I always eat so much healthier if I write a menu plan at the beginning of the day, and then sign my name at the bottom. I consider it a contract. I have a little magnetized notepad I keep on my refrigerator, and I cannot eat anything until I have written down my menu plan. It stares me down in the morning when I just want to grab a piece of cheese.
I’ve even made a commitment that for the next 30 days, I will not eat anything until the day’s menu plan is written. There is some leniency. If we’re hitting a wedding reception that night, I might write “one small plate of food and one dessert,” since the menu is unknown to me.
Today I made something so simple and delicious, I knew I had to share it with you. I bought the super thin (Thomas brand) bagels at Costco. They are under 100 calories each. We toasted them, spread a thin layer of cream cheese on them, and piled on scrambled eggs, two thin slices of ham, cheddar cheese, and spinach. It’s a supped up version of the Egg McMuffin sandwich and boy was it delicious! It’s a good high protein way to start the day, and even get in some veggies.