It’s Monday and perhaps you’re coming off a weekend of letting your eating plan go. Parties and spring get-togethers may have led to chips and dip, cake and ice cream, a margarita or even two. Now that the weekend is over, you might be having a hard time getting back on track. Let’s talk about how to get your brain out of binge mode. Here’ s a helpful tip –
Do you reason with yourself, “I shouldn’t eat that” or “That food is bad for me.” ? Take this reasoning one step further this week. Visualize a better outcome. Try, “I don’t need to have that Snickers bar at the office because I will enjoy my nightly ritual of a few squares of dark chocolate after dinner when I get home, and Snickers are processed and not part of my PCOS food plan.” Then envision in your mind what you should be eating (the dark chocolate) instead of the Snickers bar. Enjoy this week’s Menu!
MEATLESS MONDAY Pizza with White Bean Puree and Fresh Tomatoes. I’ll use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix . I try to make the crust as thin as possible – so I’m not eating a lot of extra carbs, and will use basil in the bean puree instead of sage. Add a green salad and you have a great veggie meal.
TUESDAY Italian Roasted Chicken Breast I actually bought a whole organic chicken to cook instead. I’ll use the leftovers for Thursday’s Chicken Salad. Make some whipped sweet potatoes and steamed green beans to round out the meal.
WEDNESDAY Raw Veggie Pasta with Tomatoes and Herbs Keeping with the Italian theme so far this week – try this yummy alternative to pasta salad. I will serve with a simple baked haddock or cod with lemon butter.
THURSDAY Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Sweet and Spicy Sauce Bibb lettuce makes for a terrific alternative to traditional flour wraps. Use the leftover chicken from Tuesday night’s dinner.
FRIDAY Salmon Kebabs with Quinoa and Grapefruit Salad Add some steamed or grilled broccoli spears. I like to dip the broccoli in some Italian salad dressing and toss it on the grill.