Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day Two - South Beach Diet, Phase II

Well we did survive The South Beach Diet , Phase II - day two. The challenge was to go slowly. I sort of felt like holding on to the reins of a galloping horse, trying to get control of the beast. Melodramatic, you say? True, but... seriously, folks...a quart of fresh strawberries in the fridge and...
I made these lovely looking Oat & Pecan Muffins NOT for yesterday, but rather for this morning's breakfast. NOT for yesterday because I was planning on a pasta dish for dinner and we're only allowed one serving of good carbs. (Note: Quite tasty and I probably will make them again. I bet they'd be really awesome with some dried cherries or some chocolate chips - fine for later in the program.)

Lunch was an afterthought. I know it shouldn't be, but I was caught up in writing and research, so I had a bowl of Yoplait Source 0% vanilla yoghurt (I admit it...fake sugar anything leaves an aftertaste in my mouth, so it's nice to find one no fat version with 0% fat and ...more importantly...0% aspartame) and more delicious strawberries. It is with great self-restraint that I only added the 3/4 cup daily allottment. But I did savor every bite.

Dinner...what can I say except that I'm heading out to buy one of those pasta measures. I wanted to use the multigrain linguine. It's easier to measure 1/2 cup portions when you use little pastas, but I wanted to go with that and naturally, didn't measure it once it was cooked. Oh well, at least I didn't have seconds.

What I should have done was to FIRST eat the lovely salad I made - mixed greens with sweet red peppers and lots of herbs and a lemony pesto vinaigrette. But I couldn't resist a mouthful of the pasta....

...because one bite led to another and another and...well, before I knew it the plate was close to clean and I was full. salad (which probably would have been healthier to start with) and more pasta than I think I was entitled to....sigh.

At least I get to send a pasta dish to Joanne of Eats Well With Others our lovely Presto Pasta Night host this week. Please join in the fun and end your entries to jhbruno87 (at) gmail (dot) com and cc me ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com - after all, I need some inspiration for next week's South Beach adaptation.


marye said...

Ruth it looks amazing! my family does not like shrimp so I will have to visit you I suppose!

Ruth Daniels said...

;-) I don't know what I would do if I didn't have shrimp in the freezer. It's my best "go to" ingredient.

You're always welcome here!