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This week I am pleased to share another of my own stories.
Here is Trust Your Gut: Tish’s Story; Part 35
Another week, another story. Here I sit, planning a million and one things in my life all at once. I have chicken breasts cooking with greek dressing as a marinade. I have 3lb of ground beef to cook. 2lb for spaghetti sauce, and 1lb for Big Mac Salad. I will use my spaghetti squash and zucchini when I eat my spaghetti. Roy will have pasta. He isn’t following the plan with me, but I must get myself back on track. So I am planning meals again.
I am not making it to Zumba as much as I would like to be able to. Transportation is my biggest issue causing me to miss it. And a stomach bug this week did NOT help. I am feeling better tonight and starting to look forward. The weekend is busy, and having food prepped will help me be ready.
Big Mac Salad is something I love to make and eat.
It is really an easy recipe and can be found all over Pinterest. I cook the ground beef, then add onion soup mix. I use iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar, thousand island dressing, dill pickle relish, and to give it the BigMac without the bun garnish, I sprinkle sesame seeds on top. When you want a BigMac, and you are trying to eat healthier, this is a great way to do it.
The idea is not mine, and like I said, there are many versions online, including the THM Trim Mac Salad which is found in the THM cookbook. There are recipes that are completely from scratch for the dressing, but I prefer to just use the Kraft Thousand Island dressing. It does the job. They even have BigMac sauce for sale now in grocery stores now, if you are a hardcore BigMac fan.
The other thing I like to have made for the burger cravings is Cheeseburger pie. That is a THM recipe that I make frequently.
You can find a recipe for Cheeseburger Pie at this link: Cheeseburger Pie Recipe
I am not the creator of either recipe, but I can recommend them both as delicious. I like to add tomatoes and dill pickles after it is cooked. The recipe link shows it being served over lettuce. I have yet to try it like that. ( I usually eat it straight up.) I also add ketchup and mustard. One time I made my own THM ketchup. I would like to make it again sometime. I am working on finding time to cook again, as I am not happy with the way things are now.
I will make cheeseburger pie another night, as I am going to do what I have to do and compromise. So I am making spaghetti sauce and going to have it on my vegetables. I am going to keep moving forward on my plan because I need to get going in the right direction again.
If you try the recipes, let me know what you think!