Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday, May 20th Menu

Breakfast - 8 am
Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal. (I tend to stick to the same things for a week or so at a time and then change things up. It makes it easier on my budget because boxes of cereal, waffles or oatmeal don't sit around in my pantry or fridge for weeks on end. I use what I have until it's gone then, I move on to something new).

Nutritional Info:

Snack - 10 am

Lunch - 1 pm
Healthy Choice (c) Roasted Chicken Monterey

Nutritional Info:
340 cal., 8g fat, 2.5g sat. fat, 40mg chl., 600mg sodium, 48g carbs, 7g fiber, 13g sugar, 19g protein

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wed., May 19th Menu

Breakfast - 8 am
1 cup Kashi GoLEAN Crunch! Honey Almond Flax cereal with 1 cup almond milk.

Nutritional info: 235 cal., 7g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg chl., 320mg sodium, 38g carbs, 8g fiber, 12g sugar, 10g protein

Snack - 9:30 am
I have been fighting off hunger this week (it is a certain week, if you know what I mean) and I was needing something to satiate me until my real snack time at 11. However, I didn't want fruit this time so I played it safe with 40 calorie slice of whole wheat bread from Sara Lee, filling but without tons of calories.

Snack - 11 am
90 calorie Fiber One Chocolate Peanut Butter snack bar (same one as yesterday).

Lunch - 1 pm
I used leftover pulled chicken from last night's meal with some provolone cheese and spinach to make a wrap. I use the reduced fat Provolone and Joseph's brand (c) Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Pita to make my meal.

Nutritional Info: 210 cal., 9g fat, 3g sat. fat, 80mg chl., 850mg sodium, 10g carbs, 4g fiber, 0g sugar, 26g protein

Snack - 3 pm
Chocolate Peanut Butter bite (same as yesterday. Did you know you should have about 2 ounces of dark chocolate everyday? I use a minimum of 60% cocao but if you can stand the extra bitterness go for the 70%. Ghirardelli makes the best!)

Dinner - 5:30
Taco Bell Fresco Steak Soft Taco

Nutritional Info (according to their website): 160 cal., 4.5g fat, 1.5g sat. fat, 15mg chl., 600mg sodium, 21g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugar, 9g protein

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday, May 18th Menu

Breakfast - 8 am
1 cup Vanilla Almond Shredded Wheat with 3/4 cup almond milk

Nutritional Info: 225 cal., 4g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg. chl., 225mg sodium, 45g carbs, 5g fiber, 11g sugar, 5g protein

Snack - 11 am
Fiber One snack bar in Chocolate Peanut Butter and a handful of grapes.

Nutritional info: 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 0mg chl., 95mg sodium, 17g carbs, 5g fiber, 5g sugar, 1g protein

Lunch - 1 pm
Leftover Roadhouse meal plus some leftover sweet potatoes.

Snack - 3:30 pm
grapes and a homemade cookie from my etsy shop.

Dinner - 5:30 pm
Pulled Chicken sandwich with BBQ sauce

Nutritional Info: 275 cal., 5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 70mg chl., 650mg sodium, 27g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugar

4 squares Green & Black's Organic 70% Dark Chocolate with 1 tsp. Naturally More peanut butter.

Nutritional Info: 12o cal., 8g fat, 3g sat. fat, 0mg chl., 32mg sodium, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugar, 4g protein

Supplements taken today: Vitamins B-6, B-12, A & D, Milk Thistle, 1 calcium chew, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 17th Menu

Breakfast: 8 am
1 packet Quaker True Delights Wild Blueberry Muffin Oatmeal
This is the only packaged oatmeal I will eat because a) it's the one that tastes the best and b) it's only 150 calories and extremely filling!

Nutritional Info:

Snack - 11 am
Fresh watermelon and 2 tsp. of sunflower seeds.

Nutritional info: (Basically, I'm just counting the sunflower seeds since watermelon is said to be a "negative calorie" food.)
100 cal., 7g fat, 1g sat. fat, 0mg chl., 65mg sodium, 5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 1.5g sugar, 3g protein

Lunch - 1 pm
1 slice of Schwan's pepperoni pizza and a bag of Harvest Chips. More watermelon. (I forgot to keep the stuff for the nutritional info on these things. Oops!)

Snack - 3:30
Finished off the package of watermelon and had 2 fresh baked cookies from my etsy store.

Dinner - 7 pm
Texas Roadhouse Salmon with fresh vegetables and green beans. I also had 2 rolls with their cinnamon butter. (I can't help myself when it comes to bread! I refuse to give it up. So, I try to compensate in other areas.)
(I have no idea what the nutritional info is on this item. Sorry!)

Tip: When I eat out, I divide my plate in half and resolve to take the rest of it home in a doggy bag. We're told to eat slow. We should take 15 minutes to eat every meal so we can allow the food to reach our stomach and begin to feel full so we will eat less. I can't eat slow, even if I try to make a conscious effort to really slow down. It's like trying to talk without using my hands.
PLUS, with restaurant portions getting to be elephant feeding frenzy size, it's no wonder we're hating ourselves when we walk away from the dinner table!
So, I cut my food in half and ask for a to-go box so I can enjoy my meal again at home.

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