In Which I Realize How Small a Real Portion Is

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

Squeeze basil

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