I was picky today. If I wanted it, I ate it. If I didn’t, I didn’t!
I got home from lab at 4:30 and wasn’t really that hungry, but we’ve been eating dinner a little earlier and I knew I would be hungry soon but didn’t want to spoil my appetite, so to make a rambling story long, I sat in front of the fridge for 5 minutes trying to decide what to have. What was I craving? Then I stared at the pantry. So indecisive! I ended up sticking my hand in the homemade cracker bag and spontaneously eating a handful:
After I started to go back for another handful I stopped myself and thought “If you want crackers, have crackers. Put them on a plate.” So I did. But they looked boring. So I tried to think what to have with the crackers.
When I was growing up we used to melt huge blocks of sharp cheddar cheese over Wheat Thins and Ritz crackers, so I decided to have that. 1/4 a serving of shredded Mexican cheese. “Nachos.” It wasn’t really as good as I remember…but hunger was gone afterwards!
Dinner tonight was BBQ chicken and sweet and sour cabbage (inspired by Jenna’s Mom’s but with less butter and sugar and no onions!).
I made my Thick and Delicious BBQ Sauce, dolloped it over the chicken pieces (skinless breast for me; legs and thighs for hub) and baked for 40 minutes at 400*.
Then I put on more of the sweet, thick sauce. It’s definitely the best part. So much the best part that I only ate the top half of the chicken. My breast was folded in half to resemble the size and shape of the thighs for even cooking. So I basically ate about 2/3 of the breast. Then I got picky, decided I didn’t really care for any more and worked on my cabbage.
Cabbage was yummy!
Lastly, I decided our plates needed a third item and whipped up some frozen green beans. Even jazzed up with lime, dill and mustard, these pretty much sucked. Frozen veggies are meant to go IN things – not be served as a highlight dish!
This dinner was about 375 kcal,9 grams fiber and 35 grams protein.
After dinner the husband and I walked to our shopping center (26 minutes round trip) to run an errand. We got rained on a little, but luckily I didn’t melt.
See y’all at 5:30 a.m. for a leisurely inverse breakfast/workout and some Stats!