This, my friends, is not low carb food. This is comfort food. 😉
Yesterday I talked about feeling fat, and how I’ve been indulging lately – and totally off track with my low carb diet. That’s mostly because I’ve had an incredibly stressful week, which I know is no excuse. Eating low carb is a lifestyle choice, not a “yo-yo diet”. I know this.
Like I said yesterday, I’m getting back on track this week. But this weekend I decided to take some time off, get out of the house, and make one of my favorite old comfort foods: cornbread.
This is a southern thing, of course, and it’s best all mashed up with ham and black eyed peas – or pinto beans, my second favorite!
See the photo? Yeah, that was my plate…
Being from Tennessee, cornbread is sort of a specialty of mine. I make traditional southern cornbread (not the sweet kind), then add in corn and red & green peppers along with a couple cups of shredded cheese.
For an extra kick you could add in pepperjack cheese and/or jalapenos. Not that you’ll be making it. Just sayin’.
I topped off dinner with a Dove chocolate. And on the inside of the wrapper it said “Laugh Whenever Possible,” which made me smile. It was a nice ending to a great weekend.
I’m not telling you all this to make you jealous of my cheat. Especially if you’re struggling right now – sorry about that. I’m just sharing all with you. The good, the bad, and the beautiful cornbread. 😉
On a good note, I did get some exercise this weekend. And I am going to sign up for a membership at Curves this week. I SO enjoyed my free pass last week, and I’m definitely going to continue the workouts.
I’ll wake up on Monday and scramble up some eggs for breakfast. Because feeling miserable (bloated, etc) on top of being stressed… is really kind of ridiculous. 😛
What about you. How are things going on your end with diet, weight loss & exercise? Let’s catch up! And while you’re at it… I’d love to know YOUR favorite comfort food.
By the way, I know I tell you guys all the time that “I don’t cook”. One of the reasons is because what I DO cook is all southern dishes. Things that are deep fried, smothered in cheese, covered in gravy, etc. It’s been a real shift for me to learn how to cook all over again, which is why I often go with the easier low carb meals. And of course, get a lot of low carb take-out, lol. But I’ve been inspired lately to start cooking again, and look forward to sharing some fun dishes with you as I try them!
I have a nice new grill sitting out on the back deck too, just waiting to serve up some delicious low carb meals! This year, I am finally going to learn how to use it. 😀