of balsamic dressing. The cranberries were key, sweet happy twinges of natural sugar that made the salad that much more savory, and satisfying. I also had a half a serving of whole wheat pasta with a half a teaspoon of pesto for flavor.
Dinner was a total experiment and it worked! I cut up a yellow squash, one small potato a quarter of a white onion and 3 carrots. I covered them all with rosemary, pepper, a few pinches of crushed basil, a TINY pinch of brown sugar and put them on a roasting pan at 450 for 30 minutes.
Then things got crazy. I sliced a zucchini in half, scooped out the inside, cut that up, diced some turkey breast, and added it to a pan with garlic and chopped onion. Then I stuffed each side of the zucchini with the random filling I created, covered it with a tablespoon of shredded mozzarella and baked it, at the same time as my potato/squash combo, also at 450, but for only 15 minutes.
I promise I got full! I ate the whole plate of food, which totaled out at 379 calories!
In my effort to see more beauty and share it here, and to celebrate the most unexpected, tasted super good, wow I might really be able to do this more often meal-Ryman and I went over to the marina and spent some time photographing the bay and the hills.
It was cold and I didn't enjoy it like I thought I might, but I did get some neat shots of the water and the sky. Trying to spend more time outside on a regular basis is harder than I thought it would be.
Trying to eat healthy vegetables, trying to be as active as possible outdoors, trying to take the stress out of weight loss & still keep it effective. It's fun, and a challenge that I'm determined to succeed at.