Friday’s bitesPosted: January 7, 2012
Here it is: My first full day of “daily bites.” This is how my Friday went:
7:00a: Arrive at work, unload food onto desk. This is everything that I packed for breakfast and lunch today:
Packing food is seriously a huge pain in the ass, but it’s worth it to have a yummy breakfast and lunch each day.
For breakfast, I actually broke out of my oatmeal mold and tried out a “bake.” Really, it was just a double version of my standard protein muffin. I was inspired to try it for breakfast after seeing a similar bake on The Edible Perspective. This bake included 1/4 c. flour (2 T oat flour, 1 T coconut flour, 1 T buckwheat flour), a few frozen (defrosted) strawberries mashed up, a little mashed banana, 1/4 liquid egg whites, a little pumpkin puree, almond milk, stevia, cinnamon and baking powder. I baked it in the oven in a Pyrex dish at 375 for 30 minutes.
I topped it with 1/3 c 0% plain Greek yogurt mixed with 1 T peanut flour, 1/2 banana (sliced), blueberries, and a drizzle of sunflower butter. (all together 6 WW Points)
This tasted good and actually did fill me up. I was a little skeptical. I have a huge appetite in the morning, and nothing seems to stick like oatmeal.
A little before 10 am, I got my French Press ready to go.
I wanted a little bite of grapefruit so I ate two sections of “pulp” (thanks, Will!) along with my coffee (w/almond milk)
By lunch time I was definitely hungry again, and had basically the same exact thing as yesterday, minus the bite of Clif bar.
Leftover freekeh+turkey loaf, salad with roasted vegetables (adding roasted vegetables makes all the difference in the world!) and a small apple. I didn’t eat the clementine- I had it about an hour later. I was also into my 3rd bottle of water for the day- yeah!
I got home around 3:30 and it the weather was amazing- 63˚ and sunny! If this is January, I’ll take it! I went out to the backyard and played fetch with the boys for a bit. (Greg caught the actions)
and we tried to take a picture of the two of us- but it was very bright out.
Since I had to teach Bodypump in the evening, I made myself a pre-workout-fuel snack of Ezekiel bread, peanut flour “butter” (peanut flour + almond milk) and sliced banana+a little drizzle of honey. I washed it down with some unsweetened almond milk.
and also had two frozen mango chunks. 🙂
I got to the gym around 5:30 and did 25 minutes on the elliptical before teaching 60 minutes of Bodypump. Class was awesome- and packed!- but the gym was dead otherwise. I was very surprised by this, given that it’s the week after New Years! Maybe it was the nice weather…
I feel like I get a much more intense workout when I teach Spinning or Bodypump classes as opposed to when I take them- I guess it’s all the shouting and adrenaline. Needless to say, by the time I got home, I was beyond hungry. Luckily Greg had dinner ready!
Trader Joes Whole-Wheat Naan bread (what we use when we’re too lazy to make pizza dough) topped with crushed tomatoes, a gazillion vegetables, 1/3 c Rice Shreds, a little turkey and basil. Roasted kale on the side.
I also had a little glass of beer + water (of course). Good beer can come in the form of a can- 21st Amendment beer rocks! (Screw light beer- if I’m going to have beer- it’s going to be good.)
Dinner was scarfed down in a matter of moments. 🙂
A little later, I was hungry again and made some “dessert” smoothies. I used this awesome Vega chocolate protein powder for mine:
This stuff is SO good, literally the best chocolate protein powder I’ve ever had! Up until now, I had only used a the Vanilla Almondilla flavor in my overnight oats when I was in New York.
I mixed it with ice, almond milk, some frozen banana and a splash of homemade Kahlua.
and also added a few Dairy-free (Almond Dream brand) chocolate chips and cereal for crunch.
Man, this was good. I could have this for dessert every night (or breakfast every morning…)
I also had an Adora calcium supplement, which didn’t get photographed.
It was a day of good bites- and no mindless snacking! I don’t think I’m going to post every single bite each day- it’s going to get boring. But at least shooting a photo of my bites with my Droid phone might actually help me stay away from the mindless munching… we’ll see. 🙂 Oh- and the points total was 31 (and 10 activity points- at least… I never know how to calculate Bodypump)
What’s your favorite “healthy” dessert? Do you eat “healthy” pizza?