I try to be pretty good about bringing my lunch to work everyday. Even if I don’t bring all the food I need for work, I at least bring part of my lunch or snacks to get me through the day.
Sometimes I just throw together whatever we have in the fridge. Green, beans, olives, cucumbers, a little cheese, and a vinaigrette.
If I don’t bring lunch from home, I at least plan what I will buy. This time it was this amazing salad from Trader Joe’s:
It had this delicious carrot orange ginger dressing that I want to try to recreate. The whole thing with the dressing was about 400 calories. Amazingly tasty and healthy.
Anyway, so I do a pretty good job of eating healthy throughout the day and packing healthy lunches. But, then, dinner who knows what can happen. For the most part, we eat healthy. But, there is the occasional deviation from the mean.
Mr. Cyclist was in India recently for about 2 months, so we wanted to try some more authentic Indian food. The dishes are so incredibly rich. Most made with a large amount of butter, or if not butter, probably some kind of heavy cream. On top of that, there is a lot of white rice and white bread. And probably more oil to cook the paneer and other ingredients. I ate about 7 bites, and felt pretty full (because the meal was heavier). So, this makes Indian food not my favorite. It was tasty, but not for me.
This past week, we also made a yellow squash dish sauteed with caramelized onions, and some thyme. I added some romano cheese to the top of mine.
What you see in the background is mixed seafood (calamari, shrimp, scallops) that has been coated with corn meal and then sauteed (with more oil than usual in order to get them crispy).
So, next week, the focus is to eat more healthy dinners since there has been a slight deviation. Perhaps this is the fault of the Costco avocados. When you give a mouse an avocado, he’ll want more chips… haha.
Have a good rest of the weekend!