It is that happy time of the week, the time when all the hard-core foodies gather because it’s What I Ate Wednesday! And where do we gather? Why of course it’s over at Peas & Crayons and we get to hang out with the lovely Jenn who is the mastermind of this whole thing. Be sure to visit over there when you’re finished here at BCDC, leave some comments and just enjoy yourself.
Our theme for June is healthy snacking and trust me, I am in real need of some direction here. I’ve been having a terrible time and have to get it under control. I’ve been making some overall good food choices, but somehow the snacks are getting me.
A banana is a great snack, especially while reading a book. You can eat it one-handed. I just wish I liked them more.
Found a new favorite snack that can double as a lunch…caramel corn rice cakes with peanut butter. Sadly, peanut butter is one of the things getting me into trouble lately. It will not be living in my house any more… :-(
Apple with peanut butter is also a good snack, but again…no peanut butter for me in the future. It’s just as good with almond or sunflower butter. I don’t know why Those kinds of nut butters don’t make me eat them out of the jar. I’m doing what I have to.
I have an incredibly easy dinner to show you. It really only takes the time it needs to cook in the microwave to prepare.
Crock pot black beans, already prepared bulgur wheat (boil 2 cups of water or stock and pour over 1 cup of bulgur. Let sit for about 10 minutes.) and a can of a mix of tomatoes, okra and corn. Mix it together and microwave for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
This was ready in no time and so good and filling!
Dinner last night was leftover salad from Father’s Day with the last of the black beans and bulgur added and topped with shredded cheese. The dressing was a new twist. 1 Tbsp of olive oil, 1 Tbsp of honey, 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar and 1 Tbsp of wasabi mustard. Very tangy and good! I expected that it would be a lot hotter than it was but it had a great flavor. I just love making up my dressings!
And here you see one of the snacking reasons that I’m getting into trouble. My new favorite from the local ice cream shop…black raspberry. It is just delicious. I will be doing my best to avoid this in the coming weeks.
So there you have my snacking travails. I hate to whine, but I’m frustrating myself with my inability to keep this under control. Of course, I believe that confession is good for the soul and BCDC is a bit of a confessional for me. I am working hard this week to get on track and stay there. Make good choices both in snacks and in regular meals. Perhaps when we get to WIAW next week, I’ll have some good news to report about my progress. Don’t forget to go on over to P&C to read some blogs and make some bloggers happy by leaving comments.
Happy What I Ate Wednesday! I Can do it and so Can you!!