Meat-free-Man-free Eating wk2

January 23, 2011

Since Jeremy has been gone I decided to cut back on how much meat I am eating. I really don't eat a lot of meat anyway, unless he is around. So I decided to just go ahead and cut it out all together...since we won't be living together again until the end of May. Now if he were here it would be impossible to do this. 

Last week was my first week of this and I lost 5 lbs. Of course, I have not had his coke to sip out of and have been drinking a quart of water a day {I really hate to drink, odd I know}. I also went veggie freak and ate stir fry, veggie sticks, hummus, and greek yogurt like a mad woman. I did have a meat craving Friday night and went to the store and got chicken fingers, but that was it for meat the entire week.

With the carb overload this week I don't see that much weight drop happening. However, I do plan to get back into my yoga/Zumba mode, so maybe that will help. After getting sick during Thanksgiving I have not been able to get in a consistent workout frame of mind.

So on the meat-free/man-free menu this week is:

Whole wheat toast with honey nut cream cheese

veggie sticks with ranch {made with fat free sour cream and a Hidden Valley ranch packet}
Nonfat Greek Yogurt

Kashi cereal bars

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce{I used whole wheat pasta and substituted the cream for fat free sour cream}
Sour Cream Enchiladas  with black beans{sub. fat free cheese, whole wheat tortillas, fat free sour cream}

I made the pasta last night and it is divine! I really can't tell a difference with the fat free sour cream instead of heavy cream in the dish. {I made another dish with heavy cream a few weeks ago and it didn't taste that different from the substitute.}