Here's some of what I noshed on today!
I have found I much prefer spinach to any kind of greens (though if I do greens, it's the baby / spring greens mix you find in a similar box at the grocery store.) I grab and pile on as much as I can on a huge dinner plate. Then, I cut it all up so it's in bite size pieces and it lays down much flatter on the plate.
I love and live for red bell pepper. I chopped 1/2 up and used 1/2 of that on my salad, saved the other 1/2 for another salad tomorrow, or maybe some eggs. The other half of the pepper I sliced up later in the day.
I got some avocado (healthy fats = good!) - I really like to eat 1/2 a day or every other day if I can. I just slice it up in my hand like you see, then squeeze the avocado half down over the salad. All the pieces come out, and only a knife was dirtied (which I'm already using to chop other veggies.) No need for a spoon!
I finished the salad off with some part-skim mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and blueberries. I used a creamy balsamic vinaigrette. Delish!
Later in the day I really was feeling "munchie," so I measured out 2oz of tortilla chips and about 70 cal worth of salsa. I would never have been able to eat this on a low carb diet, and it is one of my very favorite snacks! Super high in sodium, but YUM.
I wanted a lighter alternative to bread, so I picked up some healthy whole wheat tortillas. I cracked up when I saw the label. On the top right, it says, "Perfect for the serious dieter." Ha!
Oh, here are the veggies I sliced up that night. Red pepper, cucumber and celery. I was so full after I ate my wrap though, I couldn't get through more than 1/3 of this.
Here's the wrap. Hummus spread on the tortilla with spinach leaves, a few slices of turkey breast, two slices of the cucumber and a red pepper slice. Yum!
So here was my dinner. I ate the whole wrap and some veggies with under 1/2 of the hummus in the tub. (It's a small tub, that plate is a side plate. The calorie count on the hummus I consumed was around 150 cal.
These pictures only cover lunch, snack and dinner. I also had a small amount of leftovers from dinner a few nights ago (about 1oz salmon, 1/3 cup mashed potatoes and 1 asparagus spear,) as well as coffee in the morning with 2% milk (I was out of soy) and a Nature's Valley granola bar. That's my typical breakfast any given day, unless I switch to cereal (usually a raisin bran or something similar) with soy milk.
Overall, here's my take for the day:
Well, just wanted to give you guys a peek inside my chow for the day. I'll be back soon with weigh in and other updates. :)~