That's what it's all about right now. I am forcing myself to eat lots of fruit and veggies, or drink them, if I can't.
That means no fresh fruit for me except melons. The acidity is too hard on my stomach, which is already addicted to Prilosec. As for vegetables, they are mostly cooked or in my V8 drink at work. The occasional warm spinach salad works for me, too:
Baby leaf spinach
Olives (I prefer black)
Bacon sprinkles (hot turky bacon preferred)
The above should be washed and dried, but not heated. The heated part is the dressing.
Honey mustard dressing mixed with
Sprinkle cheese (Crumbled feta, parmesan, bleue, votre preference)
I don't like it sweet, so I cut it with olive oil, or a little dijon-style
mustard. This mixture goes into the micro for 30 secs., then poured over
Don't forget the cracked pepper, but skip the salt. Too much in
cheese as it is.
My favorite winter salad. Forget the low calorie with this; it's comfort food.
And lately, I've begun to reintroduce dried fruit, such as dates and raisins. Eaten only in very sparing amounts, again due to the wimpy stomach situation.
And all of this is forced, because I really just want lots of comfort foods in the winter, including a dish of pistachio ice cream once in a while. When I'm miserably chilled, I substitute pistachio pudding instead.
Needless to say, the middle-age spread is my constant companion, despite tons of walking with the HuggaMutt, and incessant worrying over tight clothes.
Damn that Punxsutawney Phil.