|Key-friendly pot luck|
What was incredible was that every one of the dishes was key-friendly (photos below) and delicious. There was one dish that came with a warning: all these ingredients are key-friendly, however the amount of fat and cheese in this dish may slow down your weight loss.
Of course that was the favorite dish and we all wanted the recipe - me included. I posted the recipe to the blog earlier today, but it will be a long time before I make this dish. I want to achieve my goal size and eating clean is the only way this will happen. All foods rich in fat and cheese will have to wait. If I'm bored with my foods, then I need to switch them up. This is not the time for me to dive into cheesy or fatty foods. My goal size awaits me!
Speaking of eating clean, in a recent conversation with key friends, unrelated to the pool party gathering, an interesting food question came up that I want to explore:
Why is it that we can have fake rice (cauliflower), French fries (butternut squash sticks), mashed potatoes (mashed cauliflower), spaghetti (spaghetti squash), but something like cloud bread is a no-no?Here are a few responses:
- I'm not sure if cloud bread is a no-no, but it isn't a meat or a vegetable
- call the office to clarify (always good advice)
- Because it makes your body think you are eating "bread"
The more I think about this, the more the line begins to blur. There are a lot of things I "allow" myself that may fall into question on this basis, such as cauliflower buns. Meatballs have added egg and cheese. I could list more. I get how we find this confusing.
It's important that we don't blur the line. To keep things clear, follow the advice of one wise key friend:
Ask yourself this question: is it a meat or a vegetable?If it's neither a meat or a vegetable then you may want to abstain until you reach you goal size.
Are you bored of the foods you're eating? I get bored too, but if we stay focused on eating clean, meats and veggies with a little bit of condiments, then we will reach our goal quicker. This is not about losing weight quickly, it's about making choices along your journey that will help you reach your goal.
It really is this simple: eat clean to reach your goal.
Be careful of looking for loopholes, as this is a slippery slope.
MENU: (Yes, had a lot of leftovers to take home)
10 Meat Dishes
- pulled pork
- 2 kinds of deviled eggs
- hot dogs
- grilled chicken
- grilled spareribs
- beef jerky
- ham roll-ups
- shrimp with cocktail sauce
- chicken salad with fresh veggies
- Veggie and feta salad
- Mock potato salad
- Arugula salad
- No Mac and Cheese
|BC Jerky - view stores locations or buy direct at their store or online|
|Deviled eggs and veggie and feta salad|
|Shrimp with cocktail sauce|
Ham rolls - celery stuffed with whipped cream cheese inside
Mock potato salad - made with cauliflower
|Platter: tuna salad with veggie salad|
Grilled hot dogs
Lemons and limes
|No Mac and Cheese|
Background: grilled spareribs and chicken
View recipe - and warning