Thursday, July 15, 2010

Time for a Mid-Course Correction

So I'm a little slow on the uptake. It's time to change up the foods I'm eating. I'm bored with them and I don't enjoy eating them. I've fallen deeply into a rut of eating the same thing over and over and over. It just hit me immediately after eating my lunch of the big as spinach salad that I was completely unsatisfied with my food. I'm tired of assemblying it and I'm tired of eating it. And consequently, I'm always looking around the next thing - hence all the snackiness as of late. Couple that with working through lunch do to project upgrade deadline and I've got extra time here at the desk to be snacky. I think I've got the evening "hominy oatcakes" tm POD under control - I can in fact cruise on Cha-Cha and get a fresh fruit for dessert.

I'm so over eggbeaters right now. They are easy and I've fallen into the same old, same old. Gotta think of a different, more spicy way to fix them.

I like the idea of the big ass spinach salad as the basis for lunch, but I've got to get some other interesting ingredients to go in it that aren't calorically dense. And I may be over being a primary pescatarian for a while. I'm hungry for a burger! Or something spicy! It's time to revamp the shopping list and crawl out of this dietary rut I'm in.

Any ideas?


  1. I'd suggest all the summer veggies that are in season... tomatoes, squash, corn, beans... it's all good...

  2. Tubes of protein!!! I get in a rut too and then I surf foodgawker dot com.
    Yum. or

  3. Since it is the season, I'm with Jack on all the summer veggies. If you do like the idea of the big ass spinach salad, a few things I put on mine are sliced strawberries, sliced avocado, and sprinkle of sunflower seeds. If the avocados are ripe enough, there is no need for dressing but if they aren't then I sprinkle raspberry vinegarette on it. It is very Yummy!

  4. I've been stuck on turkey sandwiches with pickles and Laughing Cow cheese for lunch as of late...make it on Orowheat sandwich thins, with mustard - it's a little over 200 calories of yum!

  5. Roxie, there's an award for you over at my blog. I hope you don't mind participating.

    Love your blog!

  6. I don't know what you've been putting in your spinach salad but I sometimes makes one that has:

    julienned carrots
    1/2 an apple, cubed
    1/4 cup gorgonzola crumbles.

    Eat it with light poppyseed dressing. All together, it's an explosion of sweet and savory that just tastes better than the SOS (get your mind out of the gutter, that stands for same old salad!).

    What about that curried chicken burger I posted the recipe for? That sucker is packed with flavor. I've since found out they freeze really well after being cooked. I just pulled one out of the freezer yesterday, nuked it to heat it up and put the chive mayo and avocado on it just the same. Yum.

    Or maybe just grill a giant porterhouse and eat it all. :-)

  7. A wonderful hamburger?
    With all the good stuff on it.

  8. I've been cruising Simply Recipes for inspiration lately. There have been a couple different burger recipes posted in the last week or so. You'll have to adjust for number of servings and maybe substitute for lower fat options, but the framework is there.

    I also love cruising the Cooking Light site. Plenty of inspiration there.

  9. Holy cow! Those tags worked!

    (I'm a hardware guy, kinda software challenged)

  10. I just made Italian burgers last night - they turned out so flavorful and delicious! Check out my last post if you have time :D

  11. Roxie, the bag you mentioned sounds like a hobo bag - unconstructed and holds EVERYTHING. They are in stores everywhere and I'm sure you could find one that was more "jazzy" than the basic one.

  12. My daughter found this website called Healthy low calorie recipes. She loves it. Made with real food too.

    I am trying to decided what I am going to do to shake me up alittle too. Must be the time of year. The summer of my discontent.


We'll try this for a while.