Last night I ended up snacking on some protein cookie dough (1 scoop protein powder mixed with 1 tbsp water and 1 tbsp Better’N'PB) but this time I added 2 tsp raisins! I didn’t take a picture.. I’m sure you’ve all seen enough pictures of it!
This morning I was up at 6:30 for some odd reason.. why is it that I can never sleep late on the weekends? I laid in bed a while and then read some blogs in bed until my stomach started rumbling for breakfast! I’m still doing the mini-meals experiment so I went with a smaller version of oats this morning:
1/2 cup oats cooked in 1 1/4 cup water + cinnamon + stevia
1/2 ripe banana
1/4 cup Daisy 2% cottage cheese (stirred in after I turned the heat off)
2 tsp TJ’s flaxseed peanut butter
It was really creamy! I think I’m finally getting over cottage cheese’s texture. For the longest time I wouldn’t eat it because it grossed me out!
That breakfast actually lasted about 3 hours and then I had a snack. Since I’m in my latest ricotta craze, I mixed 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta with a scoop of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and stevia. I ate it with aLean and Mean Pumpkin Muffinall drizzled with 1 tspKremapeanut butter:
But unfortunately that didn’t tame my hunger so I had 1/2 of a large banana:
And then I headed to Cardio Kickboxing at the gym! It was core-focused today.. my favorite! He had us finish up the class with 3 minutes of oblique twists and 3 minutes of sit ups with an 8pound weight. It was awesome! The class almost felt easier today.. I think it may have been because I had a big pre-workout snack. Eating smaller meals is really doing wonders for me!
After the class I did a little more shoulder and ab work on my own. It consisted of:
Reverse crunches on bench- 3 sets of 15 with 5 pulses at the end of every set
Knee-ins on bench- 3 sets of 15
Plank- I held it for 2 minutes
The end! When I came home I wasn’t that hungry and was craving a salad. So I made a little one that had fresh spinach, 3 1/2 oz cooked chicken breast, 1/2 cupedamame, and fresh salsa:
The rest of the afternoon consisted of cleaning and doing some homework. This weekend I’m in the process of taking my summer clothes out of my closet and replacing it with my fall and winter clothes.. it’s quite the project!
A couple hours after lunch my stomach was growling again. So I made a snack that consisted of 1/2 cupFage0% mixed with 1/4 cup pumpkin, cinnamon, stevia, and ginger. Then I topped it with a few defrosted blueberries, 1/4 cupKashiGo Lean, and 1 tsp peanut butter:
It hit the spot! And lasted me until dinner time. For dinner I started with a Boca Burger topped with 1/8 avocado, spicy mustard, and cayenne pepper. Plus steamed broccoli withBraggsAmino Acids:
And then my second course of dinner was a new kind of squash.. a gold nugget squash! I’ve never had one before so I made them just like I do kabocha. (Chop up, sprinkle with cinnamon and ginger, and bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes.) I wasn’t sure how the squash would taste so I made a little dipping sampler complete with peanut butter,organic ketchup, and spicy mustard. I tried it in all of the dips but actually prefered the ketchup and mustard! So I didn’t end up eating the peanut butter pictured:
It was yummy but I think I prefer kabocha and butternut more!
I’m full of veggies right now! We shall see if it lasts though.. my metabolism has been on fire lately