It's funny. Now when Monday rolls around the question on my son's mind is WHAT is for dinner THIS week?? He didn't try the kale dish or the cottage cheese, but he liked the bulghar. He is still not very daring in his food choices but he's doing much better. He informed me today that he's quitting pop. We'll see how long that lasts, but I did tell him that was a really great decision. Hopefully he'll stick with it!
Kale is my new favorite food discovery. Greens are a very good source of nutrients, especially if they are not boiled to death. I especially like to saute lots of garlic in olive oil and add the kale to wilt it. I don't overcook it. I like it with a bit of a 'bite'. As for the bulghar, it's one of my favorite grains. Bulghar is wheat, and comes in fine, medium, and coarse ground. I prefer the medium ground bulghar. It cooks up light and fluffy, but has a wonderful nuttiness to it. Adding sauteed mushrooms, onions, carrots, and celery makes for a really delicious pilaf. I like to add just a dash of soy sauce.
Oh yes, the above picture is served on my new 'smaller' dinner plate mentioned in the previous post. It really does look like an ample amount doesn't it? It's surprising how much less I put on the plate because it was smaller! The real test is in resisting second helpings! I did resist, and would say I had plenty to eat.
Just one more small step toward better health.