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Random food talk

I’ve decided to really buckle down on my eating after the past week or so. My food choices often left something to be desired but keeping track of the calories really forced me to be accountable for it. 450 calories? Really?

Today I had some of my yummy granola and milk for breakfast, then a salad of romaine, shredded carrots, chow mien noodles, and Caesar dressing for lunch. Later I had half an orange and cottage cheese, and copious amounts of coffee (one thing at a time!)

Dinner was chicken, mashed red potatoes, and glazed carrots. The chicken was my usual recipe that I posted the other day but I added about 2 teaspoons of garam marsala to the spice rub. It was absolutely amazing!!

The glazed carrots were relatively easy. Here is the recipe:

Glazed carrots
10 large carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
Salt and pepper

Cook the carrots until tender, boiling about 10 minutes. Maybe a bit more. Drain the carrots and return to burner with remaining ingredients.

Simmer about 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and let stand so syrup thickens.

That’s it!

Other than that, I have had water. I find myself a bit hungry so I’m making a bit of strawberry shortcake topping (sugared strawberries, whipped cream) for a snack. Then I’ll fill my tummy with another glass of water and hope that does the trick!

I also intend to try to get to the gym in the morning for the first time in two and a half weeks, since I hurt my knee. Exercise is just as important as food choices and this may sound strange to some, but I have honestly missed it. Besides, gym memberships are expensive if they go unused!

Tomorrow I plan to make taco casserole for dinner so I will be back with the recipe then!

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  1. Kim
    June 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    You don’t use butter for the carrots? I don’t like cooked carrots, but I make them for Mike. I always put butter in them because I assumed it was needed. They taste good sans butter though? Good to know!

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