Health Conscious Peeps

Friday, February 17, 2012

Denying Yourself

Denying yourself the simple pleasures leads to trouble.

Yesterday had us in Dallas most of the day for a tennis tournament. We moved from Dallas about this time last year, and even though we're only about 25-30 minutes away, I feel like we moved to a different country.

Yesterday, I had the chance to visit some of the things I miss the most. Central Market, being one of those places. I love it for the food ideas, the environment, and the healthy, raw, organic foods.

I went a little nuts though, buying things I've been denied for almost a year, because we moved away. Calories, fat, and carbs, be damned... I didn't care. I was back in my element, and buying whatever appealed to my senses at the time. Lucky for me, Central Market is healthier than usual, and everything I picked out had low fat, and low calories. The sodium was a bit high in some of it, but those were the sauces, which would be mixed in with other things anyway. I mean, it's not like I'm drinking them straight from containers.

Speaking of that, they had these great yogurt drinks that I can't wait to try. Low fat, low carbs, and healthy.

We decided I should get to Central Market more often. It's not that far, and perhaps I won't be as crazy if I take the time to make some trips out. PLUS, they had my raw pistachios!!! I can't get those at Kroger...

Overall, Im a happy camper. I made chicken enchilada's last night with sauce I bought from Central Market. Only 3 grams of fat per serving, under 100 calories, and SO yummy. I used jalapeno tortillas that they make fresh right in front of you. Also low in calorie, plus jalapenos are good for your metabolism!

Okay... all this talk about food before I've even had breakfast isn't good. If had some chicken left over, I'd make huevos rancheros.... ooohhhhh, I might just do that!!!

Have a healthy day, emotionally and physically :)

1 comment:

  1. Simple pleasures are the spice of life and if they are denied, well, it's no fun!

    Sounds wonderful to have a great place fairly close. We don't.

    I've been trying some new veggies and recipes and such and have a hard time finding some ingredients, so I just substitue and adjust. It's sort of a challenge and creative, sometimes disastrous, but not often. :)

    Love the list below!