This was me today after our staff potluck ended. Except I didn’t throw out the leftover cake because I feel like that might’ve gotten me fired. And, for the same reason, I didn’t take off my heels and change into my runners afterwards. But I am so over decadent food (for this week anyway). The party is indeed over.
Joking aside, I actually managed to eat a pretty healthy lunch – orzo and chickpea salad, some crackers with olive tapenade, Thai shrimp rolls and meatballs (most random lunch ever?). My one indulgence was a small samosa. And while I didn’t exactly stick to my one dessert rule, I took smaller portions of two different desserts (homemade cheesecake and Skor trifle – worth it!) so that I could sample both without overdoing it.
Still, even though I more or less stayed within my calorie budget over the past four days, I’m feeling motivated to eat healthy for the rest of the week. It will be tough since there are tons of leftovers in the fridge at work but I know I’ll feel better physically if I stay away from the sugary stuff. Sugar crashes do not make for productive work days (as I discovered this afternoon).
My contribution to the potluck was a ratatouille quiche:
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 2 baby eggplants, sliced
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 9″ deep dish Tenderflake pie crusts
- 1 cup half and half cream
- 2 cups Swiss cheese, grated
- 5 eggs
(Makes 8 servings)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees; place frozen pie crusts in the oven for 10 minutes and remove
- Heat oil over medium high heat. Sautee vegetables and thyme for 10-15 minutes
- In a blender, mix eggs, cream and 1 tsp each of salt and pepper
- Spoon ratatouille into pie crusts and pour in egg mixture
- Add 1 cup of cheese to each pie
- Bake for 40 minutes
I actually didn’t eat any of it because my mom makes this recipe often and who wants to eat your own cooking when there’s so much food prepared by other people to try? But I think it turned out okay.
For dinner, I wanted something a little lighter, so I made this recipe for Poblano Stuffed Peppers from Clean Eating magazine (which, by the way, is such a dumb name for a magazine. Makes me want to start my own magazine called Dirty Eating and fill it with all kinds of naughty ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and monosodium glutamate).
These were kind of blah (or maybe my taste buds are all screwed up from all of the crap I’ve been eating?) but they served their purpose.
Since I got my workout out of the way this morning (BodyPump), I have the rest of the evening to chill. I’m planning to curl up with a book I just started reading called Graceling. It’s a young adult fantasy book – what can I say, my reading tastes have become pretty juvenile as of late. I used to be a bit of a literature snob but these days I’m open to anything, as long as it’s interesting. I read the first two chapters last night and have been excited all day to get back to it.
Enjoy your week!