All things in moderation, right? I never went in all of this to cut out everything bad from my life. There are things that I don't know that I could live without. Like cupcakes. Lovely frosted moist cupcakes.
For the last couple of weeks all I could think about is a BLT. I tried to put it out of my head when I'd think about it and make myself that chicken and veggies. When it became clear that I wasn't going to get it out of my head, I gave in.
Yes, you read that correctly. I gave in. Only I did it differently than in the past. In the past I would have cooked a pound of bacon for Pete and I to polish off in about 15 minutes of eating dinner. I could have made myself 4 pieces of toast and slathered on gobs of full fat mayo. We'd have eaten this with chips and had ice cream for dessert.
Last night I cooked 1/2 pound of bacon and cut up 2 big tomatoes and half a head of lettuce. I used good sourdough bread that I knew I would enjoy, but 2 pieces only. I used olive oil mayo with less fat and spread only only enough to coat the bread. I used thick slices of red and yellow tomatoes (no salt). I put several layers of lettuce on, instead of just one. Then I used my 4 pieces of bacon. Center cut bacon with less fat cooked on a grill top that I scrape frequently so the bacon isn't frying in it's own grease.
I roasted corn in tin foil in the oven. Before I put it in the foil, I mixed cumin, chili powder and smoked paprika with some black pepper (no salt). I wet the ear of corn in water and rolled it in the spices. Then I sealed it up and roasted it at 450 degrees for 25 minutes. Spicy and flavorful without butter or salt.
When I sat down to eat, I took my time and enjoyed my BLT and mt corn and was full after the sandwich and half the corn.
Everything in moderation!