I'm cooking for my family and my dad. I'm the only MF'er so I'll be cooking a normal holiday meal. I'll just be eating the turkey and whatever vegetable(s) I decide to make. I plan on having a shake or pudding with pumpkin pie spice whenever they have their pumpkin pie...
We will be having TG at my house with my daughters all preparing a dish. I will be doing the Turkey..
My Daily Plan:.
Breakfast: Hot Coco (in my coffee).
Mid Morning: Medifast Scrambled Eggs (to help me from picking at the fixins).
L&G Dinner: 5 oz Turkey, Mashed Caulitaters (1/2 c cauliflower, 1 tsp cream cheese, pepper, splash of water, and 1/8 tsp CBINB spray), 1/4 c green beans baked w/ 1/2 Medifast chicken noodle soup and cumpled on top with 1/4 Medifast honey mustard pretzels, 1 cup lettuce w/ 2 tbs tomotoe, 1 tbs diced onion and a 2 tbs feta cheese, 2 sliced olives, with a side of WF 0 cal dressing.
Afternoon: Vanilla Pudding, with pumpkin spice & 1/8 c pumpkin.
Dinner: 1/2 Chicken Noodle Soup.
Evening: 3/4 pack of pretzels.
Sounds like a winner to me.. Hopefully my mock green bean casserole will work.. I know the mashed cauliflower is yummy.. and I really can't wait for the Turkey..
I think this will keep me OP and satisified.
Have a wonderful holiday..
This all sounds great! Very Thanksgiving-y! Thank you for sharing! I am making a list of ideas ... my mom and I are on the program together and so I want to make sure she and I feel like we are having Thanksgiving ... without having Thanksgiving, hahaa...
This is the first year in about 10 years that I won't be making the dinner. That will help in some ways and make it more difficult in others. The detailed plans offered here are great ideas. I know if I ask for help my family will support my efforts, especially two of my sisters. My problem is that I don't want what I eat to be a topic of general discussion with ALL of the relatives. I think I'll ask sisters for advice on how to low profile my efforts and still achieve success...
I thought long and hard about this. After loosing 40lbs in eight weeks I don't want to go totally OP but here is my plan. I will stick to my medifast plan as I do everyday but for that one meal I will allow myself to sample, sample being the key word whatever I want. So if I want a little bit of mashed potatoes, I will have it. If I want a sliver of pumpkin pie I will have it. Also, I am planning a day hike the day after thanksgiving and probably will do the same at christmas just to counteract the extra carbs/calories etc. I know some people may disagree with me but I think a little sample wont hurt if you have the willpower like I do to go right back to the medifast meals...
I'm gonna eat my regular Medifast food. Thanksgiving is at my husbands aunts house, for appetizers they have veggies and ranch that I can snack on, they also have black olives I can have a few of those! They usually have pickles and deviled eggs, I think if I count the egg towards my lean and green I can have one! And when the dinner comes out I'll just enjoy the turkey and green beans!..
I am staying on plan. We just ironed out the menu today. I will be going to my sister's house. We will be eating the same stuff. My sister has a scale, so I will be able to ensure I eat the proper portion of everything. There are always leftovers for Friday, it is not like I will never see the food again.
I am bringing some diet Foxon Park Birch Beer, and some Diet Barq's Root Beer.
I am going to have pancakes at home before I go, and bring two shakes, a bar and a brownie and some peanut butter with me.
For L&G we are having;.
Turkey, big surprise, huh? We are getting just a breast, and baking it..
Delicious Garlic Green Beans that we love. We only have to tweak one thing in the recipe, sugar, we are going to use a packet of Splenda instead.
Salad with Romaine, watercress, green peppers, and cucumbers, with a side order of onions and tomatoes for my sister, and salad dressing.
Zucchini/Yellow squash mixed, baked w/ Pam, and black pepper.
Cauliflower "mashed potatoes" no broth, we will use a little clear juice from the turkey, and cream cheese, and pepper, and garlic and steam the cauliflower and mash.
Num, num green beans, uuuhm, yummy....
400 g String beans (this is a raw measure, it = just a hair under (7) 1/2 cup servings).
1 large clove Garlic.
3 tablespoons Oil - we are using canola, adn only a TBSP ttl.
1 teaspoon Salt - I do not like salt, and my sister is diabetic, so we do "just a pinch" to bloom the other flavors.
1 teaspoon Sugar - we are going to use a packet of Splenda.
1 tablespoon Light soy sauce - just fine w/ condiments (= 3 tsp ttl for the whole recipe).
Trim the beans. Leave them whole if they are young and tender, otherwise, cut them in half. Crush and finely chop the garlic. Blanch the beans in a pan of lightly salted boiling water. Drain and plunge in cold water to stop the cooking and to preserve the beans bright color. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan.
Before the color of the garlic turns dark brown, add the beans and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add the salt, sugar and soy sauce and continue stirring for another minute at most. Serve hot or cold...