So, I mentioned I’ve been having some trouble sticking to my plan. The working out isn’t a problem, but I’ve been getting off track with the food. I’ve always had a hard time getting back after a slip up – an off plan meal, snack, or whole day – and this is often the time when I just give up entirely. I’m hoping blogging a little more often will help me feel more accountable.
I don’t know that I have great insight or any idea what my problem is. Some of it might be stress and some of it might be poor planning? I know the program works and I know it’s not terrible to follow!
So, I planned out a nice and easy lunch for myself that will last the week.
Lazy Bastard Chili: Pumpkin edition
yields 6 servings
time maybe 10 minutes
smart points 5 and simply filling friendly
1 bag of frozen onion and pepper mix
1 cup frozen corn
1 – 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
2- 15.5 ounce cans of rinsed beans (I used black and black eyed peas)
1 – 15.5 ounce can of pumpkin
Throw frozen veggies and tomatoes in a large pot. Once they’re heated through, add the rinsed beans.
Let it heat up for a couple of minutes and then add the pumpkin. Stir in and then add the spices. I didn’t measure… remember. Lazy bastard chili.
Let it heat up and simmer for 5 minutes or so and enjoy with rice, quinoa, or tortilla chips!
And here’s a bonus for tip for your dog… drop a bunch of chips on the floor, he’ll love it!
If you’re looking for more work, I definitely made some pumpkin chili before, but it involved some chopping and I used different beans and spices. It’s also interesting to me that I made this another time I felt myself slipping…