True confession time. I'm a horrible dieter. Just saying the word diet makes me gain 15 pounds. So I don't. If I allow myself to turn my focus to food, I become suddenly obsessed with where my next bite is coming from. I am far better off to just let myself focus on other things, and then it's fairly easy to maintain my weight and not worry about it as long as it's not out of control. The key, I've found, is to eat MORE healthy foods.
Lately I've been looking for good stuff to eat. Fortunately Lee can't get enough vegetables, so he is very supportive. And I discovered that if I offer enough ingredients, the kids can find plenty of things to try. Since they came home talking about Earth Day several days in advance, I decided to offer Earth Day Sundaes for dinner. I'll admit right up front that they were immediately looking for ice cream. But they really had fun adding their own toppings, even if they weren't hot fudge and caramel.
These salads are Lee's and mine. Guess which one belonged to whom??? I cracked up when Lee asked if I wasn't going to take a picture. I was sure thinking about it, but didn't want to drive my family crazy at the dinner table. He didn't have to ask twice!
On that particular day we had spinach, cucumbers, olives, bacon, chicken, tomato, black beans, green pepper, craisins, carrots, green onion, avocado and cheese. It was SO tasty. The best part is the leftovers on a wrap with hummus (YUM!!) or as a sandwich. The next day I added some hard boiled eggs. This is going to be a staple this summer, I promise.
So what magic ingredient would you add?