Easy Like Sunday Morning

Today was a rest day for me. So, I get to relax and spend a little time on dinner. Tonight I tried to make some decent hamburger patties/steak with some onions, garlic and cilantro. I have to say I don’t think it was very good. Next time I need to use less onions and garlic. I am going to have some bad breath tonight and tomorrow morning!! We also roasted some broccoli. I tend to like my vegetables more al dente than my husband, so I cooked them a little longer tonight than normal. This resulted in a nice compromise of crisp yet not crunchy…if that makes any sense.

 

 

Ignore the brown lump in the back, but doesn’t that broccoli look yummy?! So green!! I liked the broccoli, which is kinda sad because that’s what Mike prepared. I just put them in the oven. Oh well, I never claimed to be a good cook! In the past I just cooked a lot of frozen meals or went out to get food, so this is a step in the right direction.

 

They tell you not to worry about counting calories when eating Paleo, but I like to keep track of my calories and carbs still. My carbs are staying between 50-60 but my calories are quite low. Some days I don’t get over 1000. It’s not because I’m starving myself, I’m just not that hungry. So, I’m trying to make sure that I’m getting at least 1100 calories a day from this point on. I don’t think it’s healthy to eat below 1000 and I know with them telling you not to worry about counting calories on Paleo is more in reference to not worrying about eating 1800+ calories because you’re eating healthy food. I’m pretty sure they’d tell me to up my food intake. I’ve been feeling pretty good the past week but a little tired. Hopefully that will pass after I get my food intake up and my body gets adjusted to all these vegetables I’ve been throwing at it lately. I think I’ve eaten more vegetables in the past week and a half than I did last year!

 

Anyone have any recommendations for preparing bell peppers?

 

Oh, on another note, I signed up for the Texas Marathon (in Kingwood) for next year! So, 1/1/2012 I will be walking/running 26.2 miles. Every year the marathon has an animal mascot (e.g. Year of the Monkey, Year of the Bear). This year it was the Year of the Yellow Rubber Duck, which cracked me up. I was hoping next year would be something like a Lion or Cougar…you know…something fierce. What did I get? The Year of the Pig! hahahahaha….well, it’s fitting I guess. I used to love pigs when I was younger, even collected them in different shapes or forms. So, while it’s not a fierce animal (although they can be mean!) it makes me laugh. I’m wondering if I should wear a pig snout for the run. Just kidding!! I’m not one for wearing costumes/odd items out in public!

 

2 thoughts on “Easy Like Sunday Morning

  1. Sasha

    Bless your heart. I didn’t know what the brown thing on the plate was until you told me. 🙁 But yes…at least you’re cooking now. 🙂 I’m down with the Paleo diet, I absolutely “get” it although I’m sticking to my whole foods diet because it’s been working for me –I don’t eat very many grains and all refined carbs are waaaay down on my list. If you don’t mind using some fat, saute your vegetables over a high heat, then cover the pan, remove from the heat and let them sit until they’re just tender. I like my vegetables crisp too! You can do the same (saute) your bell peppers. I never steam a vegetable, it sucks all the flavor right out of them, so saute is my favorite method, quick and easy.

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