Gooooooood morning all! I am really loving blogging… the actual blogging and getting to know the blogging community. I’ve read a lot of great health blogs, and I am really enjoying reading KERF . Since I get asked a lot by clients, friends and family members what I eat during the day, I thought documenting my daily eats would be a fun way to blog and hopefully be informative too. So, here goes. Today I’ll be posting what I eat. Hopefully you’ll like reading it and maybe find a yummy new food to try along the way
Breakfast this morning was fairly typical for me. I always keep chopped up veggies in the fridge for a variety of uses. This morning I threw a handful of green bell peppers and onions into a hot pan. Once they had cooked enough to soften up, I added 2 egg whites. Once everything was scrambled thoroughly (I strongly dislike any runniness to my eggs… sometime that leads me to overcook them, but I’m OK with that ), I topped it off with Jack’s Salsa . To that, I added a bunch of grapes and a 1/2 an Arnold’s Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin topped with 1 tbsp of PB & Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Natural Peanut Butter. This is a new product I just picked up and I love it! Read more about it here . The only variety left at my grocery store was the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, which is delicious, but I can’t wait to find and try their Dark Chocolate Dreams . I plan on eating a spoonful of it for dessert… YUMM.
I also enjoyed my morning cup ‘o joe… I am a new coffee drinker. I was never into it until a couple months ago when Hubs and I moved into our new house. We were up early working on the house and moving, and I became addicted. I add a tbsp or 2 of International Delight Skinny Vanilla Latte (I used to use Coffee Mate until I looked at the list of ingredients… I know the amount of transfat is ‘negligible’ … but I don’t want ANY in my coffee!)
I entered everything into 411fit and I’m 282 calories. I’m not a big calorie counter (anymore), but it’s fun to enter it sometimes just to see where I’m at That’s all for now… see you at lunch!
Before I got to lunch I had a mid-morning snack of my beloved Chobani. I really am a big believer in not letting more than 3-4 hours go by without eating. It helps my energy levels and keeps me from being starving when the next meals rolls around. If 3 meals a day works for you, super, but if not, I’d recommend the snacks in between!
After doing some work and squeezing in a 45 minute walk-jog with K-diz , it was time for lunch! By the way, walk-jogs are the closest I’ve ever come to running. I long to be a runner. I am envious of people when I see facebook updates that say ‘just got back from a 5 mile run! feels great!’. If you have any secrets to running, please share. I feel there is a giant secret that makes running fun and easy, and no one will share it with me.
Anyways, back to lunch. I heated up some left over homemade spaghetti sauce from last night and topped it with some fresh basil from my herb garden (just a sprinkle because my plants are still growing, so I don’t have much to pick )
I paired this with a HUGE salad that I had chopped and ready to eat in the fridge. I’ve found that healthy eating is a HECK of a lot easier when you properly prepare. I spend about an hour after a grocery store trip, cleaning and chopping us fruits and veggies for the week. It makes my life so much easier.
It may not look it, but I assure you this was a BIG salad… baby spinach, romaine, carrots, peppers, onions, celery, hearts of palm, cucumber and a sprinkle of feta.
I topped it off with my dressing of choice from Newman. Although I really enjoy the flavor, I would like to try out making my own dressing from scratch. Any one have a recipe for a good one?
Well, like I said before about snacking, I had another snack before dinner. Nut Crisps are a new find of mine, and they are delicious! Unfortunately, I finally read the label and they have high fructose corn syrup in them. I do my best to avoid HFC S, but the verdict is still out on whether or not I’ll toss these to the curb…
I dipped those in hummus (hommus?) and munched on some raw veggies, too.
A few hours later, and just a few minutes ago , was dinner. Easy dinner tonight. It consisted of oven roasted diced red potatoes, baked chicken breast and broccoli. The baby red potatoes were tossed in about 1 tbsp of olive oil and coated in rosemary, paprika, garlic powder and pepper. The chicken was coated in the same (I told you… easy *lazy* dinner… I only was using 1 herb/spice mix!). I steamed my frozen organic broccoli florets on the stove, then served them after squeezing lemon over them and sprinkling them with thyme.
That’s all for tonight! I’m actually stuffed… everything loaded into 411fit, puts me at 1463 calories, 50% carbs, 23% fat, 27% protein. Not bad… a little low in carbs, but not bad. Everyone enjoy your evening!