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Well that was…bland, huh.

22 Mar

I was so looking forward to dinner tonight – all this week really. I am planning them all ahead and have known for days what I was getting for dinner tonight. I know a lot of people don’t like planning their meals ahead, they think it’s boring, but I figured it was the best way to make sure I don’t go over my points this week, shrug.

Dinner tonight was whole wheat pasta with Ragu light tomato and basil sauce suplemented with sauteed carrot and 1/4 cup of extra lean ground beef – sounds yum right? Well, I thought it did…

I am not sure if I did something wrong or just haven’t learned how to cook a meal without a recipe…or ideas from my mother. lol.

It was really bland, no real flavour. I thought the sauce was supposed to taste like, well, like something, it barely tasted like tomato! Maybe this is cause it’s the light version? I am not sure cause I haven’t bought it before…and never will again! blah. I s’pose once I realized how bland it was (which was when the food was on my plate and I was eating, lol) I could have tried adding some spices but I had no idea what to add or how much of it and to properly mix it I’d have to dump it all back in the pot – it just seemed like too much effort, lol. So, I ate a bland dinner. sigh.

I don’t know if they are related but I am also still quite hungry – I can’t decide if I am hungry cause I am hungry or cause my taste buds weren’t satisfied by my dinner and for pure taste pleasure my body wants more food…oh how to tell? lol.

I had my evening snack early – a thinsation Ritz package – and am forcing myself to not eat for a while in the hopes my stomach/brain figure out I am full…I hope my stomach/brain figure it out soon!

My food for today:

1 apple = 1 point

1 apple pear = 1 point

1 banana = 1 point

2 cups V8 Carrot soup = 4 points

1 piece toast = 1 point

1 orange = 1 point

1/2 cup Ragu light tomato and basil sauce = 1 point

1/4 cup extra lean ground beef = 2 points

85 grams whole wheat pasta = 5 point

1 pckg thinsations Ritz = 2 points

Total points eaten = 19 πŸ™‚

So, I still have 1 point left for the day and luckily I still have some 1 point mini chocolate bars that I got sent from England which means once I cave and decide I am actually hungry and not just feeling deprived I will be eating one of those. πŸ™‚ lol

I wish I could eat a Jolly Time popcorn package but sadly, I have run out of them…I’ll hafta make sure to buy some more this weekend when I go grocery shopping. They are getting harder to find, which is sad, there used to be a whole bunch of flavours on the shelf in my grocery store, now there is only one flavour (the regular butter flavour) and even that isn’t in stock very often. I thought they were always sold out but there are never any empty spots on the shelves so I think it’s just that stores don’t carry them…which I will repeat, is sad.

I’m gonna hafta find a new 1 point snack that is large-ish so I actually feel fuller after eating it instead of unchanged…hmm…this is gonna be hard…

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2 Responses to “Well that was…bland, huh.”

  1. VeeEmm March 23, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    When you heat the sauce, try adding chopped onion, mushrooms, oregano, and more basil – maybe a little minced garlic too. Mrs Dash REgular blend will increase the flavour too, and make it a little spicier. I throw left over veggies into spag. sauce, to increase my veggie intake. Did you like the apple pear? I’ve never tried them.

    • shrinkingwmn March 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

      wow, that’s a lot to add, lol, why can’t things be more simple? sigh. I’m such a lazy cook! lol. I’ll try to remember all that next time I brown some ground beef. πŸ™‚
      the apple pear was…meh. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get one. It’s a very liquid infused fruit so good on a hot day or if you’re exercising etc as it has a lot of natural liquid in it – so that is great, but no real flavour. I’ve never known a fruit to not have at least some flavour – kinda odd. I talked with friends who have also eaten them and they agree they don’t have flavour so at least I know it’s the norm and I didn’t buy some defective fruit. πŸ˜‰

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