Staying ‘On Plan’

With a large family and always a reason for celebration, I totally understand how hard it can be to stay on plan and how many opportunities there are to go off plan.  The longer healthy eating has been a lifestyle, the easier and more natural it is just to continue on with and enjoy your way of eating.

Our family is full of ‘foodies’. We enjoy food and create some amazing things.  I don’t always have to cook some totally different meal for myself, often times I just tweak what I am making for them. Maybe I leave the beans out of my chili, or have an extra serving of vegetables instead of mashed potatoes. It does not need to be complicated!

Today we were celebrating a birthday with our homemade Focaccia, goat cheese, pesto, tomato and pink salt.  We cooked up some chicken for some protein. I had a ‘Greek Salad’ recipe I wanted to make, so today, that is what I had instead! I felt like I must be cheating or treating or something, it was so good!

“Staying On Track” Tip:

When everyone else is having something you love, make yourself a delicious recipe, full of bold flavors that will surely satisfy you.

If I was left eating sautéed chicken breast and a boring, everyday salad, I would have been fine, but may have been eating it at my very own pity party. No deprivation whatsoever with this meal!! I actually felt sorry for them, mine was amazing!!

Salad consisted of:

  • Chopped Romaine Lettuce
  • Grape Tomato
  • Sliced Onion
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Cucumbers
  • Goat Cheese with Pesto
  • Sautéed Chicken Breast
  • Crumbled Turkey Pepperoni ‘Chips’

Served with the most amazing dressing ever! You have GOT to make it. It is aptly named: Greek Dressing So Good You Could Drink It Straight. No joke, it is an appropriate name, trust me!!!

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tsps. garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tsps. dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 tsps. dried basil
  • 2 tsps. pepper
  • 2 tsps. salt
  • 2 tsps. onion powder
  • 2 tsps. Dijon-style mustard
Mix together and shake well. Store at room temperature tightly covered.
Enjoy!!

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1 Comment on Staying ‘On Plan’

  1. Cindy Young
    February 22, 2015 at 11:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Greek style salad is my absolute favorite. I have to try your dressing recipe now!

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