Monday, June 15, 2009

A Pixie with a plan

Good morning boys and girls.

As most of you know, I despise veggies. Gag me. I eat them, but I hate them. This has caused pretty nasty dining experiences for me of late. I miss enjoying a meal! I don't enjoy a meal when I don't like what I'm eating. So, I've taken a cue from a few of my fellow bloggers that plan their meals out a week in advance. I've planned 4 meals that I like! Yes, 4 in a row. They all contain veg...just not a variety, and not perhaps the best veg to choose. So shoot me. I'm on veggie vacation!

Here's my plan.

1. Hamburger steaks stewed in brown gravy with sauteed baby portabella mushrooms, a serving of niblet corn, a serving of Ronzoni Smart Pasta rotini tossed with olive oil, herbs, and perhaps a shave of Parmesan. Nothing green....ah well, life goes on. I don't like green.

2. Taco salad. Romaine with ALL the ribs cut out. Hate white core and ribs in lettuce. Fresh, crisp, red onions. I'm going to make a pureed dressing with Greek yogurt, salsa, and fat free french dressing as I want my salad to be sweet. I'll have lean ground beef with taco seasoning in there too and a bean or two. I was going to make homemade re-fried beans...but I'm thinking of just whole beans in the salad for texture. I'll toss a quarter of an avocado on the top. I'll have baked Tostito scoops on the side for crunch. I was going to add shredded cheese...but you know with all those strong flavors the cheese just gets lost anyway and I can use the points for something else.

3. Almond crusted chicken breast, baked potato with Greek yogurt and light butter and sea salt, baked acorn squash with brown sugar and cinnamon. Maybe a small salad with baby spinach, romaine, diced prunes, toasted almonds and sugar free (still lovely and sweet though) raspberry vinaigrette. Yes, definitely that. It sounds good. Oh and it's GREEN!

4. Bean soup and ho cakes. I thought I'd make bean soup from dried navy beans, onions, carrots, celery, broth and use Canadian bacon for the meat. Probably a little liquid smoke and definitely garlic. Nothing goes better with bean soup than cornbread and I love my ho cakes. I can have the soup in the crock pot while I'm at work and it'll be ready when I get home. I'll probably use the immersion blender to puree some of it.

You see, I love to eat. I love to enjoy what I eat. Since adding veg and cutting out fat, I've really not enjoyed my meals much at all. So, this week I'm adding a bit of fat to my meals (I didn't cut out healthy fats, just butter!!!), I'm having veg that I do like. I don't think a few meals without something cruciferous or green is going to kill me.

I might even put honey on my ho cake!

Ohhhhh somebody stop me!



  1. Im not stopping you because it all sounds so good! :) Great job on meal planning!
    Im with you on leaving off the cheese on the taco salad- Id rather add something else more filling ( or point worthy) hehe

  2. I'm not the only refreshing to find someone else who doesn't enjoy veggies.

    I love that you don't like the ribs in Romaine and lettuce. Same here--but I do eat them.

    I think I have something wrong with me. I remind myself of the pregnant women who crave and eat dirt. See, most veggies taste like dirt to me. Raw is better and easier for me to swallow, but I don't enjoy eating dirt. I guess I'm opposite of the pregnant women who crave dirt. lol

    Good job on your menus!

  3. I like the ribs of the lettuce the BEST. I wish I was as good as you are at planning meals in advance though - - I'm more - - what's in the freezer?

  4. I think whatever helps, and keeps you motivated is always a good thing, especially, if you "like" it. :)

    When eating out, see if the restaurant has a website, and research what you like, and can eat within your points.

  5. I was not a veggie person.. but now I am .. I love to use Veggies as main course.. making a half and half pasta ( half whole wheat half white or using one of the Barilla mixed brands) with sliced zuchini and diced tomatos and fresh grated romano cheese.. and fresh basil.. ( fresh is the key) .. We love corn on the cob in my house.. with a few sprays of spray on butter.. its yummy..
    We use light dressings at home too.. much prefered over fat free.. I dont like fat free ANYTHING.. it tastes to chemically to me.. so we opt for light.. I am impressed with your menu planning I think its great...

  6. Heehee I love mushrooms too. I think they count as veggies in my own little world LOL.
    I don't love veggies either. But I LOVE VOLUME. I have to eat lots and lots at every meal and I figured the only things that I can load up on without consequences are veggies hehe.

    Your meals sound yummy! Glad you are enjoying your meals again :> :>