Good morning GG's,
~ I haven't tried the mock soft serve ice cream yet, but I want to. I got to thinking ~ I'm not sure I have ice cube trays anymore ~ if I do, I'm not sure where they are. I may have given them to my kids at one time. I will look around, but if I can't find them, maybe I can get one at the Dollar Tree store.
I appreciate that you all share what you are eating ~ that helps me get ideas for stuff to try or when I want something different. I have been wanting to try Rosey's
pizzas, but haven't gotten around to that yet. I have made the egg casserole recipe Donna
shared ~ it was good. Lucinda's
smooth coffee drink is another one I'd like to try.
I don't do well with the self discipline of posting my menus daily. Mostly I eat pretty much the same thing. (I read one time that people pretty much eat the same few things all the time.) It is easier that way for me ~ I don't have to think about it.
My day sort of goes like this.
Breakfast (lately ~ hot weather) ~ 1 bottle of Glucerna Hunger Smart Shake. I struggle with breakfast ~ I would rather have cereal topped with some fruit and milk or a muffin and coffee ~ stuff like that, but am trying to stay away from those kinds of things. Also, I am hungry right off in the morning and want to eat right away and not take time to “make” something, so this works for me and kind of holds me (hunger wise) until lunch some times without feeling hungry and like I need a snack before that.
AM Snack ~ cheese stick with a slice of sandwich meat wrapped around it. And/or an orange.
Lunch ~ Salad of lettuce, celery, cucumber, tomato, carrots, mushrooms. I get some variety by what I put on top ~ little ham chunks and shredded cheddar cheese with either french dressing or ranch dressing or tuna with honey mustard dressing or imitation crab meat with sweet vidalia onion dressing.
Afternoon Snack ~ ½ an apple with peanut butter yogurt dip. Or celery sticks dipped in humus. (Sometimes I haven't been hungry in the morning for a snack, so I might eat those things in the afternoon instead.)
Supper ~ a piece of some kind of meat, fish or chicken with two vegetables (squash, broccoli, green beans, carrots). It is easier if I keep it real simple.
Snack ~ yogurt or fruit. Sometimes I will make a little fruit and yogurt parfait ~ similar to the McDonalds one ~ yummy. Silly ~ I got this little dish at Walmart to put the parfait thing in ~ it makes me feel like I am having something fancy
The meals and snacks aren't carved in stone as to the timing or even having all of them. Sometimes because of trying to work around what ever is happening around here, meals are late and I am too full and only eat one of the snacks instead of a whole meal.
What I eat is affected by the weather ~ if it is cold, salads aren't as appealing to me ~ I might do the weight watchers Zero point soup and a smaller salad for lunch. Oatmeal with chunks of apple (a little green and a little red) raisins and walnuts in it for breakfast. I do a steamed cabbage wedge with a portion of kielbasa cut up in it and Kens Vinegar and Olive Oil Dressing mixed in with it a lot durning cold weather. That is also my “go to” quick supper when it has gotten too late in the evening or I have gotten too tired to fool around with other stuff ~ it is quick and easy and filling.
In hot weather, I make some other versions of salads or vegetable mixtures. Like:
~ pickled beets, mushrooms (or chick peas) and edamame and mix in a little of that Kens Vinegar and Olive Oil dressing.
or what would be kind of like a pasta salad but without the pasta
~ Chicken, tomatoes, cucumber and sugar snap peas
~ Tuna, tomatoes, cucumber and sugar snap peas
~ Ham chunks, cheese chunks, cucumber and sugar snap peas
~ Chicken, celery, apple chunks, dried cranberries and walnuts
Sometimes one hard boiled egg diced up with celery (I don't do this one very often anymore as I have recently read that eggs are on the avoid list for people with Rheumatoid arthritis).
~ Apple, celery, raisins and walnuts.
All the these I mix in a little Miracle Whip light.
I like colorful stuff ~ makes it more appealing to me.
Other stuff I like: Spaghetti squash with a little butter spray and sprinkled with some parmasean cheese.
Different fruits and vegetables depending on what is on sale at the time.
I try to stay away from potatoes, rice, breads, pasta. Sometimes I still eat a sandwich (peanut butter and jelly or turkey slices with lettuce and miracle whip light) when I don't have time to fool around with making and eating a salad (I am a slow eater ~ LOL).
I still occasionally give in to stuff that it would be better to do without (cookies, chips, ice cream, candy ~ you know ~ that kind of stuff), but what can I say ~ I am human. That is probably why my weight loss is going slowly, but even though I still eat those things sometimes ~ I am eating them way less than I used to.
Sorry, I didn't mean to go on so long. I started writing and was on a roll ~ LOL