QUOTE (owlingaround @ 11/04/2012, 04:43 PM)
Thanks ladidah :-)
Our cold meats are thin sliced ham and chicken, we always have good quality dark chocolate in the house.
Eggs I struggle with as the smell make me sick and spinach only when cooked (steamed with beef for a non gravy pie filling thing)
Im guessing the best breads are wholemeal?
Do you limit your bread/pasta?
I normally only eat bread late morning/early afternoon (two slices) and dinner is very small serve meat and vegetable/salad
I really, really love pasta, so yes and no. Like, I do better when I do, and I drop more weight, so I use it to break plateaus and so on, but I really don't want to live without pasta forever more, you know?
I use alternating regular pasta and whole-grain pasta (which has a different texture but isn't bad), and the tricolour vegetable pastas (the ones that are like tomato, spinach, and regular, in one pack?) but I don't know that the last one is particularly better than regular white pasta, I just like the taste of it. Whole grain is better and has more protein in it. But I don't eat it always.
I do limit my bread. I like bread but I don't eat bread every day. I think the quality of wholemeal varies. I do have regular white bread, thin sliced, not too much. Sometimes one sandwich that's really nice and on exactly the fresh spongy not-especially-healthy-white bread can forestall a craving for me, as it keeps me from thinking longingly of it. I try to make the fillings healthy though. And I don't eat a sandwich a day.
I probably COULD eat a sandwich a day, though, if I didn't love pasta and rice so much!
Do you like broccoli? I find frozen broccoli (sometimes frozen myself if it was on sale fresh at the farmer's market) is about the easiest way to bulk out a pasta with a low-calorie component. Because I'm not going to stop eating pasta, I try to make sure it has mushrooms or broccoli or similar in it to make it a bit less pasta-per-serving while still filling the yawning hole in my heart only spaghetti can fill.
I mean cauliflower does EXACTLY the same thing and I love that too, but my husband does not deign to eat cauliflower, only broccoli.