First of all, thank you so much for your positive feedback on my last post. I was nervous to post it, and so many of you were so supportive…I remember why I do this. It's the community, the friends, the sharing parts of me and my history and weirdo brain with other people who "get it."
So yes, posts may be more sporadic, and they'll definitely feature more healthy recipes and fewer treats. It's probably a good thing… after all, this is "What's for DINNER" not "What's for DESSERT".
Ok, about that challenge I mentioned: I'm self-imposing a challenge for the summer. I'm going pescetarian. You know, vegetarian while still eating fish. Not Nemo, of course, but here's my rationale:
- Giving myself the smaller box of "no meat but fish" will require a larger intake of fruits and vegetables, which is much healthier than what I've been eating.
- Fish is expensive. If I can't afford it, I won't eat it. That means we'll really be eating mostly vegetarian.
- Why not all-the-way vegetarian? Or even vegan for that matter? I love sushi, and at camp we order grilled fish from a local restaurant on Tuesdays, and that makes me happy.
- I'm actually really excited about this, which will keep me motivated.
- I'm forced to plan for lunches rather than relying on quick fixes. Planned, homemade lunches = healthier choices.
- Seafood and veggies are quick to cook after a long day at camp. I can handle 6 minutes for some shrimp or veggies.
We'll be eating black bean burgers, tuna casserole, shrimp kebabs, and spinach salads this week for dinner, and I've got a fun salad with apples, pears, sunflower seeds, and feta for lunches.
Anyone want to join me with their own challenge for the next 10 weeks? We can check in on Sundays, plan for the week, and share ideas!