Sunday, June 14, 2009

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Spicy Sauteed Shrimp and LC Mash

I did something this afternoon that I haven't done in a long time. I made myself a snack with little regard for it's nutritional content. But there's more to the story than that. A few things became apparent during the process:

1. I can make a relatively LC (and natural) snack that tastes every bit as good as the high-carb version.

2. Having such a snack doesn't trigger an increased desire (in me) for other off-program foods. If anything, it seems to help me get past cravings or impulses to eat foods that are harmful (for me). This is a self-destructive instinct that still pops up from time to time. It may be with me until the end of my days.

Making snacks like this *may* become one of my on-going coping mechanisms for dealing with my demons, while at the same time helping to make life more enjoyable.

12:30 pm

+ a cup of organic, black coffee with 1 packet of organic stevia/inulin

2:00 pm

+ 2 organic, omega-3 sunny-side up eggs, 3/4 of an organic avocado and 6 slices of organic bacon

+ an ounce or so of aged, raw cow's milk cheese from Whole Foods Market

5:15 pm (snack mentioned above)

+ LC Mocha Shake - 2 oz of organic heavy cream, 4 oz of purified water, 1 scoop of Jay Robb Natural Chocolate Whey Protein (25 grams of protein), 1 tsp of instant organic coffee, 1 packet of organic stevia/inulin, 2 ice cubes and 1/4 tsp of Also Salt

note: I prepared this using an immersion blender, my favorite kitchen gadget.

7:15 pm (pictured above)

+ spicy wild-caught shrimp on a bed of homemade mashed cauliflower

More to come ...

4 comments:

anne h said...

Once again, you seem to have read my mind, Harry. I count on having little snacks - that still are low carb. A snack - not a set-back and not a crime.

My favorite is peanut butter with a little sf strawberry jam. Or maybe some peanut butter with cream cheese and a little sf pancake syrup.

What was your snack? (if I may ask)

Harry said...

Anne,

I had a LC Mocha Shake as my snack. I was inspired by my wife's afternoon visit to Starbucks. She gets an icy coffee drink there. That got me thinking ... "Hey! I can make something like that too!". What a copycat I am. :-)

Oct said...

I think your snack innovation is just a sign telling that you have made good choices your life. :)

Harry said...

Thanks, Oct. :-) I sure hope that's what it means.