Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Let's Check Out My Food...

Hi guys,

I have been really trying these past few days to take pictures of my meals - I find that it truly does help me to say on track and let me tell you, I can use all the help I can get. So here we go...

Dinner: this is baked chicken breast (with onions, garlic, mushrooms and red peppers) with mixed veggies (broccoli, spinach, red pepper, mushrooms, onions, skim milk, seasonned with pepper, curry, garlic & onion powder) with a very small amount of whole wheat spaghettini. It was delicious. I don't usually have pasta but I splurged. It really wasn't a lot (maybe 1/4 cup); more veggies than pasta!

Close-up... The following was for lunch one day. A simple garden salad (spring mix & cherry tomatoes) with left over roasted chicken breast shredded on top. About 1 Tbsp of home-made dressing (EVOO, pepper, vinegar). It was great, quick, tasty and more importantly - filling! :)
Close-up... (you can see...very, very light on the dressing).
Dinner: My husband cooked this one. He was the grillmaster on the BBQ...Salmon skewers with grilled zucchini. There was also corn on the cob which he prepared on the grill but I didn't have any.
The following was another quick lunch. Sliced cucumbers with canned sardines (in water). I literally sliced up about 1/2 of an English cucumber, opened the can of sardines and poured it in the same bowl, added pepper, mixed it all up and ate it!!! No dressing required as the water from the sardines did the job. It was yummy - I've always liked sardines.
Close up...
Dinner: Roasted chicken leg with steamed broccoli and sweet potato mash! I baked a whole chicken (seasonned with pepper, garlic & onion powder, cayenne pepper). I baked the sweet potato in the oven, once it was done, scooped out the potato from skin and mashed it up in a bowl. It was quite moist. That's it!! This was a very filling meal and I had a lot of chicken left over to use in salads and for another dinner. Below is a close-up. So that's it so far. I have also been drinking between 3-4 litres of water each day. Hoping I can continue taking these pics. Just knowing that I have to take a picture helps me to plan what exactly I will be eating! Anyway, that's it for now, just a "food pic" post.
Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!)

6 comments:

266 said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog; I am blown away by how much support and encouragement I have gotten in such a short time! I will definitely be coming and getting tips from you... congrats on the 60 pounds gone so far!

Anonymous said...

Hello, the food looks good! You generally eat well but reading from your recent post, frustration and all, I think you splurge a little too much...and your food is full of "extras" that might make you retain water...I mean skim milk in vegetables?, 1/4 cup of pasta? Salmon skewers (full of salt! go for the real Salmon steak)I think if you eat "super clean" and exercise well, you will see results!

Melissa said...

It all looks so yummy. You are totally making my stomach growl.

Joania said...

@ anonymous - thanks for your comment. What's wrong with skim milk in veggies...I'm allowed 1 cheat meal every two weeks and that was it...I'm no nutritionist but I think this was better than the heavy, creamy fettucine alfredo I was craving, no?? As for the salmon skewers, they were real salmon steak, cut into strips and skewered, then done on the grill...seasonned with pepper, onion & garlic powder(home made). I don't know...I'm new to this "eating clean" concept. I thought I did alright this week. maybe I'm wrong. Thanks again.

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

I've been a bad commenter lately :(

I love the food photos. I always forget how much I love sweetpotatoes (even plain or with a little splenda and cinnamon) until I saw this picture!

Lisa said...

Everything looks great!

- Lisa