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.
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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!
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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.
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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…
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This! Another bagel thin but with chocolate peanut butter.
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For dessert:
Umm an empanada… I guess the bagel with chocolate peanut butter wasn’t dessert?? 😉
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Food Diary Entry #7 (for, Tues 4-29-2013)

Today fiance stayed home since he has a very bad sunburn! Yesterday we went to the doctor and he was given a shot, some antibiotics, ibuprofen, and a cream. He got this bad sunburn because he didn’t wear any sunscreen and went fishing for 9 hours! So please wear sunscreen if you are going to be out in the sun for hours! He definitely learned his lesson and he needed to stay home from work to rest. Today he is able to walk without saying “ow”, so we are definitely making an improvement! Today has been very relaxing and there has been lots of eating going on.

Around 3 pm today I decided to try Peanut Butter Fingers chicken tacos in my old school crock pot! here is proof:
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See i told you it was old school! My mom left me this crock pot on Cas’s first birthday party. I found so many recipes that look really easy and they use a crock pot!

For breakfast:
A strawberry and banana smoothie. I added a few almonds and a little bit of milk. I forget how sweet fruit can be when I don’t add kale or spinach to smoothies.
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For lunch:
I wanted a little bit of everything for lunch today. I wanted edamame with a spicy sauce on top and a kale salad massaged with squeezed lemon juice. Both of these ideas are not original since they are from two restaurants I visit often. One is a sushi place and the other is a vegetarian restaurant. So what do I have on my plate? Well, a kale salad, roasted red pepper hummus, pita chips, and steamed edamame with chili garlic sauce on top. You guys I ate every single thing! I left nothing! Yumm-O!
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Afternoon snack:
Since I was waiting on my 2 ingredient chicken tacos cooking in the slow cooker, the smell was making me hungry. I ate a lara bar to help with my growling stomach. I knew I wasn’t starving but I did want something small. This particular flavor is not my favorite but I did like the coconut in it! My favorite lara bar is the chocolate chip flavor!
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Dinner:
So 5 1/2 hours the chicken tacos were ready! And they were totally worth the wait! My fiance likes flour tortillas with his tacos and I had two taco shells… plus a flour tortilla! I know, I know they are not healthy but they are one of my weaknesses. I normally have two tacos but I was really hungry by the time dinner came around so I had 3. These tacos were amazing, especially with salsa verde. My fiance added roasted chipotle salsa to his and they were just as delicious. This was super yummy and I was going to use romaine instead of iceberg but how can you eat a taco without the crispiness of iceberg lettuce! Cas had himself a tiny burrito with the chicken, lettuce, and tomatoes. He did eat half of eat and picked at it later.
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Dessert:
2 Oreo cookies with a cup of milk. My fiance and I are now going to watch Justice League on Netflix until it is time for bed. (If you didn’t know, I love superhero tv shows, movies, and comics! My favorite is Batman!)
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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.

Food Diary Entry #5 (for Fri, 11-09-2012)

In the morning:
A huge cup of coffee today. Little Cas gave us a hard time last night and he woke up earlier than usual.

For Lunch:
Lunch was really late today since Cas’s schedule was off and it just changes everything! For lunch I had a spinach-kale-chicken-mandarin salad with poppyseed dressing.

For an afternoon snack:
I had an apple.

For dinner:
Before dinner, my little family and I went to Target. I was looking for the Bengal Spice tea and the Sweet Harvest Pumpkin Holiday tea from Celestial Seasonings. Unfortunately they where out of both!!! They must be very popular. I settled for the Madagascar Rooibos Vanilla tea instead and I also got some green tea since I was out. (Green tea is pretty much one of those staple items I have to have in my pantry.) While we where at Target the fiance and I were trying to decide what to eat for dinner. The fiance is on this crazy diet that I do not approve of by the way, but he was saying he was starving and that he wanted to grab some fast food. I instantly got upset because we are supposed to stay off fast food; so I suggested to buy items for enchiladas. (Even though I have never tried enchiladas before or made them before. It was a risky move, I know.) His eyes got big and he said, “Can you make american enchiladas?” I laughed and told him that I could try. So we grabbed turkey chili (the fiance actually chose turkey chili over beef chili 😮 ), low fat cheese, and corn tortillas. Anyways, we got home and I made the american enchiladas. To my surprise, they came out really good!! The fiance really loved them too and my cooking isn’t always good so I was pretty proud of myself.

To drink:
The fiance and I also grabbed some wine and beer at Target. Usually on fridays we are able to stay up late and have some drinks while we watch a movie. Its kind of become a tradition and every friday as soon as Cas goes to sleep for bedtime, we watch a movie (or two) while we drink a bit. We watched Dumb and Dumber since I had never seen it before. Oh, I had a glass and a half. 😉

Today may have not been my healthiest day but I won’t beat myself up for it.

Food Diary Entry #4 (for Thurs, 11-08-2012)

In the morning:
A huge glass of water.

For breakfast:
A Strawberry-Banana-Almond Smoothie.

For lunch:
Tuna Salad {I finished the leftover tuna and added 1 tbsp of light mayo, chopped spinach, 1 chopped pickle slice, 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning} with Kale. I used kale as if they were crackers. I didn’t have any crackers so I tried the kale and I actually really liked it.

For an afternoon snack:
I had a small apple.

For dinner:
Turkey burgers on a bed of spinach. This was yummy!!! (I didn’t have any buns or bread, so I used spinach.) For one turkey patty; it included some chopped spinach, some parsley, pepper, salt, and a little bit of shredded mozzarella cheese. I did have my turkey burger with a little bit of ketchup and american cheese. I didn’t even miss the buns!! Oh and the fiance actually really liked the turkey patties! Which is like a surprise for me because he thinks I am weird that I choose turkey over beef.

For dessert:
Dark chocolate covered strawberries flavored yogurt. I totally invented this on the spot. (I’m sure someone has a better recipe somewhere.) I really wanted something chocolaty but I didn’t have anything around. I did remember however, that I still had a bag of Cacao Powder for which I use in smoothies or banana ice cream. So, I grabbed about 1/4 cup of vanilla yogurt, 1 tsp of cacao powder, and some chopped strawberries and mixed them all together. I wasn’t sure how it would taste but it tasted just like dark chocolate covered strawberries!!! I loved it! I think next time I will try this with bananas.

Today’s menu of food was just delicious from my breakfast to my dessert. i just can’t believe that I actually made all those meals myself. I’m extremely proud of myself!!

Food Diary Entry #3 (for Wed, 11/07/2012)

In the morning:
Cup of coffee with 2 packets of sugar in the raw and some water. I also had a small pear because it looked good in the fruit basket.

For a midmorning snack:
A small apple and banana. I was actually starving but since Cas was sleeping upstairs (on my bed :/ ), I really couldn’t make something to eat so instead I grabbed some fruit to help with the roaring stomach I had.

For lunch:
Spinach, whole grain pasta, garlic, parsley, and butter (I ran out of olive oil, so I used butter instead. I don’t really mind since we almost never run out of our small tub of butter. We just don’t use it that often since we prefer olive oil.) This is probably one of my favorite meals and it always keeps me really full.

For dinner:
So I had about 2 tbsp of wild rice, sweet potato, and apple with honey and cinnamon. Which I hated! So I stopped eating it and made a tuna salad instead. The tuna salad consisted of; half of chunk light tuna, 1 1/2 tbsp of light mayonnaise (too much for my taste), 1/2 tsp of pepper, 3 tbsp of chopped spinach, and 1 hard boiled egg including the yolk. I’m sure I could have done without the mayonnaise since I don’t really care for it but for some reason I can only have tuna salad if it has mayo. It must remind me of the way my mom makes tuna salad, which includes lots of mayonnaise.

Not the prettiest picture but when does tuna ever look pretty?

Later I sipped on..
Some Hibiscus tea with a tsp of honey and a dash of cinnamon. This has to be my favorite tea at the moment. (The Tea I used today was Raspberry Zinger Herbal Tea by Celestial Seasonings) I also had another small apple after my late workout.

I am okay with what I ate today. If I had all the ingredients to make a sweet potato and wild rice soup I would be a lot happier but the tuna salad came out good and very filling.

Food Diary Entry #2 (for Tues, 11/06/2012)

In the morning:
Cup of coffee with 2 packets of sugar in the raw. 30 oz of water.

For Lunch:
Black beans, spinach, and mild cheddar shredded cheese with balsamic dressing. (Not very creative here but I did not have a lot of time to eat since it was cutting close for Cas’s lunch as well.)

Snacked on…
A small red delicious apple.

For dinner:
Grilled lemon pepper chicken with sweet potato, sweet peas, and wild rice. I made dinner kind of early today (for me anyways) since I got pretty hungry by 4 o’clock.

For dessert:
A strawberry yogurt parfait!! I have been obsessed with this dessert/snack since forever!

Later I snacked on:
3 Turkey, cheese, pickle roll ups. Not my favorite thing to eat but my fiance was eating his dinner pretty late and I got a little hungry. Instead of serving myself another plate of food I tried a few of these roll-ups to see if they would fill me up, and they did. (It was very high in sodium, so I don’t think I will do this snack again.)

Throughout the whole day I kept drinking water before, during, after meals. Its my favorite beverage and it has always been since I was little.

Overall, I think that I did very good today. I’m proud of myself, 🙂

Food Diary Entry #1 (for Wed,09/12/2012)

So I have decided to start a food journal on Sparkpeople.com. I started yesterday, so I decided to share yesterday’s journal entry with you. I almost ate healthy all day until the fiance decided to get some taco cabana and well I could not resist!

09/12/2012 Food Diary

As soon as I w0ke up:

Warm water with slices of lemon

For Breakfast:

Banana Strawberry Almond Smoothie

For Lunch:

Hummus Veggie Sandwich

Snacks:

Grapes and String Cheese

Trail Mix

For Dinner:

Pico de Gallo Salad

For Dessert:

Sugar Free and Homemade French Vanilla Frappuccino

Late Night Eats:

2 Taco Cabana Street Tacos

A few chips with Queso

As you can see I almost made it all day with a healthy diet but I love street tacos. They are so yummy!! What do you eat daily?