YLSNED: Walnuts are meant for moderation

It’s probably no secret that I’ve been dieting. I’m lifting twice a week now and keeping track of every morsel that enters the mouth. It’s no fun, but darn it! I will eventually win this one.

I’ve been hooked on a beet/blue cheese/walnut salad I had at Chez Jacques a few weeks ago. I found a neat recipe for dressing that uses yogurt and cottage cheese (both fat free of course). So yesterday I happily ate the salad for lunch.

It wasn’t until I went to record my calories that I realized the danger of those toasted walnuts. A quarter cup put me back 200 calories! Boy did I learn my lesson there.

Walnuts will be a sprinkle on the next salad.