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Strawberry Field (Greens) Forever

Posted Jul 21 2009 2:36pm

I’m feeling a lot better after the horrible weekend I had with HER and I stayed much lower on my sodium today, plus I exercised! GO ME! \ :) /

I started the day with a nice, hearty breakfast of eggs over-easy on 2 slices lightly toasted Trader Joe’s sodium free whole wheat bread (140 cal) that I rubbed with a clove of garlic before placing the eggs on top of. And 8z of Tropicana orange juice (110 cal):

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This doubled as my pre-obstacle course snack for only 420 calories! It kept me full for over 4 hours. Sooo yummy!

Then I went downstairs about an hour later, did an hour of obstacle course, came upstairs, and had some Vitaminwater 10. I did some work, more phone tag and moving preparation, then made a sodium heavy lunch that was balanced out by the very light in sodium breakfast I had; the eggs + OJ were only about 150mg sodium tops!

On the lunch menu: 1 Al Fresco roasted garlic chicken sausage (140 cal, 480mg sodium) on top of 1 serving Birds Eye bell pepper strips (25 cal) that I cooked in 1 teaspoon EVOO (40 cal); 1/2 cup Franceso Rinaldi no salt added tomato sauce (70 cal) and 2 servings (260g) Eden brown rice and green lentils (240 cal):

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The sausages come precooked, but I cut mine in half and grilled it on the indoor grill.

The sauce and brown rice and lentils were warmed up in the microwave. It took about 5-7 minutes to make this and it was FANTASTIC!!

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Highish in sodium, but like I said, the low sodium breakfast/morning snack helps balance that out. This colorful and SUPER FILLING meal comes to just 515 calories. Loved it!! I want to try all of their sausage flavors, great stuff! This is the first time I had the Eden brown rice and lentils, too, and they were YUMMY! They’re also low in sodium; only 120mg per serving.

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Gluten free and entirely wholesome ingredients: Water, Organic Lundberg™ Short Grain Brown Rice, Organic Lentils, Organic Onion Flakes, Organic Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Organic Parsley Flakes, Organic Bay Leaf Powder, Organic Cumin Powder, Organic Cayenne Pepper thumbs_up1.gif

The star of Monday’s food show was definitely my bountiful grilled chicken, strawberry, blue cheese and pumpkin seed salad on a bed of baby arugula and fresh baby spinach.

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In the bowl:

  • Baby arugula and fresh baby spinach tossed in balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar and 1 TBSP Bolthouse Farms blue cheese yogurt dressing
  • 4oz (before cook) chicken breast grilled with 1 teaspoon EVOO
  • 14g blue cheese crumbles (50 cal)
  • 4 strawberries, sliced
  • 7g roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Another TBSP Bolthouse Farms blue cheese yogurt dressing over the top

On the side: A Vitamuffin cornbread muffin top (100 cal) that was in the freezer for quite some time but I popped it in the microwave for 20 seconds and it came out perfectly soft and TASTY! Yummmmm

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So DELICIOUS!

I’m very, very tired right now. We woke up early to take care of some important things today, so we only had like 4 hours of sleep! :( I think we’re going to take a nap. We’re not 100% functional right now, so instead of overexerting myself with more exercise and whatever else I have planned today, I’m going to start over in a few hours. :D


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