I just got home from a week at my mom's house. She watched my beautiful children while I finished my thesis. Woo hoo! I love visiting my mom, but I am not good at showing dietary restraint in her home. At this time of year, there are too many cookies. Plus amazing cheese dip. Plus she cooks me delicious food for every meal. And then there were the weekend Christmas parties. Ugh...
Less than a week to go before Christmas, and I need a little "normal" in my life right now. Back to the morning and noon prayers. Back to "treats are for sometimes" rather than cookies every day. Back to a regular nap and bedtime schedule. Back to some walking for exercise and fresh air. We'll try. Saturday there's a midnight service at church, so the weekend will be totally crazy. But I will try for the next 5 days.
This week, my goal is only healthy foods until Saturday. None of the cookies on my counter. None of the Christmas candy I'm making for presents. The only sugar I am indulging in is the little I put in my bread recipe and a couple tsp. in my morning coffee. I WILL show some restraint. Seriously! OK, on to the healthy menu.
Monday- Garlic lime fish, black bean and corn relish, maybe grilled zucchini, and corn tortillas
Tuesday- Veggie and noodle soup with bread. (The munchkin specifically asked for noodle soup, so we'll see what we can cobble together from the crisper drawer and freezer.)
Wednesday- Eggplant and chickpea curry (adapted from this recipe). Chapati (aka. whole wheat flour tortillas)
Thursday- Tomato soup from scratch and garlic-cheese bread sticks
Friday- Baked potatoes with chili on top. Broccoli salad if I go shopping, frozen peas if I don't