Breakfast: Coffee with unsweetened almond milk. I also had 3 egg whites on two slices of toasted Ezekiel bread, but I didn’t take a photo because I eat it every single day and I’ve run out of different ways to show it!
Morning Snack: Apple and a grande unsweetened iced coffee with soy from Starbucks.
Lunch: I made a quick stir-fry before leaving for work. Here’s what I do: I take a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies and put them in a glass bowl along with some water and microwave for around 3-4 minutes. I drain the veggies, put them in some tupperware, add one tablespoon of this sauce, give it a quick shake to coat and am on my way. It’s really easy to make if you’re running low on time. I usually add quinoa but didn’t have any already cooked.
Afternoon Snack: Some pistachios and an orange.
Dinner: Baked potato with Fage 2% greek yogurt, garlic kale topped with tahini sauce (tahini, garlic, lemon juice, paprika & a little salt), and corn on the cob rubbed with some red miso. I got the idea for the corn from BonzaiAphrodite and even though I don’t have a grill it still turned out great! This dinner was so good, comforting and just perfect for this rainy day.
The kickboxing video was really fast paced and I had a hard time keeping up, but I finished it. The cardio groove video was another story. I cannot dance at all and even though she would go through the moves slowly a few times before doing it at tempo, I just couldn’t keep up at all. Eventually I just started bouncing around the living room like a weirdo to keep moving then got bored and quit halfway through. It was definitely burning some calories, but it’s no fun if you can’t move at the same pace as the instructors. Maybe another day.
Today was full of good food! For breakfast I had exactly the same thing as yesterday which was two slices of Ezekiel bread and four egg whites. I was running late because I had to take
I stopped by Starbucks and got an iced coffee even though it was 50° out. I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t drink hot coffee much anymore even when it’s cold out.
I had an apple for a morning snack.
I ate this salad for lunch. It looks kinda unappetizing because I mixed it up before taking the photo, but was so good. It had field greens, tomatoes, avocado, dulse flakes, cucumbers and grilled tempeh.
I had also packed this sweet potato and kale salad for lunch but got full off the salad. I ate this around 2:30. I picked up the kale salad from Earth Fare yesterday and it was delicious! It had zucchini, grape tomatoes, squash, celery, red cabbage, sunflower seeds, olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
I had a handful of blueberries when I got home. They are delicious!
I made enchiladas for dinner. They’re so easy to make on nights you want something quick and tasty.
Now I’m headed over to check out what everyone else is makin’ over at What I Ate Wednesday!
What was the best thing you ate today?
Ripped In 30 Challenge: Day 2
So today was day two of the Ripped In 30 Challenge and I can’t believe I have gotten up at 6:30 two mornings in a row and worked out. Not only do I feel better after getting a morning workout in, I also have so much more time and my morning isn’t as rushed.
I know that I’m only on week 1 of the workout and it’s the easiest of the bunch, but it’s not bad at all. With warm up and cool down it is around 34 minutes and I burn around 260-300 calories each time. A few of the moves are repeated from 30 Day Shred (squat & press, push ups, side lunge with front raise, etc.) but there are also some new moves thrown in. I’m using 5lb weights and some of the strength moves are a bit of a challenge.
I really like how it’s the 3 minutes of strength, 2 of cardio and 1 of abs (which is mostly plank work). You don’t do any move for more than 30 seconds so that’s really nice and makes it go by quick. So far week 1 is going well! Let’s see what I’m saying when I’m halfway through this thing.
I haven’t really followed Jillian’s meal plan in regards to the specific meals she plans out, but I’m following the rules. Each meal is around 400 calories and the snacks are around 200 each. I’ve pretty much eaten the same thing these past two days. I’ll try to switch it up later, but I get in this habit of eating the same thing over and over until I get tired of it. Right now, this is what I’m loving:
Breakfast was two pieces of Ezekiel bread, four egg whites and a glass of iced coffee with unsweetened almond milk. 224 calories (and 24g protein!).
Lunch was a very unphotogenic plain baked sweet potato and a salad with field greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, grilled tempeh, alfalfa sprouts, avocado and balsamic vinaigrette. 534 calories.
For dinner I had a baked potato with Fage’s plain greek yogurt. I was a little hesitant to sub sour cream with greek yogurt, but it tastes really close to the real thing and has much better stats. For 1 cup it’s 120 calories, 0g fat, 85mg sodium and 20g protein. How awesome is that?! I didn’t use nearly an entire cup so it was pretty much nothing compared to sour cream.
I also had pita pizzas with this pizza sauce, zucchini, asparagus, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms. They were so good! I just took one piece of pita bread and cut around the edge to create the two pieces. I put all the veggies on, sprayed with olive oil and baked for a little under ten minutes at 350°.
All of this was only 493 calories and I was stuffed. It was a great dinner and I can tell that I’ll be making pita pizzas a lot this week. I’ve been doing really well with eating well and you can always check out my food diary if you want to know a more detailed breakdown.
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Food Diary #4
Breakfast was an Ezekiel English muffin, two egg whites, half an avocado and one slice of fakin’ bacon. I have this for breakfast almost every single day now.. it’s so good!
My morning snack was an apple and baby carrots. I can never make it to lunch time without having a small snack.
I also had an iced coffee and lots of water throughout the day as well.
Lunch was a salad with field greens, chickpeas, sprouts, broccoli, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, cucumbers and dulse flakes. I also had a stir-fry with various veggies and a thai lime sauce.
I snacked on some cashews around 3pm. I bought a can to keep in case I needed something to snack on and hadn’t brought anything from home and it turned out to be a big mistake. I can’t quit eating them.. they’re too good!
I also had an orange and banana in between this and dinner.
Dinner was a pizza with asparagus, eggplant and red, yellow & green peppers. The crust was made from this recipe and the sauce was just tomato sauce with salt, pepper, oregano and basil. It turned out really well!
Dessert didn’t turn out as good as the pizza. I got a little too confident in my baking abilities and tried subbing applesauce for oil and flaxseed for an egg and it just didn’t work right.. as you can tell by the color of it. Haha! I still ate it though! :]
What was the best thing you ate today?
Food Diary #1
Looks a lil’ gross but it’s so good! Breakfast was overnight oats with coconut milk, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and a 1/3 cup of yogurt. I also had a Tazo chai tea bag with honey and coconut milk.
Morning snack was an organic gala apple and half decaf/half regular coffee.
Lunch was a veggie stir-fry (tiny bit of szechuan sauce) and 1/3 cup of steamed rice. Also, a salad with romaine, spinach, cucumbers, chickpeas, sunflower seeds and balsamic dressing. Dessert was a tiny piece of brownie and pound cake that I ate before I remembered to take a photo. Water to drink.
We don’t normally eat out, but I was visiting my Mom at Panera and am in love with their tomato soup so I ate dinner there. Half a Mediterranean Veggie sandwich, tomato soup, french baguette and unsweet tea to drink.
Not too shabby today although I shouldn’t have had so much bread at dinner. I love it, but I always feel sluggish and bloated afterwards and that’s no good. I need to stick with Ezekiel bread because I never feel gross after eating it. Does bread make anyone else feel that way?