A four meat dinner. Kabobs with sirloin, and tomatoes, onions, and peppers. Bacon wrapped scallops. Yeah, that’s pork AND seafood. And chicken to top off the salad. I win.
Monthly Archives: August 2012
After eating a few meals filled with carbs and grain, I am actually CRAVING salad! If you had asked me 3 years ago what my favorite meals were, my home made pizza or spaghetti would have both been in the top 5, and a salad would not have even been considered. But my tastes have sure changed.
I was thinking about what to take out of the freezer this morning for supper, and decided that what I MOST wanted was a good salad. Baby spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, onions, almond slices, sun dried tomatoes, a bit of olive oil, some lemon juice and to make it perfect some chicken or steak cut up and mixed in.
I am glad I fixed a few “special” meals for my son last week. He loved the pizza, the burgers, and crescent roles for breakfast and there is no reason a kid has to be completely deprived of that type of thing. But I can’t imagine going back to a diet like that long term.
I guess this is “proof” that although eating a more healthy diet can be hard at first, it grows on you.
Probably not the food picture you expected to see on this blog. Well let me explain. My son has been spent the school year with his mother for the first time this last year, but has spent the summer with me. He flies back to Texas later today. It took him a few weeks to get used to eating the way I cook. In fact he mentioned that he eats more meat and vegetables in a day here than in a week with Mom. But I slowly got him used to eggs in the morning instead of cereal. To dinners based on meat and vegetables instead of breads and pasta. And he grew to like it. But in the last few days he was here, I fixed a few things, treats so to speak, just for fun.
Two days ago I fixed sliders, and used Krispy Kreme doughnuts as buns. At least the meat was grass-fed. It was a lot of fun, first time I had had a doughnut in several years, and I don’t feel a bit bad about it. Today for breakfast on his last day here, I was looking for something special, something different. I ended up rolling bacon, turkey, ham, and cheese up in crescent roles. And it was damned good.
Why did I post this? Well, go back and read all the responses to the original “I’m pissed” blog. It was about wishing people ate more healthy, and wishing our society didn’t promote unhealthy food quite so much. I got a lot of anger from some people, calling me a “Health Nazi”, accusing me of trying to control how people lived, etc. I just want to demonstrate that although I put a lot of energy into eating healthy, I am not above a bit of fun with food now and then, and I don’t think you should be either. Somewhere in the “I’m pissed” series, i mentioned that, In my opinion, if you eat good healthy food 80-90% of the time, there is nothing wrong with indulging yourself every now and then. One little hint, if you do feel like indulging, sliders with Krispy Kreme doughnuts as a bun aren’t really as good as they sound. Crescent roles with bacon, ham, and swiss cheese on the other hand, are.