I've been trying to switch up my protein for each meal (so I'm not just having ground turkey & turkey breast every day, every meal). I knew I'd need to be open to trying some new things. I've had a 6 pack of Ocean's Wild Pink Salmon that I bought from Costco a while ago. I thought I'd give it a shot. I haven't been eating bread lately (I'm getting most of my carbs from vegetables & fruit***) so I decided to come up with a way to make it bearable to eat without being in a sandwich.
***side note...that's basically the Paleo diet, which I thought I wasn't really going to be able to do, but it's how I've eaten for about a week now, & things have been fine. A source of protein & veggies (salad or sauteed) at lunch, & the same at dinner with 1/2 of a sweet potato. I think it's interesting that in the latest issue of the Clean Eating magazine, Tosca Reno admits that she's cut out all grains from her diet (due to a gluten sensitivity)...so basically, the founder of the Eat Clean Diet, without really saying it, has admitted that she's actually gone over the the Paleo way of eating. I'm doing a blend of the two, I guess... I'm not so strict on the "No Dairy" thing (greek yogurt, etc) & I'm more conscious about making sure my protein choices are lean.
Anyway, back to the salmon...
I took a can of the Wild Pink Salmon & mixed it with about 1/4 finely chopped green onions, 2 (big) cloves of garlic (I LOVE garlic), 1 tsp Whole Grain Dijon mustard & 1/2 TBSP Light Miracle Whip. Mixed it all up with a little freshly ground pepper & divided into 2 portions (one for lunch & one for a snack later). I also had leftover veggies from last night's dinner (broccoli, cauliflower & beets) & it was really good! The whole thing was only 261 calories. I love experimenting with new things & new flavors & I've been trying to buy one new vegetable each week... Speaking of which, does anyone know how to prepare an eggplant?
Despite eating super clean (I wasn't eating this clean when I was in the competition), I've gained a few ounces each day & I'm getting very discouraged. I don't understand it... I daily calorie intake is really good & I've been working out A LOT... I just don't get it. I don't think I've had too much sodium... I just don't know...Any ideas?
Anyway, I'm going to keep plugging along... It'll have to work sooner or later :)