For lunch I had leftover Spanish style rice (my own recipe, below). For dinner I had steamed broccoli and carrots as well as some left over Spanish style rice and one and a half blackened chicken thighs. I prepared the chicken thighs in a cast iron pan (no need for oil and the pan adds some great flavor).
The Spanish rice really isn't Spanish rice, but just a rice with some added kick. Here is my recipe:
Tim's Spanish Style Rice
Cook one cup of rice in two cups of boiling water until tender (check the rice package). Then add:
- Half a can of drained diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground garlic
This rice dish is easy and has nice flavor. I also kicked it up a bit by adding a splash of sriracha. This was a nice staple for lunch and dinner. I am not tired of this yet. Tomorrow I think I will change it up and use rice noodles in lieu of rice proper.
How do I feel after today? I am happy I didn't fail today. I am not full but not quite hungry. I think coming off the gluttony of Holiday Food and Office Snacks may make this process a bit more difficult. I do have a pretty bad craving for some chocolate right now. I immediately brushed my teeth after dinner so I wouldn't be tempted to cheat. Just so you all know, I weighed 181 pounds this morning. Let's see how much I weigh at the end of the challenge.
Tomorrow is another day.