Grocery Shopping

I went grocery shopping this afternoon and brought home several new food products.  Lots of frozen veggies that can be microwaved in the sack…how marvelous!  I don’t even have to wash the pans.

I found the Greek, no-fat yogurt, and after tasting it at home, found it was pretty good.  I have plans to stir up my tuna salad with it, and to use it for salad dressing.  I also bought two kinds of powdered butter in a shaker bottle.  They still make Butter Buds.  As I was walking down the frozen foods isle, I came across a package of mashed cauliflower, and remembering it can be made to taste like mashed potatoes, I bought a package.  Those Butter Buds really perked the cauliflower up.  Not exactly like mashed potatoes, but still really good.  Hubby said he liked it also, and he is a connoisseur of mashed potatoes.

Fresh corn-on-the-cob was 10 cents an ear.  I bought four, and plan to try those Butter Buds out again, with a little Lemon Pepper seasoning I found.

The idea of all the above experimentation is to find alternative ways to eat well without all the butters, oils, dressings. breads that turn basic eating into high calorie and carbohydrate health risks.

My family got together this past weekend.  As usual, there were lots of pies and good food.  My sisters are world-class cooks, and it’s hard to turn down a helping of everything.  My coach suggested I only eat what was “important” to me.  That helped.  I did eat pieces of the pies, but cut them into thin slices and had more than one piece.  I found I was too full to finish the food I had selected, so I put the leftovers in a baggie and took it home for supper.

So far, so good.  I feel like I escaped an eating disaster this weekend.  I didn’t do perfect, but I’m also proud of myself.