Monday I was home on a pre-approved vacation day. I was feeling much better and actually made it through the whole day without needing cold medicine! Progress!
Since I was home, I cleaned the house, ran errands, and bought a pumpkin.
Since I was home and Michael was at work all day, I fixed dinner. We had some tiny sweet potatoes that a friend gave me from her garden. We had to eat them or toss them.
Whisked together it becomes similar to a honey mustard. Then I poured it on each salmon.
Then dinner was served.
Even though the sweet potatoes were tiny, I guess I should have baked them a little longer. Parts of them weren’t quite cooked all the way. Good thing we each had two. There was enough cooked in each one to make one potato. 😉
The answer is simple: I give in to most cravings.
The secret: I do it in moderation.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: denying myself of things is a recipe for disaster. So I follow the 90/10 Rule. 90% of the time I eat everything in moderation. I eat healthy meals, I eat fruits and veggies for snacks. I do eat treats but I make good choices. For example: if I crave chocolate I eat a serving of chocolate chips (about 80 calories). It’s just enough to satisfy the craving. Or I have a Rice Krispie Treat for dessert (90 calories).
Then 10% of the time I let myself enjoy food without beating myself up. For example: going out to dinner or dessert, going wine tasting, beer tasting. For Weight Watchers peeps it’s also called a “cheat day”. That does NOT mean I go hog wild. Far from it!!
When Michael and I go out to enjoy dessert, we’ll split a piece of a cheesecake. Splitting it is just as good as eating the entire slice myself. Tastes the same, the craving is satisfied, but I save money and calories.
QUESTION: How do you like to prepare your salmon?