Food Diary Entry #8 (for, Wed 05/01/2013)

For breakfast:
Strawberries and cream overnight oats. This is actually my first time eating overnight oats and I actually kinda liked it. I got the recipe from Peanut Butter Fingers. It was yummy! I can’t wait to try more overnight oat recipes!
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For lunch:
I had leftover chicken from the chicken tacos last night but I did not want to eat chicken tacos again so I made a chicken taco bowl! I added chicken, romaine lettuce, some iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, some shredded cheese, avocado, and some salsa to substitute a dressing. This was very filling! I was full for hours and I am talking about 3-4 hours of my stomach not asking me for more food. Which almost never happens!
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Taco salad all gone!
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Afternoon snack:
Since I wasn’t hungry for a snack, I made myself an iced coffee. I heated up some water, added a teaspoon or two of instant coffee, some sugar and then I let it cool a bit. After it cooled down I poured the coffee into a glass filled with ice and then I added some milk.
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For dinner:
I got kind of lazy around dinnertime and just heated up some frozen pizzas. I ate a margherita pizza by Kashi, which fooducate (an app on the phone) rated a B-! My fiance ate a pepperoni pizza, of course. I ate a little less than 2/3 of the pizza. They are not big pizzas and 1/3 of the pizza is just 290 calories. I don’t feel bad at all!
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I recommend this pizza, it is so yummy!
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I am so full today that I didn’t want a treat or dessert! That almost never happens!

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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 #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?