I started off with a hearty breakfast, then followed that up with a healthy
lunch. Mid-afternoon I was on the road and hungry. When I drove by a
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
restaurant I thought spicy chicken sounded good. However, I found out I
couldn't buy just a piece of chicken, and I didn't want a whole meal. I
settled for a bowl of red beans and rice. Even though the red beans were
pureed and more like refried the dish hit the spot.
For dinner I made some
smashed white bean salad
and served it with good wheat bread. Earlier in the day when I stopped in the
grocery store to get a stalk of celery a bag of New Orleans style potato chips
jumped into my bag. I don't know who suggests the serving size for snack
foods, but I ate way more with my meal than what the back of the bag told me I
In the afternoon Hubby Tony and I walked to a local bakery to get some
dessert. They were sold out of king cakes, Mardi Gras cookies, and paczki (Polish donuts), so I chose their variation of a
fudgie. Tony got a flat cinnamon apple strudel. After dinner Tony plated both, then cut them
in half so we could each sample.
And because one dessert didn't feel like enough, after my sweets were gone I followed them up with a big
handful of frozen blueberries. Their frostiness tricked my mind into thinking
I was having ice cream, and my stomach thanked me for doing without the extra fat and sugar.
Five years ago today: A Jeans Challenge Met