I have been slacking on taking pictures lately…
So, I’ll have to do some mix and match meals from the past couple of days. I hope you’ll forgive me. Yesterday was a bottomless pit day for me. I was hungry all day. While I tried to hold off to my “normal” snack times, I decided that I was going to eat when I was hungry and that was that.
Even after a delicious dinner & night-time protein muffin snack, I was still hungry so I kept snacking. Win. Another small victory was not feeling obligated to walk or workout after work. Walking on the tredmill did not sound like fun, so I didn’t do it. Win. I went over my calories for yesterday, but it’s okay because I was HUNGRY. I didn’t even really feel guilty. Another win. Small steps (of letting to let go), people. Small steps. :)
Okay I’ll stop rambling, let’s get to it! Thanks to Jenn for hosting this linkup. :)
WIAW: Restaurant Quality
Still going strong with oat bran (love). Yesterday’s mix had 1/2 banana in the mix along with a few strawberries. Still topped with TJ’s almond butter with sea salt. SO delish.
- 1 2/3 C water
- 1/3 C oat bran
- 1/2 scoop Fitmixer Vanilla Protein
- 1/2 banana
- TJ’s Almond Butter
I’m trying to get more protein in, so I picked up a huge 1 lb bag of teriyaki beef jerkey from Sams. Probably has a lot of sodium, but I like it. :)
I had about an ounce (probably a little more) of it.
Turkey and avocado on a pita bread alond with some carrots and baby tomatoes.
1 cup of canteloup on the side (delish!)
You know the secret to perfectly ripe canteloupe is to let it ripen on your counter for a few days. I had two canteloupes (you can never buy just one!) on my counter for a week. Fact.
2:15 Snack #2
Almonds. These are my favorite flavor. I had hard-boiled eggs in the work fridge, but I wasn’t feeling it. I hope they’re still good (about a week old still in the shell) because I plan on having one this morning. Ha!
4:30 Pre-Dinner Snack
Some more canteloupe (I was so hungry) and one of these bad boys.
PB Chocolate Chip Pretzel Bites from How Sweet Eats. I bet these would be BOMB on top of some greek yogurt or ice cream.
Unfortunately greek yogurt has been upsetting my tummy lately. :(
Well, yesterday I actually had 3 ounces of ground turkey, laughing cow light swiss cheese and some ketchup inside a pita bread with roasted zuchinni and green beans on the side. Unfortunately, I was too hungry (re: lazy) to snap a picture.
But I did manage to snap a picture of Monday’s dinner because the BF said it was “restaurant quality.” Damn right!
This is a 2 egg and 1/3 C egg white omelette with black beans, reduced fat cheddar cheese, salsa and avocado. I had to get some more veggies in, so I steamed
microwaved some broccoli for my side. Plus, I ALWAYS need sides. And preferably, more than one side.
On a side note: I swear that cooking eggs in coconut oil make 100% difference. WAY better than non-stick spray or olive oil. Especially fpr omlettes or fried eggs. Seriously, you need to try it. Even the non-coconut lovers out there (like the BF) will love it. Promise! All you need is a little bit. For my omelette, I used about 1/2 tsp.
7:30 Snack #3
A protein muffin with melty caramel PB and chocolate.
In the protein muffin-
- 2 T egg whites
- 1/2 scoop protein (Fitmixer Vanilla)
- 1 T unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
Mix and pop in the micro for about 1:30.
I followed this up with some more canteloupe and a spoonful of TJ’s almond butter.
[Note: This does not include every single thing I ate or drank yesterday.]
How about you- are you a sides person? One side, two sides?
I can do with only one side, but I prefer two. The BF doesn’t need any which is just crazy-talk to me. :)