Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It’s All Greek To Me

I wanted to thank you all so much for your comments, encouragement and feedback with respect to my eating and trying to transition into being intuitive with it.  It is so helpful to hear about your experiences and I often think about your comments during the day to get me through some of the rougher moments.  I appreciate the time you take to read my babbling and comment.  I do read each comment and suggestion that each of you offers and I’m so,so grateful for your support!  Okay, before I get out the box of tissues, I’ll get on with the food =)

I lounged around in bed this morning with little daughter and caught up on some blog reading which took a lot longer than I planned on;  so many blogs, so little time!!!  Before I knew it, breakfast was calling my name.  I decided on 6 oz. Chobani nonfat  plain  Greek yogurt with 1 c. blueberries.  Now, if you’re not a fan of plain yogurt, I completely understand.  I used to eat it only if sweetened with Splenda.  Now, that I’ve weaned myself off Splenda, it’s definitely more palatable.  But, what made this really special this morning is taking 1/2 c. of the blueberries, put in a microwave safe bowl ( I used a Pyrex measuring cup) and nuke it for about 15-30 sec.  The berries burst and become a sweet syrup.  I poured it over the yogurt and topped it with the rest of the berries.  A-mazing

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I’ll have to try it with strawberries next!

And my new habit formed Teeccino

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Before I decided to slug out, I grabbed my kicks and headed to the basement.  The treadmill beckoned me and I said “screw the hip” and decided to run.  I told myself if I felt real pain, I would stop.  But, I only felt a little soreness, so I kept going and got in a good groove for 30 minutes.  I wanted to go longer, but decided not to push it.  Just in case, I followed my run with a “chaser”…

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I planned ahead for lunch today by making some Smoked Salmon and Parmesan Omelet Muffins from Kath’s site.  These are easy to make and store well in the fridge/freezer.  I made up a double batch and stored them, but left a couple out for lunch.  I paired them with a simple spring mix salad dressed with 2 tsp. evoo, 2 tsp. dijon mustard, 1/2 tsp. honey and a splash of red wine vinegar…

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a look inside…

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I felt like more crunch, so I grabbed handful of pretzel slims (x3 – UGH!!!) * not out of hunger, more because once I started, it was hard to stop…

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Later, I was getting a mild hunger pang and nibbled on 1/2  of this fabulous Larabar

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Dinner was pork and beans.  Not the typical, though!  This was a greek inspired instead of campfire inspired =)  I grilled a pork tenderloin that I seasoned with garlic, parsley, oregano, s + p and evoo and paired it with Greek Lima Beans and homemade tzatziki sauce (1 c. greek yogurt, 1 clove minced garlic, 1/2 grated cucumber, 1 tsp. white vinegar, fresh dill, s+p)…

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Very flavorful and filling.

So, lesson learned today was that I need to push away from my plate after lunch and give myself time for my meal to settle in before digging into something else.  I realized that I wasn’t still hungry after eating my delicious lunch.  I was satisfied with the flavors and really enjoyed it.  But, something drives me to dig in the pantry after and I haven’t quite figured that part out yet.  I think if I remove myself from the kitchen area after my meal, it may reduce the craving to nosh.  I’m a work in progress… :)

Question of the DayWhat’s your favorite Greek food?

Have a great night!

17 comments:

Yum Yucky said...

Hey hey! I've got Chobani...and I've got blueberries! I'm gonna make it happen! (or do I eat the Turkey Hill ice cream?)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Yum Yucky - LOL! Hmmm...that's a tough one..ice cream just might have to win out!!

Train Mommy said...

My fave is the bad for you falafel. :) But, if you bake it it isn't so bad. I vote Yum Yucky goes for the Turkey Hill ice cream--especially if it is Peanut Butter Mania!!! She encouraged me to go for pizza the other day. :)

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

That's a good looking Greek Dinner. I can't do plain yogurt still. I need some flava. I like Oikos with honey...so creamy! Now I want yogurt but im trying to save it for lunch tomorrow. :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love the idea of making the blueberries burst! I have to try this!

My favorite Greek food? I just realized that I haven't had Greek food in a long time... Right now, a nice Greek salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, & feta comes to mind... :)

Thelma said...

The Smoked Salmon and Parmesan Omelet Muffins looks tasty and healthy at the same time. I might whipped up my own version later today. And I suggest you also go for the EFT training. It a needle free version of acupuncture. It helps me control food cravings.

katecooks said...

those pretzel thins are pretty addictive. i literally just almost opened a bag of TJ everything pretzel thins two minutes ago but didnt because its 1030PM and i cant just eat one handful of those, i just keep going...

i need tips on the pantry digging too! i am full right now but just really want to eat while i am still awake. i might make some tea but it's so hot right now!!!! ahhhh what to do??

Miz said...

Im so boring.
Guess Ill go with the yogurt :)

youre doing GREAT with the intuitive, Woman!

Its a process....

Mommy2Joe said...

I absolutely LOVE your food porn, er, food photographs! And am looking forward to making the beans especially. I post recipes on my blog on thursdays, do you mind if I link back to this?

Also, I am a greek girl, and TOTALLY attribute my love of food to my grandparents, who, after coming from greece eventually opened a restaurant here in the deep south. It was southern and greek soul food (though the greek was usually not on the menu - they wanted to 'americanize' themselves) I love it all, but my favorite is really just a simple lemon rice soup with roasted chicken in it. Yum.

TjRenee said...

That's my big problem too - getting away from the kitchen after I know I'm full.

I'm not sure what the Greek dish is called that I like, but it's basically grilled pork chops. HA!

Wendy said...

my favorite is the gyro!!!! YUM...baklava is second!

bhealthier said...

ooh those blueberries and chobani look like heaven! Thanks for the tzatziki recipe- I have yet to make it or try it but think I will try your recipe soon!

I think my grandpa's gyros because he is 100% greek and owned a restaurant in chicago his whole life. so .. i'm bias.

otherwise- greek yogurt.

A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

An Aleve Chaser, how funny!

I still put splenda or truvia in my FF plain greek yogurt...someday I'll get off of it...someday!

biz319 said...

I LOVE feta cheese! I cannot have those pretzel chips (or any pretzels) in my house anymore.

Trader Joe's makes sesame pretzels that I call "crack" pretzels, and if I am not careful, can eat the whole bag in one sitting!

All your eats look delish!

C.G. the Foodie said...

I love love love falafels. I bake mine though. Yum!

The Healthy Apple said...

WOW; those salmon omelets look delicious and so adorable..great idea!

Jenn said...

I have a serving of greek yogurt almost every day. I'm a fan of Fage 2% - their individual cups are about 130 calories. They really hold off my hunger, too! I like the ones that come with the peaches on the side, or I'll just put a bit in a bowl with some crushed up granola or cereal. YUM!