Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Perfect Eating Week - Day 2

Perfect eating week, day 2...

After my morning coffee (which is how I start every day), I started my day with a 2 mile walk. I was pretty hungry when I got home and looking forward to breakfast...



Here are the ingredients, all measured, cut up, and ready to be mixed in to my nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt (1/2 cup fresh strawberries, 1/4 cup pineapple chunks in juice, 1 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut, 2 Tbsp. lowfat granola):


And all mixed together and ready to munch...


I have 6+ hours between breakfast and lunch so I need a morning snack. My snack included a hard boiled egg sprinkled with salt and pepper (because every meal and snack needs to include protein)...



And one of my faaaaaaaavorite new treats...seriously, you must try this. Cut a grapefruit in half, cut between the membranes with a sharp knife to separate the fruit, drizzle with a tiny bit (about 1/2 teaspoon) of honey, and broil until the top of the grapefruit starts to bubble. Oh...my...god...it tastes like candy. I'm not kidding.




I was not too hungry when lunchtime rolled around, but I had plans to go to a great local healthy restaurant called Juice & Java. My stomach had been feeling a little tight earlier and I didn't really want bread, so rather than the tuna wrap I'd planned on, I got the same thing in salad form instead. It's greens, sprouts, cabbage, avocado, plain tuna (no mayo), balsamic vinegar, and herbs...so tasty!



Dinner doesn't look all that appetizing, and I almost burned the house down making it (all I'm saying is that spaghetti squash explodes in the microwave when cooked for too long, even if you poke holes in it) but it was really delicious. It's a spicy Italian turkey sausage link (boiled and then browned) cut up with spaghetti squash, 1/4 cup of lowfat cottage cheese (the store was out of lowfat ricotta), a clove of garlic, a bit of Brummel & Brown spread, and salt and pepper. Very yummy! I have the leftovers packed for lunch tomorrow.


I plan to have a 100 calorie, no sugar added ice cream sandwich before bed.

My day will end at 1161 calories and 85 grams of protein. Not bad!

9 comments:

Amy said...

I've recently started eating spaghetti squash - pretty darn good! I've seen it cooked a couple of different ways. One was just to fork it and cook it that way and the way Mr. X cooks it for me. He cuts it in half, puts half face down on a plate and cooks one half at a time. We haven't had an explosion yet. How do you cook yours? Cut? Forked? Cut and forked both? :)

Holly from 300 Pounds Down said...

I laughed out loud about the spaghetti squash!! You are really doing fantastic I'll say that. What a great job!

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Thank you for posting this detailed account (and the funny part). It is giving me ideas.

Grizzlyrider said...

I've had grapefruit like that - it is delicious! I even just put mine in the microwave for 45-55 seconds instead of broiling - fantastic!!!

Lap Band Gal said...

Nice totals at the end of the day :) Thanks for sharing all these cool food ideas

Reggie said...

Mmmm. I am going to have to try having my grapefruit like that.

Reggie said...

Mmmm. I am going to have to try having my grapefruit like that.

speck said...

I love spaghetti squash but there is no way in hades I could get that grapefruit.

Ever since my surgery(3 1/2 years out) there's only a few fruits and veggies I can eat raw. There's just something about it.(not about being to tight)

As soon as I take a bite, it's like WHAM throat closes up.

You've got a great healthy menu going on. You are doing so well.

Sandra

Ronnie said...

Not bad at all! Keep up the great work. :)