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.

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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, 🙂

Grocery Haul from HEB Market

4 jugs of water, granola, baby mum-mums, baby puffs in the apple flavor, baby oatmeal cereal, stonyfield 32 oz vanilla yogurt, yobaby yogurt in the vanilla flavor, sweet potato, green beans, sweet peas, baby spinach, kale, cantaloupe, bananas, pears, apples, strawberries, and chicken.

So here is another post about my grocery shopping trip. This time I went to H-E-B Market; which I believe are only in Texas but I could be wrong. This H-E-B in particular carries organic items and non organic items. Which I absolutely love! I’m hoping I will use up all these groceries and i would like to post all the meals I make. This way I can keep track of what I actually use and what I should quit buying.

On a side note: I will also be including groceries I already have.

Today’s post will be a short one for now.