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 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:)