Did you know that Superbowl Sunday is now the 2nd largest day for food consumption after Thanksgiving? Many of us “huddle” around the buffet and the day becomes as much about eating football snacks as it is about watching the game itself. Okay, I’ll admit, I am planning to eat a few wings tonight but will also have lots of raw veggies too. And I will enjoy a bit of gluten free chocolate chip cookies but will stay away from alcohol. It is easier for me to stay in control, if I plan in advance for an eating event like the Superbowl and give myself permission to indulge. I am not going to feel guilty about it, because I know on Monday it is back to my whole foods PCOS eating plan.
BTW Last week’s menu was a hit in my house. The kids loved the Southwestern Falafel, Butternut Squash Soup and the Chicken Cashew Stir-fry.
TUESDAY – Chicken Cassoulet – Looking at this recipe, I will probably use chicken tenders instead of chicken thighs and will use Al fresco chicken sausauge instead of kielbasa. I will also try to make my own breadcrumbs with gluten free Udi’s bread. Serve with a mixed green salad. I always make my own salad dressing. It is so simple and healthy because I can use high quality olive oil which is rich in omega 3’s. Here are some simple vinaigrette recipes.
THURSDAY Minestrone Soup I will use brown rice pasta and serve with some Mary’s Gone Crackers
FRIDAY Salmon with Lentils