I know I said that I wouldn’t post about what I eat daily just because I’ve added a new Food Journal tab, and I won’t. But I want to share how posting my food journal on my blog affected my choices yesterday. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can read my reasons for sharing everything I eat for the week here. And if you want see a complete list of everything I ate yesterday, click here.
I’m no stranger to tracking, but sharing the details of my intake for everyone to see (if they want to) definitely had a little impact on the choices I made yesterday. And I’m already thinking about how I can improve on my choices today.
There wasn’t a huge difference in how I tracked yesterday versus other days, and it feels good to recognize that. But knowing that I planned to share my snacks and meals drove me to be a bit more creative with dinner. I baked chicken breasts stuffed with broccoli, cheese and bacon with mashed potatoes and cheesecake cups for dessert.
I adapted the recipes from one of my favorite sites, www.skinnytaste.com. You can find Gina’s *stuffed chicken recipe here and the **cheesecake cups recipe here. They were both easy to make and satisfying. I made the chicken pretty regularly when I lived in New York, but this was my first attempt at baking cheesecake cups.
I baked my first authentic NY cheesecake last Winter for a guy I dated briefly, and you can see it here. Each slice was valued at 11 P+! In fairness, the servings were bigger, but who needs 11 points of decadence? The cheesecake cups are perfect because I can enjoy a guilt-free portion, and I can even double it if I want to…and I did. 😉
Tracking often feels like a game in which I attempt to get the most bang for the buck (i.e. the most food for the points,) but yesterday the game seemed to revolve around satisfying my taste buds while making healthy and sustainable choices. I’m looking forward to seeing what I can come up with today.
What will you eat for dinner tonight? Do you eat differently when you know others are observing?
*I added a slice of bacon and used half a slice of mozzarella instead of Swiss.
**I used Dannon Vanilla Greek yogurt, left out the lemon zest and substituted with strawberries and blueberries because I had them in the fridge already. =)