Friday, March 30, 2012
how to use leftover fruit 101
matt and i had a long conversation about how to improve our diet this year. i tend to pack on the pounds (majorly) during the winter when the vegetables are starchier and i don't go to the farmer's market. i crave heavier meals and get a little lazy with cooking and we tend to eat out a lot more.
Tumblr. i am NOT THAT GIRL that orders a salad at dinner. i want an appetizer, a huge meal, a salad, dessert, a cocktail....i want to try everything! sometimes our server's jaw will hit the ground like, are y'all really gonna order all that food??? like when we go to midwood smokehouse and order the pimento cheese fries topped with bbq brisket AND the "pig-out" which is meant for a family of four or more lol. so basically what i am saying is we have ZERO sense of self-control and over-indulge all the time. so i've come up with a plan to come up with 7 to 14 healthy dinner meals and we will rotate them every week to keep on track with our healthy eating plan. we also decided to go out to eat once a week and allow ourselves anything we want! it will make my life easier with planning meals and grocery shopping and we will be eating well every night.
i have pounds and pounds and pounds of fresh organic fruit still from the failed fast, so i need to find ways to consume fruit. tonight for dessert i made a quick "poached pear dessert". so easy! i just juiced a pear and two oranges and used the juice plus a cup of water and a few tablespoons of brown sugar to simmer in a small pot. skin and halve the pears and drop them in to simmer for 20 minutes or until they are soft. delicious!