Week Five Results
After last week’s 1/2 pound gain, I was relieved to find that I lost 2 pounds during Week Five. So with one week left in this challenge, I need to to lose another 2 pounds to hit my goal. Although I have my Thanksgiving menu planned out (see below), I still have to navigate a family dinner where there will be plenty of temptations. Will I be able to resist our family’s traditional whipped potatoes, and will I give in to my aunt’s pumpkin pie? We’ll see……
Week Six Grocery List & Food Prep
With my husband out of town, I’m just cooking for myself this week. Other than a Basic Salad, I didn’t make anything else ahead of time over the weekend. The reason is that I’m bringing my own food for Thanksgiving and want it to be as fresh as possible. I’ll cook 2 of the recipes on Tuesday and 2 on Wednesday. And since I’ll be doing a fair amount of experimenting and taste-testing ahead of time, I didn’t want to make a bunch of other food laying around as well. I’ll basically be living on salad, fruit smoothies, tofu and steamed greens until Thursday.
Although I’m cooking for myself, I’ll bring extra food in case anyone else in my family is interested in trying out the dishes. I think I’ve come up with pretty tasty menu! I’ll make 2 of the recipes tomorrow and post on the blog, and then post the other 2 on Wednesday, just in case you’re interested in trying out one or more for yourself.
Wilted Spinach Salad with sliced shallots, dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, edamame and Dijon vinegrette
Roasted Green Beans & Caramelized Onions with sliced almonds and toasted & seasoned bread crumbs
Butternut Squash Shepherd’s Pie with wild rice, lentils, carrots and pecans
Stuffed Baked Apples with toasted rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, dates and dried apricots
I’ll probably exceed the daily allowance of nuts and dried fruit recommended by Dr. Fuhrman on the Eat To Live weight loss program, but I’ll do my best to keep on track!
Breakfast: Banana Raspberry & Cantaloupe Smoothie with Hemp Seeds
Lunch: Basic Salad with Black Beans, Sliced Almonds & Black Currants with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing
Dinner: Smoked Paprika Fried Tofu
I made this last week. Note that this recipe uses a small amount of oil, so proceed at your own risk! You can find the recipe in this post.
Check back tomorrow for a couple of Thanksgiving recipes as well as a recap of Week Six Day Two!