I had this idea that each week, I would make three recipes – two that are new to me and one that we’ve had before and liked. Three is a little bit ambitious; it just depends on my plans for the week, I think. Anyway, that tuna salad that I posted yesterday (it’s this) was one of the new ones and tonight, I made an old favorite.
(I’m telling myself that this picture looks bad because I used squeeze basil*)
This is Panzanella with Artichokes and Olives. And while it’s extremely delicious, it has bread, oil and olives in it (though I lightened it up a bit), so you don’t really get a lot if you’re trying to stay in a certain calorie or point range. I’m sure the last time I made this, I inhaled half the recipe without even thinking about it, but I was trying to be cognizant of what I was eating this time and when I was done, I wanted more food. So I had a little more. Then I had a Vita-muffin and then an apple and then I was full. I went over my points by a little bit though. Umm, oops?
I guess what I am trying to say is that while I’m used to figuring out what is healthy and what isn’t, I’m not so used to thinking about what is healthy and I could eat a lot of. Even though I went over my points (I ended up eating 34, approximately, but I still have a lot of the weekly and activity points left), I still think I’m eating much less than I used to be, so there’s that. I mean, when I was putting together this salad, I was snacking on mushrooms. Not hummus. Mushrooms. (Someone ate the carrots, or they are lost in the back of the fridge.)
* Squeeze basil