Breakfast: 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1 apple chopped, 1/2 banana, 1/2 tsp cinnamon; 1 cup low fat milk
My oatmeal overflowed in the microwave. No better way to start your day than cleaning up a sticky microwave. Awesome. I didn't bother chopping the apple, but just ate it straight up. I packed my banana as a morning snack and replaced the milk with a cup of hot coffee to soothe my sore throat. Yea, I know tea is better. But coffee TASTES better.
Snack 1: 1 cup chopped pineapple, 1 handful unsalted almonds
I was not in the mood for pineapple today, so I ate a full banana and 1 handful of Cocoa Almonds! I bet you forgot about them because it's been so long since I mentioned them. They are still delicious. I had 9.
Lunch: Veggie burger (1 veggie patty with 1 oz goat cheese, 1 slice tomato, 1 slice red onion, 1 boston lettuce leaf on a whole wheat roll); 2 plums
I ate 1 plum and decided it wasn't ripe enough or good enough to eat the second. Fast forward 8 hours, and I give the second plum to my friend Aimee, who informs me that it's extremely sweet and juicy. Guess I picked the wrong one.
I was all set to eat my veggie burger, but my MJ's friend texted me to say he was near my office and wanted to meet for lunch. I agreed, and we went to the best sandwich place ever, where I indulged in 6 inches of yummy grilled chicken with pesto, onions, roasted red peppers and tomatoes. On a non-wheat roll. It was just as delicious as I remembered it. I'm sure the insides of the sandwich meet the "clean eating standards" but the bread certainly does not. Just call me Cheater Pan, Tinkerbell.
Snack 2: 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese with 1/2 cup raspberries
I ACTUALLY ATE COTTAGE CHEESE TODAY. Sound the alarm! Alert the media! Cottage cheese was consumed today! I decided to eat less than 3/4 cups of cottage cheese in exchange for a slightly less healthy 2% cottage cheese with strawberries. I think it was a pretty fair exchange. In case you're curious, Aimee says it's 3 points on weight watchers.
Dinner: 1 cup whole wheat spaghetti with 1/2 cup low-sodium tomato sauce. 1/4 cup fresh torn basil leaves, 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved), and 1 oz shredded part-skim mozzarella; 3 oz grilled chicken breasts cup into strips
Aimee came over for dinner and I prepared a delicious meal for us. I changed a lot about the meal plan - for starters, I did not use low sodium tomato sauce or cherry tomatoes, but instead made my own "tomato sauce" using chopped up whole tomatoes, red onion, and spices. I broiled the chicken, because as I mentioned earlier this week, MJ and I think that broiled chicken is extremely tasty.
I also eliminated the cheese and used 2 different kinds of pasta because I will not conform to pasta norms. Variety is key! And so fun!
Aimee says our dinner was only 7 points - which allowed her to have 5 extra points for dessert, so we went out and got 90 calorie no-fat chocolate frozen yogurt. This was 19038209 times better than my frozen smoothie dessert. Apparently every 1/2 cup is 2 WW points. Good thing I'm not following WW!
I also had 3 cups of tea and complained a lot about my sore throat. I'm so over being sick.