Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mental Note: Don't bake cookies!

I did a bad thing. I made a batch of my favorite cookies last night. I was good last night and only ate a couple. Then today after a long morning out with the kids I came home and devoured the entire rest of them batch. ACK! See, this is why I don't bake. Because then you have extra delicious stuff laying around. Wow....haven't had one of those moments in a long, long time. Now my stomach hurts so bad from the sugar. My poor baby is probably doing flips in there, dosed up on sugar. :(

Other than that it was not a bad day food wise. The kids had a well visit with their doctor today and then playgroup afterwards. I planned well and packed healthy foods. I've been craving summery salads and came up with a three bean salad that was divine! Here's the recipe:

Three Bean Salad

1 can red kidney beans
1 can chickpeas
1 small package frozen edemame
1/2 red onion chopped
1 basket cherry tomatoes, halved
Fresh cilantro to taste

Throw those together and add olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar and regular balsamic vinegar. I know, lots of vinegar. I just splashed it on until it tasted right. Then I sprinkled a little bit of sugar to help the vinegars mix. Little salt and pepper and you're done! Very tasty and lots of fiber and protein.

Here's my tracker:

Alternative Bagel: 2 pts
WW's cream cheese: 1 pt
Mocha: 3 pts

Bean Salad: 5 pts

Um, Snack:
A gazillion cookies......who the hell knows! (smacking head)

Spaghetti: 5 pts
Broccoli Slaw: 4 pts

I need to get in some fruit. Maybe sliced strawberries after dinner during LOST!


Jennifer said...

Hey Jen,
I made your three bean salad last night and served it today for Ethan's party. I really didn't think that many people would go for it, because let's just say my side of the family is not really into healthy foods, but everyone raved over it. I got so many compliments! So thanks for giving me a recipe not only good for entertaining, but great just for me!

Jen Gordon said...

Oh good! I swear the stuff is so good. :) I'm going to get more beans on Monday!

Beans, beans, they're good for your heart....... you know the rest.

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