I made this time a meatloaf for the husband that I’m sure he’ll love. Serve it with whole wheat pasta, brown rice or a nice salad.
Three years ago I decided to change my life and be healthier.
I joined the gym, hired a personal trainer and slowly started changing my eating habits.
Since then I feel like a total different person, lighter and happier. Turns out that we really are what we eat.
One of the big issues with eating salads in restaurants is that they sound like a healthier option but the truth is that they are high in calories because of the dressing and ingredients that come with the mixed greens.
In the last 4 months I haven’t eaten out at all, I have eaten my homemade meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It resulted in a more significant weight loss and a lot of savings for us.
I like to make this salad dressing because it’s simple, tasty and light (mustard has no calories!).
Eating healthy requires planning and effort, it’s crazy how easy it is to pick something full of fat and sugar when we find ourselves hungry. I plan my meals, specially because I started a path over 3 years ago to lose weight and be healthier.
I had a lot of weight to lose and in these last 3 years I have learned quite a bit about myself and how to make good eating decisions. It’s about figuring out before hand what I’ll be eating, being active and going through a daily internal battle to fight hunger and temptation. There’s also the social alienation that comes with such a change in lifestyle.
Following a strict diet doesn’t conform with other people’s expectations and plans which means that they will push you to “cheat just this once” or they will tell you “you look fine” and so on. Sometimes you will even lie to yourself and convince yourself that you had a terrible day and you deserve a treat.
I remember I had friends over once and I made a regular lasagna (with pasta) and an eggplant lasagna. The veggie lasagna was a great hit and there were no left overs for the next day. I was surprised that such a simple dish could get such a great reaction from my friends.
The eggplant lasagna was born when I started eating healthier and less calories. I didn’t want to compromise on flavour so I chose to create a tasty lasagna with low calorie ingredients. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
This recipe is in honour of my friend Roberta, who always asks for something new to cook for her husband and kids. I also shared this recipe with a friend back home because her husband hates when she fries anything. Their kitchen is right next to the laundry room and the clothes end up smelling like whatever was fried that day. So nothing like a delicious baked chicken recipe to bring a good meal, peace and good smelling clothes to your home. Continue reading