I know I had promised to do better .... really I did mean to get this up every day but somehow the best laid plans....
As you know I try very hard to take pictures (on real plates) of every meal so that you see exactly what it is that I am eating and how I feel about each one. Well using my cell phone for pictures is very difficult. Sometimes although the picture looks fine on the camera ... getting it loaded into my computer and then on the blog leaves a picture that does NOT do the meal justice or it can't be loaded at all (I'm not sure why on that one). So I decided to do a collage type post with all my meals again, so you at least get an idea what wonderful things I am eating and maybe tempt you into trying The Fresh Diet for yourself. It really is a fabulous way to eat!
Peanut Butter Chip Muffin with Fresh Papaya and Banana Cottage Cheese. I really enjoy these muffins. I don't think there has ever been one that I haven't liked. And they are really VERY filling so that's a bonus. I wasn't as excited about the cottage cheese but even the sound of banana cottage cheese isn't very "thrilling". But the muffin and the papaya made up for it.
Dinners was usually on the "later" side so sometimes my snacks and desserts were almost combined to make a "meal" at around 4 in the afternoon. And then there were some days that I didn't even get to take a picture I was just grabbing because I was starving!
Roasted Garlic & Herbs with Parmesan Whole Wheat Crostini was really good. My only "complaint" the crostini was a little "overly" crisp and I needed a few more to use up all the great garlic and herb spread. There was more spread than you could use .... unless you used a spoon to eat it separately (like I did - but at least I didn't just lick my fingers). Yes it was that good.
This is one of my favorite snacks. Greek Spanakopita that I heated in the toaster oven so it browned up really nicely instead of how it can sometimes be a little "soggy" if it is overly warmed in the microwave. I think I will always do the toaster oven if I have that option for this snack. LOVE IT,.
Now on to dinners. As I said, some days they were really later than I would have liked, but you do what you have to do this time of year.
Grilled Chicken with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce and Orange Glazed Baked Yams and Honey Glazed Beets. I am really surprised at the combination of beets and yams in this meal, with a little of the chipotle sauce added, that really make these veggies pop. Now I love the beets, but add a little of the sauce over them or dipped into and WOW it was heaven.
Grilled Chicken with Peppercorn Brandy with Sweet Potato Hash and roasted Artichoke Hearts. I'm not really thrilled with the Sweet Potato Hash this time - it was rather bland. The Artichoke Hearts were an interesting addition. I've had them cold all the time, but never roasted. I'm still a little unsure about the heat, but I will try them again. The Peppercorn Brandy Sauce is VERY spicy. I am very glad that it comes in a little cup so you can add as much or as little as you want to your meal. This time it was just "a little" for me.
I know it looks like I had a lot of chicken, but since they all have different "sauces" it really does make the meal taste totally different. This was Grilled Chicken with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with Lemon Zest Lima Bean Puree and Steamed Sugar Snaps. I really do like this pesto. It just have a nice flavor of the tomato but it doesn't overtake everything. If you like Lima Beans, then you will like this puree. If you hate Limas, and I know a lot of people who do, this would not be an option for you. Normally I like the sugar snaps, but this time I found too many "strings" still on them while I was eating them.
Basil Pesto Sole Roulade with White Bean Puree and Roasted Shallots was rather interesting. Everything seems just a little "wet". I'm not sure if it was because of the shallots, which I'd not had before, or the puree or even the fish. I think I will pass on this combination next time, but I will try the "pieces" with other options.
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Also, check back later today for a great giveaway that I am going to be posting. It could be something to turn March into the "new you" month, or maybe your teen is looking for a little "something" to make her feel better about how she looks ..... come on back.