I Eat

From time to time I will use this page as a way to be accountable for what I am eating. If I put my food on this page, then I am showing (or describing) every single thing I ate that day. When I post food photos or mention food in a regular blog post on my main page it is just because I think that what I eat is fascinating or I just do it on a whim and is not intended to show every single thing I ate that day. Unless I am posting it on this page (my “I Eat” page), then at least some, if not much, of what I am eating is not being documented.  I will return to posting ALL my food on this page whenever I feel the need for some accountability.

As of November 9th (2011) I am taking a break from blogging all my food! I’ve been doing it every day since September 7th and I’m burnt out. I’m going to keep tracking my calories, but not blog it, at least for a while. You’re welcome.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

food collage nov 8 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

food collage nov 7 reduced-1

I totally didn’t take a picture of my dinner. The bottom picture was the spread at Ferg’s. I just had a couple of bites of things. The first two pictures, plus my unpictured dinner, were approximately 1050 calories. I have no idea about the calories in the frozen yogurt or the food from Ferg’s.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011

food collage nov 6 reduced-1

The first two pictures are approximately 900 calories. The last two, I have no idea. The last picture is just meant to represent the candy binge I had. It is not a picture of all the candy I actually ate, which I didn’t photograph. It was a lot. A WHOLE LOT.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

food collage nov 5 reduced-1

Approximately 1800 calories.

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011

food collage nov 4 reduced-1

I don’t know how many calories were in the veggie burger or half cupcake (2nd and 3rd pics above). Everything else was approximately 1300 calories.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011

food collage nov 3 reduced-1

Approximately 1750 calories.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011

food collage nov 2 reduced-1

Approximately 1650 calories.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011

food collage nov 1 reduced-1

Approximately 1600 calories. Oops, I ate half of my dinner before I remembered to take a picture of it.

Monday, Oct. 31, 2011

food collage oct 31 reduced-1

Approximately 1600 calories.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011

food collage oct 30 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011

food collage oct 29 reduced-1

Everything but the orange plates is approximately 1250 calories. I have no idea about the calories on the orange plates. But it was all pretty good.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2011

food collage actually oct 28 reduced-1

Approximately 2000 calories. That bag of M&Ms says “sharing size”, but I didn’t share. I was carb-loading for my 12-mile run the next morning Smile.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

food collage oct 27 reduced-1

Approximately 1400 calories.

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011

 food collage oct 26 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011

food collage oct 25 reduced-1

Approximately 1550 calories.

Monday, Oct. 24, 2011

food collage oct 24 reduced-1

Approximately 1050 calories. I didn’t add them up until the next day and realized I hadn’t eaten enough. Should have had some ice cream damnit.

Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011

food collage oct 23 reduced-1

Approximately 1250 calories. Pretty sick all morning, then napped through lunch and had the yogurt to try to regulate. Then big dinner and felt better.

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011

food collage oct 22 reduced-1

The top three pictures are about 850 calories. After that, Secret Society happened and I ate most of the stuff shown in the bottom picture and had many alcoholic drinks. I have no idea how many calories I consumed today. Bleh. It was worth it.

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

food collage oct 21 reduced-1

Approximately 1600 calories.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011

oct 20 food collage reduced-1

Approximately 1400 calories.

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

oct 19 food collage reduced-1

Approximately 1450 calories.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

oct 18 food collage reduced-1

Approximately 1450 calories.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

oct 17 food collage reduced-1

Approximately 1300 calories.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011

food collage oct 16

Very snacky day. That is Helluvagood jalapeno cheddar dip…so good. Still, total calories for the day was approximately 1800. Having the forethought to switch to carrot chips versus the crackers helped.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

food collage oct 15 reduced-1

The first three photos in the top row are approximately 850 calories, then I stopped counting.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

food collage oct 14 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011

food collage oct 13 reduced-1

Approximately 1350 calories.

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011

food collage oct 12 reduced-1

Unpictured: several slices of ham while making the boys lunches. Including the ham, approximately 1600 calories total.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011

food collage oct 11 reduced-1

Approximately 1300 calories.

Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

food collage oct 10 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011

food collage oct 9 reduced-1

Approximately 1400 calories.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011

food collage oct 8 reduced-1

Approximately 1800 calories.

Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

food collage oct 7 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011

food collage oct 6 reduced-1

Approximately 1400 calories. Yes, I am double-fisting ice creams. My calories are still too low. And they are good.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011

food collage oct 5 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

food collage oct 4 reduced-1

Approximately 1200 calories. I realize I am under-eating considering all the exercise I have been doing lately. But it sure is nice for my “fat pants” to feel baggy again.

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

food collage oct 3 reduced-1

Approximately 1300 calories. Forgot to take a picture of my dinner.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011

food collage oct 2 reduced-1

Approximately 1300 calories.

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

food collage oct 1 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Friday, Sept. 30, 2011

food collage sept 30 reduced-1

Calories for the first two photos are approximately 750. I don’t know about the final picture, a spinach salad with grilled chicken from Lee Roy Selmon’s. I have actually e-mailed them asking for nutritional information since it is not on their website. We’ll see if they respond. (ETA: They did respond and said they do not provide nutritional information. Nice. I’ll never eat there again.)

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

food collage sept 29 reduced-1

Approximately 1400 calories.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

food collage sept 28 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories. Again, repeated Mack’s dinner picture from yesterday, but I ate the exact same thing in the exact same portion as leftovers for dinner tonight.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011

food collage sept 27 reduced-1

Approximately 1100 calories. That last picture is actually Mack’s plate, but I ate the exact same thing in the exact same portion.

Monday, Sept 26, 2011

food collage sept 26 reduced-1

Approximately 1300 calories.

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011

food collage sept 25 reduced-1

Approximately 1800 calories.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011

food collage sept 24 reduced-1

From the upper left corner, the first two pictures total approximately 630 calories. After that I stopped counting.

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

food collage sept 23 reduced-1

Approximately 1300 calories (and fast food twice).

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

food collage sept 22 reduced-1

Approximately 1200 calories.

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011

food collage sept 21 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011

food collage sept 20 reduced-1

Oops, forgot to take a picture of my dinner until after I had eaten half of it. Total approximate calories for the day: 1000. Not enough, but whatever.

Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

food collage sept 16 reduced-1

Approximately 1100 calories.

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011

food collage sept 15 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

food collage sept 14 reduced-1

Approximately 1700 calories.

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011

food collage sept 13-2

Approximately 1400 calories.

Monday, Sept. 12, 2011

food collage sept 12 reduced-1

Approximately 1000 calories. Not enough, I know. I wasn’t hungry for a snack in the afternoon and I wasn’t hungry for dessert after dinner. I’m not going to eat if I’m not hungry. It is such a rare occurrence.

Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011

food collage sept 11 reduced-1

Approximately 1800 calories.

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

food collage sept 10 reduced-1

Approximately 1500 calories.

Friday, Sept. 9, 2011

food collage sept 9 reduced-1

Approximately 1600 calories.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011

Approximately 1500 calories.

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011

The above is what I have eaten so far today, which comes out to about 1200 calories. However, I plan to eat ice cream tonight while watching the season premiere of Sons of Anarchy, and I am NOT going to measure it. Tomorrow I plan to seriously start counting calories again for a while. Every time I start posting my food on this page again I do it in a different way. This time I am feeling the food photo collage and then a calorie total, without a breakdown. Because who really cares about the calorie breakdown? Who really cares about photos of my food? Who actually ever looks at this page?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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thru dinner-3  dessert-1

Wow, that dessert picture was made late this evening with only fluorescent lighting. Ugly! The difference in how our countertops look is bizarre.

Details for the cabbage dish I made for dinner last night and ate tonight:

Cabbage recipe calories

June 7 food log

Monday, June 6, 2011

up to lunch-4  up to lunch-17

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I ended up eating leftover chicken stir-fry from last night instead of the dinner I made tonight (which you can see on my main page, here). Tomorrow night I’ll have what I made tonight for leftovers. Geez. (the boys had it tonight, but there was enough leftover for us to all have it again tomorrow)

June 6 Food Log

Sunday, June 5, 2011

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Food Log June 5

Saturday, June 4, 2011

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june 4 food log

Friday, June 3, 2011

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june 3 food log

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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June 2 food log

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Breakfast:

Two pieces of whole wheat toast with almond butter; pineapple, banana, watermelon, strawberries. Cheese & chive eggbeaters with Frank’s hot sauce. Three cups of coffee, each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

lunch march 25

I started with a Publix premade salad. We are out of lettuce and going out of town tomorrow, so I didn’t want to buy any. This salad contained iceberg lettuce, ham, cheese and ranch dressing. I added arugula, sweet peppers, celery, more ham, fat free cheese and cucumbers. Also, I added more lite ranch dressing and Italian salad spritzer.

Snack:

 

Peanuts and chocolate chips. Cheddar cheese Quakes. Hangry this afternoon.

Dinner:

Pork chops, roasted potatoes with dill, broccoli with ICBINB spray.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Breakfast:

Bran flakes with strawberries, banana, blueberries and skim milk; watermelon; cheese & chive eggbeaters with green onions and Frank’s hot sauce; three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Huge salad with CSA lettuce, arugula, CSA parsley, cucumbers, sweet peppers, celery, turkey pepperoni, edamame, fat free cheese, Italian salad spritzer, lite ranch dressing. Mostly dead flowers (did not eat).

Afternoon Snack:

Free samples of sushi at Publix! Score! I can’t resist sushi. Thus dinner…

Dinner:

Brown rice spicy tuna roll from Publix. I know some sushi aficionados turn their nose up at grocery store sushi. But I say, “Mmmmmmm.”

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Breakfast:

Overnights oats in a jar (more details to come), two slices of turkey bacon, strawberries, watermelon. Are you sick of these flowers yet? They are on their last leg.

Lunch:

Big salad with CSA lettuce, arugula, CSA dill & parsley, sunflower seeds, cucumbers, sweet peppers, smoked salmon, fat free cheese, Italian salad spritzer, lite blue cheese dressing.

Dinner:

Quesadillas with black beans, onions, Xtreme Wellness spinach & herb tortillas, 2% cheese and fat free cheese; banana pepper rings; frozen mixed veggies (corn, peas, carrots, green beans and edamame).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Breakfast:

 

Bran flakes, blueberries, strawberries, banana, skim milk; cheese & chive eggbeaters with Frank’s hot sauce; three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Big salad: CSA lettuce, arugula, sweet peppers, cucumber, fat free cheese, smoked salmon, sunflower seeds, Garlic Gold balsamic vinaigrette.

Snack:

This is a little sesame seed cracker thing that Mack’s teacher gave me. It is from Jordan. One of Mack’s classmates is from Jordan and is always bringing little treats like this for his teacher (she had a few and gave me one). It was really yummy…just a small bite. I told Mack that Zaina gave this to Mrs. Papia and she gave it to me. He said, “Is it Arabic?” I said, “Yes, I guess it is Arabic.” He said, “It is Arabic-ish.”

Dinner:

Collard greens with garlic and green onions; turkey burger cut up on top. I also put mustard all over the turkey burger, but thought that might gross you out, so took a photo before I did that.

Dessert:

Vanilla pomegranate swirl frozen yogurt bar.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Breakfast:

Western Bagel (low-carb) country white bagel, 1/2 with reduced fat strawberry cream cheese and 1/2 with almond butter; cheese & chive eggbeaters with Frank’s hot sauce; strawberries, blueberries and pineapple; 3 cups of coffee each with a packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of half and half.

Running fuel:

Grape G2 Gatorade mixed with water.

Lunch:


Mega salad: CSA lettuce, dill and parsley; carrots, cucumbers, sweet peppers, great northern beans, corn, fat free cheese; Italian salad spritzer; lite blue cheese dressing.

Dinner:

Pork Tenderloin; roasted carrots and kale (using this recipe, plus I added a random parsnip that I had laying around). OMG, this was so good. The boys really liked it too. Definitely making this side dish again.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Breakfast:

I ate at Steak ‘n Shake with the boys, but I brought my own food. Cheese stick, South Beach granola bar, strawberries, watermelon, 1/2 banana; three cups of coffee (2 at home, 1 at S ‘n S) each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of half and half.

Lunch:

Really just a snack because we are going to some friends’ house for a party with lots of food this afternoon. This is leftover bean, sausage and collard greens soup from Wednesday. Four days in the fridge. I had to eat it. It was too yummy to throw out. I am the garbage disposal of the family after all.

Dinner:

Eggplant parmesan piled on top of a big salad with fat free French salad dressing.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Breakfast:

Two slices of whole wheat toast with a smear of almond butter; watermelon and strawberries; cheese & chive eggbeaters with Frank’s hot sauce; three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Snack while making lunch:

I didn’t plan well and didn’t get to have lunch until almost 3:00 p.m., by which time I was starving. So I shoved a few handfuls of these into my mouth while I was making my lunch.

Lunch:

Really big salad with lettuce, great northern beans, corn, kohlrabi, sweet peppers, cucumbers, fennel, fat free cheese, Italian salad spritzer, lite ranch dressing.

Dinner:

Chad made stir-fry: pork tenderloin, bok choy, bean sprouts, mushrooms and Soy Vay sauce; white rice.

Dessert(s):

Yes, I had two desserts. I think having lunch so late threw off my blood sugar levels or something because I was starving all afternoon and evening no matter what I ate. Obviously I needed chocolate. One small bowl of peanuts and chocolate chips. Then later, one big bowl of low fat, no sugar added ice cream, also with chocolate chips. I was still hungry after all this, but I stopped. Sigh.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Breakfast:

Cheese stick, banana, Nutrisystem Fudge Graham bar (the last NS bar in the house, although I still have a few desserts and one little pasta lunch entree hanging around); three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk; this is my go-to to-go breakfast. Had to eat it in the car.

Lunch:

Big salad with lettuce, dill, parsley, fennel, red bell pepper, cucumbers, kohlrabi, white tuna from a can, fat free cheese, Italian salad spritzer, lite ranch dressing.

Dinner:

From Red Mesa Cantina (left to right from top): Awesome house specialty margarita with patrón anejo tequila; Ceviche Verde: snapper, tomatillos, red onion, cilantro, chipotle chile & lime…I didn’t eat the crackers; margarita #2 (same as #1); pickled onions and mango (from Chad’s plate, he couldn’t eat them because too acidic…I ate them all); shot of patrón anejo tequila; Chicken Fernandez: mojo chicken with chipotle cream sauce, gallo pinto and seasonal vegetables (I ate less than half of the chicken with the sauce scraped off and also just a few bites of the gallo pinto which was rice with pinto beans; I ate ALL the veggies which were awesome).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Breakfast:

Same as yesterday…bran flakes, blueberries, strawberries, banana, skim milk; cheese & chive eggbeaters with Frank’s hot sauce; three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Hugh Jass salad: fancy CSA lettuce, arugula, dill, parsley, kohlrabi; sunflower seeds, cucumbers, red bell peppers, great northern beans, corn, fat free cheese; Garlic Gold balsamic vinaigrette.

Afternoon snack:

Chobani Greek yogurt (pomegranate flavor, my favorite); puffed brown rice cereal for some crunch in my yogurt.

Dinner:

XTREME Wellness! wrap with: fancy CSA lettuce, chicken breast, 75% reduced fat cheese (I think it’s Cabot…I really like this cheese and buy it often), banana pepper rings, light mayo.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Breakfast:

Bran flakes with banana, strawberries, blueberries and skim milk; cheese & chive eggbeaters with Frank’s hot sauce; three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Huge salad with fancy CSA lettuce, arugula, kohlrabi, parsley, and dill; fennel fronds, sunflower seeds, red bell pepper, cucumber, great northern beans, corn, fat free cheese; lite blue cheese dressing and Italian salad spritzer.

Dinner:

Sausage, beans & collard greens soup, using this recipe except substituting chicken sausage and collard greens instead of turkey sausage and escarole (This soup is really, really good and easy. Second time I’ve made it. Use any greens and any sausage. The boys wanted seconds.); whole wheat saltines.

Dessert:

Pomegranate frozen yogurt bar. Mmmmmm.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Breakfast:

Whole wheat English muffin with Fresh Market pumpkin butter (sooo yum), cheese & chive eggbeaters with Frank’s hot sauce, blueberries, pineapple, strawberries; three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of half and half.

Lunch:

Big Ass salad: fancy CSA lettuce, arugula, kohlrabi, dill and parsley; cucumbers, red bell pepper, turkey pepperoni, fat free cheese; Garlic Gold balsamic vinaigrette.

Afternoon Snack:

Homemade peanut butter granola bar. Recipe here.

Snack Part 2? Dinner Part 1?:

I know this looks gross. Just keepin’ it real with the serving bowl. Just a few bites of what I fed the boys…Publix chili with beans (with the soups in the deli case), kohlrabi greens, whole wheat pasta.

Dinner (part 2?):

Wrap with XTREME Wellness! spinach & herb tortilla wrap (found these at Publix today and they are really good and only 70 calories), fancy CSA lettuce, leftover Gyro meat from the freezer (last of it), horseradish sauce.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Breakfast:

Omelet: cheese & chive eggbeaters, tatzoi, green onions, reduced fat feta; whole wheat English muffin; blueberries, pineapple and strawberries; three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Ginormous salad: fancy CSA lettuce and arugula, fat free cheese, kohlrabi, leftover blackened haddock from Casual Clam, cucumber, red bell pepper, sunflower seeds, Italian salad spritzer, lite blue cheese dressing.

Dinner:

Bacon-y Bok Choy (bok choy, onion, garlic, bacon…recipe here) and a few bites of barbecue pork tenderloin.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Breakfast:

Omelet: cheese & chive eggbeaters, onion, mushrooms, tatzoi, reduced fat feta cheese; 1/2 Belgian waffle; blueberries, honeydew melon and strawberries; three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Gonzo salad: fancy lettuce, arugula and kohlrabi from our CSA; fat free cheese, corn, great northern beans, cucumber, red bell pepper, sunflower seeds, Garlic Gold balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Dinner:

From Casual Clam: blackened haddock and steamed broccoli; leftover steamed veggies (Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and snow peas). I also had a caffeine free diet coke because I need to make more tea.

Dessert:

Chad’s birthday ice cream cake from Coldstone Creamery with fresh strawberries.

Dessert, Part II:

Dark chocolate bar. A birthday gift “for Chad” (who is not really that into chocolate). Much like the toffee and spiced almonds that I brought back from Tahoe “for Chad”, I ate 90% of this. Just. Couldn’t. Stop.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Breakfast:

Steel cut oats with blueberries, pineapple, strawberries, and chia seeds; cheese & chive eggbeaters with Frank’s hot sauce; three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Honking salad with cool speckled lettuce we got in our CSA share today, arugula, parsley, great northern beans, corn, kohlrabi, red bell pepper, cucumber, daikon radish, fat free cheese, Italian salad spritzer and lite blue cheese dressing.

Dinner:

Party food at my Secret Society meeting: tortilla chips and bean dip, cucumbers and some kind of sour cream dip, two small pieces of schicaccia bread from Publix (one with tomatoes and onions, one with mushrooms), five shrimp with cocktail sauce, four olives; two hard iced teas.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Breakfast:

Omelet: cheese & chive eggbeaters, onion, mushroom, tatzoi, reduced fat feta cheese, Frank’s hot sauce; whole wheat toast, dry; blueberries, honeydew melon, strawberries; three cups of coffee, each with a packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of half & half (leftover from vegetable gratin)

Lunch:

Huge salad: romaine lettuce, arugula, fat free cheese, red bell pepper, daikon radish, cucumber, turkey pepperoni, Garlic Gold Balsamic Vinaigrette (I have three varieties of this Garlic Gold vinaigrette so I am going to try to eat more salads without the creamy dressings, and these vinaigrettes are really good).

Afternoon Snack:

Green bean chips from Fresh Market.

Dinner:

Homemade gyro meat (from the freezer) with horseradish sauce; steamed veggies: cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and snow peas with ICBINB spray.

Dessert:

Nutrisystem double chocolate caramel bar. Obviously. Seriously yummy. Supposedly a lunchtime entree, but also good for dessert :) . I just have a few straggler Nutrisystem desserts hanging around. They never expire, right? This one is like a year old and it tasted pretty good.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Breakfast:

Same as yesterday. Fried rice with brown rice, onion, mushroom, tatzoi, and cheese & chive eggbeaters (sad that I’m now out of leftover rice; this is so good). Topped with Frank’s hot sauce. Blueberries, honeydew melon and strawberries. Three cups of coffee each with one packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Massive salad: romaine lettuce, arugula, daikon radish, red bell pepper, corn, great northern beans, cucumber and fat free cheddar (forgot to add until after I took the picture); Italian salad spritzer and lite ranch dressing.

Afternoon Snack:

Chobani blueberry Greek yogurt with animal cracker crumbs mixed in. Once again, Mom is being the garbage disposal of the family by eating the crumbs from the bottom of the bag.

Dinner:

Leftover Brussels sprouts and cauliflower gratin (Cooking Light recipe – super yummy), blackened salmon (pre-made from Rollin’ Oats – just OK, not that great).

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Breakfast:

Fried rice: leftover brown rice, onion, mushrooms, tatzoi, cheese & chive eggbeaters. Frank’s Hot Sauce on top. Never had fried rice for breakfast? Too bad. This is awesome. Peaches and strawberries on the side. Three cups of coffee, each with a packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Ginormous salad: romaine lettuce, arugula, fat free cheese, daikon radish, great northern beans, corn, cucumber, red bell pepper. Spritzed liberally with Italian salad spritzer then about two tablespoons of lite blue cheese dressing. I like creamy salad dressings and I use the salad spritzer first to sort of “stretch” the creamy dressing so I can use less. I like yummy salads with lots of dressing. Also, I like fat free cheese when it will be eaten cold, like in salads, but not in any situation where it has to melt. Unsweetened decaf iced tea to drink.

Afternoon Snack:

Ham and Cheese roll-ups (two slices of deli ham left over after making boys’ lunches for tomorrow…I am constantly in “garbage disposal” mode I now realize) dipped in mustard; the cheese was one slice of 2% American, divided between the two roll-ups; reduced fat wheat thins.

Dinner:

2/3 of a chicken breast (the boys and I split two breasts); cauliflower and Brussels sprouts gratin – recipe in March’s Cooking Light magazine…may post more about this. So awesome that I went back for a second helping. Also had unsweetened decaf iced tea, which I drink all day long. I guess maybe I’ll stop posting that. :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Breakfast:

Homemade jumbo banana muffin (which had been frozen), honeydew melon, blueberries, pineapple and turkey bacon (our favorite brand is Butterball). Three cups of coffee, each with a packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Same salad as yesterday: raw kale, reduced fat feta, walnuts, shallots, Garlic Gold red wine vinaigrette. This salad is better the next day or even two days later, so I always try to make it a day in advance and make enough for two servings. On the side, whole wheat saltines. Unsweetened decaf iced tea. And yes, eating out of tupperware again. Why dirty extra dishes?

Afternoon Snack:

This bar was swag from the Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving. I just noticed it in my kitchen drawer and the expiration date was March 26th, so I thought I better go ahead and eat it. It was really yummy and 14 grams of protein!

Dinner:

A stir-fry of cabbage (from our CSA), onions, garlic and flank steak. I marinated the steak in the Soy Vay Teriyaki sauce (our favorite) and also made a finishing sauce for the stir-fry with Soy Vay and corn starch to thicken it. Served over brown rice. The usual unsweetened decaf iced tea to drink.

Dessert:

Frozen yogurt bar. These are really good. And one of my favorite flavors!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Breakfast:

Two pieces of whole wheat toast with a thin smear of almond butter (I like the brand shown above because it has flax seeds and wheat germ added); cheese and chive eggbeaters with Frank’s hot sauce; pineapple, blueberries, strawberries and honeydew melon; three cups of coffee, each with a packet of splenda with fiber and a dollop of skim milk.

Lunch:

Salad of raw kale, walnuts, reduced fat feta, shallots and Garlic Gold red wine vinaigrette; whole wheat saltines; unsweetened decaf iced tea.

Afternoon Snack:

Half a baked potato, left over from last Thursday. Once again, I’m being the garbage disposal of the house. Four day old baked potato? Delicious with “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” spray and one teaspoon of light ranch dressing.

Dinner:

Chicken sausage, white bean and Swiss chard soup (more about this wonderfulness to come soon). Whole wheat saltine crackers. Decaf unsweetened iced tea. And yes, I am eating my dinner out of a tupperware bowl, thanks for noticing. This IS a fancy food blog, after all, featured on CNN :) .