Eating every couple of hours has helped in so many ways. I don't get crazy junk food cravings anymore. I'm hardly ever really hungry now which helps me not overeat. I'm also more likely to eat healthier if I'm not starving.
But, I think the whole food prep has been really successful. My evenings are so much less stressful when dinner is ready. That's always a plus when you've got a hungry, whining child under your feet! We have saved a ton of money just this past week. I know exactly what is going into our food and what isn't.
I have been fighting an ugly sinus infection this week. Things are so bad Ryan sang "Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer" to me and my coworkers couldn't keep a straight face every time I was around. Yeah, I don't do the whole sick thing very well...
I was craving comfort food, but there was absolutely no way I was letting my eating get out of hand. It feels like I am so close and I just don't want to give in at this point. So I came up with some healthy spaghetti.
Here's the breakdown....
Take a pound of ground turkey and brown it in a skillet.
I diced one large tomato. I then pureed three large tomatoes and added it to my meat.
I sprinkled oregano and garlic in the sauce and let it cook down while I cooked my whole wheat noodles.
From start to finish, it took about thirty minutes.
It was worth every second! It tasted better than slow cooked, homemade regular spaghetti.
If I made it again, I would add some sliced mushrooms.
I did have leftover sauce mixture and I plan to use it in stuffed bell peppers tonight.