Monday, September 9, 2013

Lighter Supper Meals


Once, I heard the expression to eat like a king in the morning, a queen at lunch and a pauper at night.



It makes sense.

If we have a big meal at night, it just sits in our stomachs the whole night through and, I would imagine, could also contribute to weight gain.

So lately we've been having our bigger meal either at lunch or in mid-afternoon (the days we are home).

We have been eating lighter meals at night.

 


One night recently, I made cheese and tomato sandwiches and served a nice salad with Boston lettuce, chopped watercress and arugula.


For the dressing, I made a recipe similar to one by Rachel Ray.







I grated one lemon, added lemon juice and olive oil,  a little bit of chopped garlic, some chopped onions, a tad of sugar, salt and pepper. 

So delish.

Can't be beat.

DO YOU HAVE ANY EXAMPLES OF LIGHT MEALS YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE?


7 comments:

Nellie said...

Sometimes I enjoy have breakfast for my evening meal, and that doesn't mean anything more involved than a scrambled egg and toast. Also, a salad is always a good choice. I love adding Feta cheese, dried cranberries, and walnuts. Oh! Can't forget the red onion!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I love breakfast so much. My light meal is made ​​of fruit and salads. Keep in touch

Chatty Crone said...

What I want to know is this - is it working - I have heard that myself.

Dee said...

I agree that eating light at night is the best.

Rebecca said...

Oh, that tomato & cheese sandwich sounds delicious to me--right NOW. (Unfortunately, my eating "window" is closed.....) I am going to try a dressing similar to that soon, too.

For over a year and a half, we've been confining our eating to a 5 hour window each day (with 19 hours "fasting" in between). That means we eat our largest meal around 1:30 and then around 6:00 decide if we want a sandwich, fruit, snack, etc.

It's different, I know. But it has worked well for us and helps us keep weight off - PLUS I don't have to constantly be planning, preparing & cleaning up for/from meals :)

Leann said...

I've made a lot of salads for supper and sometimes just fruit and cheese. We always have our big meals on Sunday's with lighter meals at supper.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Homemade soup is number one on my list. But for dinner I just had oatmeal with soymilk, a little bit of brown sugar and cinnamon, dried cranberries, chopped pecans and and glass of orange juice. Yummo! Have a great week. Tammy

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