I am so looking forward to a full grocery shop this week. Yesterday was slim pickings to make my meals yesterday. For instance, take a look at my breakfast tacos:
I am sure you are thinking – what the hell is in there? Try 1/2 a cup of scrambled egg whites, 1 breakfast sausage, and a cup of broccoli slaw. I divided the mixture between 3 extra thin Mission tortillas (love these!) and cooked them in 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
When I got to work, I put them in the toaster oven to crisp up again at 350 for about 7 minutes. I added some Tabasco at my desk and these were delicious! Breakfast comes in at 380 calories, 12 fat, 31 carbs, 6 fiber and 35 protein.
I checked the indoor pool schedule at my gym and went and swam for 40 minutes – again, just me and the lifeguard. I have to tell you that swimming is a good workout – I could feel muscles in my back and my face was flushed when I got done. I am not a fast swimmer, so I don’t even know how far I went, but for the sake of my 100 miles in August challenge, I am adding another mile.
Speaking of the 100 miles in August Challenge, I told you that anyone who jumped on the band wagon with me would win a prize package from me. At the suggestion of Kim (she’s got a giveaway going on herself – go check it out!), I am going to offer two jars of my baja fresh salsa and two jars of my grilled cherry salsa! But in addition, the kind folks at Chobani will offer the same package I got last week – six, 16 oz. containers of their most popular flavors.
It’s not too late to sign up – just pick a challenge for yourself that you will try to stick with through the month of August. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a comment on this post to be entered into the prize pack drawing.
So Tony, who swore that he hated Greek yogurt? Tried the blueberry one and loved it – winning!
So I was literally grasping at straws trying to figure out what to make for lunch. A quick peak in the deep freeze and I found a chicken fried rice Lean Cuisine that Hannah bought and left. They are only 260 calories, so i was trying to think how I could bulk it up and decided to make a soup!
The red container? That’s called Gochujang – or in other words, it’s a hot pepper paste. I add a tablespoon of this to soups to kick them up a notch. I cooked the Lean Cuisine, then put the chicken broth and chopped broccoli together and cooked that for 2 minutes. I added the hot pepper paste, stirred it to combine, then added the Lean Cuisine to the bowl, and nuked it for another 2 minutes.
This giant bowl of soup comes in at 350 calories, 4.9 fat, 60 carbs, 4.4 fiber and 16 protein.
But you guys, by the time I got home, I was hangry. I literally only just over 700 calories before dinner. I had defrosted some ground beef and ended up making myself a Reuben burger – a 1/3 pound burger with cheddar cheese, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing and I didn’t have any fries, so flaming hot Cheetos made the plate.
Dinner comes in at 682 caloires, 40 fat, 50 carbs, 1.5 fiber and 34 protein.
All in all it wasn’t a bad day, but I think I need to eat bigger meals earlier in the day and less at night. I am proud though that I never ate any more cheetos later in the night – no snacks at all.
Stats for August 3:
- 1412 calories, 58 fat, 141 carbs, 11.9 fiber and 88 protein
- 39% calories from fat, 36% from fat and 25% from protein
- 1 mile swim
- 6.1 miles down, 93.9 miles to go in August
So excited – Tony and I are going to Ruth’s Chris tonight for dinner! We’ve had a gift card for the longest time. Their filet’s are amaze balls!
My SIL is coming over for dinner tomorrow night too. She just moved her son and his girlfriend to Tennessee, so I know she’ll need some extra hugs now that they don’t live with her anymore.
What’s up with you this weekend? Hope you jump on the August challenge for a chance to win the salsa and Chobani!