For my Return to Health kick, I have tried to limit my sugar intake, limit my diet cola drink intake, and eat tonnes of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. As it turns out, when you still have baking left over from The Great Bake Exchange it is very hard not to sneak a baked good here and there. What can I say...I have zero willpower.
I decided to try out one of my new cookbooks on Sunday night. The cookbook is called Double Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. I made Jessica's Turkey Meatballs with ground turkey, whole grain crackers, and plenty of different spices. I topped the meatballs off with a sweet and sour sauce I found in my old elementary school cookbook, and served the mixture over whole grain spaghetti.
I also made a salad with Jessica's home made caesar dressing. The dressing is made with a cauliflower puree base. I was very skeptical of this, but Jessica is known for using purees in her meals, so I rolled with it. There was something not quite right about the dressing...I must have done something wrong. It was thicker than I anticipated, and the taste was a bit off too. I may try making it again someday because I like the idea of non-dairy salad dressing.
We still have plenty of leftover in the fridge, primarily cheesy italien pizza wedges and chinese food. I by-passed those and made half a multi grain bagel veggie sandwich for lunch over the past 2 days. I served the half-bagels with fruit and veggies.
All this healthy eating makes me feel great; however, I am still averaging between 3-5 cookies/baked goods a day. Thank goodness I am getting back into gym-mode.
The other highlight of the past few days was the return of The Bachelor on ABC.
This season, the most controversial season of The Bachelor yet, former bachelor Brad Womack returns after having rejected every woman from his past season 3 years ago. People were up in arms about Brad`s decision not to pick either woman left at the end of the show; however, I respect his decision not to lead either woman on. Get over it world.
Season 15 of the Bachelor should be a fantastic one.
First of all, we get to watch Brad every week for 2 hours.
Personally, I could think of worse things I could spend 2 hours looking at.
Second, my friend and I already have our fav female contenders picked out:
So those are the top 3.
Of course, my friend and I also picked the top women that we dislike for our Bachelor Brad.
Monday nights are sure to be 100% more interesting....except that I have night class so I will be watching my beloved show on Tuesday nights. I love reality tv. *sigh*.
Are you doing anything to `return to health` after the holidays...
Did you watch the Bachelor season premiere and if so....who did you pick as your favs so far....