Saturday, October 31, 2009

disastrous diet day

Ugh -- did anyone else eat too much junk food yesterday? There was a staff party at work, at which I ate pizza, salad, and THREE desserts, (well, I had to try one of each of the things that were brought, right?), then I had more sugar with the kids during their party, (cookies w/frosting AND candy corn!), and then I had MORE candy corn during the movie Dan, Ryan, and I went to last night, and THEN I had more sugar -- pumpkin cake! I did manage to squeeze a healthy dinner in there, though:

I've loved this recipe for "Cream of Wild Rice Soup" for both its taste and simplicity -- not a load of ingredients, and easy enough technique. (If you click through, you'll notice "turkey" in the title. Just omit the turkey, add a little more wild rice and veggies, and use vegetable broth.) (P.S. I don't use instant wild rice -- I just cook one cup of normal wild rice and stir that in at the end.) It was nice to get some veggies and whole grains back into my system after all of that sugar! We even had a green salad on the side! Woo veggies!

P.S. banana oatmeal sweetened with agave nectar this morning. I'll slowly work on purging the sugar from my system over the next couple of days! ;)


aTxVegn said...

Yep, it's that time of year where we're surrounded by food. Your soup looks nice and healthy.

Crystal said...

I am making this tonight - had to come to your site for reference on what you changed when you subtracted the turkey. Sounds like we're on the same page! Up the rice and veggies and sub veggie broth - perfect :)

I love that I use your blog and my blog as reference all the time. We rock!