Lately I’ve not been counting my calories and definitely overeating and then immediately hating myself for it. I am not the type that can be moderate about anything I do. I am either on the healthy train or off of it and its a HUGE problem when I am off of it.
Its been about 2 months of “not caring” but the first month wasn’t terrible.
For the last 2-3 weeks, I have eaten way too much. I knew it earlier this past week when I stepped on the scale and I had gained 3.5 lbs and still continued to indulge for the rest of the week. Today my husband and I went out for lunch at the Olive Garden with his brother and sister-in-law and it was so utterly fantastic but I know if I had logged my calories it was probably my whole daily allotment!
While drowning myself in self-pity tonight, I did some research on healthy snacks. This is another challenge that working moms face. Its way too easy to go out to eat for breakfast, lunch and then grab takeout for dinner. Of course this seems logical because time is one thing I don’t have a lot of.
I’ve been on a hummus kick lately and I had some fresh cauliflower so I googled “cauliflower with hummus” because to be honest, I had no idea if the two went together. The hummus I have is spinach and artichoke. I came across a recipe for roasted cauliflower and broccoli to be dipped in hummus, so I tried it. Let me tell you, it is amazing!
Roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Line a baking sheet with tinfoil
- Take a head of cauliflower and a head of broccoli and cut them into florets
- Sprinkle olive oil onto the cauliflower and broccoli, make sure to rotate the florets so that all sides are coated
- Sprinkle salt, pepper, garlic powder and roasted pepper
- Bake 20 minutes
- Let cool 5 minutes