Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sunday Dinner

The weekend is when I do most of my cooking.  I usually cook enough to last me for a week of lunches and dinners.  I'm still eating the Sheppard's Pie that I made last weekend.  It's great for lunches and very filling.  I also always use my crock pot on the weekend.  Sunday is my grocery shopping day and my meal prep day.  Sunday is when all the magic happens!

People on the Dr. Poon diet tend to have a hard time coming up with meal ideas.  Breakfast is the easiest meal for me.  Every Sunday, when I get home from the grocery store, this is what I do:
That's right, I hard boil a dozen eggs and eat two while commuting to work every morning.
That's my breakfast everyday of the week, and let me tell you, it wasn't easy getting used to eating hard boiled eggs every morning.  I'm not really a fan.  But it's cheap and easy (the eggs, not me) and I need the protein for energy first thing in the morning.  And it only costs me $2.67 for 6 days of breakfast.  That's a deal!

For lunch on the weekends, I usually make a salad with grilled chicken and olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing.  It's simple and mindless, but it keeps me satisfied until dinner.  And dinner is usually a big production that includes a huge slab of meat and several vegetables. Sooooooo...A nice cut of meat (done up with some nice spices ie: garlic, onion powder, half salt and pepper) + low sodium beef broth = a really yummy dinner and left overs for the week!

As you can see, I really love garlic:)

I make at least two sides to accompany my roast.  Last weekend I made Garlic Creamed Broccoli, and mushrooms with green beans sauteed in olive oil.  To make the mushrooms and green beans, I put them, along with chopped garlic, half salt, pepper and olive oil in a large skillet and cook until the green beans are tender but not mushy.






To make Garlic Creamed Broccoli, you will need Broccoli, garlic powder, half salt, pepper, Light Philadelphia Herb and Garlic Creamed Cheese Spread (1 tbsp) and a touch of 10% cream.  Boil the broccoli until it is very soft (mushy). Drain it and put it back in the pot adding the remaining ingredients.  Mix until it is incorporated well and enjoy:)







So after everything is said and done, this is what we are left with...a delicious Sunday dinner, Monday dinner, Tuesday dinner, Wednesday dinner...you get the gist:)
You could add some of the au jus to the meat if you want a little extra moisture:)
I know that some of you may think that my eating must really dull if I'm eating the same dishes everyday.  I've been off carbs and sugar for so long now, that I just don't crave things anymore.  When I'm hungry, I just want to eat and will eat whatever is available without much thought.  I am no longer a slave to carbs and sugar!  I am in control and if I want to eat the same thing everyday, than dammit I will!!!!!! Thanks for reading:)

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on not being a slave to carbs/sugar. I can't say I am there yet, but I am making good progress

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  2. I must admit I am not sure about eating the same things all the time but I can see that it is working for you. Congratulations on not craving anymore

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  3. I too keep hard boiled eggs available. Low carb works for me as well. I do have some carbs because I am tired without a minimum amount. I like some variety and low carb recipes abound. My latest love is to halve a hard boiled egg and take a slice of jalapeno cheese and fold it into fourths and put one on each egg half. Love it. An apple with that and lunch is done! Isn't it great not to crave carbs? I never though I would see the day.

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  4. Congratulations on mastering this!! I crave a lot of salty foods and they're mainly carbs. This seems like a great way to stay in control and in line!!

    p.s. I LOOOOVE garlic!!! Gotta have it with every meal =)

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  5. That looks good. I would LOVE not to be a slave to carbs and sugar...

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  6. It does look good, I would try that to see how I go, don't know about every dinner, :o) I also might try the eggs for breakfast! Had never thought of that.

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  7. I've de-sugared and cut down on carbs alot, too. I am SUCH a creature of habit. I think these are great ideas for meals. :)

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  8. I am on day 6 of no processed sugar. I've done it before up to 30 days. Today at the office everyone (it seemed) brought in their leftover holiday chocolate and it was so tempting to have "just one" but I know I can't stop at one. It actually is easier to have none than stop after that first one.

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  9. I think that the meals look delicious! I did no sugar for 10 days in December, but it was right before Christmas - so all the cravings went right back out of control.

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  10. Yummmmm!!! We have the same taste buds! The food looks delish!

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  11. My goodness woman!!!! you are my new inspiration - I'm on day 2 and a bit jittery but i'll make it to breakfast tomorrow lol...I've done egg white ommies with spinach and chicken for breakfast but I think i'm going to follow suit and just save myself the extra 15 in the morning and boil the heck outta some eggs...I will be trying out several of your recipes next week (since my menu for this one is already carved in stone) I just wanted to let you know I think you are amazing!

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  12. I think eating the same thing for several days is one reason this worked so well for you. I used to follow Dr McDougall's plan, and while it's pretty much opposite to Dr Poon's plan, he does stress that monotony is a good thing. If we have variety we tend to eat more cuz it's always something different and interesting to taste. Whereas if you eat the same thing for one or two meals a day, you're likely to eat less. Personally if I like something, I don't mind eating it over and over. Thanks for sharing what you eat and some tasty looking recipes. I'm waiting for the book to arrive but hope to start Dr Poon's diet soon.

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