We categorize meals in our house now between likes and not liked. Meals from this weekend:
waffles (the kids can not get enough of these!)
scrambled eggs with toast
Eggs in basket
teriyaki salmon and brown rice - C liked, the others didn't
100% whole grain noodles topped with butter and parmesan cheese and parmesan broccoli
Kid not approved:
pizzas - not sure if it's because I didn't read ahead and let the dough rise first, but we kids weren't a fan
More often than not, kids are liking what they are helping to make. Hud can't believe that B didn't like the pumpkin muffins he baked. Hud really liked those muffins and was actually happy when the other kids didn't like them.
We did a lot of cooking this weekend, and I nibbled on a lot of the stuff we made (ok, I really didn't nibble, I tried full size helpings outside of my normal meals!). This was evident on the scale Monday morning because I was up a couple of pounds! We also attended a Halloween party (I planned ahead and brought in apples, oranges and grapes) that I partook in a beer (they say in moderation!) and popcorn.
We made Raspberry Lemon muffins (but made them blueberry lemon) for Monday and some Chicken Noodle soup since I had a feverish child. We also made a 3 ingredient "breakfast" bar, but it's really a cookie! Now you see my weight gain! I'm not picking the salads out of the book :) I want to enjoy this journey.
The temptation of the Halloween candy wasn't hard this weekend because we were so busy (did a LOT of raking leaves), but it is hard today. As I mentioned above, I'm home with a feverish child (well, he's doing a ton better now) and the pull to downstairs (that's where we are hiding the candy) is very strong. I've walked to the door 4 times already thinking "It doesn't matter, it's just 2 small twixs." and then I start thinking about how I miss crunchy things. The crunch of an apple isn't doing it for me. 3 more days Allison. STAY STRONG!
Things I learned:
1. No matter what, I eat more (and gain weight) on weekends
2. Allowing myself 0 of something will make me want it more
3. Homemade bread is so delicious