Whose idea was it, anyway?

9:43 pm in Uncategorized by Scarlett

I went out for lunch today with my son.  I pored over the menu in a new “what’s not horrible for me?” kind of way.  I was also multitasking and on the phone with a friend discussing any number of things when I mentioned my final choice.

Grilled Chicken Asiago Salad. <— when I got it, there was enough for three servings, I swear.  And my friend had asked me earlier who came up with the idea of cheese on a salad.  I don’t know the answer to that, and usually I ask for no cheese and the fries on the side (right-same question-whose idea was that?)  I think I didn’t do too much damage since I gave the rest of the salad to my son to take home and I used Balsamic Vinaigrette that I kept on the side.  Did I mention it was housed in a “lightly seasoned sourdough bread bowl”?  I think I ate about a third of the dish.

In a time when people go out to eat as often if not more often than they eat in, I think we should have more healthy choices on the menu!

In truth, I am eating at home much more.  My personal habit for now is to make enough oatmeal for a few days and stash it in the fridge, then microwave it as my morning meal.  And I have done the same weekly for rice, so when I come home at lunchtime I can throw something together and not have it be too bad for me.  I’m hoping it makes a difference, and If I have to be stuck in a rut of oatmeal daily for a while, then so be it.  Besides, this morning was Cheerios with unsweetened almond milk and a dash of cinnamon.  Mix it up!