Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Foodie Review: Perdue Perfect Portions
As much as it pains me to admit it, I find it hard to remain meat-free when dieting.I also find it harder to cook. I find that I crave carbs more and will find myself face-first in a bowl of pasta if I don't keep my meals simple: protein, veggies, limited dry carbs. This is how I lost 20 lbs 4 years ago: protein shakes for beakfast and then lunch consisted of chicken, salad, veggies, water..and wine. Well, I can't deprive myself of everything now, I can I? I wouldn't recommend this as a steady diet and as you can see I gained the weight back, but it did help to get the pounds off me and if I'd stuck to a moderated version of that eating plan I'd be fine. But, I digress...
I'm going to try to stick closer to the basics: whole foods, whole grains, lots of veggies. Of course I'll still post recipes; Beren and the kids have to eat now & then, too! But if you don't see a lot of cooking going on at my hearth, it's because I'm simpifying. So, that being said, let me tell you about the latest thing I've been devouring. These little Perdue Perfect Portions are amazing! Individually wrapped chicken breasts, measured out in the exact size for a meal, they are just awesome and only 3 POINTS each! I've been seasoning them myself (my store doesn't have the flavored ones yet), tossing one on my George Foreman grill, pairing it with a bag of Birds Eye Steamfresh veggies and I have a wonderful, low POINTS lunch or dinner in about 10 minutes. You absoluetely can't beat it.