I can feel the carb cravings! I want to stuff my face with bread, crackers, and POTATO CHIPS! I keep having to remind myself to stay disciplined.
Breakfast was the usual omelette. I need to start thinking about adding variety to my breakfast.
For lunch, I turned to Mark Bittman. I made modifications to his Ginger Chicken Stirfry (via Karlyn’s Kitchen) – using garlic (no ginger on hand) and his sauce. It worked but I know it would have tasted better over rice. I substituted the rice for a bed of fresh spinach and paired it with some quick stirfry broccoli.
Mid-afternoon snack was a handful of nuts.
For dinner, I wanted to try my hand at making a Middle Eastern dish. I really like eating at Al Bawadi Grill in Brideview and Oasis Cafe in the loop. With a craving for some kefta/kofta kabobs and with ground chicken and fresh parsley in the fridge, I chose to try this recipe. Don’t judge…I understand that Rachel Ray may not be a culinary expert, but it was a simple recipe and I needed something quick. I plated the kabobs with hummus, tomatoes, cucumber and had a side salad. Pretty tasty – I will definitely make the kabobs again.