Because I only did half my shopping on day 1, I realize I don't have enough ingredients to eat my Tuesday meal, so I make the executive decision to go out of order.
Breakfast: Breakfast Wrap (egg whites, 2 oz swiss cheese, diced scallion, diced tomatoes in a whole wheat tortilla), 1/2 cup red grapes
Yum! The breakfast wrap was great and very filling. I felt really pathetic only eating 10 grapes. My stupid boyfriend bought grapes with seeds so I had to cut those out too. Note to self: never let him do the shopping.
Snack 1: 1 slice whole wheat toast, 1 tbl almond butter
Seriously? How am I supposed to bring toast to work? I opt not to toast the bread and pre-spread it with the almond butter to make it easier to travel. I've never had almond butter before and I have to say that I am a huge fan. No complaints here.
Lunch: Tomato-Tuna Salad (tomato, arugula, red onion, basil, chickpeas, 3 ounces tuna, oil and balsamic vinegar); 1/2 cup sliced strawberries; 3 Ryvita crackers
This was a pretty great salad and much bigger than a salad I would typically make for myself. I used to only eat tuna if it was swimming in mayo, but it still tasted good with the dressing. The basil was a nice touch. Well done, cookbook authors. Again, I felt silly with my half-cup up fruit that takes up 1/8 of the baggy. No one seems to notice.
What is a Ryvita cracker? Add this to my list of ridiculous foods that I have never heard of. #1 Kefir, #2 Ryvita crackers.
Snack 2: 8 carrot sticks, 1/4 cup hummus, 4 whole wheat crackers
1/4 of a cup of hummus is actually way more hummus than I thought it would be. The authors don't specify what kind of hummus, so I go with the pine-nut flavor. I don't have enough carrots to consume all the hummus so I resort to double dipping. Good thing I'm not sharing with my coworker today.
I eat some more of those shortbread cookie-like crackers. I really need to get other ones.
Dinner: Sauteed Halibut with Artichoke Hearts, Cherry Tomatoes and Cannellini Beans; Mixed Berry Crisp with Date Oat Streusel
This is actually the dinner listed for Tuesday but I make up my own rules. The bean/artichoke/tomato mixture was pretty good. The grocery store doesn't carry halibut, so we made tilapia instead. The recipe says I'm supposed to have 4 ounces of fish. When purchasing the fish, I requested 4 ounce filets from the fishman behind the counter. He informed me that the fish only come in one size and the scale was only in pounds. I did the conversion for him and silently cursed stupid people.
Tonight was supposed to come with dessert, but you can add dried dates to the list of foods I despise. I was going to make the almond butter chocolate chip cookie recipe from the cookbook, but I got inspired to write this blog instead. Maybe tomorrow I will finally satisfy my cookie craving.
Today I consumed around 1500 calories. I went to the gym, so I probably should have eaten more. I guess if I wake up starving in the middle of the night I can have a grape or two.
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