Monday, January 30, 2012

Blog #17 Today is a New Day

So, I wasn't an angel over the weekend, but I could have been a lot worse.  I ate chinese food on Saturday and blew up like a tick the next day because of all the extra sodium. Was it worth it? Probably not, because the food wasn't that great. I hate when that happens!. But today is a brand new day and I just might  have the courage to step on the scale and get an idea of what my weight actually is.  I 'll let you know tomorrow. I feel good about my diet today. The weekdays are much easier than the weekends.  No matter what way you slice it, it just is not easy to eat out and keep the calories low.  Although I must say Chelo's has quite a few healthy options. Plug, Plug... Anyway, tonight I will make another favorite.  Stuffed Peppers.

1 lb ground Turkey
6 green peppers (slice tops off and set aside)
Chop the tops of the peppers into small pieces
Chop 1/2 onion
Garlic salt
2 packs McCormacks Brown Gravy (prepared)
1 1/2 cups rice cooked and set aside.

Brown turkey in non stick pan. Add a tsp of olive oil and a little water so turkey doesnt stick. Add garlic salt and pepper to taste. Drain.
In a bowl, mix together cooked turkey, chopped onion and pepper, cooked rice and prepared brown gravy.
Place peppers in a shallow baking dish and add 1/2 inch of water to bottom of dish.  Stuff each pepper and bake at 350 oven for about 30 minutes. I like my peppers aldente.  But you can cover with foil and cook a bit longer if you'd like.
I will probably make some veggie like Broc Rabe or maybe a salad to go along with it.
For a snack later in the evening I will plan to have a serving of slow churned ice cream. If I'm still feeling like I need to forage for food later at night then I will have a bag of low fat popcorn and a cup of decaf tea.  I find that planning my meal and snacks ahead of time helps tremendously. It's probably a "control" thing.
So what are your plans???