May 29, 2012

Making it through the first holiday eating low carb AND the belated menu plan

Let’s be honest.  If you’re on a diet, holidays and family get-togethers are about the hardest things you’re going to have to navigate.  Not only is the food tempting (cake?  Pasta?) if you are anything like me you have a tendency to graze instead of sitting down and eating therefore making it difficult to determine how much you may have actually eaten.

Big Daddy and I found it hard to have company in town, AND a get-together AND a cook out.  I think I did okay, but it certainly did stall my forward progress.   Big Daddy found the same thing.  We struggle with the things most people trying to make a diet change do.  It’s easy to eat when it’s within our normal routine, but when we stop out and have to make choices outside of our controlled environment, things get a lot more difficult.

Of course, the second part of all of this information is how you handle getting back on the wagon.  I’m glad to say, we managed that.  I went to a BBQ last night and managed to not only skip dessert, but to stick with low carb friendly options (a caprese salad I made, meat and a fruit salad).

Thankfully, Baby Bee threw an epic fit and I had to leave before I got a chance to consider dessert, which ws okay.

Monday Was it stifling hot where you lived this Memorial Day?  It certainly was here.  A “balmy” 90 degrees when we walked up to the neighbors for a cook out.

Big Daddy’s Slow Roasted,Chicago Style Rubbed Pork Shoulder, Caprese Salad with Avocado


Tuesday Grilled Chicken, Corn on the Cob and Memorial Day Leftovers (our fridge is packed to the gills right now)

Wednesday Melt in your mouth chicken breast (we’ll sub greek yogurt), more caprese salad and easy cheesy zucchini bake

Thursday Having Pizza for supper at Littlebit’s BFF’s birthday party

Friday We’re kicking off summer Funner with a “hooray, it’s the first day of Funner” extravaganza! Make your own bubble up pizza, a nice green salad and some Pretty Princess Pink Popcorn to cap off the day

Saturday Smoked Chicken Thighs (we use a sweet tea brine and the chicken is so good that Littlebit will eat four pieces in one sitting.), mashed rutabaga and pan fried zucchini

Sunday Asparagus and pancetta hash with eggs and fruit

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