I’m two weeks into my Foodie Magazine “Diet” Challenge. Want to see my week 2 results?
That’s right, peeps! I’ve now lost a total of 3.8 pounds in two weeks eating recipes from the most recent issue of Fine Cooking magazine.
What, WHAT! 😀
I did NOT, however, do that great tracking what I ate this past week, so no long-ass trackers for you to look at this week. I will link to the recipes below, along with any updates I made to them. And I will also tell you that I took my kid out for Chick-Fil-A and went to a SUPER greasy Mexican restaurant for dinner last week in addition to those dinners—because I don’t want you to think I’m cheating by going all “diet food” on you!
I also didn’t get in as much intentional exercise as I had hoped. Mostly weeding the garden. 😉 But this week I’m doing the Say It, Sweat It, Get It free challenge from Erin Stutland, so hopefully that will get my booty in gear!
This week, I cooked:
- Chicken Paillards with Asparagus and Dill Sauce — No adjustments to this recipe. It was very good, and we served it with boiled new potatoes per the suggestion.
- Pasta with Smoked Ham, Peas, and Mint — Clearly the family favorite so far. I subbed half and half for the cream and fat-free feta because I had both on hand.
- Warm Beet and Strawberry Salad with Lardo and Cava Vinaigrette — This gets runner up for family favorite, believe it or not! I subbed greens from my garden for the arugula and pancetta for lardo (my grocery store didn’t have lardo). DELICIOUS! I will be making that vinaigrette again, but maybe not with cava (Spanish sparkling wine) as you have to open a bottle to use two tablespoons. :/ Luckily, I knew how to use up a bottle of sparkling wine—DRINK IT! 😀
Anybody cooking along with me? I’d love to hear what’s happening at your house!