Food Diary Entry #9 (for, Thu 05/02/2013)

For breakfast:
Bagel thins with almond butter and raspberry preserves. I also had some apple slices.

For Lunch:
For lunch I had a tortilla topped with the last bit of chicken I had, some cheese, romaine lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, and chipotle salsa. I also had steamed edamame with chili garlic sauce. This meal was so filling and spicy!


For an afternoon snack/beverage:
Since I loved how my iced coffee turned out the other day I decided to make another one. As you can tell I made way too much and yes I finished it all.

For dinner:
So I completely forgot to take a picture of my smoothie for dinner but here is a picture of my fiance’s. His smoothie has kale, mango, some walnuts, and water. My smoothie had kale, raspberries, banana, and some walnuts. My fiance also had nachos (we are talking about a huge plate of nachos!) and cajeta empanadas (caramel stuffed empanadas, the last picture on this post fyi. it is a Mexican dessert). So I only had a few nacho pieces and I also had a string cheese. This was the most random dinner and not a very good one I may add. Next time I need to have a better meal for dinner because later I munched on…

This! Another bagel thin but with chocolate peanut butter.

For dessert:
Umm an empanada… I guess the bagel with chocolate peanut butter wasn’t dessert?? 😉


Baked Apple Crumble

Only 180 calories with ice cream, without the ice cream it is 110 calories.

Since Thanksgiving is getting close, I am getting pretty impatient about getting my hands on all the yummy food I am going to get to eat. (:o) This week I have been trying to make an apple crumble that wasn’t so high in calories! Which is like pretty impossible to do but I improvised and made my own healthier version. I knew that it wouldn’t be an apple crumble without something crunchy or bread like crumbs. I decided to use oatmeal for this. Earlier this week I grilled the apples and it was good but the apples were very mushy and it turned into a puree. This time I decided to bake the apples and just wait for my yummy dessert.

Here is what you will need for 2 servings:
1 large apple (I used a macintosh apple.)
1/4 tsp of cinnamon (You can use 1/2 tsp if you’d like.)
1/4 cup of oats
2 tsp of sugar (I used two packets of sugar in the raw, I think I would have been fine with just one packet.
1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream (1/4 cup for each serving)
Optional Toppings:
vanilla yogurt instead of ice cream
toasted almonds
toasted walnuts

The first thing you want to do is pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating you can peel the apple and cut it into slices. Then you will want to take a baking sheet/dish and put a sheet of aluminum foil on it and spray it lightly with non-sticking spray. Then you will want to spread a thin layer of dry oats on to the baking sheet. Then add a layer of sliced apples and sprinkle with cinnamon, and then another layer of apples and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. You can also add more oats if you’d like. You bake the dish for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. After its done baking you cut it in half and serve on a plate and top it with 1/4 cup of ice cream. (It will crumble when you put it on the plate but you can assemble the apples into a circle and it will look just as nice.) This yummy dessert is only 180 calories!! Depending on the ice cream you use or toppings you use, this dessert can really go down in calories! You can also skip the ice cream and use low fat vanilla yogurt instead.

Food Diary Entry #6 (for Thurs,11-15-2012)

In the morning:
A huge cup of green tea and some water

For brunch:
Banana bread oatmeal. I actually made it from scratch!! I am so excited about this because its like my 7th try. I have always tried to make my own oatmeal and it never turned out good. I was so used to Quaker Oatmeal Apple & Cinnamon flavor that I guess my expectations were set too high. (I think those little packets have a lot of sugar.) Quaker Oatmeal has a recipe for banana bread oatmeal, so i followed that loosely.

For the afternoon:
I had another cup of hibiscus tea and water.

For dinner:
I had a pretty early dinner since breakfast and lunch got mixed together. I made a grilled chicken, tomato and avocado sandwich. It also had 1/4 tsp of black pepper and some romaine lettuce. I really wish I had an onion to put some on the sandwich. It turned out delicious!! It is a pretty high calorie sandwich (400-500 calories) but it is extremely filling.

For dessert:
Baked apple crumble with ice cream and a cup of vanilla rooibos tea. This is a yummy dessert at only 180 calories a serving. Yum!! I’ll post the recipe later. I’m sure others have made this treat but if you are interested stay tuned.

I am just in love with the dessert! Oh and the chicken sandwich was delicious as well.