But this evening I found myself being more tempted than usual to just have a little taste of the snack mix I had made for the kids - it just looks oh, so delicious! (Almond slices, coconut chips, and rice chex held together with a heated honey and butter mixture). I was able to be strong, but I was feeling deprived. I am usually pretty thankful when bedtime rolls around and I know I've made it through another day.
Lunch was good. It consisted of leftover salmon on a bed of spinach with avocado and cilantro, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.
The meat loaf dinner was delicious. Really, really yummy! I did not snap a photo. The kids all scarfed it! I can't believe how fast our family can go through 3 lbs of meat!
Here are the general ingredients I used last night. (I never make it the same twice.)
- 2 lbs ground moose
- 1 lb country sausage
- almond flour
- 2-3 tbsp tomato paste
- sea salt
- garlic powder
- italian seasoning
- carrots, mushrooms, onions - finely chopped in a food processor
Normally I would include an egg, but I had used the last of them that morning without thinking about dinner. It wasn't missed. I pressed the mixture into a 13x9 pan and it cooked in half the time. For the kids, I mixed ketchup and honey to dip or spread on top.
And there you have it. I will have to put my thinking cap on today to come up with next weeks' meal plan!