Saturday, May 29, 2010

Not Every Dinner Needs White Starchy Stuff

I think I grew up much like the majority of people in the US with the idea that dinner is meat, potatoes and a vegetable. This kind of thinking can easily cause excess weight and is certainly a really bad combination for someone already dealing with a weight issue.

Prior to starting this journey, our dinners were often some kind of meat, something potato, rice or pasta based as a side dish and then some kind of veggie as an afterthought.

However, I've come to realize, in this short period of time, that not every dinner MUST have some white starchy stuff.

On tonight's menu?

Lean Grilled Pork, Fresh Corn on the Cob (yes it is a starch, but it is also a great source of dietary fiber), a mix of black beans, edamame, snap peas and carrots (again, high in fiber but also protein and so yummy). If there is still some hunger at the table we have some fresh watermelon and cantaloupe.

Potatoes, pasta, white rice (well preferably brown rice) all have their place in our diet. But, they certainly aren't necessary every night of the week - diversity is key.

1 comment:

  1. Kids LOVE summer, not because of the lack of school, but because it means there will be Watermelon on the dinner table. Woo Hoo!!!