You know, I'm still really having trouble balancing out how to eat now that my calories have gone back up and I'm attempting to maintain. I really have no interest in eating some of those fatty foods I used to crave all the time- the burgers, chicken sandwiches, french fries, all that kind of stuff. When I start to think "Maybe I'll just treat myself to some french fries..." I end up thinking "Ughh no I don't want that." And I swear I'm not just telling myself that. I honestly don't want those things. I end up short of my allotted calories every day because it's hard to get to almost 1600 calories when you're eating the right things.
Even if I do add a piece of chocolate or 2 a day...
One thing I do crave is yummy home cooked meals! However- I have nights that I'm so lazy that it creates a dilemma. I'd love the convenience of fast food but nothing I can get from a drive thru sounds appetizing. Not eating is clearly not an option! I'm hungry! Luckily, I've come across some really quick go to meals. One of which I'm sharing today!
This one comes from Real Simple and it's their recipe for Garlicky Grilled Tilapia w/ couscous.
At a whopping prep to eating time of maybe 30 minutes, this is such a perfect quick but delicious choice. All you do is let the tilapia marinate in lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil for 10 minutes and it's ready to grill up! And since I have a grill pan I don't even have to worry about getting the grill going. It comes out juicy and perfect!
The couscous is simple w/ just a little chopped sun dried tomato and parsley in it. And it's as easy as just mixing it in after it's cooked. It comes out perfect!
Who'da thunk such a quick home cooked dinner could be so yummy?! Plus- it's under 350 calories! As you can see, I'm not very good at delicately handling tilapia... but to be honest that picture still makes my mouth water so I shared it anyway!
Give this a go and let me know how it goes!
I'll be over here trying to make my calorie count in a way that doesn't involve eating pumpkin spice m&m's to make up the difference...