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. :)~
You are so inspiring! I am really happy you are sharing with us!
I have an app on my iPhone which does pretty much the same thing. Works out my calories and caps me at 1300-1400cals. Before I used this, I was so ignorant. I'd tried carb free (always caved eventually), low fat, no sugar... you name it. The BEST thing about calorie counting is that you can eat from such a wider range of food groups and lose weight! My fav right now is making chili shrimp pizza's on two small pita bread pockets! (recipe over on my blog few days back), so delish! and only 400 cals or so! Baby spinach is great huh!
YUMS! I heart hummus. Best thing ever.
(that food looks great!)
Also, I hope you don't mind, but I mentioned your blog in my blog because you've got my butt losing weight. Had to give you props and wanted to let you know about it in case you wanted me to take it down or remove the link. Thanks again for all the hope and motivation you've given me!!!!
I always forget about putting hummus on a tortilla like that - looks good!
It's obvious you've found your stride again with your eating and exercise. Good for you!
You must be one of those "SERIOUS dieters" (as mentioned on the tortilla package) :)
I'm not counting points or calories anymore, which I should be, but I am getting more organised about my lunhces now. 60g Orzo pasta, chopped ham or a couple of boiled eggs, 1 pepper and a few cherry tomatoes - guess I better not have that EVERY day though! I use multigrain wraps quite a lot - they're delish too!
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