Thank you all so much for the feedback on yesterday’s post about Choking Down Water. There are some great suggestions in the comments section, a few of which I have already put to use! Gabrielle @ Weightless said “Lately I’ve been adding a splash of apple cider; it makes me feel like fall without all the calories!” There is some apple cider in my fridge at work leftover from a work party last week, so I’ve been adding just a touch to my water bottle and its made SUCH a difference! It feels so seasonal, too.
Another great suggestion was from Anna S. who said” “I also find I drink a ton more with my camelbak bottle that has a straw! There is just something about straws.” I had been thinking about getting a new water bottle for a while, so yesterday I took the plunge and bought this bottle. (To get free shipping, I also bought this travel coffee mug that is supposedly spill proof…TBD). It obviously hasn’t arrived yet, but another friend of mine has this one and said it keeps your beverages super cold and that ice stays in it all day long! Maybe I’ll make ice cubes out of apple cider and get the best of both worlds…
Lunch today took less than 10 minutes to get together, and was SO good. I took a Quorn Naked Chk’n Cutlet and doused it in Frank’s Red Hot and then left it in a tupperware in the fridge over night. Today I toasted two slices of bread, heated the chicken for 30 seconds in the microwave, and topped it with some blue cheese crumbles.
This was awesome. The Quorn Chk’n Culets taste almost scarily exactly like real chicken. If you’re a vegetarian who actually doesn’t like meat – I wouldn’t recommend these. But if you’re like me and don’t mind the taste/texture of meat or are a meat eater looking for a low cal substitute for chicken, these things are awesome. The whole cutlet has 80 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber, and 11 grams of protein (aka 1 WW point). Doused in the Frank’s Red Hot it tasted exactly like a buffalo chicken sandwich.
On the side, I sauteed some mustard greens (last from my CSA) in some white wine, salt, pepper, and then threw in a small handful of sliced almonds.
The almonds in there added a nice crunch and texture to the greens.
I’ve had many people ask me how hard it is to use up all the veggies from my CSA (which is over by the way!) To be honest, there were a few weeks where I’d get the same things over and over and have to figure out creative ways to use them (like corn). For the most part though, my CSA only had 5-6 different things, and I eat a LOT of vegetables. Especially when I would get greens throughout the season, they cook down so much that you can use the whole bunch for 1-2 servings. I think if you don’t eat that much produce it would be hard to use up, but I (as you can see!) eat lots and lots. In fact, currently I only have beets, a head of cabbage, and a few apples left from my CSA for the whole season. I had to throw out 1-2 pattypan squash because they went bad before I could use them, but other than that, I used them up pretty easily.
On the agenda for tonight is to hit up the farmer’s market after work, work out, and then make dinner. I lead a very exciting life, I know.
How many servings of fruits/veggies would you say you eat a day? Do you think you’d have trouble eating up all the fruit/veggies from a CSA or could you handle it no problem?