And I wanted to talk about my dinner from tonight really quick. I’ve been internally battling myself at the grocery store lately regarding boxed mac & cheese. It’s so good for dinner…except I’d eat the whole box for dinner and call it good. A box of mac & cheese isn’t a good idea for dinner…at least not for this lady.
Last night, I saw on Sweet Tooth Sweet Life that Courtney had bulked up her mac & cheese though. Could I add a bunch of veggies and protein to make it a more complete meal and resist eating it all? YES!
Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar, make per directions on box
While pasta is boiling, I sauteed up some zucchini, red onion, and baby bella mushrooms in some olive oil with salt and pepper. I added a can of white chunk chicken and a can of Muir Glen diced tomatoes. Mix together prepared macaroni to sauteed vegetables. I also added a wedge of Laughing Cow Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil cheese for extra creaminess.
Serves about 4. Estimated calories: 275 per serving
It was DELICIOUS! Very filling and I was satisfied after one serving. My only wish was that I would have added more mushrooms.
My other “tip” is my blue bowl above. I recently bought a few bowls marked “Primary” bowls, i.e. for small kids. They were fun colors and I love that I can fill up the bowl to “trick” myself into thinking I’m getting more food. I know this idea has been around forever, but it works for me!
Do you have internal battles with yourself at the grocery store or restaurants??