Another day, another meal.
When I was a foster mom and had four kids in my house all the time, I felt like all I ever did was drive a car somewhere to drop off or pick up a kid and work on meals. I was either planning the menu, doing the shopping, or cooking the meal. It seemed, at times, food was my life.
With one teenage daughter left at home, I find I no longer want or desire to cook anything most days. And yet, we still have to eat. Some days it is quite a challenge to put a meal together because no one will tell me what they want to eat but veto half the suggestions I make. It’s nuts.
But today, I managed to make a meal.
Roasted sweet potatoes with a drizzle of molasses and cinnamon
and a Salad with tomatoes, carrots, and broccoli
I know if I’m going to lose the weight, it takes not only working out but also eating right.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
3 medium sweet potatoes (we grow our own), peeled and roughly diced about 1/2 inch
1 tsp molasses (or honey)
1 Tbs coconut oil
cinnamon to taste (we like to use Vietnamese)
Set your oven to 400 degree F. Mix your sweet potatoes with everything else until well coated. Your hands work best for this. Spread out on baking sheet and roast for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir once or twice while roasting.
Tonight we’re off to the gym again for a good cardio workout. Since it’s cold outside right now, I have to opt for the gym because my asthma won’t let me breathe in cold air. Sigh. Maybe that will improve with weight loss. We shall see.