Monday, March 7, 2011
Variety: The Spice of Life
A few choices for Week 2 are Vanilla Pecan Parfait, Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry, Mediterranean Sandwich, Edamame Potato Salad and Tapenade Pasta. Oranges, fat-free cottage cheese, whole wheat pasta, grapes and hummus are a few added items.
The attempt to buy olive tapenade for the Tapenade Pasta proved to be quite challenging. The twenty minutes it took me to find it proved to be a waste of time since I purchased the wrong kind anyway. The bright side is that it should only take thirty seconds to find it next time.
Eating out requires planning—definitely more than what I've done since starting the diet. I always make a point to tuck my Flat Belly Diet Pocket Guide into my purse but I usually forget to bring the required MUFAs, which depend on what kind of protein, grain and vegetables you eat. It's best to have a restaurant in mind and choose your meal based on information provided online.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've raised the yellow flag on the Strawberry Chocolate Waffle. Although it is an allowable meal on the plan, I have a tendency to overindulge in foods that include chocolate in any form.