Foodie Magazine “Diet” Challenge — Week 2 Recap

Foodie Magazine “Diet” Challenge — Week 2 Recap

I’m two weeks into my Foodie Magazine “Diet” Challenge.  Want to see my week 2 results?

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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!


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