For the past week or so, I have become addicted to blogs that have pictures of their healthy menus on display. Kath Eats Real Food, Angie all the Way, Finding Radiance, and Incredible Shrinking Family are just a few that I tune into daily. One thing that I have really become interested in are the oatmeal recipes. They look so yummy and filling.
So today at work, while I was trying to avoid the vending machine and stay on plan, I spent a lot of time looking at recipes and food ideas. I decided to go to the store after work to stock my cupboard. I wrote a list of a few thing I wanted to try. So I get to Kroger, and start stocking up. I found ground flax, thanks to Irene posting a picture of it the other day so I knew what I was looking for. But there were still some things I couldn't find, like Almond Breeze and Larabars. So I stumble up on the "organic" section of the store, and BINGO, there were all these products that I had been trying to find forever. Even Greek yogurt (which I bought at Publix and still haven't tried).
I made really good decisions on healthy food that could be made into quick meals, like boneless skinless chicken and lots of different kinds of beans. I also chose whole wheat bread and hamburger and hotdog buns, which I normally don't do because they cost more. I felt very confident about the food in my basket. So much so that when I ran into a co-worker who I go to Weight Watchers with, I showed off the healthy fare in my basket! Ha!
So I get home, eat my healthy dinner, and still have 6 pts left. For a bedtime "snack", I decided to make a small portion of oatmeal, just to see how it would turn out. So I went on the Kath Eats Real Food site, watched a YouTube video in which she prepared her oatmeal, then set off to my kitchen to do it myself. As you can see from the picture, it was a success! Very yummy! It was oatmeal with pumpking and butterscotch chips and coconut sprinkled on top. I forgot to add flax, but I'll do that tomorrow. It killed that craving I was having for something sweet. I was so proud, and thought I would take a picture just for kicks!
I stayed within my points today, so I am very happy about that. I have everything planned for tomorrow, so hopefully I won't stumble.