My food issue is that when I’m stressed I reach for salty snacks. When I’m feeling blue I crave foods like pot roast or meatloaf. These are my comfort foods – the home cooked meals of my childhood! On the Eat to Live diet salt and meat are not allowed (although once you get through the first 6 weeks of the strict diet you may add small amounts of meat (preferably chicken or farm raised fish) to your meals).
Unfortunately I am still experiencing a fair amount of stress these days. My figurative plate is heaped with my courses at university, classroom observation twice a week at the middle school, my part-time job, never-ending house issues, four children and the goats. And yet my literal plate is heaped with salad and salad is not a comfort food!
As the days get shorter and the nights cooler I find that pot roast (or beef stew, or roast chicken) calls to me on a regular basis! Salad is losing its appeal now that fall is here! So I’m looking for some low fat, low sodium hearty vegetable or bean soup recipes. If you have some favorites please send them my way!