Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 225 - Weigh In

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Even though I am not completely back in pre-trip form, I can still see that the way I eat works.

A loss of 1.8 pounds this week! That's right on track for my typical weight loss, and I have a few pounds to catch up on from the 3 weeks of gluttony. Now my next test... TURKEY DAY!!!

I'm excited to plan a menu and adjust some of my typical dishes to be more healthful while still being delicious. I have the talent and the know-how (I'm a student at The Culinary Institute of America for heavens sake!) so it's time to put that knowledge to my own personal use.

Some of my menu items (other than the bird) and how I used to prepare them:
  • Mashed Potatoes: usually Russets; typically loaded (and I mean loaded) with butter, whole milk, sour cream; also with small dice green and red bell peppers, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Sweet Potato Cassarole: TONS of butter and brown sugar, and of course topped with toasty marshmallows (or smell-os as my boys would say)
  • Gravy: It is what it is. Any suggestions? This may end up being my big indulgence.
  • Biscuits and Rolls: I'm a baker. I love bread any way it comes. 
  • Pumpkin Pie: A thick and flaky crust with a perfect egg based custard filling; whipped cream, lots of whipped cream.
I'm going to get creative. I'm also going to add other vegetable based dishes to my menu that are packed with flavor so I can fill up a bit, still have some of my indulgences, and get away from the table not feeling like I missed out on anything.

Stay tuned this week for ideas to make your Thanksgiving menu full of flavor and waistline friendly : )


  1. I have a thoroughly unhealthy Thanksgiving menu planned. The way I plan on saving myself is by sending all the leftovers home with our guests (3 20 year-old men)!

  2. I hope your Turkey day was full of good times and good people! And I'm sure the bachelor type guys more than love being sent home with food! Good way to enjoy it once and not be tempted again.

    Mine stayed put in my fridge... Not the best plan, but a great test of my new life-style skills!


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