Okay. So I know I missed my update last week, but in my defense: I have been in detox from a 300-450mg/day caffeine habit. Tough right? Nausea, migraines, a gnarly case of the tremors and, of course, fatigue that could take down a herd of elephants. I swear, I think coming off of a heroine habit might be a walk in the park.
After my second weigh-in I’m just a little more than 5 lbs down from my start weight. Now, I honestly expect things to be a little better next week, because I had some really intense cravings and emotional lability this week… that I’m choosing to attribute it to the caffeine deprivation instead of my inner fat girl having a nervous breakdown.
I have been enjoying a nice 8pp taco salad that I made in bulk”
2 6 oz grilled chicken breasts
1 can of white/yellow mixed corn
1 can of green chilies
1 medium onion, chopped relatively finely
1 can of El Pato hot Mexican style tomato sauce (my favorite ingredient)
All sautéed together in my cast iron skillet until nice and reduced.
I added that onto a big ole bowl of crisp romaine and baby spinach, chopped red bell pepper, guacamole and reduced fat sour cream.
YUM. I also made up some delicious artichoke tarts 1pp a piece:
16 Wonton wrappers (don’t try to find them at Wal-Mart, it’s not going to happen. Just go to Kroger. Organic section)
4 T fat-free cream cheese
1/4 c fat-free shredded cheddar
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 T Dijon mustard
2 T chopped red bell pepper (I used 3/4 c, I really like red pepper)
7 oz chopped artichoke hearts
1/2 chopped scallions (also not in the real recipe)
combine all ingredients except the wonton wrappers, of course.
press your wrappers into a mini muffin pan and place a rounded tsp of the mixture into each of the 16 wrappers
place in your oven, preheated to 350 degrees and bake for 15 minutes.
In the back ground is my taco salad chicken mixture divided into 4 oz portions and int he foreground are the tarts… I made a batch and a half. Those are my tasty treats for the week. I’m going to take Howard to the dog park to make some friends. Have a good one!