Sunday, July 13, 2008

Post-Vacation "Diet"

I didn't think I ate badly on vacation but when I got on the scale this morning, it said I had gained 3 lbs. Hmmmm...... I did snack a lot so I bet that's what happened. I haven't been eating all that healthy lately anyway so I'm going to try to get back on track. I browsed some websites this morning (some great menu ideas at the Good Housekeeping Good Sense Meal Plans website) and put together a menu for this week as well as a grocery list. I only scheduled the menu through Thursday so I can see what kind of food I have left at the end of the week. Here is the menu along with some links to recipes and some lower calorie snacks that I enjoy:






Banana Berry Smoothie

Tuna salad on Pita bread

Mediterranean Fish

Brown Rice

Mixed greens and grape tomatoes


“Egg McMuffin”*


Veggie Vegetarian Chili

Greek Chicken Kabobs with grilled pita (grill mushrooms for tomorrow’s lunch)

Cucumber Onion salad (use non-fat yogurt instead of vanilla)

Brown Rice


Yogurt with Raisin Bran

Tomato, Mushroom, Feta Pita with Greek Tzatziki - cucumber yogurt sauce

Egg & Goat Cheese Frittata *

Fruit Salad

Whole Wheat Baguette


“Egg McMuffin”


Veggie Vegetarian Chili

Basil Shrimp Summer Salad

Whole Wheat Baguette slice


Peanut Butter on English Muffin


Leftover Frittata

Sliced Tomatoes

Grilled Portabella Sandwich

Roasted new potatoes



* Egg beaters, reduced fat cheese, slice deli ham, Thomas Light Multi Grain english muffin

** slimmed down by using Egg Beaters


Black Bean & Corn salsa with chips (Baked Tortilla)

Veggies with hummus

Apple with Peanut Butter

Bananas / Strawberries with chocolate syrup

Almonds & dried cherries


Allison said...

Hey I have a better suggestion. Come to Europe and you'll instantly loose A LOT of weight - the scales are in Kilo's. Woooo Whoooo!

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Mmmm, those diet selections actually sound appealing! I may follow the links and borrow some of those recipes. You're doing the right thing by catching it early. Good luck!!

gaylen said...

Sounds like you're on a greek kick and it sounds good. My hubby doesn't particularly like greek so I'll have to live vicariously.

I made a fritata with ham, spinach, red onions and red peppers last night - that's what I'll be having for lunch today. I might have added cheese too :) g