Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Going Greek

I love Greek food. For years, if I passed by a restaurant that displayed a ‘gyros” sign outside I would stop and get one.  No matter what. Like even if I had just eaten an entire Mexican meal that came with margaritas. 

A certain trip to Chicago comes to mind. 

Dan and I have full intentions of going to Greece – maybe for our 10 year anniversary.  We still can’t decide if we should take a cruise to tour the islands or pick one or a few to stay at and explore

We might not come back. 

Now that gyros aren’t as much of a novelty and I have learned to make them, I can resist those last minute temptations.  But, when Dan suggests that we make some for dinner I am always game. 

Last night I chopped up a gyro topping platter feast when my new running buddy Courtney and her family came over for dinner. 

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Dan grilled lamb / lean beef mix and I made the tzatziki sauce following this recipe.  Sorry the pictures of the gyro is lacking – I was too busy thinking about eating it. 

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Courtney brought fat free angel food cake with sprinkles and chocolate wine (which tastes like a Dark Russian). 

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It. was. delish. 

Other Eats

For breakfast I threw a sliced mango in the food processor until it looked like baby food.  Then I added it to my normal mixture of overnight oats: 1/3 C of oats, almond milk, and ff Greek yogurt and 1 T of chia seeds. 

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To get in a little extra protein, I added half a scoop of vanilla protein powder to my iced coffee.

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Lunch was left over buffalo chicken pizza topped with some greens. 

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No run on Tuesday.

Thought for the day:

Points Breakdown:

Daily points (30) + Activity Points (0)- Eating points (35) = -5

Weekly Points (49) – Mon (0) – Tues (5) = 44

5 servings of fruits and veggies

whole grains when possible

2 servings of dairy

2 tsps of oil

lean protein

limit sugar and alcohol

multivitamin

Water: 100 oz.

3 comments:

  1. I love Greek food and I miss Gyros from back home in Chicago!! Your feast looks amazing as always. :)

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  2. Look at you getting in all your good health guidelines!! I haven't tried the chocolate wine yet....

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  3. I'm still trying to get that perfect combo for overnight oats. Just might have to try yours. It never seems to fill me up like it's supposed to! I want to go to Greece, too!

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