Thursday, November 18, 2010

What I Eat

Lap Band Gal asked us to post what we eat daily to get some new food ideas.

I always start my day with a cup of coffee from my Keurig, with Splenda and fat free milk (Skim Plus or Smart Balance or Hood Calorie Countdown - whatever is on sale - because they're so much creamier than regular skim milk and have more protein and calcium).


Usually eaten in the car to work. Normally I will have something like:

100 calorie flat roll (Arnold's or Pepperidge Farms) with Eggbeaters, a wedge of Laughing Cow Light cheese, and sometimes some sort of meat - turkey sausage, ham, or a sprinkle of real bacon bits.

Egg muffin cups - I chop leftover cooked veggies (broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, onions, etc.) and put them in small muffin cups. Top with a sprinkle of cheese and a sprinkle of real bacon bits or chopped ham (optional), and fill the muffin cups to 3/4 full with eggs or Eggbeaters. Bake at 325 until eggs are set - about 20 minutes. I make a big batch and freeze these, and pop 2 in the microwave for breakfast.

Turkey sandwich.

Leftovers from the previous night's dinner.

Cran-bran VitaMuffin top and 2 turkey sausage links.


It varies. Lunch is my biggest meal of the day. Some choices might be:


A salad with chicken or leftover turkey taco meat on it.

Turkey and avocado on a Flatout wrap.

Black bean soup with salsa and a slice of avocado.

Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice meal.

Tijuana Flats - 1 chicken and black bean taco on a whole wheat wrap, Power Lite (lowfat cheese and sour cream) with onions, lettuce, guacamole, and lots of hot sauce.

Pollo Tropical: Small Tropi-Chop - chicken, 1/2 lettuce and 1/2 brown rice, black beans, grilled onions, and salsa.

Wendy's - Half chicken apple salad (light on the cheese, only 1/2 the nuts and dressing) and a small frozen yogurt at the yogurt place across the street.

Subway - 6 inch turkey on honey oat, bread scooped out, with lettuce, onion, pickles, and a dab of Sweet Onion sauce and light mayo.


Jamaican - jerk chicken or jerk shrimp salad


My dinners are very simple - usually meat or fish on the grill with veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, carrots, green beans) on the side.

Meatloaf and baked sweet potatoes.

Chicken & apple sausage with sauerkraut and mustard.

Turkey tacos (I eat mine on a bed of lettuce instead of in taco shells).

Beef or chicken or shrimp stir fry with broccoli and onions.

On Thursday nights I knit, and we usually have our knitting night at our favorite Jamaican restaurant. I'll usually have something like a jerk fish or chicken wrap or something on special - the chef is a REALLY cool guy and he is using us as guinea pigs to figure out what to add to the menu. Tonight he made us mahi mahi fritters. YUM.


I will usually have 1-2 snacks per day. This might be:

Lowfat string cheese.

Small yogurt.

1/2 serving of almonds.

Weight Watchers or Skinny Cow ice cream.

Piece of fruit.

Coffee/nonfat iced latte.


Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

Love the idea of the egg muffin cups! Brilliant!!!!! Nice menu choices too.

Stephanie M. said...

The egg muffin cups are great - like mini crustless quiches. I got the idea from Lap Band Gal and tweaked it to make it my own - - and they always come out a little different depending on what kinds of veggies/cheese/meat I have on hand. My favorite batch so far was broccoli, bacon, and colby jack cheese. I thought about trying a take on calzones and making them with turkey pepperoni, mozzarella, and a dab of tomato sauce. I'll let you know how that works out.

Stephanie said...

Those egg muffin cups sound like a great idea!!! Do they really freeze well? I may have to look into making up a batch as it would make a great breakfast!!

Lap Band Gal said...

great ideas! :)

AshleyB said...

Thank you so much for your advice. It was really nice to hear.