Hi, all! Happy November! Here is our supper menu for this week:
M - kahula pork, rice, slaw, apples
T - fried chicken, baked beans, broccoli, pineapple
W - chili, rice or baked potato, oranges
R - BLT sandwiches, bean soup, grapes
F - salmon patties, rice, carrot-raisin salad, pineapple
S - taco salads, oranges
S - ribs, sweet corn, slaw, apples (If you're thinking that, hm, didn't they just have ribs last week?, well, no, we didn't, because it was too windy to do the charcoal grill.)
But...wait...what about that Trim Healthy Mama thing? Yes, about that. It is not a terribly complicated plan, in my opinion. Eat protein every time you eat, and also eat either fats (and very few carbs) or some carbs (and very little fat). Yes, there is more to it than that, but that is the foundation of the plan, right there.
So...here is what happened Sunday morning. It was pancake Sunday, so I made pancakes. I made half a recipe of the recipe I always make, for Husband and Daughter, and they had them with real maple syrup. Then, I made some Trim Healthy Mama pancakes for me. I didn't much care for them. I also didn't much care for the sugar-free syrup. Also, even though both were pancakes, it was like cooking two separate meals. Truth be told, I am a little discouraged with trying to do it for the whole-family meals.
My intent, for now, is to work at breakfast, lunch and snacks, and not worry as much about supper. I am going to watch portions closely for suppertime, and adapt where I can (and by 'can' I mean where I feel motivated to do so). For me, skipping rice isn't too hard, really - I can take it or leave it - but chili, on a baked potato? I think I'll probably have that. I've also learned some things from the book that help me see some things I can do to make our meals healthier without huge, drastic changes. I'll try to share more when I have a better grasp of what and why.
I also wanted to tell you that I stopped drinking soda a little over a week ago. Ten days ago, actually. When that all started, I told myself that I could have soda once a week, because whenever I say 'never', I fail. So, last Saturday, I had some soda. It didn't taste as good as I thought it would, and I felt kind of oogy after drinking it. It was a disappointment. This, for me, is a big big deal. That is one thing I can say is that following this plan, even in a less strict sense, has made sugar a bit overwhelming for me. I'm not perfectly following the rules, but I do think I'm making some progress.
Ok, so that is our plan and then my little soapbox-y bit on why I'm not fully converted to Trim Healthy Mama. Have a great week - and share what's on the menu at your place!