If it wasn’t for dessert, my Thanksgiving meal would have been pretty darn virtuous. My husband swore that if we did a big dessert, I could have a small piece and he’d eat the rest. But he lied! He’s a lying liar, that husband of mine! So since he lacked the ability to eat 7 servings of pumpkin cobbler in one sitting, I found myself having a little bit here and there all weekend long. And oh, it was good. But then I kind of regretted it.
So! This week I made a lot of lighter recipes to help me get back on track. (And garlic bread.) Here’s what I ate this week:
Apple-Miso Tofu // I know, I know. This sounds weird, right? I decided to make this because we had miso, but I was worried that it would gross. But no! It’s not! It’s absolutely delicious! The recipe is from Appetite For Reduction, a fabulous low-fat vegan cookbook.
Weight Watchers Zero Point Soup // I had intended on making this myself, but work got in the way, so my husband made it for me. I substituted butternut squash for the carrots and added extra veggies because that’s how I roll. We froze the soup in individual portions and I’ve been having it for lunch with crackers and cheese.
Braised Cabbage with Seitan + Baked Potatoes // This is another one from Appetite For Reduction. And like the last one, I know it looks kind of gross. I know! It totally looks like hippie food, right? But it’s savory and filling and it reminds me of when my mom would make cabbage and potatoes with corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day.
Golden Potato & Gouda Tart + Whole Grain Garlic Bread // I ended up getting a subscription to Shape for free somehow (I think when Radar magazine ceased publication–I was one of its 12 subscribers) and this recipe is from some silly “Here’s what you should eat at every age!” feature. And this is what women in their 30s should eat. Golden Potato & Gouda Tarts! Everyday! All day! Nothing but Golden Potato & Gouda Tarts! I feel bad for making fun of the article, though, because the recipe is pretty good (although we made a lot of adjustments).
Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli & Peanuts // I love a good peanut sauce.
Did you make lighter meals this week to compensate for Thanksgiving over-indulgence?