Saturday, May 28, 2011

Oh, you will be missed...

So, I'm thinking about going Atkins. Well, not really...I'm thinking about cutting out breads, rice, pasta and crackers Monday through Wednesday.

This is in response to a pasta meal that I made tonight. The meal was a terrible one point I told my husband that it would not hurt my feelings if he stopped eating. It was called creamy avocado you can imagine how many calories were in it. I'm uncomfortably full and a bit disappointed with myself for cleaning MY plate. It wasn't even good:(

It's also in response to all of the awful snacking that I have done this week. Being a teacher WILL make you fat. Being that this was the last week of school, I brought home all of the snacks and goodies that I had in my classroom "pantry." So for a week, I've been periodically sneaking to my home pantry for Oreos, Doritos and graham crackers...all crap that I would not usually have in there.

Anyway, I've done this once before...the last time, I didn't do whites on Monday through Wednesday. I found it a little challenging, but very do-able. But cutting out breads will definitely be hard...especially because I don't eat meat. A meat-eater can just eat some chicken breast and a vegetable and call it a meal. Me on the other hand, not so much. I could do fish and a veggie...but eating fish all the time can get very old.

I don't know...I'm still trying to work out the details in my head.

Since I may be cutting out bread soon, I guess that I need to eat all of these before Monday...

They are Anne's Vegan Carrot Cake Muffin from fANNEtastic food...and they are AWESOME!!!!! (This is another reason that I decided that I needed to lay off the bread).

Here's Anne's recipe.

1 & 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour 
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C chopped walnuts
1/4 C raisins
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

1 & 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
1 C shredded carrot

Even the batter was yummy!!!

Preheat the oven to 350. In two separate bowls, mix dry, then wet, and then combine, adding wet to dry and stirring gently. Bake for 25 minutes.

So very moist!

Yum! Yum! Yum!!!! They were so good that I actually brought my husband one while he was on the treadmill. Oh will be missed!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! It's been a while, hasn't? I'm so happy to see that you are blogging again!

    I can honestly say that 90% of the pasta meals I make or eat out (whether good or not) make me feel horribly! Not bad about myself, but just sick all over. Pasta and I are not friends and since I've mostly cut it out of my life (except my Mom's spaghetti, which I eat like once a year), I feel much better. I do eat bread and whole grains, but pasta is out. I don't even crave it anymore.

    Good luck!