Sunday, February 12, 2012

New year, new things to try (and Saturday results)

Pin It As I mentioned in a recent post, I've tried to many new foods and food combinations in the past year.  I'm excited to try more this year! 

Some of my new-found likes (aka things I didn't think I liked):
  • cottage cheese
  • pineapple
  • Brussels sprouts (making them with bacon the first time did help!)
  • peaches
  • oranges
  • cauliflower
  • RAW broccoli and cauliflower
  • guacamole
  • skim milk

This is just a sampling of what I've tried this year and discovered I like/love.  There were some things I tried and still don't like - beets (yuck!!) and pears (what kind of texture IS that?!) are two.

What foods should I try next (please keep them healthy...all the bad combos have probably been tried...fries, cheese and gravy; peanut butter with anything...etc.)?

Made stuffed peppers (turkey, quinoa, chipotle peppers, tomatoes, etc) and homemade turkey-barley soup yesterday.  Both were super yummy.  I had a bit of an incident when removing the peppers from the oven after putting the cheese on top for browning...the pan slipped...a couple of my peppers ended up on the oven door :(  I was still able to save them (don't worry, I won't feed you those ones if you come for supper!).  What a mess...the juices dripped down into the bottom drawer of the oven, all over the floor... messy...just glad I didn't drop the soup!  Soup wasn't anything out of the ordinary (other than using barley instead of potatoes or pasta).  Superstore had turkey breast tenderloins on sale for $4.99/lb (for those of you in the US, this is a FANTASTIC deal) - boneless/skinless too!  I bought about four pounds worth and will freeze what I didn't use in the soup for another day when I'm craving turkey.  So much easier than roasting a whole turkey....and a nice change from chicken!

Saturday results:
This week: -0.8
Total: -121lbs
To goal: 3.6lbs

I just realized today that I don't have any more 5lb stars coming to me!  My goal to lose is 124.6lbs.  I may tack on another .4lbs at some point just so I can get me one more star ;-)

Busy week again this week - have two "outtings" to plan for - a work event on Thurs night and the two-hour Zumbathon* on Friday night (going out with the girls afterwards).  Might weigh in on Friday morning as I don't know what sodium-ish things we might have Friday night.  I can certainly plan my points for it...but I almost NEVER eat out on a Thurs/Fri night so close to weigh in...I'm such a sodium-phobe that late in the week!

* The two-hour Zumbathon is in support of the BAM Buster's team for Bust-A-Move - Tickets are $15 for this event, which takes place at the Canada Games Centre on Friday, February 19th, 7-9pm.  Alternately, you can sponsor Cynthia (my Zumba/step instructor) here if you like.


Anonymous said...

Raisins are good, really not bugs! Keep trying my friend - more fruits will come your way. A.A xo

Tanya said...

only if covered in chocolate