I write a menu plan every Sunday morning. Like most families we have the old faves which feature prominently, and out of the twenty or so rotating meals I think we have maybe two that all four children will eat without complaint. Three out of four eat curries, three out of four eat spicy asian soups, and three out of four eat lamb and beef. And, you guessed it, three out of four eat salmon. Yesterday in the car I asked for menu suggestions for this week. “Chicken Schnitzel” said one voice. Every week. Every week people. I am so over chicken schnitzels. “Lasagne” said another as I died of boredom in the front seat. “Spaghetti and meatballs” said the smallest person.
All of those dishes leave me cold. I think I overdosed on kids meals a few years ago. Anything tomato and mince based has me screaming for the door. And chicken schnitzel just looks like one gigantic chicken nugget to me.
Today I pulled out the recipe books. It was time to look for something new and healthy. Tonight it was Sang Choy Bow, I used this recipe but we had chicken instead of pork.
It was a goody and guess what – three out of four children liked it. Just. Can’t. Please. Everyone. The lack of utensils was a major drawcard to the meal.
Steps: 9,400K and 14 flights of stairs
Water: So much water! I drank 4 bottles while I was at the gym and 8 big glasses throughout the day.
Fat Face Moment: I had 4 tuna patties for lunch and I probably could have done with three. I knew I was full but I chose not to stop because they were so yummy. I don’t need to finish everything on my plate – I am not five.
Skinny Face Moment: Changing the menu plan. The Sang Choy Bow felt healthy and the kids who liked it LOVED it. G came home at 4.30 and I went to the gym instead of sitting around with a G & T. I had an alcohol free day. I didn’t eat any chocolate. All of these things make me the smuggest fat face in town.
Time Spent Online: I was better, but still not good. I need to remember to put the distractions away. I can be typing away and slightest “ding” of a cell/mobile phone or an alarm from an Ipad will have me stop everything to check. I am a slave to my devices. It’s dumb.
How are you guys going? Any good fat face skinny face decisions you want to share?