Hi All –
Happy Hump Day 🙂 For this entry I am going waaayyy back to Monday! This week has been busy, and I just was not able to get to the blog on Monday or Tuesday – how sad!
On Monday I had breakfast at home, more twigs, flakes and crunch aka TJ’s Fiber cereal. I really do love this stuff. I also added a little spoonful of peanut butter to the bowl and enjoyed the cereal with 1% milk. It was a fulfilling and satisfying breakfast.
Even though I enjoyed the cereal, I did pack a morning snack because I realized that this was probably not going to get me through until lunch. I also knew that I had a lunch meeting with a catered lunch to attend… I wanted to have a healthy snack before the meeting so that I was not famished at the meeting – I did not want to fill up on sweet treats or unhealthy lunch options.
So, at 11 o’clock I had a great snack of low fat organic yogurt, blueberries, a teaspoon of PB2, ground flax and a little bit of granola. What an amazing snack – it really hit the spot. I loved how the ground flax and PB2 worked together for a really nutty and healthy taste. The blueberries added a great amount of freshness to the mix.
My lunch meeting started promptly at noon and lunch was served at 12:30, just about half way through the meeting. Due to my late morning snack, I was able to curb my lunch intake. I had half of a turkey and swiss sandwich with dijon mustard, a bunch of red grapes and a fantastically small bag of Cape Cod potato chips. Have ya’ll seen these awesome small bags!? I don’t know about you – but sometimes I just crave potato chips. This is the perfect solution… one bag of chips is only 70 calories and 4 grams of fat. It is basically just a taste, a handful or two of wonderful potato chips – and it’s great! I did not take a picture of my lunch, since most of my colleagues were in the meeting… I hope you’ll understand! 🙂
I had an afternoon snack of unsalted almonds at around 3:30 pm. There were 12 almonds in my little container.
I worked a bit late on Monday night, so when I got home and started getting ready for the gym, I realized I was going to need something to get me through the workout and to a late dinner. I decided on an apple and a tablespoon of Teddie peanut butter.
At the gym I did 30 minutes of strength training, 15 minutes of the elliptical machine and 10 minutes of walking. It was a pretty good work out.
For dinner I had a salad, cous cous and chicken with broccoli. I think it was a fairly well balanced meal! After dinner I had a half a cup of Trader Joe’s soy chocolate ice cream. Yum.
Spinach Salad with cucs, carrots, red pepper and grape tomatoes:
The dinner was sooo good, especially after a nice workout.
It was a busy Monday, but a productive one.