A few days ago I spent an afternoon making a whole bunch of oatmeal pancakes in different ways, so I could freeze them and then reheat them when I needed them. This morning I reheated one made with egg whites and banana. It was good, but it would have been better homemade…as everything tends to be.
I topped it with about a cup of plain yogurt with cinnamon and stevia, a BUNCH of fresh fruit, and about a tablespoon of chopped walnuts. I read about omega 3s in Food Cures last night, so I now I am definitely going to try to get more of them in my daily routine! I knew they were important before, but now I understand why.
I headed to the gym late morning today so that I would get home around lunch time. That didn’t work as well as I’d hoped because I didn’t end up sitting down to lunch until 1:45. 😦 I was hungry!
~450 calories burned
Anyway, lunch was a spinach salad with chopped mushrooms, steamed carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower, 7 almonds, feta cheese, a little bit of chicken, and homemade dressing. To change up my normal dressing (honey + mustard), I added a little splash of orange juice! It was good, but I think I “splashed” a little too much because it was a pretty strong citrus-y dressing. Good, though.
10 Dr. Kracker Seedlander crackers on the side. I’m in love with them!
About 2/3 cup plain yogurt with cinnamon, stevia, and 1 tbsp. ground flax (again, trying to up my omega 3s!). I actually really enjoyed this! Sometimes I don’t like a ton of chunky stuff mixed into my yogurt, but this was really good.
Side note: I say “about” with the yogurt, because I don’t actually measure it. I don’t really see the point in dirtying a measuring cup just for that. If it were for a recipe, I would measure it, but not for this.
I also had a serving of unpictured cheddar popchips. I didn’t plan on having these, but I LOVE potato chips. They didn’t do much for me nutritionally, but they satisfied a craving.
Oh, I almost forgot! I had a kombucha with lunch as well. I had to run some errands after they gym, so I had a Passionberry Bliss Kombucha to help tide me over until I could get a proper lunch. It was awesome! Love, love, love….
~623 calories. A little higher than I wanted, but it was a late lunch and I had just come from the gym, so it’s not a huge deal.
A tiny piece of pumpkin bread that I found on the counter. I didn’t need it, but it was kind of impulsive. Grrr! I’m trying not just eat things because they are there!
I did more college preping this afternoon including picking pictures to hang on my walls, sorting through all the stuff I have gotten, washing sheets, making a pretty block schedule with all sorts of colors (!!!), testing Skype, and some other random little things. As boring as it may sound, it’s kinda fun! I love making schedules and organizing things.
But the extra big lunch really filled me up, so that was all I had for snack today. I guess it all balances out.
Dinner was especially good tonight! My mom found a recipe for a chicken salad in the back of the book she just finished, so she decided to try it out. SO. GOOD. I am pretty picky about my chicken salad. I don’t like complete mush with tons of mayonnaise, but I don’t like really dry stuff just to save fat, either. When my mom first started making it, I didn’t think it would be good. It mixed things like pecans and cheddar cheese. Which just sounded bizarre. But it was good. Too good. I went back for a second bite. Then a third. And a fourth. And so on…. I didn’t even bother putting it on a piece of bread or crackers! Just straight from the bowl was fine by me!
It is surprisingly light for a top-notch chicken salad, too! It does use mayonnaise, but my mom put in light instead of the full fat stuff. 🙂 She also took all the skin and fat off the rotisserie chicken before she used it. The cheese was full fat, but there was only a half cup for about 8 servings (that is my estimate number of servings, the recipe did not specify). I think the little bit of extra fat is worth it for this recipe.
Anyway, so I ended up eating dinner before I planned on it AND before I needed it, but, oh well. I did have a banana with it to add in some fresh produce!
Total dinner calories (for the chicken salad and banana): ~482
Because of my early dinner I got kinda hungry around 8 and I had around 200 calories left, so I had a piece of Ezekiel toast with the Laughing Cow light cheese and about 2 tsp. almond butter. I also had 1/2 of a Ghiradelli Raspberry chocolate that I split with my sister. 🙂
1835 (food) – 450 (exercise) = 1385 calories. Yes! I am only 15 calories under my goal NET so I’m pretty pumped! After dinner I had a major cookie craving, but I satisfied my sweet tooth with something much healthier.
Hope you had a wonderful day!