1500 Calories. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Low Cost. Low Calorie Menu.
The family loved the chicken tacos so much they demanded a repeat. I enjoyed them too, so I complied. But this time around I used a lot more chicken in each of my taco shells.
This morning I was so full I couldn’t even think about food, so I had coffee and fruit. Lunch was before noon, so it turned into brunch instead.
We finally used up the last of the fresh pineapple I found on sale for $2 each. I am sad to see it go. I did find a cantaloupe for less than $2 though, so I’m happy about that. It will be good for breakfast tomorrow or the next day. I need to cook up a pot of beans this week. Not sure which type or what I’ll do with them yet, but when I figure it out, I’ll plan it into my menus. The kids are begging for waffles or pancakes soon. I don’t know if I will eat them or not. I may prepare them for the kids and not eat them myself. Waffles especially might be triggering for me to overeat. Maybe if I serve them with eggs and turkey sausage, then I’ll be full enough not to over-indulge. Maybe with some frozen blueberries turned into a healthy topping instead of my normal molasses or jelly. I will pray over it, I guess, and see how the Lord leads me.
For dinner, I was really reluctant to make the salad for myself, through pure laziness. I did it anyway, and I gotta say, it really did taste good. I’m glad I went ahead and did it. Self-discipline is not my strong suit, so every little victory is HUGE in my eyes. I’ve been praying everyday that God help me stick to my food plan, and so far my results have far exceeded my expectations. It seems like it should be easy. Plan what to eat and then go ahead and eat it. In practice though, ai-yi-yi. It is soooooo hard! I know that it wasn’t me who allowed myself to make that salad tonight. It was God giving me the boost I needed, when my own strength was too small. I can do all things through him which strengtheneth me. Amen.
- 1 small banana
- 2 each tangerines
- 1-1/2 cups coffee, `
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- 1 serving Carrot Banana Salad (leftover)
- 1 serving Hot Dogs & Cabbage Skillet (leftover)
- 1/2 cup cooked white rice
- 1 cup Chicken Taco Filling
- Stuffed into 2 taco shells and topped with:
- Daiya cheese, tomato, cabbage & minced onion
- 2 cups mixed salad greens
- 1/2 a giant cucumber
- 2 tablespoons reduced calorie Italian salad dressing
- 1 roma tomato
- 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks (the last of the sale pineapple *sigh* so good)
- 1/3 cup nonfat refried beans
- 1/2 cup lemon juice, bottled
- Herbal Tea, Iced Tea and Lemon water
Per Serving: 1490 Calories; 53g Fat (30.8% calories from fat); 81g Protein; 189g Carbohydrate; 29g Dietary Fiber; 181mg Cholesterol; 2135mg Sodium.
Calories By Percentage: 31% Fat; 49% Carbohydrate; 21% Protein
Exchanges: 4 Grain(Starch); 8 Lean Meat; 7 1/2 Vegetable; 5 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 7 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.