Here we are again — it’s “What Are You…Wednesday” again. Wasn’t it JUST Wednesday something like two days ago?! I don’t know about y’all, but the weeks in this year so far are ticking off rather quickly around here. Not that I mind because winter weeks go ZIP by and get us to spring and summer, please and thank you. (*wink) In all reality, I have very little complaining that I can legitimately hold up this winter because other than a random snow/ice storm, it hasn’t been THAT cold. As odd as it seems to say this, I wouldn’t mind another cold snap to kill off some bugs and such, but, at the same time, I won’t gripe about not having to wear a coat much.
What are you eating?
As I posted on Friday, I’m walking more these days and have challenged myself to get a quarter million steps this month and a MILLION steps before our annual beach trip after school gets out for the summer. To go along with that, I’m trying to eat better by cutting out snacking, trying to limit carbs…that kind of thing. I must admit that Sunday, being Super Bowl Sunday and all, was a total cheat day. And, I’ve been a tad lenient with myself this week too, so I’ve got to tighten up the reigns, but I am getting my steps in daily, so that’s working in the right direction. (I almost said “a step in the right direction”, but that sounded incredibly corny. Right?) Mickey’s got a spreadsheet set up for us to track our steps and, as of yesterday, I’m over 90k steps, so far, for this month. Can I get a witness, y’all?! Within a couple of days, I should be more than halfway to my quarter million steps for February goal. Woo hoo! If you’re working on a similar goal, how’s it coming?
Today’s “What are you…” question is “What are you eating?” What’s on the menu these days?
- On Monday, Macey helped me prepare Lemon Chive Salmon with roasted potatoes from Green Chef. We had sauteed squash and onions as our additional veggie side. This meal was fantastic! So good!
- When I’m low carb’ing, flat bread pizzas and a simple salad are an easy go-to for lunch. I use any low-carb flat bread (such as Joseph’s), no sugar added pizza sauce, whatever toppings I want, and load it up with cheese. My salad is typically lettuce, toasted nuts, a bit of tomato, and ranch dressing. Really easy, low carb, and delish!
- We were the very opposite of low carb for Super Bowl Sunday. Mariana made red velvet cupcakes, Macey made Oreo Truffles, and I made buffalo chicken dip. I also made some chili which can be low carb friendly.
- I just recently got a doughnut pan too. I had to kill some time on Monday, so I went to Goodwill and happened to find a brand new pan right there on the shelf. Hello. It had to happen. So far, I have made Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts and Chocolate Chip Doughnuts*. Both were VERY tasty, I will say. The good thing about my new baking pan is that it only makes six doughnuts, so it’s not like it makes a ton of sweets to have here tempting me these days. I had half of the cinnamon sugar one and a whole chocolate chip one — just on different days, of course. So good! (*I didn’t have corn syrup, so I made a simple glaze with chocolate chips and butter and it was fantastic!)
What are y’all eating these days? I’m always in the market for great recipes and ideas, especially if you have some fabulous low carb meal ideas to share.