I walked by a house last week cooking burgers on the grill and knew I wanted to put that in our meal plan – just so our grill would smell good too!! SMELL IT DID!! I think it actually smelled better than it tasted. Actually, I think a lot of foods do! It’s almost like with a smell the thought of eating it is more pleasurable than eating the food itself (Dr. Weil has mentioned this before too). But this only works for some foods. Burgers are one for me.
Not that I didn’t LOVE this burger, but I’m just sayin’ that the smell was heavenly!
The husband made me a small one – 3 oz – and I enjoyed it on the last potato bun with some melted muenster, ketchup, mustard and jalapeños.
We had grilled salads with our burgers. Grilled radicchio and portabella mushrooms tossed with mixed greens (not grilled!) and a homemade balsamic dressing (1 tbsp balsamic vinegar - good quality – plus 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp mustard, and some chopped fresh rosemary). The salad desperately needed fresh crumbled goat’s cheese – too bad we didn’t have any!
All together –
Dinner was about 450 kcal, 5 grams fiber and 32 grams protein.
Upon leaving the longest and most mentally draining physio lab to date, I had an Almond and Coconut KIND bar on my ride home at 4:15. It was rather strong on the honey, but I still enjoyed it.
I didn’t get enough sleep last night (7 hours vs. the 7.5-8 that I normally get) and definitely noticed an increase in hunger today. If you’re short on sleep, try getting some more and see if you notice a difference. Although, I always think it’s really hard to notice health-related changes after just one day of improvement verses slipping out of a healthy routine for a day. Today was definitely one of those days for me and I’m making an effort to get a full 8 hours tonight.
I came home to find a super exciting package in my mailbox!! Melissa - Little Runner - offered to send me her copy of Skinny Bitch and she included a few treats from Pure Food + Wine in NYC!
Blonde Macaroons and Rosemary “Quakers.”
Of course I had to try the macaroons for dessert! It was gooey and chewy and wonderful! I gave the husband a big bite too. I’m saving the Quakers for when I’m out of Kashis
Tomorrow is inverse workout day – I’m excited and planning something different for breakfast. Unless I wake up and am craving nothin’ but oats