We did it! Shane and I were successful in getting the tree completely decorated!
Unfortunately, our Bears weren’t so successful is beating the Raiders, but the game provided good tree decorating entertainment just the same.
Decorating the tree has to be one of my favorite Christmas activities. I love unwrapping the napkins – it’s like unwrapping a memory Shane and I have a tradition of getting each other a new ornament for the tree each year. We’ve been doing it since 2006.
Shane takes this as free range to pick out the ugliest owl or tree animal ornament possible. Here’s some from years’ past:
LOL! I don’t know where he finds them!
After decorating, I got started on dinner. Growing up (and even now) fettuccine alfredo is one of those quintessential “bad foods.” Some of the bad buzz words include: calorie-laden, cream-based, bad fats, and so on.
Regardless, it’s one of Shane’s favorite foods, but I’ve never even thought to make it before. But really, fettuccine alfredo doesn’t have to be unhealthy!
I picked up a jar of this sauce:
It’s not “light” by any means, but when you have sauce this thick and creamy, you don’t really have to use a lot. I don’t even think I put a whole serving size (1/4 c. ) on each of our plates – and it was more than enough!
I also used brown rice noodles:
For Shane’s portion I used organic chicken, and for mine I added this tofu I’d cooked on the Forman grill earlier yesterday:
Healthy changes or not, this dinner tasted fabulous! On my plate I had the noodles, mostly tofu, sauce, and some parm sprinkled on top.
With a side salad of romaine + olive oil and lemon juice:
Today’s a busy one. I’ve already trained a client, and now I’m off to the gym – still can’t decide if I want to spin or do some HIIT on the treadmill, though. Then it’s to the office! I’ve been having absolutely crazy dreams lately, so this will all be done on minimal sleep. I’m not sure what’s with me, but my dreams have been WAY vivid for about a week now…
Anyway, have a great day, loves <3!
What quintessential “unhealthy food” do you enjoy from time to time?
Do you ever try to “healthify” unhealthy dishes?