Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week 1, Wednesday (Day 2)

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.

1 comment:

  1. You are doing so well! I don't think I could even do this!! Don't feel funny when you have small bags of portioned food. That is MY LIFE. I don't think twice about!
    Also- really TRIBE basic hummus is really good hummus. It's pretty much all natural with no added fats or sugars. The hummus with mixtures are never as good. After three or four times, the regular tribe hummus tastes good and you don't need the flavored ones :)


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