Sunday, December 6, 2009

mission impossible, weekend edition

First you get sucked into a vortex where time speeds at an incredible pace, and you have trouble finding time to exercise. Then, bad-for-you-food becomes more accessible and even more appealing. Next thing you know, you're trying desperately to flee from dangers, pitfalls and set-ups. Dodging the free lunch pizza on Friday. Running away from the apple fritter at Quik Trip. Avoiding all the traps at the Dos Reales Mexican restaurant.

That last one is a toughie! Just look at the ingredients in their salad. It was under the 'healthy' section of the menu. I'll take mine minus the queso, and avocado ranch please! Don't forget that the reason the whole wheat tortilla shell is cripsy, is because it's deep fried. And it had an entire entourage of chips n salsa friends to go with it! Never be afraid to be the picky eater. Your body will thank you.

Entertaining guests can also be challenging when you're trying to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Yesterday, we had some folks over for dinner. My menu consisted of ham, sausage cranberry stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, salad, and whole wheat rolls. It could have been worse. There's no excuse for my raspberry torte, but sometimes you just have to splurge... but just a little! Judging by everyone's smiling faces, I think it's safe to say this weekend had a happy ending.



  1. Keep up the good work! This blog makes me think of Julia & Julia :) (only healthy cooking instead of french cooking)

  2. haha, thanks tash! and i loved that movie! maybe i should cook my way through a healthy cook book and blog about it... ;)

  3. I had a bad food weekend too. We had a wonderful turkey dinner at the Dutile's. I brought cheesecake and NOT mashed SWEET potatoes (they were in fact buttery, cream cheese enhanced and chive mashed potatoes, very bad but oh so good!!!) After two helpings of dinner, I proceeded to have chocolate and white chocolate swirled cheesecake (so NOT low calorie). But oh well, sometimes, ya gotta dance!!! The mashed sweet potatoes sounded great by the way, I'm going to have to do that next time! Will do better next weekend! ;)

  4. sweet mashed potatoes are AWESOME! i put some brown sugar splenda in there, with some cinnamon, and some pecans. its good stuff. sometimes like i said, you just have to splurge! :D (your dinner sounded AWESOME by the way) hehe

  5. i must like the word AWESOME today...